Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Hillary on Ellen...Dances Around Gay Marriage Question

For my readers who are fans of Hillary, I apologize for what I'm about to say. It's no secret that I'm not a Hillary fan, but this just proves my point about her constant waffling...even to the extent of contradicting what has been one of her political mainstays...federalizing various issues so as to take them out of the hands of individual states.

First, watch the Youtube video of Ellen's interview with Hillary...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3huRVrckY8

Now, I could rightfully rant about Hillary's idea of what amounts to a 'separate but equal' system of civil unions for gay couples, but the comment that stands out the most to me is that she believes this is an issue that should be left for the states to decide. Not only did she dodge the root of Ellen's question, but she contradicted some of her well known political ideals...again.

Remember her healthcare solution from 1994? The core of her proposal, and current healthcare proposals as well, is that we should federalize the entire healthcare system. Whether you agree with that or not, it's a prime example of how Hillary constantly sends homosexuals to the back of the bus...so to speak. Apparently, it's perfectly acceptable to provide healthcare for all Americans, but it's not acceptable to do the equivalent regarding gay marriage.

The bottom line is that the idea of civil unions is 'safe' and using the word 'marriage' in conjunction with the word gay would produce an impenetrable barrier to the White House. By making the statement that this is an issue for the states to decide, Hillary has adopted a blatant 'hands-off' stance...something that is in direct contradiction to her other campaign promises and political ideals. She's always held the idea that social issues were best handled at the federal level, so why not this one? The answer...cowardice, plain and simple.

6 comments:

OMYWORD! said...

ay-men sistuh. She is pandering to the right-wing vote, who wrote her off a long time ago. She's the devil to them. Why doesn't she just be the devil then...and support gay marriage. She sent me an email today and asked me to lunch. If I contribute, I can qualify, get into a drawing for, a lunch with her. I would love to win that. She can fly me over there from Paris. uh-huh.

The Terminator said...

LOL! Her position on various issues..this one included..change according to her audience. She's not fooling anyone, I hope, lol.

Dr. T said...

This doesn't surprise me. I talk about the Democrats' "support" for gay rights on my own blog and why they can't be counted on.

JayAntilles said...

THE BEST Hillary Clinton spoof ever!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGMgxFE6bms

Or search HILLARY TERMINATOR on You Tube!

Jos76 said...

On the LOGO forum with the democrats, Hillary said the same thing. The problem is that I am a legally married gay man in Massachusetts (Left to the state to decide) and we have no federal recognition. What good does that do? Obama talked about a stronng version of civil unions, which means state and federal recognition.
Jos76
www.jos76.wordpress.com

adrian2514 said...

Hey! Thanks for the link to Hilary on Ellen, I've never seen that interview before. I think its a tough question to decide if its up to the states or federal government. I was browsing through a bunch of political websites and blogs (mostly liberal ones) and I came across your blog and find it to be very interesting. There are a bunch of others I like too, like huff post, and other news sites like politico. Do you know of any that cover politics and the environment? I saw earthlab.com which has mostly environmental info but some politics. I took EarthLab.com’s carbon calculator (http://www.earthlab.com/signupprofile/). It was pretty easy to use (and it doesn’t make me feel guilty after I take it). Are there any other blogs you would recommend? Can you drop me a link to your favorites or any ones with green info?