Monday, April 1, 2013

The Word 'Evolved' Is Bull-Shit

Obama did it. Hillary did it, too. Rob Portman did it. Hell, practically every political figure in history has done it.

I'm talking about evolving.
Squirtle evolves into Wartotle.

Matt Salmon, a republican congressman from Arizona, says that is gay son has not "evolved" him to being in support for gay marriage.

“It doesn’t mean I don’t have respect, it doesn’t mean that I don’t sympathize with some of the issues. It just means I haven’t evolved to that station,” he said. “Rob Portman apparently has.”

What I don't get here is the usage of the word 'evolved'. Evolved implies that you've grown, become wiser, older... the word evolve, in other words, doesn't simply mean to change, but to grow, and move forward.

At least if you haven't yet evolved somewhere, the thought is that one day you will.

Let's just drop the word evolve in political discussions, especially around gay marriage. It's nothing but a silly cliche. Let's call it like we see it guys. No more evolving, politicians.

Is transparency in political office an absolute impossibility. Even Obama had to evolve backwards to say he didn't support same-sex marriage to win the 2008 election.

If Obama did it so successfully (Hillary also did it that year, though I'm not sure she's on the record saying she supported same-sex marriage as explicitly as Obama), then does that justify every Republican saying it?

Is this the fine line between acceptable truth and acceptable lies? Gay marriage? Really? People are so quick to throw minorities under the bus.

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