“After a time, you may find that having is not so pleasing a thing, after all, as wanting.
It is not logical, but it is often true.”
The current President of the United States came out in favor of gay marriage yesterday.
In the immortal words of the late Andrew Breitbart, “So?”
Seriously, Mr. Obama – so?
Our country is mired in debt – which you have been more than happy to rack up – and your Senate hasn’t passed a budget in three years.
Gasoline prices have more than doubled on your watch - and you have done everything in your power to ensure that American companies are stymied in their attempts to ease the American consumer’s pain at the pump (foreign companies, on the other hand…..).
Not only that, but you threw billions of American taxpayers’ hard-earned dollars at industries that had a proven track record of failure – some of which, literally, have gone up in flames - all in your pursuit of feel-good “science”.
We have people pouring over our southern borders, entering this country illegally, and you have directed your Department of Justice to prosecute the people who are trying to follow existing law and stem that flow.
We have an electorate concerned about voter fraud, and you have directed that same Department of Justice to go after the people who are trying to ensure that the system is working properly.
Your administration cooked up a crisis where there was none, aided and abetted the illegal flow of weapons into a foreign country, got American AND Mexican citizens killed, and are now stonewalling the people who are trying to get to the bottom of a quagmire of your own making.
Unemployment has more than doubled over the past 3 years (long-term unemployment has TRIPLED), despite your administration’s attempts to fudge the numbers using sleight of hand and accounting tricks to “hide the decline”.
You directed Congress to spend over a year on a single piece of legislation – which, incidentally, was only able to pass by the slimmest of margins using legal chicanery over the objections of millions of American citizens – and it now looks as if all of that “work” may have been for naught, as Obamacare will probably be overturned by the Supreme Court.
In the process, you single-handedly managed to wipe out the entire bench AND farm team of the Democrat Party for decades to come (thanks for that, by the way).
Iran is on the cusp of getting a nuclear weapon, and you just signed an agreement with the very entity that was responsible for carrying out the 9-11 attacks, saying that you won’t fire on them anymore.
And the most pressing issue on your agenda is pandering on one very specific “selling” point to a group of people who – at most – comprise 3.8% of the population.
Critical Thinking really isn’t one of your strong points, is it?
Here’s a thought, Sparky – try subtracting 3.8 from 100; I’ll even let you use a calculator, so you don’t have to strain any brain cells.
You see that big number?
That is the percentage of people in this country who really and truly could care less about gay marriage – especially when juxtaposed against all of the things that they DO care about.
‘Cuz guess what? The price of a gallon of gasoline doesn’t depend on whether Larry and Steve get to live happily ever after.
The price of a gallon of gasoline does, however, have a ripple effect on every American family’s pocketbook. Because when gas prices go up, the price of every other commodity that a family uses ALSO goes up (unfortunately, you have surrounded yourself with “experts” who have only ever dealt with the theory of economics, so they can’t understand this Inconvenient Truth, either).
And now – after years of waffling on your position – you have finally come out of the Prevaricating Closet.
Let’s ignore the fact that in all 31 states where gay marriage has been put on the ballot (32 now that North Carolina just went to the polls), a resounding majority of voters have overwhelmingly indicated that they DO NOT WANT “marriage” to be defined as anything other than a union between a man and a woman. ***
Let’s also ignore the fact that the European Court of Human Rights recently ruled that gay marriage is not a “human right”, while also pointing out that if same-sex unions were to become lawful, any church that refuses to marry gay couples could be charged with discrimination.
Gay marriage is the last arrow in the quiver – it is the Crown Jewel of the Gay Movement.
Have you – or any of the gay activists who are lobbying so hard for this one last thing – thought this through any further? If they get this, will it be “enough”? Or will they, too, find that “having is not so pleasing a thing, after all, as wanting“?
So, you’ve checked off the “gay marriage” box.
[Cross-posted at RedState]
[Update 05/11/12]: Thanks to Doug Ross over at Larwyn’s Linx for linking this post – I’m honored that it was chosen to “lead” today’s links! Wow -
Thanks as well, to Naomi over at Polliwog’s poliblog for including me on the sidebar today!
[Update 05/12/12]: ***It has been brought to my attention that the map in question was updated the same day that this post was published – here is a link to the updated map, along with information on the states which have Constitutional amendments defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman (there are now 30, rather than the 32 that were originally cited in the linked source article), as well as the 11 states which have State laws prohibiting same-sex marriage, for a grand total of 41 states which do not recognize gay marriage.