I know, I know…”not another story about this idiot.” Trust me, I really don’t enjoy writing about her either. It’s still baffling to me that she hasn’t been removed from office. Honestly, it’s a disgrace that Kentucky is allowing an elected official to not do her job as the law requires her to do because she doesn’t believe she has to follow the Constitution.
I do have a bit of good news, however; this article really isn’t about her. She just happens to be yet another example where bigotry and ignorance flocked to the group of people who embrace such traits: The Republican party.
You see, Kim Davis is now a Republican. Believe it or not, before she switched, she was actually a Democrat – though it’s important to point out the difference between being classified as “a Democrat” and being a progressive/liberal. This is why I usually caution against clinging to the labels of the political parties to build an argument about political ideologies. Throughout our history it hasn’t really been Democrats vs. Republicans, it’s been liberals vs. conservatives.
When conservatives point out that Abraham Lincoln was a Republican, or that Democrats started the KKK, they’re absolutely right. You see, back then Republicans were the liberals and Democrats were the conservatives. It’s why practically every state that fought for the Confederacy, or supported segregation, is today considered “strongly Republican.” The ideologies just switched sides about 40-50 years ago. That’s why if you read actual history books, decades ago Republicans were mostly found in the north whereas Democrats ruled the south.
That being said, Kim Davis is now a proud member of the Republican party. I find this absolutely hilarious for a couple of reasons.
First, I’ve been inundated with comments and messages from her supporters who seemed more than eager to point out the fact that she was a Democrat – which was absolutely true. Now those folks can no longer say that. Not only that, but the reason why she fled the Democratic party is because it refused to embrace her intolerance, bigotry and her continued unconstitutional efforts to discriminate against gay Americans.
So, it was not at all surprising to see this hypocrite rush to the party that seemingly prides itself on embracing some of the worst parts of our society. I guess I won’t be getting anymore of those “Kim Davis is a Democrat you ignorant lib” messages anymore.
By switching party affiliation, she’s effectively given up any right to claims she’s simply “doing the job the people elected her to do.” The last time I checked, those who voted for her – voted for a Democrat. She can get off this soapbox that her refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses is “legal” because she was elected by the people of Kentucky to enforce the laws of the state well before the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in June.
Yes, that’s actually one of several asinine arguments she’s tried using to justify her idiocy. Somehow she thinks that laws (or changes to laws) enacted after she’s elected to office don’t apply to her. I know, that makes absolutely zero sense. Then again, nothing she’s said or done concerning this entire ordeal has made sense.
When people voted for her, they were voting for a Democrat who was swearing to uphold the laws and abide by the Constitution. Now she’s a Republican who believes her faith trumps the Constitutional rights of gay Americans and that she doesn’t have to follow the law.
So, using her “logic” (and I use the term loosely) she’s no longer the person those people voted for considering I’m certain a good number of them wanted a Democrat in that office – not a Republican.
Either way, it’s fitting. Kim Davis is a woman who:
- Doesn’t understand how the Constitution works.
- Doesn’t understand the power the Supreme Court has.
- Believes her religious beliefs are greater than Constitutional rights.
- Wants to unconstitutionally force her religion on others.
- Is a massive hypocrite on the “sanctity of marriage” considering she’s been married four times and has committed adultery.
- Believes people should have the right to discriminate against others based on religion.
She felt abandoned by Democrats because we refused to accept her ignorance – though it didn’t take her very long to find a group of people who will proudly embrace it: the Republican party.