Thursday, June 27, 2013

Southern Gentlemen Myth

Those GOP legislators who wouldn't let Democratic  Senator Wendy Davis wear a back brace during her filibuster to protect women's rights have pretty much destroyed the myth of the fine Southern Gentlemen.  It turns out they are just a bunch of assholes.

It seems to me that we in New Mexico are surrounded by legislatures to the east and west of us that are full of assholes.  I just don't know how else to put it.  The extreme right wing controls those states and will continue to do so with the likes of Rick Perry in the Governor's office. On the bright side, this war against our women will certainly hasten the demise of these crazies on the national scene.  The young people in this country, as evidenced in the Gay Rights movement, will soon control the vote nationally even if places like Texas and Arizona cling to the past of bible thumping idiot elected officials.

I am grateful that we have a moderate/liberal controlled legislature that has some good old time moderate republicans serving.  Even at her worse I don't think Susanah Martinez approaches the certifiably insane right winger yet.  But she is a cowardly fence sitter when she says gay marriage in New Mexico should be decided by only the voters.  Well, not the voters but the religious zealots led by the Catholic Church.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

It was good to see Texans Fighting to protect life one day, and executing someone the next.

Anonymous said...

"Yet" is correct.

Dan said...

I was taught that the Constitution is there to protect the minority from being abused by the majority.

Whenever I hear someone say, "put it to a vote of the people" I think how would this vote go in Mississippi for black people to vote in 1964?

That is why gay marriage has no place at the voter booth. This is an equality issue and the majority may abuse their power.

The Constitution demands equal treatment for all under the law. That does not need to be voted on.

Anonymous said...

It's not about religion, it's about power. The "true believers" believe because it works to keep us peasants in line. Religion is a business.

Anonymous said...

Martinez is an asshole just as much as those others. She's just passive about it. A do nothing governor who also lets nothing happen. Just like Berry of Albuquerque.

Anonymous said...

Time they are a changing. Sure, the conservatives and the fanatics who misuse religion would vote it down but the younger generation (get out and vote) doesn't see same sex marriage or marijuana as illegal. Martinez is just showing how out of touch she is with NM and its residents by saying let the people vote on a Constitutional amendment. Legalize same sex marriage, legalize (and set legal limits) marijuana and let's all move on.

Anonymous said...

Thomas Jefferson: "I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical."

I smell a little rain in the air.