You've got to hand it to the Democrats in Indiana. For being a minority party in the Indiana House of Representatives, they are an awfully demanding bunch.
This week, Indiana House Democrat Leader Scott Pelath called for a two-year moratorium on social issues, such as abortion and gay marriage, saying those issues are too divisive to address rationally anytime soon, the Indianapolis Star reported.
Of course, that proposal fell on deaf ears, since such issues are the bread and butter for the Republican majority in that chamber. Nothing gets Republican voters to the polls faster than abortion and gay marriage – especially in a red state like Indiana – and Republicans essentially would be throwing in the towel if they consented to such a demand.
I can’t even recall such a request in a blue state like Michigan, where, for the moment, Republicans control the House, Senate and governor’s office. Sure, Democrats have been shrill in their opposition to Republican initiatives –as one would expect – but there’s never been a suggestion that social issues should be completely off the table.
Rest assured,Republicans in Michigan will have plenty to say on social issues in the next two years. They sure had to lot to say last year on abortion.