It's petulant. It's whiny. It's nasty. It's intellectually solid and insightful.
QueerToday pegs the finale of the ConCon in their TRAV-esty of Justice post. The hypocrites, liars, gay haters, and even libertarians hiding in the clothes of progressives get it loud and strong.
Senate President Bobby Travaglini has put himself squarely into the camp of those who are willing to sacrifice civil rights and marriage equality -- and health care for all in the mix -- for his own vanity. He lost and was humiliated following the Goodridge decision, when he pushed for civil unions.
Last week, he played the vicious game joined in by so many self-identified right, left, evangelical, God fearing or whatever. The call was for democratic process, but after Trav ramrodded the ConCon into 1) passing through the anti-marriage equality without democratic debate on whether to do so, and 2) adjourning without process or the adherence to constitutional duty so important only minutes before, where were principles, or process or even outrage?
We are awaiting fellow travelers, like Blue Mass Group or hardy har, VoteOnMarriage, to scream as loudly over the suffocation of the health-care amendment as they have over the anti-marriage equality amendment. They might eventually raise a weak, "Whoa, dude, this is important too," complaint. Don't count on it.
Those who claimed they were all about process and democracy are back watching the bowl games and snickering over their slap in the collective faces of one minority -- and seemingly unmindful of what it means to those who need health care.
We always knew Bobby was for Bobby and would drive a tractor over his grandmother to get what he wanted. These other clowns who enabled him have lost any credibility they might have had about process and democracy and constitutional duty.
Tags: massmarrier, Massachusetts, amendment, same sex marriage, ConCon