Monday, January 22, 2007

Between a rock and a hard place Marilyn?

"As we face the issues that we are facing today, I don't think there's anything more important out there than the marriage issue," - Marilyn Musgrave, seeking re-election in Colorado in 2006.

Those were the good old days, weren’t they Mare? Getting up on that bully pulpit in front of Congress and the tee-vee cameras and puffin your chest out in an over-bloated sense of faux moral superiority and proclaiming that you were going to save this country from the horrors of homos marrying. Wow, those must have been heady days for you – huh Mare? And brave ones too. Beatin back those evil gays and making sure they’d never ever get any of the same rights you enjoy. It must have made you really proud to be such a hero in the eyes of James Dobson and his hate-filled minions.

But let me tell you in whose eyes you were anything but a hero Mare: Every mother and father whose gay or lesbian child you trampled in your quest for grandeur. And let me tell you something else Mare, I’m one of those mothers. And I am not going to shed one damn tear when you go down. And believe me, your days in Congress as a bad one-act vaudeville show are numbered. And somewhere in the recesses of your tiny little bigoted mind you know it too:

In past sessions, Colorado Sen. Wayne Allard and Rep. Marilyn Musgrave were conservative champions of a federal constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage in the last Congress, both sponsoring legislation to do just that.

Not this year.

The two Republicans said last week they have no plans to re-introduce their legislation in the new Congress - another sign that Democrats are now in the majority.

"At this time, I haven't discussed it with anyone," Allard said on Thursday. "If we thought there was a decent chance to bring it to the floor for debate, I would, but with the new Congress, I'm not sure we will ever have that opportunity."

Aaron Johnson, Musgrave's spokesman, said the congresswoman would not introduce the legislation this year.

You are of no use to James Dobson anymore, Marilyn. Your glory days are over. No more puffy, full-of-yourself- self-righteous proclamations. You are just a has-been bigot now.

Time to find a new raison d'etre – global warming maybe?



Jarred said...

It's nice to hear that this affront to civil rights won't be reintroduced this year.

Seething Mom said...

But the bigger picture here is that gay marriage is no longer an effective "rally the bigots" political ploy for the Republican party. And ineffective legislators like Marilyn Musgrave are fast becoming endangered species. Without the federal marriage amendment, she has nothing to offer and hopefully the good people in her district will see that and get rid of her and put someone who truly cares about the real problems facing this country.

Catherine + said...

Mercy Kim! And I thought I was the lone ranger as far as speaking my mind and not being afraid to show it!
God bless you, my dear! I am behind you 101% and so are many others.

Keep speaking your mind. I gave you a plug on my blog yesterday because you are soooooo good at what you do...being an exceptional mom and advocate for gay kids everywhere.