There’s some wild political in-fighting going on in New York, and no, we’re not talking about the Anthony Weiner saga. This time it’s Republicans against Republicans and the fight’s about legalizing gay marriage, which Andrew Cuomo, the Democratic governor of the state, is doing all he can to push to legalize.
“This state has a proud tradition and a proud legacy as the progressive capital of the nation,” he said Friday. “We led the way, and it’s time for New York to lead the way once again.”
However, not all the legislatures see things Cuomo’s way. The state’s Republican politicians have been the main stumbling block and they’ve been on a mission to see that the Democratic efforts to legalize gay marriage fails. But there are cracks showing up in the united Republican’s stonewall against it, and one Senator has jumped ship and is calling his party out. His name is Roy McDonald, a 64-year-old Senator and this is what he said;
“You get to the point where you evolve in your life where everything isn’t black and white, good and bad, and you try to do the right thing. You might not like that. You might be very cynical about that. Well, fuck it, I don’t care what you think. I’m trying to do the right thing. “I’m tired of Republican-Democrat politics. They can take the job and shove it. I come from a blue-collar background. I’m trying to do the right thing, and that’s where I’m going with this.”
Of course, Republicans will now go out of their way to make sure Roy looses his seat next election, but like Roy said, he’s “trying to do the right thing.” Good to know there’s still some Republicans who will put party politics aside, and do what’s right.