Gawker: "Even Gay Marriage Requires Super-Rich Libertarians"


Max Read at Gawker writes:

The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal both have behind-the-scenes accounts of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's successful push for gay marriage in New York. And (surprise!) the key was a bunch of rich Republicans.

The Times recounts a "secret meeting" between the governor's "most trusted advisors" and "a group of super-rich Republican donors," which would otherwise be every progressive's nightmare. But this one was about people whom those donors knew—billionaire Paul Singer, for example, has a gay son—and their right to enter into contracts, and the donors "were inclined to see the issue as one of personal freedom, consistent with their more libertarian views."

... This is how things get done, in government, now! Rich people decide they want things, and then they use their money to get them.


  1. Jerome Valadez
    Posted June 27, 2011 at 11:40 am | Permalink

    I agree, Larry! It would be nice if the "little guy" had the power to get things done, but if it is only going to be the powerful getting things done, then I will take it if the powerful is showing it's humanity, decency, and fairness as this article states.

  2. Barb
    Posted June 27, 2011 at 12:14 pm | Permalink

    The level of corruption in New York is almost beyond comprehension. Anyone who agrees with this so-called system of government is also corrupt. This is the most compelling reason to let people vote on the SS"M" issue.

  3. Steve
    Posted June 27, 2011 at 12:21 pm | Permalink

    C.R.E.A.M. = Cash Rules Everything Around Me. Money is the true ruler in New York.

  4. Lefty
    Posted June 27, 2011 at 7:38 pm | Permalink


    "Things happened exactly as they should have"...?

    Only if you're a hardcore fan of oligarchy. The people were deprived of their right to decide.

  5. Jane
    Posted June 28, 2011 at 12:19 am | Permalink

    Maybe Paul Singer's behavior should be more closely scrutinized and exposed in the media. I bet he wouldn't like that!

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