Where’s The Tea Party When You Really Need Them?


You know. That New American political movement that is so against big government. The one’s that want government to stay out of our business. Shouldn’t they be rushing in to save the day in cases like this?

Citing the Defense of Marriage Act, the Obama administration denied immigration benefits to a married gay couple from San Francisco and ordered the expulsion of a man who is the primary caregiver to his AIDS-afflicted spouse.

Now, here’s a couple that have been together for 19 years, are legally married, and depend on each other, and our compassionate, hands-off government, citing the odious Defense of Marriage Act, says they cannot live together, because one of them is a citizen of our sworn enemy, Australia. Of course, (they say) if one of them was a woman, this would not be a problem.

The Money Quote:

“Anyone can identify with the horror of having the government come in and destroy your family when you’ve done nothing wrong, and you’ve done everything right, followed every law,” Wells said.

Darn Tootin’. And I’m sure it will only be a matter of minutes…seconds even… before Michelle Bachmann rides in on her white house horse and shows what she means when she declares that

“I want my candidacy for the presidency to stand for the moment when ‘we the people’ reclaimed our independence from a government that has gotten too big, spends too much and has taken away too much of our liberty,” cite

Yes. And by liberty she means …ummm… the right to take money from the government to help run her husband’s gay reversal clinic, or to subsidize her family farm, because in all honesty, I think she’ll be standing at the gate, waving goodbye to Mr. Anthony Makk as he boards his plane for his flight back to Australia.

OK. So Mr. Makk won’t be able to look to Bachmann, but then, he’s not really one of her constituents, is he? Though she hopes he’ll be when she’s elected President. Maybe Rand Paul could step in? He’s a Senator now and may have a little more influence than Bachmann, and…and…

“I think the federal government shouldn’t be involved.  I don’t want to live in a nanny state where people are telling me where I can go and what I can do.” cite

…that sounds pretty hopeful, doesn’t it? I would expect him to jump up on Bachmann’s white steed and ride in and keep the nanny state out of this couple’s lives, wouldn’t you? The problem is he’s not talking about an individual’s right to marry who they please, he’s talking about (wait for it) wearing seat belts. He actually opposes same sex marriage, so I expect he’ll be standing next to Bachmann at the airport gate.

I guess we’ll just have to hold our breaths and hope for the best.

Yep. That’s a good plan. Like prayer.

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