Lawrence O’Donnell‘s “Rewrite” on Monday night was a nod to those who won’t be rewriting they position on marriage equality. Namely: Bill Kristol — who recently thought it “pathetic” for the Republican Party to ” just embrace the views of some 26-year-old who doesn’t know anything.”
Pointing to Kristol’s 1993 remark, in which he agreed it was all downhill for the gay marriage movement from then on, O’Donnell questioned Kristol’s current standing as a conservative “intellectual leader” — a term that apparently means never apologizing for being wrong.
He went on to question the basis of Kristol’s point entirely, because Kristol “is part of the Republican establishment, and the Republican establishment continues to agree with him that marriage equality is an abomination that they will abide.”
Kristol is just plain wrong, O’Donnell charged, comparing the GOP’s opposition to gay marriage to that of the Catholic church. Cardinal Timothy Dolan, for example, on This Week, said the gay community deserves happiness and friendship… but not marriage.
O’Donnell sarcastically remarked on how the church appears to have concluded that “the way to happiness does not include same-sex marriage — and, in fact, the way to happiness never includes same-sex sex.” Dolan himself said they haven’t been “too good” at including the gay community. O’Donnell couldn’t agree more.
Take a look, via MSNBC:
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