Sunday, June 04, 2006

Gay Marriages? Again? Must Be An Election Year!

They should just call it the Bush ADD-ministration, they can't seem to stay focused on an issue long enough to bring about a solution to anything. Last month, it was all about illegal immigrants, they can't seem to stay focused on the wars they are still fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan without wanting to start another one in Iran, leaving problems that as Bush has said himself, another president will have to deal with.
Now they're back to whole gay marriage issue again, with Bush using his weakly radio address to throw his support behind a bill in the Senate that is sure not to pass. And why not? Opposing gay marriages worked so well for them in 2004, well, that and a boatload of vote fraud, why not trot it out again? Nothing gets those red staters madder than "activist judges" who legislate from the bench (as opposed to activist executives who legislate from the signing statements) and Bush needs to get them to the polls to keep up the appearance that, despite falling poll numbers, the people prefer Republicans, so when they retain Congress through continued vote fraud, the corporate media will have an issue to point to as the root cause for their success.
So why not restrict the freedom of homosexuals who wish to take a vow in a civil service pledging their undying love for each other? Everybody else's freedoms are becoming more restricted by this administration, why not pick on the gays too? Plus Bush gets to play up to the thumpies who labor under the misguided belief that God prefers the US over the rest of the world. Yeah, that makes sense. There's a whole fucking planet, but God's only going to favor the greediest and most wasteful nation on it. If you believe that, you'd probably believe you could leg press a ton using a protein shake developed by Pat Robertson.
So while there is a wealth of real problems facing this country, and it's future, let's focus on something that isn't hurting anything. That's what you call compassonate conservatism!

6 comments:

Newsguy said...

ON Meet the Press today, someone mentioned that this issue means nothing to people under 40, so the Republicans know it is "a dying flame." Exact quote.

It was also noted that people under 40 don't turn out to vote as much as older folks. I am one of those older folks, and I vote, and I recognize this amendment as a cynical turn-out-the-vote ploy for the bible-thumping gay hater war monger "intelligent" design brain dead GOP voters.

Lily said...

Yes, they are trotting it out again. And they will continue to do so.

Unfortunately, it has been said many times that part of the problem is that right wingers are moved by hate but liberals are not moved enough by their passion. Where one pounds the pavement and works, many say that the left talk, talk, and talk. Not sure what to think of those comments.

Lily said...

Oh yeah and for once I agree with Ann Coulter. That Bush did not win, the Swiftboat guys won. The response to that was ridiculous, of course kerry is now fighting for his name and honor...

Granny said...

And don't forget the flag burning amendment as well.

Ann
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kissfan said...

Gay marriage is the carrot-on-a-stick that the Repubs are hoping to lead their voters to the nearest rigged Diebold machine with. But if the voters would just stop and think for a minute, this was one of the big issues last time out and nothing's been done about it until now. If it was so damned important, why did it take two years to get around to introducing an ammendment that has no chance in hell of passing? It's because they don't really want it to pass. If it did, what would they use to lead the sheep around with in 2008?

glenda said...

Yes, they need someone to persecute in their self-righteous pandering to the Christian right.
It's easy to target gays instead of FIXING all the thngs that are broken in this country..too many things to list, you know what they are.