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Ohio Senate Candidate Josh Mandel
Slammed by In-Laws

ABC News, by Colleen Curry

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Posted By:crabam, 11/6/2012 3:50:22 PM

There couldn’t be a worse time for trouble with the in-laws for Senate candidate Josh Mandel of Ohio. Mandel, a Republican, is running for the U.S. Senate seat currently occupied by Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and has come out swinging for conservative values, including opposition to gay marriage and gay military members.
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Reply 1 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 11/6/2012 3:54:18 PM     (No. 8992955)

Stick to your guns, Josh. You are right!!!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 11/6/2012 3:54:33 PM     (No. 8992956)

How pathetic. Telling the whole world their precious political views is more important than maintaining good family relationships.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Moritz55, 11/6/2012 3:55:45 PM     (No. 8992961)

What kind of family does this to one of their own this close to an election?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Coy860, 11/6/2012 3:57:33 PM     (No. 8992964)

Screwball in laws..should earn him the male sympathy vote.
Re: the letter, those "cousins" have the SAME rights Josh has. The right to marry a person of the opposite sex..what they want is SPECIAL rights..

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Reply 5 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 11/6/2012 3:58:38 PM     (No. 8992966)

He married a Ratner? The Ratners are a snakepit of hard-left political activists, thieves and shills. What was he thinking?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici, 11/6/2012 4:01:03 PM     (No. 8992968)

The article is misleading. It says, "But Mandel’s views are, apparently, unpopular with those closest to him,..." This and the headline imply that people he might be expected to have Christmas dinner with disagree with him enough to make that disagreement public. But the very next line says, "...as members of his wife’s extended family expressed..." It never tells us how closely these people are related to his wife. Are they first cousins? Second cousins? More distantly related? It also gives us no idea how often they have seen Josh. They were at his wedding. Have they spoken to him since?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: tatterdemalion, 11/6/2012 4:01:48 PM     (No. 8992971)

Thank GOD that ABC news is covering such an important topic.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Jeninmo, 11/6/2012 4:02:05 PM     (No. 8992972)

So evidently, if you marry into that family, you have no right to your own views. WOW, and Ellen Ratner, is there anyone more odious? Who do THEY think they are not allowing him to have an opinion that doesn't match theirs? Slimeballs all, and Oh SO tolerant!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: fritzilou, 11/6/2012 4:04:30 PM     (No. 8992979)

I read this some months ago; it is nothing new. His wife's family seems to have difficulty with anyone who disagrees with their opinion. This is illustrative of liberal's lack of tolerance for others. I personally agree with Josh Mandel and also have had a gay member of the family. There was no lack of caring for him in spite of the differences of opinion. I find this big splash in the newspaper on election day to be no more than dirty politics with a complicit newspaper. Alas!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 11/6/2012 4:21:25 PM     (No. 8993021)

ABC News? I thought this must be the NI, but then again I trust the NI a lot more than ABC.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 11/6/2012 4:22:18 PM     (No. 8993023)

Too late. I pulled the lever for Josh already. Makes me wonder about his judgement, though, to marry into this nest of snakes.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: mitzi, 11/6/2012 4:31:30 PM     (No. 8993045)

I can't see this having any impact on the election.

Many of us have/had "troublesome" in-laws and completely sympathize with Mandel.


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Reply 13 - Posted by: centralpagal, 11/6/2012 4:32:49 PM     (No. 8993047)

Everyone who has a PITA bunch of in-laws will empathize with Mandel on this one.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Judith, 11/6/2012 4:49:31 PM     (No. 8993083)

Biblically, his wife married into MANDEL's family.....and now we know why.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: thelmalou, 11/6/2012 4:59:32 PM     (No. 8993108)

#5 beat me to it. I'm sure he's not surprised.


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Reply 16 - Posted by: Kurto, 11/6/2012 5:05:49 PM     (No. 8993134)

Drivel...

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Reply 17 - Posted by: formerlyphelps, 11/6/2012 5:12:45 PM     (No. 8993154)

Hmmmmm. The Rat-ners appear to be a bunch of sniveling intolerant bigots. Go figure.

How dare they accept the views of one of their "in-laws" and not the views of the other? Maybe they will eventually grow up and gain wisdom regarding "inclusiveness and equality." But I wouldn't bet on it.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: ivehadit, 11/6/2012 5:14:10 PM     (No. 8993158)

He must be winning!

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Reply 19 - Posted by: lakerman1, 11/6/2012 6:29:59 PM     (No. 8993448)

first, their comments will gain him votes in most of ohio.
second, #6, I don't think they have a christmas dinner.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: 4Justice, 11/6/2012 7:31:25 PM     (No. 8993737)

That didn't sound like they slammed him. It just sounded like they were disappointed in him.

Very different sentiments. I honestly don't have a problem with gay marriage being recognized by the state. But it should be a state issue--not Federal. I don't think it threatens traditional marriage at all. Either way, gays can still get married in their church if the church will perform the ceremony--it just isn't recognized legally. If you stopped the church ceremonies, then you would truly be infringing on their rights. At this point, not recognizing it by law, does not infringe on their rights. But it is kind of sad that they have to go through extra legal hoops to get the same protections.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: xcenturion, 11/6/2012 7:55:23 PM     (No. 8993820)

Let's see. A vast majority of the public still supports traditional marriage between a man and a woman. So how doe's this hurt Josh Mandel politically for supporting traditional marriage?

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