Oh, Noes, TEA Party Made No Comment About Gay Marriage Ruling

You just know that when Washington Post writer Sandhya Somashekhar set out to write this piece, he was looking for some way to slam the TEA Party. For a change, he did not succeed

While many conservative organizations immediately decried a federal judge’s decision last week to invalidate the federal ban on recognizing gay marriages, tea party groups have been conspicuously silent on the issue.

The silence is by design, activists with the loosely affiliated movement said, because it is held together by an exclusive focus on fiscal matters and its avoidance of divisive social issues such as abortion and gay marriage. Privately, though, many said they back the decision because it emphasizes the legal philosophy of states’ rights.

And this is exactly what I have written about a few times (such as this post), namely, that the TEA Party should stay out of social issues, and focus on core Conservative issues, such as fiscal responsibility, limited taxation, limited government size and scope, limited government meddling in our personal and business lives, issues that, if you ask moderates, independents, and even old JFK type liberals, they agree with. Keep the TEA Party out of the social issues.

“I do think it’s a state’s right,” said Phillip Dennis, Texas state coordinator for the Tea Party Patriots. The group does not take a position on social issues, he said, but personally, “I believe that if the people in Massachusetts want gay people to get married, then they should allow it, just as people in Utah do not support abortion. They should have the right to vote against that.”

Bingo! Leave it to the States, something I wholeheartedly agree with. When it comes to gay marriage, I am on record as being against it (though, on a scale of caring about the issue, I am about a 2 out of 10). I do strongly believe that they have a Right to civil unions, since this is America, founded on freedom and “hey, if it doesn’t harm me, why should I care?” Like Bob Barr, mentioned in the article, I am against the Defense Of Marriage Act. It had no business as a federally passed law.

Surprisingly, Andrew Sullivan agrees. Of course, the morons at Wonkette went down their typical toilet bowl road on the story. Surprise! And Joe. My. God. had to do the typical “teabagger” thing. Is it just me, or can Lefties never be civil and adult?

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5 Responses to “Oh, Noes, TEA Party Made No Comment About Gay Marriage Ruling”

  1. Basil says:

    Civil? Adult? And Left?

    You really used those words in one sentence?

  2. John Ryan says:

    Tea Party puts up huge billboard compares Obama to Hitler !!http://www.newser.com/story/95478/obama-hitler-billboard-divides-tea-party.html
    Hard right seems to find nothing amiss, America’s Jews appalled. No wonder American Jews vote 80% Democratic, no wonder that American Jews in Congress are so despised by the radical right.

  3. Basil says:

    John Ryan: In order for that comment to be on-topic, you’re saying that Obama wants to enter into a same-sex partnership with a liberal Jewish Nazi Congressman. Please … name names.

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  5. gitarcarver says:

    Hard right seems to find nothing amiss,

    Geez Ryan, some of the people in the Tea Party of Iowa found it to be distasteful. Once again, the point you try to make is an outright lie.

    America’s Jews appalled.

    Proof please.

    no wonder that American Jews in Congress are so despised by the radical right.

    “Radical right?” Nice try to equate the Tea Party to the “radical right.” According to your logic, since most of the radical left wants Israel wiped off the face of the earth and all Jews eradicated, you hate Jews. (And so would Obama, Pelosi, and all of the people you worship.)

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