This is what happens when people are trained from a young age to fear invisible boogeymen lurking around every corner:

State Rep. Kevin Koester, R-Ankeny, calls the day the Iowa Supreme Court ruled the state’s Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional “the worst day of my life, in service to this state.”

Koester, who is running unopposed for a second term in the Iowa House, said his “knees buckled” when he heard about the court’s unanimous ruling.

“In terms of moral issues, what could be more important than the protection of the family?” he said on a video posted by Iowa for Freedom, a group campaigning to oust three Supreme Court justices up for a retention vote this fall. “The actions of the Supreme Court were certainly within the bounds of what the balance of power would expect, but way out of bounds with ordering 99 county recorders to begin issuing same-sex marriage licenses on a given date in April of that same year. I can imagine no way that that is not an extreme abuse of the bench. And therefore, I’ll be voting ‘no’ on all three judges.”

His knees buckled?! Worst day of his life?!

What a sad, sad state of mind he must perpetually live in, for his knees to buckle when a court decides that all people should be treated equally.

I really highlight this, though, to demonstrate the selfish toddler mindset of our opposition. Studies have been done which show that wingnuts [I grant that science does not usually use the word “wingnut”] are a more fear-based people, and that moreover, they tend to be whiny, needy, spoiled brats as children, while confident children tend to skew more liberal as they get older. Grown men having temper tantrums and making granting equal rights to other people all about them is a prime example of this phenomenon.

Watch the man child explaining himself:

His knees? They buckled, y’all.