Planet Claire

So, Claire McCaskill announced her support for marriage equality this weekend. Brave move from a Senator in a red state? Craven bandwagon-jumping?

McCaskill can be exasperatingly Blue Doggy, but I think she deserves credit for openly supporting marriage equality, even if she’s hardly the first Dem out of the gate. Consider that she would have almost surely lost in 2012 to dead-eyed loon Todd Akin if he hadn’t been stricken with that peculiar strain of Rape Commentary Tourette’s that plagued last year’s crop of GOP candidates.

Even if the announcement is less than a profile in courage, it’s still a victory. Good for McCaskill.

[X-posted at Balloon Juice]

Posted by Betty Cracker on 03/25/13 at 08:27 AM • Permalink

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Yeah, I’m surprised she did this given that she was a dead pol walking until Akin did his TMI moment.  Anyone from the Show Me state care to explain?

I am not surprised that McCaskill did this now.  She would not have done this before the election in 2012.  Therefore, it is a bandwagon move.  She obviously just wants to serve this 6-year term and move on.

Actually I hope that six years down the road same sex marriage will be so accepted nobody will remember why it was a wedge issue back in ‘13.

Actually I hope that six years down the road same sex marriage will be so accepted nobody will remember why it was a wedge issue back in ‘13.

Yeah, one look at the polls among the under 30 cohort, and you know it’s largely a dead issue.  With six more years of attrition among the opponents, only GOP primary voters will be anti-marriage equality.

Put another nail in the GOP coffin.

Well, when it’s Limbaugh and Corsi et al. vs. Megyn Kelly and Bill O’Reilly et al., it might not take six years.

I think Ailes may have seen the writing on the wall.

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