Nine Senate Democrats remain non-supporters of marriage equality today, thanks to Bob Casey’s thoughtful announcement this morning
|By: Teddy Partridge Monday April 1, 2013 4:19 pm|
|By: Teddy Partridge Sunday March 31, 2013 8:01 pm|
If there’s a pile of money to be picked over in American politics, whether it’s Bill Clinton’s re-election campaign in 1996, Rupert Murdoch’s wallet in this century, or the RNC’s ten-million dollar effort to re-brand itself for Latino voters, you can bet toe-sucking whoremonger Dick Morris will be nearby peddling a solution, ready to hoover up the cash.
|By: Teddy Partridge Tuesday March 26, 2013 3:46 pm|
I really do believe that Harry Reid must have a sign-up board at Democratic caucus meetings so that these eager converts don’t step on each others’ press announcements. Or maybe Dick Durbin stage-manages these guys so they don’t fall all over each other climbing on the bandwagon.
|By: Teddy Partridge Monday March 25, 2013 6:30 pm|
Prior to this week’s historic arguments at the Supreme Court, and certainly before the Court issues its decisions on Prop 8 and DOMA (most likely at the end of June) we’re seeing US Senators lining up for marriage equality. After former first lady, US Senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced her unqualified support for LGBT equality, including marriage, last week, it seems like the moderate caucus of the Democratic Senators has found permission to jump aboard the bandwagon.
|By: Teddy Partridge Sunday March 24, 2013 8:01 pm|
“Only 12% of the public want to see a cut in Social Security payments”.
|By: Teddy Partridge Sunday March 24, 2013 1:59 pm|
Daniel Hernandez does a remarkable job of taking us inside that day his boss, Rep. Gabby Giffords was shot, a day none of us would hope to be inside of, ever. He recalls his specific feelings and frustrations at being at the absolute center of the event, but knowing little about its outcome. And then, in an avalanche of media attention, he describes how he undertook an overwhelming 215 interviews by the day of the memorial service in Tucson. There he met President Obama and the First Lady. There his iconic media status was cemented by that hug from the President, who said to him, moments after announcing to a cheering crowd that he had just come from Gabby Giffords’ hospital bedside, where she’d opened her eyes for the first time: “And, Daniel, I’m sorry, you may deny it, but we’ve decided you are a hero, because you ran through the chaos to minister to your boss and tended to her wounds and helped keep her alive.”
Thus began the journey of a young man who became an icon for so many: a gay, Hispanic student intern who ran toward danger to save a Congresswoman shot in the line of duty and ended up sitting with the First Lady at the State of the Union
|By: Teddy Partridge Monday March 18, 2013 3:45 pm|
Even a decade ago, when the past ten years’ progress was almost unthinkable, same-sex marriages were vastly more approved in America than interracial marriages were at the time the US Supreme Court weighed in on them.
|By: Teddy Partridge Sunday March 17, 2013 8:01 pm|
Ask yourself, Senator: “Is this how I’d want my son treated?” Because that’s about all you’ve shown we can expect. I mean, we’ll take it, but if it’s as far as your empathy extends, you must at least apply it in all areas.
Welcome to the American Majority for Marriage Equality, Senator.
|By: Teddy Partridge Thursday March 14, 2013 12:30 pm|
I predicted this, but I really thought now that we were within two weeks of oral arguments, the Talibangelical bigots would hold off criticizing the very foundation of the family of the Chief Justice of the United States of America.
|By: Teddy Partridge Monday March 11, 2013 6:30 pm|
I know you were worried. Could these two ex-Senators find work, one a rookie, the other a veteran? Leaving the Senate nest is always precarious, whether it’s voluntary (as Joe Lieberman can claim, not having sought re-election) or not (as Scott Brown must attest, having lost to Elizabeth Warren).
Well, worry not. Both these esteemed gentlemen have found paying gigs with organizations in Washington that will probably make very good use of their service to their country.