Ed Team

It's "equal marriage," not "equine marriage"

Filed By Ed Team | March 16, 2010 7:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Quote of the Day
Tags: J.D. Hayworth, John McCain, marriage

"You see, the Massachusetts Supreme Court, when it started this move toward same-sex marriage, actually defined marriage -- now get this -- it defined marriage as simply, 'the establishment of intimacy.' Now how dangerous is that? I mean, I don't mean to be absurd about it, but I guess I can make the point of absurdity with an absurd point -- I guess that would mean if you really had affection for your horse, I guess you could marry your horse. It's just the wrong way to go, and the only way to protect the institution of marriage is with that federal marriage amendment that I support."

--J.D. Hayworth, who's challenging John McCain in the Republican Senate primary

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I watched Rachel Maddow's interview with Hayworth. I must say it was one of the most incredible experiences I've had. He overtly lied repeatedly during the interview--disputing the documented facts Rachel had before her. This has been a political strategy of the republican party for several years (since Karl Rove, I suppose). Rachel has pointed this out; Jon Stewart has pointed this out. As a man with a strong personal value system, I find it shocking that people cal lie this way. I'm even more shocked that such a large number of the American public believe the lies when the facts are pointed out to them. It scares me that our (potential) voters are no more discriminating and have such a high level of tolerance for politicians who lie to us.