Liberals Elect Funny People Sometimes

I think, you know, freedom means freedom for everyone.  I think people ought to be free to enter into any kind of union they wish, any kind of arrangement they wish.

-Dick Cheney

There are a lot of people who have trouble coming to terms with that because they see marriage as traditionally between a man and a woman. But I also know that, you know, when couples are committed to each other and love each other, that they ought to have, I think, the same sort of rights that everyone has.

-Laura Bush

I believe that marriage is between a man and a woman.

-Barack Obama

How’s that hopey changey thing workin out for ya?

-Sarah Palin

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9 Responses to “Liberals Elect Funny People Sometimes”

  1. skeptic Says:

    You must think you’re pretty fucking clever. Anyone who understands politics can understand the difference between a politician who is running for office (and therefore must placate the bigoted fucks that populate so much of America) and a politician who is guaranteed never to run for office again. The wife of a politician who will never run again is even further from a fair comparison.

    Anyone who knew about politics would also know that the only reason Dick Cheney even had a second term to be sidelined during and become embittered about was Karl Rove’s deliberate effort to put anti-gay marriage initiatives on the 2004 ballot in as many states as possible.

    Obama certainly hasn’t covered himself in glory on the issue of equal rights, but to imply that the Republicans are better on the issue because of those two idiots? Please!

  2. bl1y Says:

    Jesus, son, get a fucking life.

  3. skeptic Says:

    Nice comeback! You are precisely as clever as the original post would indicate. I need to stop getting worked up about conservatives who are both snarky and too ignorant to understand why their snark is so wrong. It’s just that your post was so fucking stupid, for a second I thought maybe you were my dad.

  4. bl1y Says:

    I like that you’ve thought about this longer than it took me to write.

  5. skeptic Says:

    I like that it drives you and your ilk to distraction that a black man is president.

  6. Evil Scotsman Says:

    Wow, skeptic – have you considered that your first reply here indicates you’re fine with a politician having absolutely no integrity or honesty at all and being willing to compromise himself and say anything to win power, even if it is Saint Barack? Sure, the concept of a politician who’s honest and actually standing on some sort of principle is pretty much a punchline but every skeptic and contrarian is an idealist at heart.

    Also, I’m reluctant to speak for b1ly here, but it might just be possible he wasn’t saying Republicans are better than Democrats but that each is as bad as the other?

  7. bl1y Says:

    Actually, all I was trying to say was “lol”

    People like everything to be black and white, because if the universe operated you wouldn’t ever have to think. If I think it’s funny that the liberal Messiah is more conservative on hot-button social issues than many high profile conservatives, then it must mean I hate black people, right?

  8. Amber Says:

    Does this mean that you think that Laura and Dick are more principled than Obama? What do you think are the odds that Laura and Dick would have made these statements, or anything vaguely resembling their approval of same sex marriages, prior to GWB’s re-election? So, it’s okay for Repub leaders to say one thing to get elected and then say something else when they no longer have to worry about the prospect of re-election, but not okay for a Dem to do the same thing?

    And do you really think that, in Obama’s heart, he’s against same sex marriage? If you honestly think that Obama “is more conservative on hot-button social issues than many high profile conservatives”, I’m surprised at your naivet√©.

    I also think you’re most likely a racist. But that doesn’t really have much to do with your above posts. You just have the air of a racist tool:)

  9. bl1y Says:

    Sorry, let me clarify: Obama’s official, articulated position on some hot button social issues is more to the right than some high profile members of the Republican leadership. I don’t really think there’s any debating that.

    And are you asking if I think it’s okay for high profile party members to not publicly voice opinions contrary to that of the party leader? Yeah, I don’t think that’s so bad. I think it would have been better if they said these things earlier, but I don’t think it’s necessarily bad that they didn’t.

    And I love that people on the far left are more likely to criticize a Republican for voicing socially moderate or liberal positions too late than they are to criticize a Democrat for being too conservative while in office right now and capable of bringing about the changes they want.

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