Additionally, the quest for same-sex marriage has forced many Americans to view gays and lesbians in a fresh light. We’re no longer so easily stereotyped and dismissed as rebels atop parade floats, demanding permission to behave outside society’s norms. We’re aspirants to tradition, communicating shared values and asserting a fundamentally conservative desire, at least among many of us, for families, stability, commitment. What’s so threatening about any of that?
A very interesting article, especially the last paragraph or so regarding the dangers of winning marriage equality on the Supreme Court level.
I agree with Rand Paul! Republicans should sit back, shut up, and let the Democrats put their plans into action. Then, we own it … and the country thanks us … and the Republicans go the way of the dodo.
Krugman’s latest column, Grand Old Planet, at The New York Times is an impressive read on how the GOPs relationship with truth is pretty dangerous when it come to all sorts of policy. His basic argument being that when a major political party goes based on faith and not on evidence, that presents a wide array of problems, from global warming to economics.
It seems to me that the GOP is becoming more and more like Stephen Colbert’s caricature of them – truthiness and gut-based decisions and all.
I wish this article were a little longer and more in depth. Certainly the topic deserves more explanation. Still, an interesting read.
The only Tumblr I’ve thought was awesome: Texts from Hillary.
This latest bill to require an unnecessary and invasive procedure of women when they exercise their right to receive an abortion – even when they have been raped – as well as the very ridiculous rhetoric surrounding the defense of these bills has caused me to believe one thing very strongly. This latest wave of misogynistic legislation on the state and national level is going to cost the Republicans big time in the next election. Do they realize that women make up about one-half of the voting public?
How ignorant can they get? Answer: VERY.
Winder, a Republican from Boise, responded to those concerns by raising the question of whether women understand when they have been raped.
“Rape and incest was used as a reason to oppose this,” Winder said on the Senate floor. “I would hope that when a woman goes in to a physician with a rape issue, that physician will indeed ask her about perhaps her marriage, was this pregnancy caused by normal relations in a marriage or was it truly caused by a rape. I assume that’s part of the counseling that goes on.”
Unfortunately, this Winder guy is not alone in his extraordinarily ignorant statement. The GOP is rife with ignoramuses (or is it ignorami?) just like him.
We can only hope that the Democrats get their shit together – including Obama – and HAMMER the Republican candidates with this nonsense. If they don’t, they deserve to lose to a party of ignoramuses/ignorami.