Well, maybe not. But, be honest – if you saw this photo:
and this quote from the person in that photo:
In addition to that at what point are we going to be okay marrying inanimate objects? Can I marry this table or this, you know, clock? Can we marry dogs?
Isn’t the title of this post a reasonable assumption?
Here’s the context – which, as always with christofascists, shows that the full story is even worse than the ugly soundbite makes it appear:
Republican candidate for Wisconsin Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch compared same-sex marriage to marrying a clock during a radio interview.”This is a slippery slope,” Kleefisch said. “In addition to that at what point are we going to be okay marrying inanimate objects? Can I marry this table or this, you know, clock? Can we marry dogs?
“This is ridiculous,” continued Kleefisch. “And biblically, again, I’m going to go right back to my fundamental Christian beliefs marriage is between one man and one woman.”
“The people of Wisconsin are against gay marriage,” Kleefisch later told FOX6’s Real Milwaukee. “The people of Wisconsin spoke on this issue, as you guys are aware, in 2006 passed a constitutional amendment that said marriage is between one man and one woman.”
Asked how she felt about Wisconsin’s amendment prohibiting same-sex marriage, Kleefisch responded that she is “against gay marriage as well” because it is a “fiscal back breaker.”
“The legislative fiscal bureau announced about five days ago that we are actually $265 million dollars further in the hole than we expected to be this year,” said Kleefisch. “We just don’t have the money to be giving out for extra benefits right now. It’s a fiscal back breaker.”
Naturally, getting rid of all taxpayer-funded special rights for all married people is off the table, eh?
Now, I could say something nastier about this clown (and the fake apology that followed.) But instead I’m going to level off on the person most responsible for all of this.
Yes, Grumpy McAlzheimers has gotten his revenge – no, not for losing the 2008 election. He obviously didn’t care about winning that; had he actually won in 2008, he’d have actually had to do some work. No, he was out for revenge against America for letting his privileged lil’ third-generation-House-of-Annapolis self rot in the Hanoi Hilton for a few years.
Rebecca Kleefisch has clearly spent a good bit of time at the Sarah Palin School for Delectable Electable MILFs. In 2008 John McCain legitimized that school’s namesake and unleashed her on America the way that the animal rights activists unleashed the rage-infected monkeys on England at the beginning of 28 Days Later.
And now we have Kleefisch, Christine O’Donnell, Nikki Haley, the increasingly-media-legitimized Michele Bachmann and, of course, not simply Milfy McMooseburger herself but a Milfy McMooseburger that now gets serious discussion as presidential material for 2012.
22 Months Later…
No, our population hasn’t seroconverted into the raging psychotic primal beasts that the UK population became in that flick (teabagger crowds – particularly at Rand Paul rallies – not withstanding), but our political discourse has been overrun by substanceless barbiebots whose sole purpose is to con a Viagra-addled male American populace whose employment prospects were converted into trust funds for Phil Gramm’s grandchildren into voting for the same policies that have ensured that the blood spilled by The Greatest Generation in World War II – and their children in Vietnam and their children in the Persian Gulf War – will have given life not to a modern, reality-based America but to a re-animated 14th Century Spain.
It might have happened without McCain’s help – but we have him to thank for it happening now.