Monday, December 10, 2012

In a decade they'll act like it was all their doing...and their idea

It is truly amazing that with the groundwork laid down the push for marriage-equality began in earnest less than a decade ago -- and here we are after Califonia's false start and Iowa's Supreme Court ruling within three years the whole edifice of resistance is crumbling fast.
Washington Post columnist George Will, who appeared alongside Matalin, also dismissed the potency of the issue for Republicans. “There is something like an emerging consensus,” he said. “Quite literally, the opposition to gay marriage is dying. It’s old people.”
Within thirty years of the passage of Title VII and the Voting Rights Act, there were Republicans talking as if they, and they alone, passed those bills -- while ignoring the Dixiecrats had long-since found a home in the GOP. I imagine within a couple years, the GOP will try to play the same game with same-sex marriage. Besides, they've already found their new target. Single parents:
Mary Matalin: 30 years from now, real people understand the consequences of so many babies being born out of wedlock to the economy and to the morality of the country.
One step forward, two steps back.

 [cross-posted at Firedoglake]

8 comments:

StonyPillow said...

Mary Matalin had a knock-down argument with her stylist. He apparently won.

Hey, wait a minute -- what about the flying Palins?

Anonymous said...

“Quite literally, the opposition to gay marriage is dying. It’s old people.”

Translation:

When opposing gay marriage worked as a GOP wedge issue, well, we were totally for that!!!!

But since it no longer works as a wedge issue, we'll just casually disown it and move on to the next wedge issue.

Raoul Paste said...

Real people will understand....
You see, we're better than you says Matalin.

Verline said...

I was going to comment but I'm not sure I qualify as a "real" person. My son wasn't born out of wedlock, but I was a single mom after my divorce (and divorce seems to be okey doke with the marriage police) so I'm on the fence, morality-wise.

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Athenawise said...

Great comment, Stony Pillow! I don't know how Carville stays with her. She's one angry woman.

Anonymous said...

the consequences of so many babies being born out of wedlock to the economy and to the morality of the country.

Funny how she never mentioned this when she was shilling for Palin.

pansypoo said...

'family' values.