posted on Aug, 3 2012 @ 10:42 PM
I hope you didn't think I meant the Republicans and Ron Paul. No, this is the Tennessee Democrat party, Mark Clayton, and the US Senate race.
Less than 24 hours after a man espousing conservative and libertarian views surprised the state’s political scene by winning the Democratic
nomination, the Tennessee Democratic Party disavowed him, saying he’s part of an anti-gay hate group.
The party said Friday that it would do nothing to help Mark Clayton, 35, who received nearly twice as many votes as his closest challenger in
Thursday’s seven-candidate primary, winning the right to challenge Republican U.S. Sen. Bob Corker in November.
Clayton defended his work for Public Advocate of the United States, the pro-life, pro-marriage group in question, and said he was disappointed with
the Tennessee Democratic Party’s “zero-sum politics.”
“It’s not necessarily surprising, unfortunately,” he said in a phone interview. “But that’s not the way I deal with my political opponents.
I have good friends who are liberals.”
Clayton acknowledged his social conservative instincts but said he’d been deeply disappointed by the presidency of George W. Bush, the last
Republican to occupy the White House.
The Clayton campaign’s Facebook page champions three major positions: strict adherence to the U.S. Constitution, family stances that are pro-life,
and keeping the country from turning into “AN ORWELLIAN SUPER STATE.”
I remember when anti-abortion (or pro-life) influence groups within the Republican Party were criticised for being engaged in "single issue
politics." Consider, if the only objection to him the party has is that he's big on traditional marriage and is pro-life (and in Tennessee that's
probably the position to have), then the Democrats have become a one issue party, sacrificing every other principle on the altar of unlimited and
infinitely varied sexuality.
If it is not just his positions on marriage and the family that upset them, then the party should really explain why it is opposed to adherence to the
Constitution, and fighting against an Orwellian super state. Perhaps because they are
in favor of such a super state?
Anyway, Libertarians, here is a candidate you might consider endorsing. And everyone in the country, you should be considering what the Democrat
Party really thinks is important. A gay-friendly country which doesn't protect the Constitution and sees 1984
as an operator's manual isn't
what I'm looking for.