Mike at Marry in Massachusetts has been giving it to us “process liberals” (ugh) with both barrels lately. In fact, he’s so angry, he’s moderated at least one of my comments into the circular file. Nice. [Update: Mike claims Blogger ate it. Based on my experience with Blogger sites, I suppose that’s possible.] Now he wonders out loud:
We are awaiting fellow travelers, like Blue Mass Group or hardy har, VoteOnMarriage, to scream as loudly over the suffocation of the health-care amendment as they have over the anti-marriage equality amendment. They might eventually raise a weak, “Whoa, dude, this is important too,” complaint. Don’t count on it.
Yeah, Mike, where’s the outrage about that health care whatchamacallit?
That’s without even trying that damn hard, Mike.
Look, we have had and will continue to have a real discussion about the politics and tactics to win same-sex marriage for real and for good. We can take the criticism — in fact, we encourage it. (And by the way, we don’t delete the comments of those who disagree with us — QED.) It’s a difficult, emotional, but productive discussion — “within the progressive family”, as it were. We’re listening — not necessarily changing our minds about what we should have done, but definitely listening.
But Mike’s fantasy that we took the position we did because we actually don’t give a damn about our gay and lesbian neighbors is pure garbage, completely invented. He knows it. It should be plain to any half-awake critical reader. And he should drop it like a bad habit — which it is.