The annual Values Voters Summit took place late last week and, as always, it was a cavalcade of crazy and stupid. Republican politicians flocked to it to rub elbows with some of the worst bigots in the country. Rep. Eric Cantor made this completely incoherent argument against marriage equality:
We all know, as do most Americans in their hearts know, that the way for us to allow the pursuit of happiness is through individual effort. It is not through government program. And that is why we believe in traditional marriage, because marriage, more than any government program ever has or ever will, has lifted up people out of poverty, even those who felt there was no hope. Marriage has proven to be that formula which has been more successful at allowing for that pursuit of happiness. And that is why we stand tall and stand proud for traditional marriage.