Barack Obama in Oregon:
“We argue about gay marriage. You know, in the meantime the planet is, you know, potentially being destroyed. We’ve got a war that is bankrupting us. And we’re going to argue about gay marriage? I mean, that doesn’t make any sense.”
Um, actually, I think gay marriage is kinda worth arguing about. I mean, I understand that it is a divisive issue, but there are a lot of problems in the world that need our attention on which there is not universal agreement: the war in Iraq, poverty, hunger, the environment — so why single out the discussion on gay marriage as the one that “doesn’t make any sense”?
I promised earlier that I would never again use the phrase “throw them under the bus” but it sure would be appropriate here … My civil rights seem to be wearing tire treads ….