Blog Credo

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Finding A Hill To Die On

The saga of god-bothering, Jesus-freak Kim Davis - the George Wallace of fabulous marriages - is really interesting, as Amanda Marcotte points out.

For whatever reason, the main chords of the Wingnut Wurlitzer have not included her aria of uncivil disobedience.  Conservatives are more outraged at Obama calling Denali by it's right name than by pretty much every court that's been asked about this issue telling Davis to quit being a tool and do her damned job.

Unlike the anti-gay pizza parlor owner, there does not appear to be much of a groundswell of support for Davis, which might have surprised her.   Perhaps it was the Indiana fight of earlier this year - where corporate America firmly informed Mike Pence that anti-gay bigotry was unacceptable - that broke the fever.

Perhaps this opposition has simply been driven under ground, as Marcotte suggests, only to reappear in ten years.  More likely the manifest absurdity of preventing some people from getting married because....Leviticus? has become apparent to many conservatives.

Or perhaps Trump has simply focused right wing rage at Messicans and they don't have the energy to hate on the Ghey right now.

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