A professed Democrat from Texas who hates Obama confronted me and asked; “Why does Obama want to lose the election by forcing the states to legalize gay marriage?” Actually the Democrat said it with a bit more vindictive filth. Can you see the conceptual problems here?
It’s often hard to accept that it’s the weakest link that breaks the chains of life. That link is usually the weakest because its been the most neglected as one of the least important. But it can also be the weakest link because it’s been unpopular or uncomfortable for anyone to inspect and maintain the quality of that link.
So it is with the deeply entrenched anti-gayness of the religious fundamentalists of the Republican party.
A clear transcription of the GOP pollster’s report referenced in the following quote is available here. My bold below.
Below is a remarkable document. It’s a memo circulated by Jan van Lohuizen, a highly respected Republican pollster, (he polled for George W. Bush in 2004), to various leading Republican operatives, candidates and insiders. It’s on the fast-shifting poll data on marriage equality and gay rights in general, and how that should affect Republican policy and language. And the pollster’s conclusion is clear: if the GOP keeps up its current rhetoric and positions on gays and lesbians, it is in danger of marginalizing itself to irrelevance or worse.