As you have probably read (though precious little in Montana’s dailies, it appears), the Montana GOP wants to overturn the Supreme Court and turn back the clock a generation to outlaw “homosexual acts.”
Weeks later, and not even on their front page that features critical items like a story about small business workshop, the Montana Democratic Party offered this tepid response:
“Republicans seem to be spending a lot of time creating issues for themselves,” said David Benson, Executive Director of the Montana Democratic Party. “Whether it is their desire to invade the privacy of Montanans or filing frivolous lawsuits, Republicans have demonstrated a lack of understanding of the real issues that concern everyday Montanans.”
“Democrats in the meantime will continue to focus on creating good-paying jobs, making Montana a leader in clean and green energy, and continue to fight for Main Street, not Wall Street.”
How much hand-wringing and massaging of language did it take to offer that statement? How difficult would it have been to assert a clear statement opposing the GOP effort and expressing the party’s support for Court’s decade old decision? How about referencing the party’s platform, which calls for equality fourteen times?
Here’s a little secret for Montana Democrats. The people who care about this issue aren’t going to vote for you…ever. They watch Fox News, rally against health education curricula, think Glenn Beck makes sense. Pandering to them with a half-hearted swipe at the Republicans is futile.