RECENT  POSTS:  » Read: NOM's guide to pressuring lawmakers to ban marriages (while pretending you're doing something good and positive instead) » Full trailer: 'The Normal Heart' » Vintage Clinton era oppo memo perhaps even more relevant today » Concerned Women For America advises churches to lockdown exclusionary marriage views » Video: What does conservative columnist Cal Thomas see as America's biggest threat? Take a guess. » Correcting NOM's fallacious fear graphic » Gee, Bryan, can't understand why federal courts are rejecting you gay = incest view » Former NOM sr. associate admits shift: Moving away from intellectual arguments, focusing on spiritual » Prop 8 defense attorney now planning lesbian daughter's wedding » If you can't afford your event, NOM, perhaps you should just cancel  

« Go back a post || Return to G-A-Y homepage || Haul tail to next post »

08/10/2010

Video: Walker, R-TX, Anger

by Jeremy Hooper

Yesterday we showed you a Rep Lamar Smith (R-TX) initiated House resolution that chastises Judge Vaughn Walker for his thoroughly reasoned Prop 8 decision. Now listen in as one backer of that very resolution, conservative congresswoman Michelle Bachmann (Very Far R-MN) completely obfuscates the legal concept of rational basis review so that it satisfies her side's victimization meme:

Well, yea -- the Prop 8 campaign and vote was, quite frankly, irrational. As were the arguments that duped many good people into voting for it.

But please, Michie, et. al: STOP. DUMBING. DOWN. THE. ROLE. AND. REASONING. OF. OUR. INDEPENDENT. JUDICIARY! Rational basis review is complicated concept, one not fit to be used in this middle school-like "Ooh, he called you irrational, are you gonna take that?" taunts! Yes, cultivating this rage against a co-equal branch of government may satisfy your political agenda. But the repercussions of this rhetoric expands far past the few more Republican votes that the misrepresentations may reel in.

***

**SEE ALSO: Rep. Steve King (Very Far R-IA) encourages a nation to "rise up" and take "whatever steps, however bold" to reverse the decision:

space gay-comment gay-G-A-Y-post gay-email gay-writer-jeremy-hooper


Your thoughts

comments powered by Disqus

G-A-Y Comments Policy


 
Related Posts with Thumbnails