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Dec 11 2012

Dean’s Ignorant Attack on Elena Kagan

Bradlee Dean’s latest column at the Worldnutdaily is nothing more than an irrational attack on Elena Kagan and on marriage equality. There’s nothing coherent about it, it’s just a list of bad arguments and insinuations that go nowhere. Starting with this bizarre statement:

In every case, states that have implemented homosexual marriage have done so through unlawful measures.

Really? Maryland, Maine and Washington just passed referendums to legalize same-sex marriage, with popular majorities voting to do so. How is that “unlawful”?

For example, in New York, after Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the Marriage Equality Act, the New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms (NYCF) filed a lawsuit against the state due to the “out of control political process that was willing to pass a bill regardless of how many laws and rules it violates.”

And this proves that it was unlawful how, exactly? That case was nonsense and it was dismissed. The law that was passed was voted on by duly elected officials and signed by the governor. How could that possibly be “unlawful”? I mean, unless you just think anything you disagree with must be illegal.

Massachusetts, home of radical homosexual Barney Frank, was the first state to “pass” homosexual marriage. It was manipulated through the un-Judicial Court of Massachusetts (again bypassing the people), and immediately thereafter efforts began to overturn this decision by amending the state’s constitution.

And those efforts failed. And the people of Massachusetts support marriage equality by a large margin. Again, how is this “unlawful”?

Now the United States Supreme Court is considering whether to review a challenge to California’s ban on homosexual marriage. Seven million California voters made their voice heard that they were in agreement with “the laws of Nature and Nature’s God,” banning homosexual marriage. Radical homosexual activists got involved and circumvented the people, bringing the case before a radical homosexual judge, Vaughn Walker, who overturned Prop 8.

Yeah, Judge Walker is a “radical.” That’s why Reagan appointed him. And why gay rights groups actually opposed his nomination because he had represented the plaintiffs in an anti-gay lawsuit. Of course, in Dean’s fevered imagination, all gay people are “radical.”

The stage has been set – and just in time. Before the November elections, Obama came out in support of homosexual marriage. Of course, he first had to repeal the military’s DADT policy and place a few minions in key positions … such as the Supreme Court … before he made his announcement.

Such a one is Elena Kagan.

No, that’s false. Kagan replaced another liberal justice. So did Sotomayor. Their appointments didn’t change the outcome of any case involving same-sex marriage a bit.

Elena Kagan had never judged a case a day in her life, yet Obama, unqualified for office himself, has seen fit to “qualify” her on the Supreme Court bench – just in time for the Court to review homosexual marriage.

You don’t have to have already been a judge to be nominated to the Supreme Court. Kagan was one of the most respected legal scholars in the country, by Republicans and Democrats alike. And isn’t it amusing that an ignorant rock drummer with no education at all thinks that a guy who graduated from Harvard Law School is unqualified to be president?

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  1. 1
    cjcolucci

    Why doesn’t Dean just say what he really means — he believes the rumors that Elena Kagan is a lesbian — and be done with it?

    (Just to be clear, I have no idea whether the rumors are true and don’t care.)

  2. 2
    Worldtraveller

    Ed, it doesn’t matter that Obama has a fancy schmancy law degree from some ‘elite’ liberal commiepinko school.

    What matters is that he’s a black man in the White house. Duh.

    Therefore, he’s unqualified.

  3. 3
    Mr Ed

    and place a few minions in key positions

    Too much lunacy to even bother getting into but the idea that supreme court justices are minions is funny. I have a mental picture of Nancy Reagan screaming “fly my pretties” to a winged Scalia.

  4. 4
    Artor

    He’s talking about Gawd’s Law Ed. Didn’t you get that memo? That’s the only law Bradley Dean thinks applies. Except for the parts he doesn’t like, of course. I expect he wears a poly-cotton shirt to hide his tattoos when he drives on Sunday to eat seafood dinner.

  5. 5
    Modusoperandi

    …Massachusetts, home of radical homosexual Barney Frank…

    That’s what it says on the sign as you drive in to the state. True story.

  6. 6
    dingojack

    “… Seven million California voters made their voice heard that they were in agreement with “the laws of Nature and Nature’s God,” banning homosexual marriage… ”
    Apparently there are 17.3 million registered voters in California,, therefore only about 40.4624% * voted against marriage equality.
    Just under forty point five percent is majority, how exactly?
    Dingo
    =====
    * 7/17.3 = 0,404824

  7. 7
    Who Knows?

