Brad Dayspring, the former spokesman for the number two Republican in the US House, Eric Cantor, had the following to say about President Obama’s support for same-sex marriage:
Brad Dayspring @BDayspring
With the economy in stagnation and crippling amounts of debt, the President seeks to further divide America by launching in a culture war.
Your culture war is my life.
And isn’t that the problem with so much that the modern Republican party stands for. They’ve turned all of our lives into one big culture war.
Access to affordable health care is a culture war.
Jobs are a culture war.
Protecting the environment is a culture war.
Student loans are a culture war.
Civil rights are a culture war.
What isn’t a culture war to these people?
While Eric Cantor is talking about a culture war, we’re worried about the young gay kid who is so without hope he’d rather hang himself than face another day of bullying. We’re worried about the lesbian Virginian whose partner of nearly twenty years died when American Airlines Flight 77 slammed into the Pentagon on September 11, and she found herself in legal and financial limbo because the woman she loved was not her legal wife.
Daily life in America isn’t sexy. It’s about trying to put food on the table for your family, trying to pay your bills, trying to take care of your children, and trying to build a future in a country in which you pray that the dream is still alive. It’s not about gay couples and straight couples, it’s about families, all families, trying to make ends meet and simply get by in trying times.
Why the Republicans offer those families mockery instead of assistance goes to the core of why Barack Obama deserves to be President of the United States, and they don’t.