What we’ve said to the girls is, if you guys ever decide to get a tattoo, then mommy and me will get the exact same tattoo in the same place. And we’ll go on YouTube and show it off as a family tattoo. — President Barack Obama
Stop for a moment and imagine hearing Romney say that? Or even John McCain (particularly the stodgy old bastard he's become since his defeat to Obama). It's pretty hard, isn't it? But it is probably the sort of thing you think if you have kids and aren't an insane fundamentalist who's looking to disown their children for heathenism.
Are you likely to follow through when your kid comes home from Spring Break or their summer internship with a tribal band or Tweety Bird on their shoulder or maybe a very tasteful song lyric/cross combo (I still love mine)? Probably not. And neither is the first couple, but it's the kind of thing good parents say. The kind of thing, human beings say.
The Republican Party, increasingly sounds inhuman, not just inhumane.