Chris Matthews: Gay GOP Staffers Should Ask Bosses to Join Obama on Same-Sex Marriage
President Obama once again flipflopped on his position regarding same-sex marriage Wednesday, and his adoring media couldn't be more pleased.
On MSNBC, Hardball's Chris Matthews actually called for "gay men and women who now work for the election of Republican members of Congress, Senators, and [Mitt] Romney himself...to stand up, walk in the direction of their bosses and candidates, and ask them to join the president on this" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
CHRIS MATTHEWS: President Obama remains a maker of history. He was the first African-American to serve as our president. Now he’s a leader of another kind: the first president to state his support for recognizing the marriage of partners of the same sex. However the circumstances, he now stands for reelection with this fact on the table. He stands against a candidate, Mitt Romney, who says he will never give up his opposition to gay marriage, a candidate who refuses to stand up for a gay man who was just run out of his campaign.
I guess Romney asking Richard Grenell to come back to work isn’t standing up for him. But I digress:
MATTHEWS: Could there be a grander canyon between these two men: one fully in support of the right of gay people to marry, one totally against that right?
It will take a bit of time to see how this affects the presidential election, but I have to wonder how gay men and women who now work for the election of Republican members of Congress, Senators, and Romney himself can sit in their work seats and refuse to stand up, walk in the direction of their bosses and candidates, and ask them to join the president on this. I have to wonder how long they can remain indentured servants, how long they can continue to accept the Republican Party’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” rule that you can work here as long as you keep your mouth shut on what you believe on the life you aspire to on those you love.
But tonight, I honor a president who regardless of the political consequences declared for all the world to hear that all God’s children have the right to love as they were born to love. That ought to count for something no matter which way the chips fall in this election.
Isn't it interesting that liberal media members that really don't care about the sanctity of marriage are suddenly enthralled by it and think it's the most important thing to a man or a woman regardless of their sexual orientation?
Divorce rates are skyrocketing in this country while the number of people getting married is on the decline.
As of 2010, there were almost 100 million Americans over the age of 18 that were single. 45 percent of American households are now unmarried.
As such, why would gays believe marriage equality was the most important issue to them in an election when it's clearly not the most important issue throughout the entire population?
Frankly, assuming that all members of the LGBT community have exactly the same top priority seems rather bigoted.
Is it a stretch to think that for many of these folks just like many heterosexuals, other things like jobs and the economy for instance might be on their frontburner?
Speaking of which, do you get the feeling that as America's media spend yet another news cycle talking about a social issue, the point is really to keep the nation thinking about anything other than the economy?
They wouldn't do that, would they?