Thursday, July 07, 2011

Pledge Wrong but Vander Plaats Right

BVP Gets One Thing Right

“This is about the next generation,” Vander Plaats told reporters at a news conference on the steps of the Iowa Statehouse. “It’s about our economy, marriage and family and society.”

Well, Bob gets part of that right, anyway. This IS about the next generation. This is about alienating Generation Gaga by pandering to the prejudices of the old. Not a smart trade off in the long run.

But there is one especially pointed ROTFLMFAO line: "Presidential candidates who sign the pledge will agree to personal fidelity to his or her spouse..." Especially good with Newt Gingrich doing the famIly leader dog and pony show next Monday.

Let's see what else we pledge here...
to appoint “faithful constitutionalists” as judges, opposition to any redefinition of marriage, and prompt reform of uneconomic and anti-marriage aspects of welfare policy, tax policy and divorce law.

The Marriage Vow also outlines support for the legal advocacy for the federal Defense of Marriage Act, humane efforts to protect women and children, rejection of Sharia Islam, safeguards for all married and unmarried U.S. military service members, and commitment to downsizing government and the burden upon American families.
Again about the next generation: the gratuitous "Sharia Islam" reference embraces Steve King nativism in an increasingly immigrant America. How many presidential candidates will gleefully paint themselves into this corner chasing after that solid gold endorsement from a thrice-defeated candidate?

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