Here we go again.
Whenever the Republicans get into trouble with support they go for the wedge issues such as seeking to support a Constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.
However, it seems that Bush doesn't really care about the issue and is using it as a political wedge:
Though Bush himself has publicly embraced the amendment, he never seemed to care enough to press the matter. One of his old friends told NEWSWEEK that same-sex marriage barely registers on the president's moral radar. "I think it was purely political. I don't think he gives a s--t about it. He never talks about this stuff," said the friend, who requested anonymity to discuss his private conversations with Bush.
GOI: This shows in that Bush hasn't really pushed this issue before but now that he is in trouble-- even with his base--he pulls out the wedge issue. It appears that the numbers aren't there to pass this amendment anyway.
It would be a sad day in America to see a Constitutional ban on gay marriage. It would be the only amendment (from my research) taking away or banning rights of Americans rather then granting them.
The American people need to see this proposal as a wedge issue to keep them from voting for the own best interests.
Despite what you feel about gay marriage is an amendment really what is most important right now? Is it more important then working on a way out of Iraq (50 people kidnapped there today)?? Is it more important then terrorism?? Is it more important then reforming our health care system?? Is it more important then securing our borders?? Is it more important then dealing with Iran?? Not even close. We need to see this for what it really is--a smoke and mirrors parlor trick to take our attention away from the things that really matter.
Our senate and house need to concentrate on more important issues then this one.
Don't be fooled.
UPDATE: And from watching Lou Dobbs Tonight I can now report to you that the biggest threat to marriage is income issues and NOT GAY MARRIAGE!!! Paraphrasing Ed Rollins from the show, this is desperation politics and I thought that most conservatives are for states rights?? Why not leave this up to the states to decide??? This diminishes the president right now more then it helps him. We all know that this does not have the votes to pass so it's time to move on. Nothing to see here folks.
Oh yeah and if you want to read some funny sh*t about this whole absurdity then check out Morning Martini:
Forget the war in Iraq or hurricane preparedness or whatever is happening with Iran. That’s what I did this weekend because I had more pressing matters on my mind. Mr. Pop and I used our time wisely as we made several trips to Wal-Mart to stock up and prepare for the attacks that are surely to come on our marriage. We are taking this quite seriously.
Click on the whole quote to get more laughs. :)
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