Thursday, May 10, 2012

Randi Rhodes: Obama Evolves / Romney Bullies

President Obama has come out in support of gay marriage. The reaction to Obama coming out in support of gay marriage was a lot like the reaction when a certain people come out as gay. Most folks just thought “Well, duh. Everybody always knew.”

Obama said that his children’s views on the subject influenced his decision to support gay marriage. He said it changes your perspective “not wanting to somehow explain to your child why somebody should be treated differently when it comes to the eyes of the law.” It’s one thing to have to convince yourself of something wrong, but it’s a whole other thing to have to convince your kid. In the end, the only way to justify something wrong to your kids is to resort to saying “Because I said so!” And that is essentially the argument that conservatives use to oppose gay marriage. Of course, they don’t literally say “Because I say so!” They say “Because the Bible says so! Now go to your room!”

If President Obama is now, as Fox's Shepard Smith said, in the 21st century when it comes to equality, Mitt Romney affirmed that he is still firmly entrenched in the 19th century... the early part of the 19th century, to boot. In addition to opposing gay marriage, Mitt added “I don’t favor civil unions if it’s identical to marriage.” The only marital arrangement that Mitt favors for gay people is a sham marriage to a heterosexual. So who is really diluting the institution of marriage? Of course you know, if public sentiment turns strongly in favor of gay marriage, Mitt Romney will say that supporting the idea of same-sex marriage was HIS idea in the first place. He’ll take a lot of credit!

It turns out that Mitt Romney was a bully in school. Of course, since we’re talking about Mitt Romney, he was a bully in an elite private school. Little Mitt led a pack of students in pinning down and cutting off the hair of a student they presumed was gay who had dyed his hair blond. I’m surprised Mitt didn’t tie the poor kid to the roof of his car. Actually, it sounds like Mitt did to this poor kid pretty much what he did to Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum this election. It’s just that now he’s using super-PACs instead of scissors.

Today’s Homework | Discuss | Blog Archive

Jon Stewart on President Obama affirmation and North Carolina's condemnation...

No comments: