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Sun Dec 9, 2012, 02:50 PM

Conservative Pundits: Accepting Same-Sex Marriage Is Common Sense


By Annie-Rose Strasser on Dec 9, 2012 at 11:40 am


Republican political strategist Mary Matalin must have finally gotten the message that a growing number of Americans support marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples. On ABC’s This Week, as the show discussed the Supreme Court’s decision to weigh in on the matter, Matalin softened her opposition and said that the pattern of children born out of wedlock was “more problematic” for society than two men or two women getting married.
Previously, Matalin has defended “traditional marriage” and said that marriage equality was not a “civil rights issue.” But on Sunday, Matalin opted to fall back on the argument that unwed parents, not gays and lesbians, are leading to the downfall of American morality:

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS (HOST): The lines have crossed. Forty eight percent, approaching going above 50 percent support gay marriage in the country. Forty eight percent now support gay marriage in the country.

MATALIN: Well, because Americans have common sense. There are important constitutional, biological, theological, ontological questions relative to homosexual marriage. People who live in the real world, say, the greater threat to the civil order are the heterosexuals who don’t get married and are making babies. That’s an epidemic in crisis proportions. That is irrefutably more problematic for our culture than homosexuals getting married. I find this important dancing on the head of a pin argument, but in real life, looking down 30 years from now, real people understand the consequences of so many babies being born out of wedlock to the economy and to the morality of the country






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http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2012/12/09/1306251/matalin-unwed-marriage/

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 07:39 PM

1. Oh, golly, Miss Mary, did you suddenly change your itsy bitsy mind?

Just since you lost ? You ass licking, mindless, slobbering
You sound like George Will.
---Whose books on baseball, BTW, I once admired, but have come to believe are just written by a man with an insufferably narrow view of the world.. (that's for another thread)

WHY, WHY do people like this keep getting on TV shows?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 04:16 PM

2. Ontological? Really?

I think she just threw out all the -ological words she could think of. I doubt she knows what ontological means.

Bake

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 07:39 AM

3. The day "morality of the country" dies as a meme

cannot come soon enough. It is the most common excuse Conservatives use for their failings, in short, they say their stuff does not work because "the country is not moral enough".

Policy that works actually deals with a society as it is, it is not designed to serve a society which only exists in the fevered imagination. When it fails, it does not blame the people for their moral failings, it understands that the ideas were just a poor fit and moves on to a hopefully better plan.

Conservatism is premised on the "return" to a world, that in fact there is no evidence ever existed, or even could have existed. It has nothing to do with the "Morality of the Country", and never did.

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