As a prefix to this commentary, I could not avoid the urge to share a few words that immediately crossed my mind upon first glance at the title of this submission. He’s my 12 word impression:
One way or another, this report is liable to make you angry
“John Boehner can’t imagine’ ever supporting marriage equality, even if his own kid was gay”
The title says it all, and why am I not surprised?
Racism and bigotry abound in the Republican Party, that’s a given. Of course, they’re wrong, but they don’t care. And don’t look for any necessary and major changes in their platform before the 2014 mid-terms. If you’ve watched or read any of the CPAC, you know I’m right.
Once again Boehner is missing the point. He was not elected to support his personal views, he is there to support the majority of Americans, they’re called “voters”, which I’m sure he forgot about once he was in office.
This was his answer to an interview question which will be shown on Sunday:
ABC News’ Martha Raddatz asked Boehner if he could imagine a similar situation where he would reverse his opposition to same-sex marriage because a a child of his ir loved came out as gay.
“I believe that marriage is the union of one man and one woman,” Boehner responded stoically. “It’s what I grew up with, it’s what I believe, it’s what my church teaches me. And I can’t imagine that position would ever change.”
I believe it’s time the Speaker faced a few facts.
Within the next 20 to 50 years, he will be the minority in our country. Wine drinking, golf-loving white Christian WASP’s will give way to Hispanics, African-Americans, and women.
The LGBT community will have the same rights as you, and maybe more. You don’t deserve the privileged life you lead.
Voting blocks from all of the above will remove you and your type from office.
Hopefully many of those we elect will work for ALL of the American public and not only for special interests.
Mr. Boehner, your “good ole’ boy club” is disappearing, and the sooner the better.
Columist-The Guardian Express