Some weeks are busy, some weeks are boring and some weeks are just batshit crazy.
One guess which category this past week has been.
I've been little melancholy since my current home state of Virginia elected a (possibly) former Pat Robertson acolyte to the governorship, and for attorney general selected an anti-gay nutjob who invokes "natural law" in his claim that homosexual acts are bad for both the individual and society.
Oh, of course I'm not worried about securing equal treatment under the laws and bureaucracy of the commonwealth of Virginia. Why do you ask?
Then again, I'd been feeling melancholy about the Virginia elections for a couple of weeks since the outcome had been as patently obvious as a piece of advice from Dr. Phil. I still wouldn't have voted for effin' Terry McAuliffe, though. Note to Virginia Dems: Try some better candidates next time. Thanks! Bye!
More melancholy was the outcome in Maine where, since the pro-marriage supporters weren't up in the pre-voting polls by the 15 percent apparently necessary to compensate for the homo-version of the Bradley effect, the loss wasn't a total surprise but was still a punch in the gut. I am glad I was unable to attend the post-election D.C. for Marriage rally in Dupont Circle where marriage equality foe and all-around anti-gay harpy Maggie Gallagher showed up in all her smugness.
And now the Democratic Congress appears to be preparing to do exactly what I (and many others) said they would do: use the 2010 mid-term election cycle as an excuse to delay any action on LGBT legislation such as DADT repeal. Because we all know that the scariest thing in politics is to vote in favor of an issue that's supported by two-thirds of the population. And then, after they survive the 2010 mid-terms, we'll get the message that we have to wait until the 2012 presidential election is over and cross our fingers and hope for Obama to be reelected. Oh, and don't forget that the 2014 midterm elections will be an important part of setting up the Democrats for the 2016 presidential election, so, you know, no promises guys! But we'll get to you people someday!
I try so hard not to be cynical about politics and the democratic process, yet politicians keep trying so hard to make me so.