From a blog post by Rep. Steve Davis about Family Day at the Capitol last weekend:
Today is the 17th legislative day of the session. It is called Family Day so that legislators can bring their wives and kids up for the day and show our family atmosphere. However I do not bring my family due to the spectacle presented by the fringe groups in front of our children. You have Labor Unions, “Working Families” wanting minimum wage increases, marches for racial equality, and the worst is GSLBT groups that try to prove they are families too(by exposing our young children to them kissing and holding hands). I will just say that I am very passionate about the issues but I did not get into politics to expose my children to adult issues. It is a shame that these groups try to exploit this event the way they do.
So, middle class working families who lobby their legislators are “fringe groups?”
Racial minorities who lobby their legislators are “fringe groups” as well?
I guess Rep. Davis would rather leave the messy job of legislating to paid lobbyists and campaign contributors rather than common folks. They wear suits and ties and look like they’ve got money, I guess.
Oh, and does someone want to give Rep. Davis a memo about how females can be in the General Assembly now?