Thursday, May 10, 2012

The Big Issues

Dear Madame L,

What do you think about Pres. Obama's announcement that he supports the idea of gay marriage? I see he's having a fund-raiser tonight with a bunch of very wealthy and famous people at George Clooney's house, and I wonder why he isn't focusing on jobs, like John Boehner and the Republicans are.

Sincerely,

Worried About the Big Issues


Dear Big Issue Voter,

Madame L is glad that Pres. Obama finally came out and made the big announcement. She thinks that people who object to marriage equality wouldn't have voted for Obama's re-election, anyway, so it doesn't matter as an election issue, and she's glad for Obama that the rich and famous of Hollywood will be supporting him. 

Madame L is glad that Pres. Obama cares about issues of equality and fairness. She thinks this issue will be regarded 50 years from now as the equivalent of rights for other minorities (as in the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s). 

Madame L doesn't think a white president could have gotten away with such an announcement. And she doesn't care about the famous and infamous people on either side of this or any other issue.

Madame L thinks John Boehner's ridiculous statement about how he and the Republicans are focusing on jobs is .... ridiculous. Madame L has not seen one single sign that the Republicans, led by John Boehner and his frenemy Eric Cantor, have done one single thing for jobs or the economy in America (except when forced to take positive action by the outrage of their constituents).

On the contrary, they have stalled on every effort and impeded every movement toward the creation of new jobs. And they have admitted that their primary goal, since the day of Pres. Obama's inauguration in 2009, has been to defeat him and get him out of office, at whatever cost, even at the cost of jobs and our economy. 

Sincerely,

Madame L

1 comment:

Jeff said...

You forgot to mention the signed statement by Mitt Romney when he ran against Ted Kennedy for Senate (1994? 1996?) that he supported equality in all respects for the GLBT community of Massachusetts.

Two days ago, Obama's spokesperson (Carney) said that the President's opinion on this issue "was evolving". Today it has apparently evolved?

I guess I'm confused as what ANYONE running for office believes.
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