Tuesday, March 19, 2013
H.R.C. for the HRC
H-Rod is at it again. Kicking ass, taking names, smirking at the idea that marriage is hard. Oh Hill, we love you. The funniest things about this video are that a) it took this long for her to come out for marriage equality, and b) that anyone ever thought she wasn't.
I mean did anyone ever doubt that Madam Secretary of State, former First Lady, former Senator, all the time ass kicker, ever thought marriage equality was a bad idea other than in the context of winning an election? Really, someone thought that? I have always thought that Hill is a pragmatic, sharp politician who knows (most of the time) the fights worth taking on. From her time as First Lady when she and Bill got slapped around for picking some of the wrong battles I think she has been an incredibly calculating politician who knows what to do to win.
In another politician that might bug the crap out of me. Sure, I wish that when she was running for president Hillary had said "yeah I believe marriage should be available to gay and lesbian couples and and don't give a fuck who disagrees." But come on, that's not how you get elected.
Do I think that Barack Obama ever thought that civil unions were the same as marriage, or a good enough substitute? No, but he wanted to be president so he played the game. Sure, we wish our public figures would be braver than that, but if those half measures are what gets me President Obama over President McCain or President Romney then that's the price I am willing to pay.
Do I think Hillary is going to run for president in 2016? Who knows, but if she is, she's not on the fringes, we already have a sitting president who thinks marriage equality ought to be the law of the land. And if she's not running for anything ever again, then why the hell not come out and say what i think she's believed for a long time.
Either way, it's nice to see this H.R.C making a video for the HRC. The gays love you Hill, nice to know just how much you love us back (we always suspected as much).