WASHINGTON -- Steve Schmidt, the Republican strategist who managed John McCain's presidential campaign, called upon his party today to move to Barack Obama's left by fully supporting gay marriage.First...the obvious...Steve Schmidt ran the absolute WORST campaign in recent history (perhaps all of history). With that preface, I am glad to see the Republican party embrace the Equal Opportunity mantle and allow dim-witted, window lickers like him a place in the party. He should be on display inside a clear cubic box of plexiglass...where he can make his recommendations, and we Conservatives can take the complete opposite direction. He shall serve as barometer of the asinine.
Such a position would not only fit conservative principles, he argued, but could help Republicans navigate a political situation he said "could get worse before it gets better." Most prominent Democrats, including Obama, support civil unions for gay couples but not marriage, while most elected Republicans, including McCain, are opposed to both.
"I'm confident American public opinion will continue to move on the question toward majority support, and sooner or later the Republican Party will catch up to it," Schmidt told a Washington gathering of the Log Cabin Republicans, a gay group fighting for influence within the party.
Ahhhhh...but don't hit the 'Enter' button quite yet to send your hate mail. I have no problem with gay marriage, and I am a full blooded Conservative. The fact of the matter is that, to me, it is barely an issue, and certainly one that wouldn't serve to secure swing votes. Instead, the position that the Conservative representatives, and potential representatives should be swinging should the be "Hypocrisy" ax.
Tell me if this sounds familiar:
"We just want the same opportunities as everyone else."The same folks spouting out those comments on a regular basis as their calling card, then proceed to organize "Gay Pride Parades" and events, lobby for special Civil Rights consideration, and spend a lot of time and energy doing their best to be perceived as something very much different from the rest of us.
"We just want equality."
"We want to be treated like everyone else."
Guess what? The same philosophy applies to minorities, illegal immigrants, the National Organization of Women and so on...
My point is that Steve Schimdt is a mouth breathing troglodyte with no credibility and an essence of dull vapidity. He'd do better managing a Jiffy Lube provided the regional director didn't care too much about the monthly financials.