It’s a fact of daily life that politicians are always looking for votes, but it’s an especially ugly business when losing politicians sell out publicly with the media’s help.
You may have heard the liberal media crowing that a group of “prominent” Republicans has prepared an amicus brief for the Supreme Court, making the case that gays have a constitutional right to marry each other. It’s in direct opposition to House Republicans who are defending the Defense of Marriage Act before the court.
The 79 “prominent” Republicans include such luminaries as Jon Huntsman, Theodore Olson and Meg Whitman, who couldn’t win in California against “Governor Moonbeam” Jerry Brown, one of the worst governors in history.
When Whitman ran, she supported Prop. 8, the voter initiative to ban gay marriage in the state. Now that the winds have shifted and she’s in danger of never having a government job, Whitman’s grubbing about on the Left side of the fence.
Huntsman, similarly, is another Sad Sack who determines his morals with a finger held in the air. Previously, he had opposed gay marriage. It’s probably no coincidence that his name is announced as being attached to the gay marriage brief within days of a couple of stories about him considering running for president again.
Other B-list Republicans signing on the brief are Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida and Richard Hanna of New York; former governors Christine Todd Whitman of New Jersey, and William Weld and Jane Swift of Massachusetts; former members of the George W. Bush administration, including Carlos Gutierrez and James Comey.
The brief makes the assertion that supporting gay marriage allows children of gays to grow up in two-parent families and promotes the conservative values of “limited government and maximizing individual freedom.”
Legalizing bank robbery would also promote limited government and individual freedom. Maybe we should give that one a try, too.
The support of 75 popularity-seeking individuals doesn’t make gay marriage moral, nor does it make it a “right.”
House Republicans arguing before the Supreme Court will have enough of a fight on their hands fending off the specious arguments of leftists who want to undermine marriage, destroy our country’s social structure and eliminate our religious and moral heritage.
They don’t need to be stabbed by supposed Republican wannabes and has-beens who smell another election cycle coming up.