I get all kinds of email from all kinds of people, ALL THE TIME.
Even when we aren’t gearing up for — or in the middle of — an election cycle, a lot of those emails are political in nature. The Democraic Party sends out its emails; the GOP does the same. There is always some political crisis at hand — some candidate needs money, some petition needs signing, some event needs me to attend. And it’s always urgent. If I don’t ACT NOW something drastic and horrible is gonna happen.
Usually, I just hit delete and move on. Regardless of what I think about a candidate or a political party or a cause, these emails usually just come off as over-blown hype.
This time, though, I opened the email. And it occurred to me that the “DNC Memo” had a really great point. So I decided to share this one here, in it’s entirety:
From: Mo Elleithee, DNC Communications Director
To: Interested Parties
Date: April 29, 2015
Re: The ridiculous GOP answer on same-sex weddings
It appears that the new, burning, hard-hitting question that GOP presidential hopefuls are tripping all over is whether or not they would attend a same-sex wedding of someone they personally knew and cared for.
Here’s what they’ve said.
Bush: Sure, if I care about the person.
Rubio: Sure, but I don’t have to like it.
Kasich: Yes, but I don’t have to like it.
Cruz: I haven’t been faced with that circumstance.
Walker: I’ve been to a reception, but not a wedding.
Jindal: Sure, if I care about the person.
Fiorina: Yes, but only if it’s NOT in a church.
This is getting ridiculous.
Here’s the real answer: if they had their way, NONE of these candidates would attend a same-sex wedding, because ALL of these candidates believe that same-sex marriages should be illegal.
So, you’ll forgive me for not being impressed by a Republican presidential candidate who would go to a same-sex wedding for someone they know, when they oppose weddings for people they don’t.