Of course, the Clintons and Obama were at one time against same-sex marriage. That was the default position in America. It wasn't even controversial for a couple centuries.
I have an observation which is, of course, no shock to those of us here at FR, but still ...
In any political system there will be debate:
Should we change the tax rate by X or by Y?
Should we spend money to replace Z or should we keep what we have?
Should we try to have more A or less A?
The Democrats today now think that anyone who takes a political position which differs from the current Democrat position is basically a war criminal. Anathema. Someone to be shunned and ostracized. This sort of dehumanization is critical before the purges and show trials can begin.
The basic psychology of the Left is consistent over many, many years. It always ends in an attempt at mass murder.
As to the extremist remarks by Hirono and Harris I say they are the extremists for advocating the murder human beings and promoting perversity.
This is the permanent Communist position on everything, except that when actually in power "ostracized" becomes "killed."
A statement supported by the international record which, in fact, shows numerous successful attempts.
For an example closer to home, see "convenience abortion" = 41 million deaths (per recent FR headline)>
Political scientists sometimes distinguish between normal politics and regime politics. Normal politics takes place within a political and constitutional order and concerns means, not ends. In other words, the ends or principles are agreed upon; debate is simply over means.
By contrast, regime politics is about who rules and for what ends or principles. It questions the nature of the political system itself. Who has rights? Who gets to vote? What do we honor or revere together as a people? Source: imprimis.hillsdale.edu
The end or goal the Liberals have in mind is the overthrow of everything America was based on, including the Constitution.
We are witnessing a revolution underway. It is a cold war for now, but it is still a revolution.