Randy unlikely to vote for Obama; snowballs unlikely to form in Hell
Last month, we saw the Campaign for Children and Families compare those county clerks who have to perform same-sex marriages with Nazi officers who were forced to "gas the jews." Now CCF's head CCF-er, Randy Thomasson, is continuing his penchant for comparing widely dissimilar things, juxtaposing "change we can believe in" with "similarity we are lucky to have (almost) gotten through the first time around":
“Despite his claims that he believes marriage is only for a man and a woman, Barack Obama is promising to destroy marriage protection in our nation and to oppose protecting marriage licenses for a man and a woman in California,” said CCF President Randy Thomasson, a registered independent. “Obama, who appears quite comfortable saying one thing and doing another, will lose votes in California due to his pandering to sexual extremists in San Francisco. The May 21 Los Angeles Times Poll found that 54 percent of voters support Proposition 8, the California Marriage Amendment, and only 35 percent oppose it. Most Californians know deep in their hearts that the homosexual 'marriages' parading in the streets are not real marriages."
"Americans are learning there are significant differences between John McCain and Barack Obama on home defense and marriage defense," said Thomasson. "McCain supports and Obama opposes the constitutional right of law-abiding citizens to own a gun to defend their home. McCain supports and Obama opposes preserving marriage licenses for a man and a woman in California. In recent days, their positions for or against the mainstream values of American voters have become much more clear."
Well, if Barack was pandering to "sexual extremists in San Francisco" and supporting the sorts of marriages that have an intrinsic need to "parade in the streets," then maybe Randy would have a valid point. However, since Obama is instead taking a stand for LGBT human beings from all parts of the country, as well as semi-supporting the sorts of marriages that are just as boring in their normalcy as their heterosexual counterparts, Randy's points come across as just a little bit biased here. Oh, and by "just a little bit biased," we really mean that even if he were standing at a "protect marriage" rally wearing a suit made from sewn-together pages from Leviticus and Romans 1, it would do nothing to heighten the predilection for homo-hostility that we already perceive in his words.
But hey, if Randy wants to highlight the differences between Barack and John with his support falling on the side of McCain, we're actually pretty comfortable with that. The real question for Republicans: Does McCain really want people who use terms like "sexual extremists in San Francisco" in his corner?
**RELATED: For some good opinion regarding the changing face of the Republican party, see this piece from Log Cabin Republicans' Patrick Sammon:
Republicans, beware of marriage politics [Politico]
Hey guys check out Blog Cabin (Republicans) and the Blend thread on PHB today. Where an
LCR tries to defend why they enjoy getting battered and reamed by Mc Cain... well we know that but I mean politically.
Posted by: LOrion | Jul 1, 2008 9:12:59 PM
When are these loonies going to realize that the people care more about the economy and the war in Iraq!!??
Sure, Obama may lose a few voters on his stand, but I'm guessing most people are going to turn away from McCain because he thinks the war is good thing.
Posted by: stojef | Jul 2, 2008 11:02:29 AMcomments powered by Disqus