    Bradlee Dean, being a crappy musician, seems to have decided the only way to sucess for him would be to become a preacher. There is a lot of money in Evangelical Christianity.

  8. 8
    Gretchen

    Elena Kagan had never judged a case a day in her life, yet Obama, unqualified for office himself, has seen fit to “qualify” her on the Supreme Court bench

    I don’t have the time to identify who they all are, but according to this that makes her like 41 other SCOTUS justices. And Kagan was Solicitor General before her nomination.

  9. 9
    Strewth

    Fastlane, it was only painted white after it was rebuilt post War of 1812. Would things have been different if that hadn’t happened? My Canadian instincts suggest I may need to apologise for something.

  10. 10
    eamick

    Fastlane, it was only painted white after it was rebuilt post War of 1812.

    Actually, it’s always been white.

  11. 11
    baal

    “In every case, states that have implemented homosexual marriage have done so through unlawful measures.”

    As opposed to the republicans in Michigan passing ‘right to work’ faster than the usual process requires? Or the endless use of ‘delete all’ amendments to bypass reading requirements on abortion measures in other states? Really, the States with House, Senate and Governor by republicans have jacked the usual disregard of legislative process to criminal level. That’s in stark contrast to regular (or generic low level disregard for) order of the other side.

  12. 12
    Sastra

    Seven million California voters made their voice heard that they were in agreement with “the laws of Nature and Nature’s God,” banning homosexual marriage.

    Wait, how can that be? The laws of Nature and Nature’s God are in favor of gay marriage. Homosexuality is not punished by automatic lightening strikes: Nature’s God clearly approves.

    See, that’s the problem with trying to settle moral arguments by referring to what “a God which reveals itself through nature” says. You don’t even get the sort of clarity you find in special revelations in a holy text.

  13. 13
    noastronomer

    I’m sitting here smirking because the trickle of states with marriage equality is about to become a flood and bigots like Mr Dean here will shortly become the butt of late-night talk show hosts everywhere.

    Mike

  14. 14
    d.c.wilson

    Fastlane,

    You’re only part right. Obama is a black, gay-married, secret Muslim. That’s what disqualifies him from occupying the While House.

  15. 15
    Worldtraveller

    Details, details…..

  16. 16
    timgueguen

    It’s funny that he thinks Obama coming out with a lukewarm endorsement of gay marriage somehow made a bunch of people vote for the idea. I suppose it’s a reuslt of Barack’s super duper mind control powers again.

  17. 17
    Ichthyic

    I have a mental picture of Nancy Reagan screaming “fly my pretties” to a winged Scalia.

    *thinks about the things Scalia has done during his SCOTUS tenure*

    uh, actually that hits pretty close to home.

    he IS an evil flying monkey.

    and isn’t there actually a meme flying about the interwebs to change the US logo to something relating to Dorothy…?

  18. 18
    Ichthyic

    Actually, it’s always been white.

    Carson: “I did not know that.”

  19. 19
    slc1

    Re timgueguen @ 16

    Obama’s support of same sex marriage, regardless of how tepid, did have an effect in Prince Georges Co. It should be recalled that most of the Democrats in the lower house who voted against the proposal were from PG county, a majority Afro-American community with heavy opposition from the clergy there. In fact, it required two Rethuglican votes in that body, influenced by phone calls from Dick Cheney, to put it over the top. The president’s support was crucial in reducing the influence of the Afro-American clergy in PG County sufficiently to allow the measure to pass the referendum.

  20. 20
    Childermass

    dingojack @ 6, your calculation is nonsense. In an election, only the opinions of those who show up counts. By your premise most election results are invalid. The simply fact is that the anti-equality people really did win that election over Prop. 8 in 2008. In a democracy, that is what counts as the will of the people.*

    Of course what is really sad is that there can be no doubt that a repeal of Prop. 8 would have won if it had been placed on the ballot in 2012. It should have been on the ballot. That would made the election-day wins so much sweeter.

    They damn well should put a repeal of Prop. 8 on ballot at earliest possible date regardless of what the Supreme Court rules. It is important for the people to say that bigotry is not our will and not merely hope that the courts will rule in our favor and continue to rule in our favor. Indeed, it should every state which there is a reasonable chance of victory should have a serious attempt to change the law whether by ballot initiative or by lobbying state representatives.

    *Which is why vote suppression must be fought, but that is hardly relevant here as California’s legislature is Democratically controlled.

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