05-09-2012, 04:27 PM
I think I broke the "Ignorant North Carolina..." thread
Anybody else able to post in it?
05-10-2012, 10:16 AM
Since the other thread appears to be dead I'll continue it here...
A reader writes:
Today takes away the free pass that so many Republicans have had. While some Republicans may favor gay marriage, and abhor the bigoted policies of their own party, they could still rationalize that support in their own minds. They could say, and not entirely without merit, that sure the Republican party is wrong on this issue, but so what? Were the Democrats really that much better? Isn't the President against gay marriage too? Prior to today, they could say that. But no more. That free pass has now ended.
President Obama saw to that. I have seen comparison of this decision to Abraham Lincoln, but I'll introduce another - to Harry Truman. Truman integrated the Armed Services in 1948, his presidential election year, and Obama just followed in his footsteps. And like Truman, Obama cannot possibly know how this will turn out for him politically in November. But he knew it was the right thing to do so he made the decision, and will let the political chips fall where they may.
This November, we Americans will choose between one candidate who recently bragged about preventing Massachusetts from becoming the "Las Vegas of Gay Marriage," to one who has the moral courage to voice equal support for all citizens.
No more equivocation on language, no more gray areas, and no more passing the buck. Today, President Obama, like President Truman before him, can proudly say, the buck stops here.
05-10-2012, 10:20 AM
thanks I was wondering what was up.