Some Critical Distinctions

Politicians are politicians, whichever party they’re in, so you have to watch them every minute or they’ll steal the money out of your wallet to build a new wing onto your neighbor’s house and name it after themselves.

But to those who say that Democrats and Republicans are just the same, take a look at the Republican party platform and realize that you just haven’t been paying attention:

From BuzzFeed:

The Republican Party platform will strongly oppose the Obama administration’s decision not to defend the Defense of Marriage Act, the federal law that bars recognition of same-sex couples’ marriages, in court and will support “a constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman,” according to the draft platform language approved by subcommittees today.

From Politico:

The Republican platform committee resoundingly rejected an amendment Tuesday that would have endorsed civil unions for gay couples. 

The GOP will maintain its official support for a constitutional amendment that would “protect traditional marriage” by defining it as between a man and a woman. 

The Democratic National Committee platform has embraced gay marriage, spurred by President Barack Obama’s decision to endorse it earlier in the year. 

But here at the Marriott hotel, where Mitt Romney will stay when he accepts his party’s nomination next week, a series of similar amendments were soundly rejected during subcommittee meetings on Monday.

From The New York Times:

…Republicans approved platform language on Tuesday calling for a constitutional amendment outlawing abortion with no explicit exceptions for cases of rape or incest. 

The anti-abortion plank, approved by the Republican platform committee Tuesday morning in Tampa, Fla., was similar to the planks Republicans have included in their recent party platforms, which also called for a constitutional ban on abortions.