One of the the most dangerous places to stand in Indiana within hours of President Obama’s evolution statement on marriage was between a reporter’s microphone and Congressman Joe Donnelly. He was all over the news distancing himself from the President’s belated public honesty about his support of homosexual marriage.
Donnelly seemed to know that Indiana generally supports preserving marriage for the next generation by a 60/40 margin. Yet, if most Hoosiers do not want to see marriage unraveled to the point that gender (moms and dad, husband and wife) or any other boundary no longer matters, one would guess that by even more overwhelming numbers, perhaps a 90/10 split, Hoosiers don’t like political doublespeak from their candidates.
That’s why it is so surprising that Donnelly, who is running for US Senate against Treasurer Richard Mourdock, made very little effort to hide his pandering to homosexual activists and a flip flop on the marriage issue. More surprising, it has occurred so soon after appearing in news stories across the state claiming his support of marriage involving a man and a woman.
The Indiana Democratic Party blog reported a recent meeting between Donnelly and the Stonewall Democrats in which he now pledges his opposition to marriage protection.
Regardless of where people stand on the issue of marriage preservation, including members of the media, this saying one thing in public for 98% of voters to hear and saying something totally opposite behind closed doors for the homosexual 2% of the population a few weeks later deserves serious criticism from all directions.