Saturday, April 18, 2009

This Is Either the Inevitability of Equality

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or grasping at straws. I can't decide which. Either way, it works out for same sex marriage.

STEVE SCHMIDT HAS SOME ADVICE FOR HIS PARTY.... Steve Schmidt, the top strategist for the McCain/Palin presidential campaign, will appear before the Log Cabin Republicans and urge his party to embrace marriage equality.

"I'm confident American public opinion will continue to move on the question toward majority support, and sooner or later the Republican Party will catch up to it," Schmidt plans to say according to excerpts provided to ABC News. [...]

In his Friday noontime speech, Schmidt is planning to argue that same-sex marriage is in step with principles that conservatives hold dear.

"There is a sound conservative argument to be made for same-sex marriage," Schmidt plans to say. "I believe conservatives, more than liberals, insist that rights come with responsibilities. No other exercise of one's liberty comes with greater responsibilities than marriage."

"It cannot be argued that marriage between people of the same sex is un American or threatens the rights of others," he will say.

"On the contrary," he will say, "it seems to me that denying two consenting adults of the same sex the right to form a lawful union that is protected and respected by the state denies them two of the most basic natural rights affirmed in the preamble of our Declaration of Independence -- liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. That, I believe, gives the argument of same sex marriage proponents its moral force."

I can't say whether Schmidt is being disingenuous or not, but it's nice that someone finally noticed that it normally is conservatives who are all about the marrying.


  1. That was an interesting speech. Perhaps the DADA is finally happening to conservatives (denial, anger, depression, acceptance).

  2. I wonder if they laughed him out of the room?

  3. I am surprised he wasn't kicked out of the party for heresy. That seems to be the path they normally take with these things.

  4. They can't kick him out of the party: they need the votes and will collectively continue to pretend that their opposition to gay marriage isn't ultimately rooted in contempt in order to keep those people as their thralls. It takes a little more religious indoctrination and instilling of self-loathing, but they basically do the same thing to women...


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