Henican: Deal With Issues Instead of 'Getting Yahoos Revved Up Over Gay Marriage'

To paraphrase Jeff Foxworthy: if you're an American who wants marriage to be reserved exclusively for one man and one woman . . . you might be a yahoo!

Don't believe me? Ask liberal Newsday columnist Ellis Henican. He appeared on Fox & Friends First this morning to debate radio talk show host Mike Gallagher on a variety of topics, including the Democrats' recently announced six-point plan to be implemented should they take back the House in the November elections.

Gallagher argued that this was something the Dems cooked up on the spur of the moment, frustrated by the good news for the Republicans generated by the killing of Zarqawi, the exculpation of Rove and other events.

But Henican saw great value in the Democrats addressing 'real issues' like high gasoline prices. That's much more important than, as he put it, 'getting the yahoos revved up over gay marriage.'

Henican thus unwittingly provided yet another example of Dem elitism and hypocrisy. This is the party that claims to worship at the altar of 'working men and women.' But when those same 'kitchen table' folks express concern about an issue not in line with the great liberal agenda, why, they're nothing but a bunch of yahoos to be scorned.

Finkelstein lives in the liberal haven of Ithaca, NY, where he hosts the award-winning public-access TV show 'Right Angle.' Contact him at mark@gunhill.net

Mark Finkelstein
Mark Finkelstein is a contributing editor for NewsBusters.