Ah, Republicans (update: no, not all Repubs are homophobes) stuck in the 1950s, what will move you forward? A swift kick in your tiny nuts? Your family turning upside down?
Maybe your spouse stuck in a hospital near the edge of death but you’re denied access to tell them goodbye?
Wait – maybe you just need to be fired from your job? Denied service at a restaurant? Maybe you need to have a tow company refuse to move your car from the interstate? MAYBE you need to be evicted from your apartment because you’re gay?
Perhaps you’d like to build a life with someone only to have your partner die in an unexpected accident. You wake up a couple days later to find that your deceased partner’s homophobic family is suing you for half of everything you thought you jointly owned with your partner?
Maybe your cop partner gets gunned down in the line of duty protecting homophobes and you aren’t eligible to receive their pension or death benefit because your government allowed just 29% of people to alter the state constitution for the other 71%?
What will it take?
Because we’d sure like to know.
Let’s take a look at John David Douche’s (I said it) homophobic rant for a look at why he’s been cast aside by a rapidly declining newspaper:
Jack wept. Kentucky’s sensitive Attorney General Jack Conway cried upon having to make a hard political decision before running for governor. Great Edmund Muskie’s ghost!
Conway took the Obama administration’s advice, put political correctness ahead of the rule of law, and declined to appeal U. S. District Judge John Heyburn’s recent ruling that Kentucky must recognize other states’ gay marriages.
Whether Conway’s were real or Clintonesque crocodile tears only he knows. Some observers swooned. To others Conway’s touchy-feely performance reinforced his reputation as a calculating phony.
Get it? Only girly men cry. Girly, swishy gay men are sensitive. CLINTON’S COCK! Jack’s a fraud. Big gay, girly, swishy, sex-making fraud.
After spending several paragraphs complaining that Jack Conway didn’t take action, he goes on to complain that Andy Beshear and Alison Grimes should do the opposite:
Caught in political cross-currents swirling within their Democratic Party, at least Conway and the elder Beshear took positions. The younger Beshear and Democratic U. S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes came off as craven weasels rather than profiles in courage.
Instead of telling citizens what he would have done as attorney general, Andy Beshear dodged the question. He claimed it would be inappropriate for him to comment because he might have to render an opinion on the issue if he becomes attorney general. If this is his standard he will not say anything about anything between now and next year’s election.
Grimes again proved herself a pusillanimous political coward. Instead of taking a stand she issued a characteristically incoherent statement seeming to say that she feels very strongly both ways. Courageous female politicians everywhere surely winced at her waffling weakness.
Sure, they should take positions but Douche, here, has never met hypocrisy he didn’t immediately fall in love with. Also, women are weak vermin.
Conservatives realize that Heyburn did not have to rule as he did. Yes, the judge followed U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s tortured “reasoning” in U.S. v. Windsor, but even Kennedy’s fatuous rationale stopped short of forcing gay marriage on unwilling states.
Chief Justice John Roberts’ dissent emphasized how and why Windsor did not compel such a conclusion. Moreover, Kennedy’s “logic” really does lead to legalized plural marriage and the parade of other horribles that gay marriage foes fear.
Is it fair for Bevin to tag McConnell with responsibility for Heyburn’s “liberal” ruling? Maybe, but Bevin must also indict conservative icon Ronald Reagan for elevating Kennedy to the highest court.
Yeah, they just cold want to force the gays onto you. All down your throat.
Slippery slope, slippery slope, plural marriage FEAR!!1!
The dangers to our constitutional democratic republic from imposing such controversial innovations by judicial diktat far outweigh any positives. Kentucky supporters of gay marriage should have worked to enact it via the political process.
That is what marriage equality backers in other states did. It presumably would not take long if public opinion is shifting as fast as polling and gay marriage proponents say it is.
How would we enact it politically? People like Douche in Frankfort won’t even vote on stopping discrimination. What bullshit.
And other states? They’re doing it exactly like Bourke v. Beshear.
Liberals now lauding the Kennedy, Heyburn, and Conway decisions may someday find the legal shoe on the other foot. History shows that conservative judges are equally capable of issuing similarly activist decisions fashioning new economic, property, or other “rights” from constitutional whole cloth.
But weep no more, Jack Conway, please. There’s no crying in baseball or politics.
Get it? Gays and girly men don’t play baseball and aren’t involved in politics. Also, more slippery slope nonsense.
Let’s get one thing straight (no pun intended – even if our voices and our muscles larger than 99% of these screaming homophobes like Douche, Lee, Moore, et al): there are four plus years of evidence here that Jack Conway isn’t exactly at the top of any list we could create. In fact, I (Jake) would love to castrate the man politically. So when I say his emotional press conference was genuine and coming from a serious point of understanding? It’s not an easy thing to admit publicly.
Jack was honest on a personal and political level. It’s clear that he knew he legally, personally, politically could no longer be involved in perpetuating flat-out hatred and discrimination. Because, much like Jim Crow/segregation? Being legal doesn’t make government-sanctioned homophobia right.
People like John David are the reason so many gay kids kill themselves. People like John David are the reason equality is not a thing in Kentucky today. People like John David are the reason it’s now legal to discriminate on the basis of religious belief. People like John David are the reason this Commonwealth is spending millions of dollars clinging to the fearful past, preventing economic development and job creation, stifling investment, furthering brain drain.
Let’s hope John David’s veiled rant doesn’t lead to more pain and suffering for innocent people just trying to do the right thing in life.
Shame on Bill Lamb and WDRB for publishing such nonsense. Television stations like that – which are given access to public airwaves in exchange for serving the public with news – have no place in furthering discrimination like this in 2014. Absurd.
Why “douche”? When you use veiled homophobic language like that? You’re vile. In the bro dude frat boy sense, not so much the sexist sense (save it, feminists, can’t be P.C. at this point). When you mix in a bunch of intellectual dishonesty and flat-out nonsense? You show your true colors like John David has done.