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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Friday, June 02, 2006

Picture of the Day - 2 - The Pressing Issue

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Bush will promote a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage on Monday, the eve of a scheduled Senate vote on the cause that is dear to his conservative backers.


  • Don't forget the flag-burning bill the GOP is also going to bring up for a vote too. Howard Fineman said on Olbermann last night that the GOP is getting diminishing returns on these issues and I certainly hope that would be the case. Even the most nuttiest of wingers has to see that they're being "played" on these issues by Rove/Bush, right? Geez, I hope that's true, any case.

    By Blogger reality-based educator, at 9:28 AM  

  • I saw that, too. Again, anecdotal, but the "rational" Bush base people I know are going to see all this and get angrier that Bush isn't working to fix deficits. That's a big deal down here. They are against gay marriage, but the priority deck has reshuffled. Immigration is a bigger deal than gay marriage, Iraq is a bigger deal than gay marriage, and he's largely on the wrong side of these for his base.


    By Blogger mikevotes, at 12:48 PM  

  • Ah discrimination written right into the Constitution--for an issue that has no chance of making it by the states.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:10 PM  

  • I know, this "wedge issue" just kills me because of the discrimination. Of course, that, I guess, is what gives it it's power in that it allows those who support it to validate their bigotry by claiming it's a political issue.

    And, from what I've read, it's not even supposed to make it out of the Senate.

    It's just an opportunity for a small number of Republican Senators to make speeches on the subject.

    I do think it's telling that we've gone from the ERA to this.


    By Blogger mikevotes, at 3:31 PM  

  • Prick.

    Sorry. I'm not a man of many words today.

    By Blogger -epm, at 8:02 PM  

  • Isn't there also supposed to be a little something in there about the separation of church and state? Oh, I get it. God told him that was all wrong, right?

    By Anonymous Rachie, at 8:14 PM  

  • Oh, Rachie, it's not about god. It's about the SANCTITY of marriage. Just because it has a religious word doesn't mean it favors one religion. Just like the National day of Prayer, or the Faith Based initiatives that as of the 2004 election had not given a dime to any non christian group.


    By Blogger mikevotes, at 9:04 PM  

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