Monday, January 15, 2007

Dear Senator McCain

It looks like you got some really bad news this past weekend when chief hate-filled bigot, James Dobson, said he could not under any circumstances support you for President. That had to come as a big surprise and a huge blow, especially since pulling the wool over Jerry Falwell’s eyes went so well. But then Jerry Falwell is no James Dobson.

You definitely underestimated James Dobson, a powerful Evangelical leader. Really sir, did you truly think you could be so wishy-washy on an issue as near and dear to these homophobic haters’ stone-cold hearts as gay marriage? One minute you are saying:

I think gay marriage should be allowed if there is a ceremony kinda thing, if you want to call it that, I don’t have any problem with that…

And literally the next minute you are nervously “clarifying” your previous statement with this:

On the issue of the gay marriage, I believe if people want to have private ceremonies, that’s fine, I do not believe gay marriages should be legal.

I mean no disrespect sir, but here is the cold harsh reality. You’ve lost Americans who used to admire you. And it looks like you are on the fast track to losing the very people for whom you’ve trashed every value and principle that set you apart from other politicians. So since you are hell-bent on continuing down this path of political suicide in order to connect with these extremists, take my advice, cut the wishy washy crap. It doesn’t resonate with that crowd. As Steve over at the Carpetbagger says, they “are wholly unimpressed with McCain 1.0 and 2.0.” It is time to roll out version 3.0 and it better have the bugs worked out.

Update: Well I guess version 3.0 has been rolled out (that sure didn't take long):

Sen. John McCain said Tuesday he hopes to patch things up with right-wing Christian leader James Dobson, who recently said he wouldn't support the Republican's presidential bid under any circumstances.

So glad to know that making nice with the Dobson crowd is Senator McCain’s top priority. That means my son and every other American who does not meet Dobson’s approval will be thrown under the bus.

Well Senator McCain, go for it. You and the Dobson crowd deserve each other, but this country deserves so much better than you and something tells me I am not the only one who feels this way.


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4 comments:

Mark said...

"And the Lord God fashioned into a woman the rib which He had taken from the man, and brought her to the man. And the man said, 'This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. For this cause a man shall leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave to his wife; and they shall become one flesh." (Genesis 2:22-24)

I don't think it wise for man to try and improve on anything God has done.

From that day on, Adam had a rib missing, and Eve had the rib that belonged to Adam. Marriage gave Adam back what he had lost and gave Eve what she had not possessed. In God's perfect plan, they made each other complete.

Pisco Sours said...

Mark: "I don't think it wise for man to try and improve on anything God has done."

And I don't think it wise to make specious arguments about gender complementarity without reading all of Genesis 2, and using reading comprehension skills to figure out why God decided to create a woman in the first place. But we can't have everything we want, can we now?

Mark said...

pissco,
If you have a point make it. It appears the light as offended your love of the dark, that will happen.

btw I have everything I want, suxs to be you, eh?

Mike said...

Mark,

I don't get it. You come on a woman's site who has obviously different views than those espoused on your own. You make a comment, fine. Then, when someone presents a contrary view you start insulting the other correspondents. Either you are incapable of comprehending what Christ says in the Gospels about how we are to treat one another, or Seething Mom's blog hits a little too close to home.

Methinks the boy doth protest too much.