The Democrat party leadership has gone full retard and will be launching itself off the nearest cliff this November.
According to Politico, the DNC will include the support of gay marriage in its platform to be unveiled at its convention in early September. The Platform Drafting Committee approved the language at a meeting in Minneapolis but it won’t be official until an August 10 meeting in Detroit. From there, it will be promoted at the DNC Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. A source at the Minneapolis meeting said that they think the inclusion of gay marriage into the platform is “not controversial”.
For those of you keeping track, the number of states where elections have resulted in the legalization of gay marriage is currently a big, fat zero. The number of states where gay marriage is banned is thirty. In fact, in those elections, gay marriage has not only failed, it has failed by wide margins. North Carolina, where the DNC is struggling to hold its convention, voted to ban gay marriage by a margin of greater than 20%.
To compound the “what the hell are they thinking” question, there are also rumors that Elizabeth “Princess Wanamakabucks” Warren will be the keynote address at that convention, where she will no doubt push the “you didn’t build that” meme. Considering that Obama had to cut a commercial to try and stem the self-imposed bleeding his statement made, it’s possible that one side will be running from the other and the center of the floor will be as empty as a junior high school dance.
So, just what the hell are the democrats thinking by adopting not just a losing position, but a very unpopular and divisive losing position?
From a strictly moralist perspective, if they believe their stand is right they can and should adopt it regardless of the political cost. I don’t agree with them, but if they have the heart to stand up for it, good on them.
From a strictly political perspective, this platform is a death sentence for every democrat running for office outside of any district or state not firmly in democrat hands by a margin of 10% or more.
This move signals that the DNC leadership knows that the rest of the election is now almost a foregone conclusion, and it’s going to be a disaster for them. Obama has spent the last three months and most of his cash trying to define Romney and destroy his popularity and the best he has managed to do is appear to trail closely. The DNC leadership knows that within weeks Romney will unleash advertising buys highlighting Romney’s positive message and Obama’s failures that will make Obama shrivel like a snail on a salt flat. Worse for democrats, polling shows that instead of picking up seats in the Senate and House, democrats will likely lose the Senate and suffer more losses in the House. The best the DNC can hope for is to strip off the moderate disguise and lurch to the left as a beacon of socialism and hedonism to shore up their flagging base for what they see as coming tsunami of electoral failures.