Democrats Embrace Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Hate)

When the Republican National Committee voted Friday for a resolution “reaffirming its commitment to defining marriage as between a man and a woman,” Greg Sargent of the Washington Post interpreted this as evidence that Republicans are obsolete and doomed:

After recognizing need to evolve on gay rights,
GOP fails to evolve on gay rights

Perhaps Sargent and his friends could explain this to a certain Democrat facing re-election next year:

U.S. Senator Mark Pryor, D-AR, is so far bucking the trend of Democratic lawmakers jumping on board the pro-same-sex ‘marriage’ bandwagon.
“I oppose same-sex marriage, and I’ve been very clear about that for a very long time,” the second-term senator said on a conference call with local reporters Wednesday. “That’s the way I will vote. If that’s what it comes down to, that’s where I am.” . . .
Pryor is one of only three Democratic senators to publicly oppose gay unions. The others are Mary Landrieu of Louisiana and Joe Manchin of West Virginia. All three represent states where same-sex “marriage” is deeply unpopular. In 2004, about 75 percent of Arkansas voters backed an amendment to the state constitution defining marriage as between a man and a woman. That same year, Louisiana voters overwhelmingly voted in favor of a similar constitutional ban on gay marriage. Same-sex unions are also illegal in West Virginia according to state law.

Pryor, who has had trouble explaining his inconsistent record on gun control, is widely seen as the most endangered Democrat Senator up for re-election in 2014. While Arkansas was once a stronghold for Democrats — and famously sent Bill Clinton to the White House — the state has shifted sharply toward the GOP. In 2010, Democrat Sen. Blanche Lincoln lost to Republican John Boozman by a whopping 21-point margin. Last year, Mitt Romney got 61 percent of the vote in Arkansas.

Despite Mark Pryor’s outspoken opposition to same-sex marriage — which puts him at odds with President Obama and every national Democrat Party leader — the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee was bragging Friday about Pryor’s fundraising success.

And neither Greg Sargent nor any other journalist complained about it.

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