Tuesday, July 12, 2011

MSNBC’s Martin Bashir: Pledge of Support for Traditional Marriage Means Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum Support ”a return to the days of slavery”

Why doesn't MSNBC just change their logo to Obama's logo and get it over with?
MSNBC’s Martin Bashir on Monday wondered if Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum support ”a return to the days of slavery” after the two GOP hopefuls signed a pledge on upholding traditional marriage.
. . . Bashir covered the language in a “marriage vow” put together by the Family Leader, a conservative social group in Iowa. In their pledge, the organization suggested, “a child born into slavery in 1860 was more likely to be raised by his mother and father in a two-parent household than was an African-American baby born after the election of the USA’s first African-American President.”
Now, regardless of the historical inaccuracies in the pledge (most slave families weren’t allowed to stay together), it’s disingenuous to suggest Bachmann and Santorum would sit down and sign a pledge advocating for slavery to return.
Additionally, although the pledge was clearly poorly worded, it didn’t advocate bringing back the institution (or anything close to that).
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