Most political TV ads are ridiculous, and that’s not surprise to anyone. But Tom Emmer, who is running for governor of Minnesota, has approved one that focuses entirely on gay marriage (a topic about which he refuses to answer any questions during debates, and claims instead to be only focused on jobs and the economy).
Here’s an old one that was aired before Emmer was officially the Republican candidate:
I take issue with all of it, but let’s touch on just one thing here: the idea that anyone should get to “have a say.” If anyone should be allowed to vote on whether or not gay couples should have the right to marry each other, let’s let the people who would ultimately be affected by this legislation vote on it: gay people. If you’re heterosexual, you need not be concerned about whether or not gay people can marry someone of the same sex, because it has nothing to do with you, your marriage, you religion, your god, your cat, or your entire fucking life. So if you disagree about the fact that the right to marry should be extended to non-heterosexual people, piss off. NO, you don’t have a right to vote on whether or not other people get to get married. Besides the belief that you can or should vote about whether two people who aren’t you should be legally allowed to get married being mean, it just doesn’t make any fucking sense.
Anyway. Here’s what they’re airing while I eat dinner every night:
And here is a refreshingly excellent response, explaining exactly why the idea that anyone can “impose” marriage on anyone else doesn’t make any fucking sense:
Fuck you, Tom Emmer.