In case you are one of the 87 percent of Americans that is fed up with Congress, you may have missed President Obama’s 8th and final State of the Union address.
There were cheers and a few jeers, applause and some yawns, and of course the split down the middle reminiscent of the San Andreas fault. And then, it happened.
A moment that could have created the movie ‘San Andreas’ itself. A moment that no one saw coming. A moment that made all hypocrites stand up from the couch, knock over that bowl of Cheetos, and shout at the TV for making them look bad.
Kim “Ain’t no gays getting hitched in my county court” Davis was at the State of the Union.
What the what?!
The woman vehemently defied the Supreme Court of the United States when gay people were legally allowed to marry. She basically gave her one-finger salute to the president. Davis even sat in jail for five days for contempt because she believed she was right.
But hey, a sister has to take time, blow the dust off her favorite patriotic-colored sweater made by her grandma, and take a seat at the White House because movies just don’t do it for her in backwoods Kentucky.
Want someone to blame for your shoe being hurled through your plasma? The lawmaker who invited Kim Davis is Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio).
“Kim Davis used our ticket. Our staff heard from the Family Research Council that Ms. Davis and her family hoped to attend the State of the Union address and so we offered a ticket,” [Charla Bansley of the Liberty Counsel] said (to CNN).
But the PR-ish reason for why is the kicker:
“Kim will be in the gallery tonight as a counterweight to the president’s message. She is representing many Americans who have been adversely affected by the president’s policies, specifically this administration’s trampling of religious liberty.”
Never mind extending that 15 minutes of fame. She’s there to show her weight. Or something like that.