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David Brooks 'Applauds' GOP for Doing 'Absolutely the Right Thing' By Letting Go the Gay Marriage Issue

David Brooks 'Applauds' GOP for Doing 'Absolutely the Right Thing' By Letting Go the Gay Marriage Issue

Friday on PBS’s “NewsHour,” syndicated columnist Mark Shields pointied out, “among young Republicans, 61 percent of republicans — young Republicans under the age of 30 are in favor of same-sex marriage.” New York Times columnist David Brooks “applauded,” the GOP for “doing absolutely the right thing in withdrawing” and letting the country have its way.

Brooks said, “I sort of applaud the minimalism here. Sometimes you just let the country have its way and you don’t try to determine the shape of the country, you sort of modestly step back and let the country figure out what it believes. And I think they’re doing absolutely the right thing in withdrawing and not getting involved.”

“Scott Walker, the governor of Wisconsin, said, ‘OK, it’s over.’ He was happy to brush it off. I think a lot of candidates just don’t want to deal with it.”

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