Jeff Rosenberg is one of the few bloggers at Minnesota Progressive Project that doesn’t deserve to be under either police surveillance, court-ordered commitment, or both.
But that doesn’t mean he gets how Democrat politics works:
The very first thing they should do, though, is officially legalize same-sex marriage.
The vote against marriage discrimination was historic. It was uplifting. And it came amidst a number of other wonderful victories for the LGBT community and its allies. But if you’ll forgive me for saying so mere hours after this historic victory, it’s not enough. Not discriminating against same-sex couples any more than we already do just doesn’t cut it. It’s time for full equality, and there has never been a better opportunity.
Somewhere out at Alida Messinger’s estate, a DFL organizer – a union guy, maybe, or one of Alida’s hired fixers with ABM – is saying two things to himself right about now:
- “Alida looks a lot like the bass player for “Sweet”, circa 1974″.
- “Jeff! Bubbie! Slow down! Not so fast!”
Like abortion, gay marriage is an issue that serves the Democrats (and parts of the GOP) better unresolved.
The DFL – and Democrats nationwide, as yesterday’s election showed – run, and win, on selling victimization.
If gays – who are a percent or two of the population that votes reliably Democrat – ever stop howling “Why can’t we get married?”, they might start howling “why can’t we find a job” or “why are our taxes so damn high?”
Oh, the courts may settle it for us. But the legislature? Forget about it.