Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Seven Republicans put America to sleep

I only watched bits and pieces of the “debate” among Republicans because I couldn’t care less what those morons have to say: Not one of them has a snowball’s chance of getting my vote. Nevertheless, it is kind of validating to see they couldn’t even rise to my already low opinion of them.

The video above from ThinkProgress shows the question on same-sex marriage. Tim Pawlenty, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum all want a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage (which, by definition, makes them bigots). Herman Cain and Ron Paul want it left to the states, while Paul goes farther saying government should get out of the marriage business. As he would [Update: Far right gasbag Ann Coulter said Paul was being a "coward" taking that stand because "marriage has consequences"). Only Cain and Romney avoided speechifying.

The Class Clown Award goes, predictably, to Michele Bachmann, who wants it both ways. Admitting she’s a “tenther”, she says she wouldn’t tell the states what to do on marriage—but then says she’s in favour of a constitutional amendment to do exactly that by banning same-sex marriage. A tenth the intelligence, indeed. Today she also officially announced her candidacy for Head Clown US President.

This is a litmus test issue for me: I will not vote for or support through action or inaction any candidate who calls for a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage. Fortunately for me, I’m not aware of a single Democratic politician who supports that brain-dead, hate-filled proposal. Thanks to this debate, we know which of the announced Republican candidates do. It’s important to note, however, that their answers to this question don’t mean that Cain and Paul aren’t bigots, just that this issue isn’t evidence either way for them.


Roger Owen Green said...

Jon Huntsman's position on a slightly different question, BTW.

Roger Owen Green said...

No, Herman Cain's bigotry is over Muslims.

Arthur Schenck said...

Thanks for the links, Roger. Cain actually is anti-gay, too, even though he doesn't back that particular constitutional amendment.