It’s weird because you read the title and think this is a good thing, but the reality is that the motions to scrap that rhetoric barely passed, homophobia/anti-gay legislation is still every bit an issue in that party as it ever was, and the purpose of the removal wasn’t to show a genuine embracing or even acceptance of the “other” so much as to conceal the party’s long-standing contempt & disregard for it in an effort to gain more support. It’s deceitful. Strategically so. But that’s politics for ya.
I did like this quote though:
"a lot of younger Republicans don’t feel as though this kind of rhetoric has any place in a small government agenda. If we want to do small government, shouldn’t we get government out of the bedroom as well?"
TL;DR: Liberals need to recognize and question whether Obama is their best bet for the 2012 election. A democratic primary/emergence of issue-based challengers would encourage re-focus and debate amongst a party not currently represented by the President’s politicking.
I just finished watching the latest episode of Jersey Shore right after watching the republican debate in Iowa, and damn, those two shit shows have surprisingly similar casting:
Mitt Romney is The Situation. He’s an untrustworthy narcissist with way more money and screen time than he deserves.
Rick Santorum is Ronnie. He’s a total schmuck who makes terrible decisions and overcompensates for a tiny penis with confrontational behavior.
Tim Pawlenty is Pauly D. He’s a harmless grinning idiot that doesn’t cause much drama and no one takes too seriously.
Ron Paul is Vinny. He’s the sweet one who’s almost adorable until he opens his mouth, and then you realize that he’s just as ridiculous as all the others.
Newt Gingrich is Snooki. He’s a disgusting little goblin that repeatedly gets his ass kicked on the way out the door, yet somehow manages to stay relevant.
Michelle Bachman is Jwoww. She’s the hottest chick in the room, which isn’t saying much, and she’s damaged to the point where she can’t tell when she’s hooking up with a closeted gay dude.
Sarah Palin is Angelina. She’s not even officially part of the show, but she still manages to make appearances, and everyone fucking hates her.
BUT the question we must all ask ourselves is this:
Who is Deena “Blast in a Glass” Cortese?
A series of charts depicting the:
- diabetes prevalence
- welfare equilibriums
- collective bargaining rights
- high school diplomas earned
- income inequalities
- importance of religion
- 2004 election results by IQ
- poverty rates
- and obesity
across the United States of America.
Dear The South: get your shit together.