Wednesday, January 13, 2010

How to be elephantine without being a douchebag.

Ted Olson op-ed in Newsweek: The Conservative Case for Gay Marriage

I didn't realize very many conservatives like this still existed, and the ones that do have remained utterly silent lately, probably afraid of being called RINOs or worse. But Ted Olson steps up and punches the douchebag contingent of the Republican Party in the face.

On the other hand, the last thing I really want is Republicans starting to sound reasonable again, because that means they'll start winning elections. Democrats are floundering on their divided loyalties to the financial elite and the dispossessed (probably a 90-10 balance, which is why things like health-care reform are going so badly.) However, I do like a challenge, and more like this from the right will be a game-changer.

But it's not likely. What I suspect will really happen is Ted will be torn limb-from-limb from the Palin-Malkin dominant wing of the party. That will be sad, but hang in there, Ted.

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