The remarkable thing about what happened on the Senate floor Monday night was that it was utterly unremarkable.
The matter under consideration – the nomination of the first openly gay man to serve on the federal bench – would at one time have been a flashpoint in the culture wars. But Paul Oetken was confirmed without a word of objection on the Senate floor and with hardly a mention in the commentariat…..
The far-right wing of the Republican Party is held together by the 3G network. Not that one. God, guns and gays. And as we’re finding out once again nothing throws these conservatives into a tizzy more than the Gays.