Pandering writ large

| July 11, 2007

I know there are single-issue voters, but I think single-issue political debates are just boring and useless attempts at pandering to draw in people who can’t hold more than one idea in their tiny brains at a time. Take this example, a debate about gays by the Democrat candidates;

Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, John Edwards and Chris Dodd have confirmed they will participate. Several other Democratic candidates also may join the debate.

The debate will be conducted with a live audience in Los Angeles.  On the panel questioning the two Democrats will be Human Rights Campaign president Joe Solmonese and singer Melissa Etheridge.

The debate was put together by LOGO and HRC.

“In the 2008 presidential election, issues of concern to the LGBT community have already been at the forefront of the national conversation,” said Solmonese.

“From the repeal of “Don’t ask, Don’t Tell” to the recent signing of a civil unions bill in New Hampshire, there is no doubt that voters will demand answers to important questions affecting our community.”

So what are they going to “debate” – which candidate is more gay than the others? There’s no debate in the Democrat party about these so-called “gay rights” (whatever that happens to mean), so why are they going to stand on stage and promise huge special interest giveaways to people who supposedly want to be treated like everyone else – despite the fact that they refuse to act like everyone else and they demand “rights” that no one else has.

Yeah, it’s going to be a huge applause-fest that does nothing except try to gain for the gay community the acceptance into the mainstream that they claim they so lack. While we’re at it, lets have a debate about the fate of abandoned puppies. I’ll bet the Democrat candidates can rate huge among their base on that one, too.

Category: Politics, Society

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