and the twist of the gay marriage issue, which many believed to be a manufactured distraction to keep the public’s mind from the more universal issues like the war, the economy, the terrorism,
is that the party who has the most to lose is exactly the party who seems to be showing their hand of intolerence and dare i say hate because of the alleged non-issue.
The AP reports that Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa. would disagree, “If you support … a mother and a father for every child, you are a hater. If you believe that men and women for 5,000 years have bonded together in marriage, you’re a gay-basher. Marriage is hate. Marriage is a stain. Marriage is an evil thing. That’s what we hear. People who stand for traditional marriage are haters, they’re bashers, they’re mean-spirited, they’re intolerant. … Well, we’re not.”
and unlike most of america, most of the senate is not in favor of a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriages, but the president and his posse of neoconservative congressional leaders seem to want to kamakaza their agendas on the american public despite whatever political losses they are sure to continue to rack up.
“This is a dramatically bad step for the president.” Patrick Guerriero, executive director of the Log Cabin Republicans, told CNN. “He might get a little bump in the polls for a few days, but we all remember in 1992 when Pat Buchanan declared a cultural war on the country and it led to the defeat of the first President Bush. This is not a way to win an election — it’s a way to divide the American family.”
“We can’t sugarcoat this,” he said. “This amendment was written by the radical right in an attempt to make sure gay and lesbian families who want tax fairness won’t get it.”
Meanwhile the president on saturday continued to call traditional marriage “the most enduring human institution,” when everyone knows how laughable and phony that bullshit is.
the most enduring human institution, above love, above even fear, is hate.
certainly not marriage, and definately not marriage between a man and a woman. particularilly american men and women who are currently breaking their “until death do us part” commitment at a rate of 50%.
drive from the beach down the ten freeway, go north up the 405 and then east to hollywood on the 101 and you tell me how many new people you want to marry and then tell me how many new people you suddenly hate.
personally im not interested in the united states fostering any more of the most enduring human institution, im interested in the land of the free actually doing something unsual in human behavior and that is to accept something different.
and if the moralists in dc want to keep their jobs they better figure out a way to appease their party and their constituants without pissing off those humans who think that marriage between two people is a private personal choice that the government has no business meddling with.
the president’s only hope is to crack open the bible on tv and read from the passages that he thinks denounce homosexual activity, slam the good book and say something like,
“there it is, the Lord’s word. im a God fearing american and i believe in the Word. and either you do too and you’re with us, or youre in rebellion against the bible and against us.”
he was courageous and firm when he dragged us into war, it would be curious to see if he holds the same convictions when it comes to the morality behind what he considers the most enduring human instititution.