I'll be honest with you. When I heard about President Barry's newly evolved thoughts on gay marriage the other day, I cringed. It wasn't because I disagree with his re-newly formed stance. (This is the third time that he's changed his mind of the issue. Not that you would know that because the media sucks so bad.) No, it was because I knew that once he waded into the issue that it would be all I'd have to hear about for days on end. Non-stop talk about gay marriage and how "evolved" the President is. Are you kidding me?! No one took the time to look at how gay marriage is really perceived in this country. (That would be that every single state that has voted on gay marriage has voted against it. That would also be that there are 30 states that ban gay marriage.) No, all it ended up being was a bunch of feel-good crap that makes everyone involved feel like they're so enlightened on the issue. You want some enlightenment? I'm here for you!
How's this for enlightening? Gallup did a poll over April 9-12 of this year. The question was "What do you think is the most important problem facing this country today?" Now, if you went strictly by how the news cycle has been reporting things over the past 48 hours, you would swear that gay marriage was at the top of the list. At the very least, you would have to assume that it was in the top ten, right? Here are the top ten non-economic (even though gay marriage, and more so, gay divorce court, would do wonders for the economy, it isn't really considered an economic issue) responses from people as gathered by Gallup:
Dissatisfaction with government. Healthcare. Education. Ethics/Moral/Religious decline. Foreign aid. Immigration. (Have I said gay marriage yet? I haven't?! Then I shall continue.) Energy. Lack of respect for each other. Judicial system. War. (That's ten. Not yet? I'll keep going.) Poverty. Care for the elderly. Crime. National security. Abortion. Lack of military defense. Race issues/racism. (Bet you thought that racism would be a little higher up too, wouldn't you? Nope. It clocks in at number seventeen. Huh. Thanks, media.) Situation in Iraq. Welfare. Environment. (Environment is at number twenty. Again, thanks to the reporting of the weak, weak media, you'd have thought that all anyone ever thinks about is global warming.) Social security. Situation in Afghanistan. (I'm starting to get tired. I hope it shows up soon!) Unifying the country. (I don't even know what this one means. The Civil War IS over, right?) International issues. (How this doesn't include the situations in Iraq and Afghanistan, I'm not quite sure.) Elections. Terrorism. War. (See previous war comments.) Drugs. Gay rights issues. There it is! I found it! Coming in in twenty ninth place, gay rights issues! Just barely eeking out The way children are raised, Overpopulation, Guns/gun control, The media, and The advancement of computers/technology.
I should also take this time to point out the the gay rights issues received less than 0.5% of the responses in the most recent polling of this question. It got 1% back in February, but that was the only time this year that it ranked above 0.5%. But would you get that from everything you read in the media? Hell no, you wouldn't! No, instead you'd be left with the impression that everyone wants gay people to be able to get married and that issue is first and foremost on the minds of all Americans! Not only is it not first, it's damn near DFL (Dead Effing Last). But that's all I'm hearing about. Non-stop. It will stop one day, though, right? Please? Why can't we have a President who has affairs again. At least that was interesting. (OK, it was still mis-reported, which probably explains why so many people still think that Bill Clinton was impeached for having an affair, but at least it had some substance! I'll take Presidential blow jobs over gay marriage any day of the week, starting NOW.)