Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Republicans Ignore Even Most Classic Examples on Marriage Fight

Since you read this blog, I know you probably are pretty well-read and are pretty smart.  That means that somewhere along your time on this planet that you've probably have heard the story of Icarus and Daedalus.

Daedalus, the great craftsman, the Ovid myth says, built a beautiful set of wings for himself and his son, Icarus, out of feathers and wax so he could escape King Minos' tower.

Daedalus warned his son to stay with him and follow his path and not fly too high or too low over the water.  Unfortunately, Icarus didn't listen.  Icarus' wings fell apart as the wax melted while he was too close to the sun, and he fell into the ocean.

The Indiana House Republicans are kind of acting a bit like Icarus these days.  Instead of focusing on the issues that Hoosiers have told them to focus on, they're getting a little greedy.  They are flying too close to the sun.  They're going for issues other than the bread and butter issues of bringing more jobs to the Hoosier State and improving the lives of Hoosiers.  They feel comfortable with their supermajority.

It may be time to crash back to Earth.

Now, let me be clear, I'm not wishing them ill.  I'm speaking in metaphors.  What an odd site it might be to see Mike Pence and Brian Bosma flapping their wings through the sky.  Metaphorically, the Republicans may be reaching too far and the voters may slap them back down a bit at the ballot box.

With the recent shenanigans by Bosma to secure the passing of HJR-3 through the committee process, I think that his die has been cast, and the Republicans are noe flapping away wildly higher and higher on their metaphorical wings and getting more and more close to the metaphorical sun.  They are passing all the warning signs and ignoring the prevailing political winds.

I'm done with the metaphors, but the fight has begun to prevent discrimination from being in the Indiana Constitution, and one side of the legislature chose to take us here...perhaps to their own political peril.

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