BadgerbadgerMurray, UTChristie is a great speaker, but he is not a
conservative. This is just another indication that he plays both sides of the
argument to win elections......I would correct that to "Christie
is a charmer who is loyal to his base, but not to the point of wasting his
energy and political capital on beating a dead horse"Unlike you,
Christie is in a State that overwhelmingly favors equality.Unlike you, he
understands that sticking to unwinnable positions to prove one is conservative
is not conservatism at all, but obstructionism.The problem with the
Tea Party and too many "conservatives" today is that they feel that
demolishing the opposition, even at the cost of damaging the country, is a
conservative position: actually, it is a radical and destructive position. Some
of you are trying to "conserve" a myth of 1960 White-run America, a
fool's errand.Please see my comment, above.
Christie is a great speaker, but he is not a conservative. This is just another
indication that he plays both sides of the argument to win elections.
This is a smart politician, even if I don't like much of what he does. He
is not living in 1960, like too many republicans, and I doubt he cared about
Gays marrying, as he is not one to waste time on stuff that is not his
business.Christie was blocking equality because he is loyal to the
catholic organizations and voters who put him in office. His wife and daughters
also would have faced problems at school and church if he had capitulated.An astute commenter on a recent thread here wrote something like "If
the lds church had not violated scripture to put over Prop 8, we would be in a
better condition"Although evangelicals make lots of ugly noise,
the real, effective, and consistent opposition to equality has been the lds and
catholic churches. Both have backed off a bit, just as the tide has turned, and
equality seems inevitable.Some of us wish that churches would talk
more to God, and let Him show you how to integrate your own Gay children into
your churches and life fully, and let outsiders live as they feel called to do.
'Gallup Poll: Majority of Americans support gay marriage' - By
Elizabeth Stuart - DSNews - 05/20/2011'For the first time since
Gallup started studying the issue in 1996, the polling organization found a
majority of Americans favor legalizing same-sex marriage.Fifty-three
percent of Americans answered yes to the question...''Poll: Support for gay marriage UP among Catholics' – By
Jillian Rayfield – Salon – 03/08/13 “Catholic
voters are leading American voters toward support for same-sex marriage,”
Peter A. Brown, the assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling
Institute, wrote in a statement.''A Majority of Young
Republicans Support Gay Marriage' - —By Tim Murphy – Mother
Jones – 03/08/2013 ' On Thursday, Jan van Lohuizen
and Joel Benenson, top campaign pollsters respectively for Presidents George W.
Bush and Barack Obama, released a new study on attitudes toward marriage
equality, based on 2012 exit poll data. The short of it: Even young Republicans
think conservatives are fighting a losing battle.'
I've lived in TN for most of my life. I was THRILLED when I read about this
TN lawsuit yesterday. States need to stop ignoring the Full Faith and Credit
clause of our US Constitution, and that's what this suit will mainly
address.Nationwide recognition of same-sex marriage is coming,
folks. Get used to the idea.