Tea Partiers fulminate against ENDA, lead again in the House

Writing at leading Tea Party blog RedState, Daniel Horowitz continues his campaign against ENDA, the Employment Non Discrimination Act aimed at combatting workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation, even as it becomes clear solid majorities of Americans support the act and the Senate is set to pass it by a wide margin.

Horowitz approaches the topic will all the subtlety of a… Red State blogger. He says offering civil rights protections to gay Americans, sexual/gender middle of the road Americans, cross-dressing Americans and straight Americans perceived to be any of those things is “legislating immorality.” That came in a Sunday post that as a headline asked the question: “Will Pedophiles be Covered Under Senate ‘ENDA’ Bill?”

Today, he laments the weak opposition to the bill in the Senate:

[blockquote]The Senate just voted 61-30 to proceed with the transgendered special rights bill (ENDA), all but ensuring its final passage by the end of the week. Seven Republicans – Susan Collins, Dean Heller, Mark Kirk, Kelly Ayotte, Rob Portman, Orrin Hatch, and Pat Toomey – voted for it. Mitch McConnell and John Cornyn refused to speak out against this bill, even though there are so many angles from which to assail it. They just stood back and allowed the Democrats to ravage the conference. There is no voice; no leadership; no inspiration.
    Moreover, Republicans have sent the message to Democrats loud and clear. There is no floor to the degree of government-sponsored social engineering they may pursue. Either way, Republicans will be too scared to even speak out against socially decedent legislation. The transgendered agenda is in full swing. Cross-dressers are openly being compared to African-Americans to justify this bill. Legislating immorality is now in vogue. [/blockquote]

In the House, just weeks after navigating his chamber off a cliff by shutting down the government in a failed bid to undo the past and erase Obamacare, Speaker John Boehner has again lashed the House to its minority Tea Party members and is opposing ENDA. His office didn’t mention pedophilia or “transgender special rights.” He said this was about “jobs.”

“The Speaker believes this legislation will increase frivolous litigation and cost American jobs, especially small business jobs,” Boehner’s spokesman Michael Steel told TPM.