As incredible as it seems, there are still those among us who think it clever and above it all to say that in America there is only the Republicrat Party. If you’re one of those people who persist in saying that there is no difference between the parties, I would urge you to read this article from today’s Washington Post:
Yesterday’s House debate on same-sex marriage was pure dead horse: The Senate last month rejected — emphatically — a constitutional amendment that would allow Congress to ban same-sex marriage, so there was zero chance the amendment could be approved this year. But members of the House were answering to a Higher Authority.
“It’s part of God’s plan for the future of mankind,” explained Rep. John Carter (R-Tex.).
Rep. Bob Beauprez (R- Colo.) also found “the very hand of God” at work. “We best not be messing with His plan.”
Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) agreed that “it wasn’t our idea, it was God’s.”
“I think God has spoken very clearly on this issue,” said Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Ga.), a mustachioed gynecologist who served as one of the floor leaders yesterday. When somebody quarreled with this notion, Gingrey replied: “I refer the gentleman to the Holy Scriptures.”
Sorry, but Democrats don’t talk like that. Here’s something else Democrats don’t say:
Gingrey, the floor leader/gynecologist, posited that the debate was “about values and how this great country represents them to the world.” After the vote, he elaborated: “This is probably the best message we can give to the Middle East in regards to the trouble we are having over there right now.”
Right. And liberals are the ones who don’t get it about the war on terror?
Need more evidence? Consider the vote in the Senate on the stem cell bill. Of the thirty-seven Senators who voted against it, how many do you think were Democrats?
Answer: One. (Ben Nelson of Nebraska).
The fact is the main political fault line in this country is no longer liberal vs. conservative. It’s sane vs. insane. I know which side I’m on.