18 hours ago, dahat wrote
President Obama spoke out against sex marriage at the same time... and even later.
Um, no he didn't. He just didn't speak out FOR it. There is a difference. I'm well aware of him waffling around about evolving opinions, but I don't recall him comparing SS marriage to bestiality or bemoaning the end society as we know it.
Joe Biden voted for the Defense of Marriage act, which Bill Clinton signed it into law (not to mention implementing Don't Ask Don't Tell).
Shame on them. If they were running Mozilla, they'd likely be asked to leave.
Is not the United States a place built on the idea that "that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness"?
The US was and still is built on exploitation of people, resources, and fear and the us-vs-them mentality that Prop 8 chose to further was abhorrent. How, exactly, does a legal contract between two people have anything whatsoever to do with some CEO on a 3rd rate browser company? How was his Life, liberty, or pursuit of happiness affected?
Clearly then, all three are unfit for high position in such a land as this. Even if they did not donate a dollar to a Prop 8 like campaign, ALL (until their recanting) had far larger bullhorns with which to speak out against same-sex marriage and do more damage to the cause than a thousand Eich's could have done... which they also used.
This is the double standard at work, at least have the honesty to admit it.
Whatever. If you wait for a politician who only matches your exact opinions, you'll never find one. People who support the current administration did and still do criticize them for many, many things. It's hardly a double standard given that their jobs, truly, depend on the fickle will of the people.