The Republican “base” has been wolfing down helping after super-sized helping of hate speech. This weeks menu has featured “Socialist Surprise”, “Tax Misinformation Tartare” and “Flaming Terrorist Sympathizer” with a side of fear-mongering. After second and third helpings of this frenzied repast, and after loosening their belts, and pushing themselves back from the table, they’re somehow still not satisfied. Man, these guys can EAT! A little dessert to top it all off perhaps? How about a little cookie or something? And leave it to Super Sarah….she makes one heck of a cookie. A snickerdoodle perhaps? No….even better. Today’s flavor is Gay marriage and a brand new Constitutional Amendment all rolled into one! Nothing follows intolerance better than….more intolerance, especially if you’re rewriting the constitution at the same time! Yummy! It’s been a rough week for Republicans in the polls, and they need some good old-fashioned comfort food. So here it is, still warm from the Christian Broadcasting Network.
I am, in my own, state, I have voted along with the vast majority of Alaskans who had the opportunity to vote to amend our Constitution defining marriage as between one man and one woman. I wish on a federal level that that’s where we would go because I don’t support gay marriage. I’m not going to be out there judging individuals, sitting in a seat of judgment telling what they can and can’t do, should and should not do, but I certainly can express my own opinion here and take actions that I believe would be best for traditional marriage and that’s casting my votes and speaking up for traditional marriage that, that instrument that it’s the foundation of our society is that strong family and that’s based on that traditional definition of marriage, so I do support that.
The rest of us might prefer a saltine and some flat ginger ale.