Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Judge Roy Moore: Political Calculation Now, Political Calculation Tomorrow...

Political Calculation Forever.

As long as there are votes to be had, political leverage to be gained or fortunes to be made by harvesting the limitless paranoia and bigotry of the Republican base, you can expect to see headlines like this for the rest of your life.

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore says judges barred from issuing same-sex marriage licenses

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore issued an order today directing Alabama’s probate judges not to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Last year the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell vs. Hodges, that same-sex marriage bans in Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee, are unconstitutional, signaling what was widely assumed to be an end to such bans nationally. But Moore’s order says otherwise.

He directs probate judges to refrain from issuing any marriage licenses that are “contrary” to Alabama’s Sanctity of Marriage Amendment or the Alabama Marriage Protection Act, which assert legal marriage can only be between a man and a woman.
Nothing comforts the Pig People more than the sight of some right wing martinet like Roy Moore stagger out of the ruins of the Confederacy to stand athwart progress and bellow "Yeeeeehaaaaw!"

And lucky you, because in just eleven short months, you will get your chance to vote for the Roy Moore Party or the Not Roy Moore Party!

By the way, also be sure you keep this article on-hand for the next time the inevitable "Not a dime's worth of difference between the two parties" Purity Angel alights on your doorstep with big, big plans to add your 66 million votes to his 11 votes and sweep his awesome third-party ticket to power with 66,000,011 votes.


Martin Pollard said...

I'm going to enjoy seeing this bigoted, theocratic asshole slapped down hard. Maximum enjoyment would be had from seeing it done with a 2x4 to his alligator mouth, but I'll settle for seeing it done figuratively.

trgahan said...

The article will also be filed at the Republicans Who Flagrantly Violate the Constitution in Order to "Save the Constitution” National Library....a new wing was finished yesterday and a few terabits were added to the server to get us through November.

We may have to wait to see if it gets filed under “Hero Railroaded by Liberals!” (Suffers any blow back...loses his seat, retires, etc. and gets a regular FoxNews gig) or “Stalwart Defender of Traditional Values!” (Gets away with it, still a high level wingnut operative, and gets regular FoxNews gig).

Chan Kobun said...

Ugh, Moore's still not in prison? There is no god.

John Robinson said...

"..which assert legal marriage can only be between a man and a woman."

Hey, credit where it's due, right? At least they took out the words "certain kind of" between "a" and "man". No bets on when they figure on putting those words back in officially, though.