It is a mark of how much has changed in such a short time that Ireland’s vote for gay marriage last week was, in the end, the expected outcome — even if the breadth of marriage equality’s victory was breathtaking.
It’s been a reliable tactic for opponents of same-sex marriage to recast discrimination against LGBT couples as a matter of Christians’ right to freely practice their religion.
Ireland looked set on Saturday to become the first country in the world to approve gay marriage by popular vote as crowds cheered in the streets of Dublin in anticipation of the spectacular setback for the once all-powerful Catholic Church.
Why does the GOP keep up the scare tactics? Because they always work. They have exploited the base’s fear of a black president for six years and each midterm election has rewarded their extremism.
Hillary’s campaign will be an exercise in persuading Americans, so often discouraged and disillusioned, that she really wants to bring about change — and knows how.