“When Heather and I decided to have a baby, I knew it wasn’t going to be the most popular decision,” Ms. Cheney said, referring to her partner of 15 years, Heather Poe. She then gestured to her middle — any bulge disguised by a boxy jacket — and asserted: “This is a baby. This is a blessing from God. It is not a political statement. It is not a prop to be used in a debate, on either side of a political issue. It is my child.”
Ummm Mary ------ I’m thrilled you’ve finally decided to speak up, even if it is a tad bit late. But you’re sadly mistaken about one thing. Whether you like it or not, your baby is a prop. Your baby is going to be used in political debates. And sadly, you must share in some of the blame for that. By standing by and supporting a party that used gays and lesbians for political gain, you empowered the James Dobsons, the Pat Robertsons, the Jerry Falwells, and all the other bat-sh*t crazy loons who claim to hate you in the name of God. By standing quietly by while your daddy and his political cronies sacrificed you, and by extension my son, for political power, you are now going to feel what this Seething Mom has been feeling ever since she learned one of her precious children was gay. And I will pray that the anger, the anguish, and the horror of what your daddy has done to you doesn’t eat you alive like it has me for the past 4 years.
You had over 6 years worth of opportunities to make a difference, but you did nothing. In fact you did worse. You actually supported the very people who were hell bent on making you and your partner second class citizens. And now you’ll soon be welcoming a child into your second-class world. Oh but now you want to protect your baby from being used as a prop in a political debate?
Well I’ll be damned! It was just fine as long as it was my child that was suffering the repercussions of your father’s homophobic, hateful, gay-obsessed campaign for power, but now that you have a child on the way, it’s all of a sudden not ok?
Isn’t it funny Mary how different things look when you become a momma? All of a sudden those instincts to protect that precious little one just take over. And they are overpowering, aren’t they? Well dear, you’d better sharpen those under-utilized claws of yours because its hell out there and you are going to need whatever help you can find thanks to your baby’s grandpa and his “family values” party. And the first lesson you’ll learn is one we peon moms and dads with gay children have known for over 6 long years, your daddy’s party of family values only values certain families --- and yours isn’t one of them.
And speaking of your daddy, what the hell was his problem the other night? Wolf Blitzer handed him the perfect chance to finally put that meely-mouthed homophobe, James Dobson in his place and what does he do? He attacks little Wolfie. What was that all about? Your dad damn near wilted like a hothouse flower when Wolf Blitzer dared to ask him about James Dobson and his reaction to your pregnancy. But it was your dad’s reaction to Wolf’s question that tells me exactly where his loyalties are -- and Mary -- bad news, they are not with you. Daddy dearest couldn’t do it. He may have wanted to tell the world what an idiot he thinks ole Dobson is, but he couldn’t risk the political fallout. You understand --- I’m sure. But I sure as hell don’t.
Once again Mary, your daddy tells you he loves you, but you’ll have to take his word for it because damn if his actions show it.