On last night’s Daily Show, Jon Stewart reamed Republicans for changing their tune on marriage equality, mere hours after President Obama came out in support of it.
Running clips from previous Fox segments where talking heads compared gay sex and gay marriage as leading to polygamy, lawlessness and bestiality (Bill O’Reilly says, “you can marry a turtle”), Stewart noted that Republicans are calling it a shrewd pandering for votes now.
“And that’s what’s really driving this,” says Michelle Malkin. “It’s all about politics and it’s all about money.”
Stewart insightfully concludes: “And this is the true measure of how far we’ve come as a nation. In like five years, the prime talking point about people who support gay marriage has gone from ‘It will destroy society via turtle f**king’ to ‘Of course you’re for it—you’ll say anything popular to get re-elected.’ And that is progress.”