Saturday, June 30, 2012

Pandering? I'll have some more

In response to Mary Cheney and Heather Poe officially getting married, John Fugelsang of The Current had something to say:
[W]hile Dick Cheney’s party spent decades calling people like Mary deviant or unnatural, the liberals were fighting for her. When Karl Rove made same-sex marriage a wedge issue to divide Americans in the 2004 election, liberals were writing the checks to defeat that homophobic agenda. And when Fox News spent hundreds of hours lying about people like Mary Cheney and calling them a threat to traditional marriage, the very people Mary’s dad so deeply despises were the ones standing up for her liberty.

So you’re welcome, Cheneys, we were happy to do it.

More on gay Oreos: Is a more gay-inclusive marketplace just pandering? In just the last few months we've had JC Penney with Ellen DeGeneres and a gay couple, the Gap with two men in one snug t-shirt, and Ben and Jerry's "Apply Ever After" depicting a gay couple. One response: Pander away!

Stephen Colbert does a 3 1/2 minute rant against gay Oreos and looks to be having a hard time keeping a straight face.

I mentioned recently that the GOP is working to repeal the Affordable Care Act, but they don't intend to have anything to replace it. Here is some confirmation: Rep. Lee Terry of Nebraska was asked about the GOP plan. Yep, well, um, we're working on it. We're gonna hold hearings and talk to experts and try to incorporate all the great ideas they have. And we're gonna deal with all the issues.

Pam Spaulding of Pam's House Blend wonders: How long has the health care system been a mess? How long ago was the ACA signed into law? How long have they had to create an actual choice for voters? And only now they're thinking that hearings just possibly might be a good idea? Not buying it.

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