Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The reactionary right...

So, as expected, the right is going apoplectic about the government not being bigoted enough. Here are some reactions to the DOMA decision:
  1. Speaker of the House John Boehner:
    While Americans want Washington to focus on creating jobs and cutting spending, the President will have to explain why he thinks now is the appropriate time to stir up a controversial issue that sharply divides the nation
    It is worth noting here that the House he presides over, in order to NOT divide the nation and help create jobs has so far read the Constitution, de-funded Planned Parenthood, re-defined rape and tried to mandate putting "In God we Trust" on all public buildings. Because, you know, those things don't divide and make lots of money?
  2. Rick Santorum, a guy you shouldn't google lest you see this, released the following statement
    This is yet another example of our president's effort to erode the very traditions that have made our country the greatest nation on earth, and it begs the question what language changed in the constitution since 2008 to reverse his position?
    which shows not only an outdated understanding of civil rights, but also what is a willful misrepresentation of what "Constitutional" means as well as a ridiculously ignorant reading of Maine and California's votes on marriage equality.
  3. Mike Huckabee tries really hard to make the case that somehow marriage equality has some effect on absentee fathers saying,
    There is a quantified impact of broken families,...[There is a] $300 billion dad deficit in America every year...that's the amount of money that we spend as taxpayers to pick up the pieces because dads are derelict in their duties.
    Which doesn't even make sense. Is his implication that many of those kids are left abandoned when their fathers go gay? Even if that was the case, wouldn't allowing those errant fathers to marry some other man at least create a stable environment for the kids? Or, at the least, since money is the main issue here, provide another bread winner? Or is he implying that if we keep it illegal, more absentee fathers will go home to momma? I honestly don't know wtf he meant with that one...
  4. On FOX News, Meghan Kelly looked as concerned as she always does while interviewing Maggie Gallagher, the always bigoted defense of marriage woman who said,
    unilaterally declared that gay is like black
    and then went on their website to somehow link this as being "unconstitutional" just like the Democrats in Wisconsin leaving to block a vote. The only problem is, unlike a filibuster, which isn't in the Constitution at all, a quorum, for better or worse, IS in the State Constitution. But, when you're a bigot and can't hide behind bad law anymore, just muddle the issues, say some buzzwords and hope something sticks.
So, there you have it. What Obama did is unconstitutional, purposely erodes America, is Communist, illegal, contributes to absentee fathers and doesn't create jobs as much as changing the definition of rape. All in a days work for the reactionary right...


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