Friday, March 29, 2013

The perils of gay marriage

I thought Jon Stewart did a good job with this. Of course, it's everywhere in the news right now (Stephen Colbert covered it last night, too - here, here, and here), but I thought this was particularly funny,... and informative.

The right-wing simply has no rational argument with which to oppose equal rights for homosexuals, not one. They've got nothing. In a rational America, this would be a slam-dunk at the Supreme Court.

But thanks to past Republican presidents, our Supreme Court has been packed with far right-wing ideologues. There are five Republicans on the court, and Justice Anthony Kennedy - who joined with his fellow Republicans to create such terrible decisions as Citizens United - is the only one who seems like he might be sane enough to look past his own political and religious leanings to see the justice in this case.

Republicans have already lost on this issue. Public opinion is changing dramatically, such that even Bill O'Reilly is throwing in the towel. Well, Fox 'News' is concerned about nothing more than electing Republicans, and this is becoming a losing issue for them.

So the word at Fox has come down from on high (not God, but near enough). Sorry, social conservatives, but when you cease to be useful in getting tax cuts for the rich, you'll be thrown under the bus. Well, it couldn't happen to a more deserving people, huh?

But this Supreme Court decision is still important. Indeed, future Supreme Court decisions will likely be critical in this issue, too (as those clips from The Colbert Report point out), since any decision in this case is likely to leave a messy situation. And although the right-wing has already lost, they can still do a lot of damage to innocent Americans.

Hmm,... that kind of sounds like the Republican Party in general, doesn't it? They've been thoroughly repudiated by the American people, but they can still do a lot of damage before they end up in the dustbin of history. And they seem more determined than ever to continue doing that damage, right until the bitter end.

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