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Sunday, November 04, 2012

Borrowing Words

As good as I am with words, sometimes others say it better.

In an article by Christopher Hennessy, Tony/Pulitzer-winning playwright Doug Wright puts it THIS WAY:

"I wish my moderate Republican friends would simply be honest. They all say they’re voting for Romney because of his economic policies (tenuous and ill-formed as they are), and that they disagree with him on gay rights. Fine. Then look me in the eye, speak with a level clear voice, and say, 'My taxes and take-home pay mean more than your fundamental civil rights, the sanctity of your marriage, your right to visit an ailing spouse in the hospital, your dignity as a citizen of this country, your healthcare, your right to inherit, the mental welfare and emotional well-being of your youth, and your very personhood.'

"It’s like voting for George Wallace during the Civil Rights movements, and apologizing for his racism. You’re still complicit. You’re still perpetuating anti-gay legislation and cultural homophobia. You don’t get to walk away clean, because you say you “disagree” with your candidate on these issues."

The rest of the article is definitely worth a gander, too.

Those are Pobble Thoughts, through Christopher Hennessy's and Doug Wright's words. That and a buck fifty will get you coffee. 

5 comments:

Mike Christie said...

Very well said indeed. Thanks for sharing that!

BostonPobble said...

Mike C ~ Always pleased to share a link. :)

Bill Dameron said...

I am amazed by those that say they are socially liberal and fiscally conservative and still vote Republican. It simply does not work that way. If you vote Republican, you are voting to take away my rights.

BostonPobble said...

Bill ~ I concur. My body is becoming forfeit as well. Sometimes I want to shake people and say "think about what you are saying and what you are *really* voting for!"

Ian Lidster said...

Much wisdom in that. Cop-out arguments remain just that.