Georgia Senator Saxby Chambliss is a real peach. He won his seat by attacking the patriotism and service of a triple amputee and Vietnam vet, and has since been making Georgians (of whom I know many) look bad, years before Paul Broun revealed the depths of stupidity one can find if they search hard enough. I was actually in Georgia when he last won re-election, enjoying a Great Big Sea concert in Little Five Points and blissfully unaware that this moron was getting another six years to cause problems.
So when I saw this quote, I was entirely unsurprised. “I’m not gay. So I’m not going to marry one.”
This is exactly the attitude I was discussing yesterday in regards to Rob Portman. Saxby Chambliss has no desire to marry a man, so that means that nobody else can either. If he did, he would first look for a way to make it so that only he could marry men, and reluctantly allow others to if he had to.
The more of that article I read, the more I see the narcissism of Republican lawmakers and cowardliness of red-state Democratic ones. This is especially true of the ones who claim it’s a “state issue” while steadfastly refusing to get rid of DOMA and any federal marriage benefits so that it actually is.
It’s still morning, but I had to share a little facepalming.