Erika Johnsen

With Team Obama constantly pulling rhetorical sleights-of-hand with the mainstream media, especially with Obama's ostensibly "evolved" ideas (a.k.a, quadruple flip-flopped political interests) on gay marriage this past week, I find it moderately refreshing that there are still federal politicians capable of a little straight-shootin' real talk. At a dinner in Iowa last night, Sen. Rand Paul yet again demonstrated his aptitude for cutting through the blather and offered up his succinct take on the political realm's recent gay-marriage themed events:

GOP Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) on Saturday blasted President Obama's decision to endorse same-sex marriage, mocking the president's claim that the announcement was the result of years of personal reflection.

“Call me cynical, but I wasn’t sure his views on marriage could get any gayer,” said Paul, in remarks to the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition dinner, first reported by the Des Moines Register.

"It did kind of bother me though that he used the justification for it in a biblical reference," Paul continued. "He said the biblical golden rule caused him to be for gay marriage. And I'm like what version of the Bible is he reading… I don't know what version he's getting it from." …

"That doesn't mean we need to be harsh and mean and hate people," said Paul. "But that doesn't mean that we have to go ahead and give up our traditions. We've got 6,000 years of tradition."

 


Erika Johnsen

Erika Johnsen is a Web Editor for Townhall.com and Townhall Magazine. Follow her on Twitter @erikajohnsen.