So, it seems that Bush and other Republicans are giving up their Conservative principles in order to whore themselves to the Christianists
On Monday, I will meet with a coalition of community leaders, constitutional scholars, family and civic organizations and religious leaders," Bush said in urging Congress to pass the amendment and send it to the states for ratification. "They're Republicans, Democrats and independents who've come together to support this amendment."
The amendment would prohibit states from recognizing same-sex marriages. To become law, the proposal would need two-thirds support in the Senate and House, and then would have to be ratified by at least 38 state legislatures.
Bush said the amendment would fully protect marriage from being redefined, while leaving state legislatures free to make their own choices in defining legal arrangements other than marriage.
It stands little chance of passing the 100-member Senate, where proponents are struggling to get even 50 votes. Several Republicans oppose the measure, and so far only one Democrat — Sen. Ben Nelson of Nebraska — has said he will vote for it.
Acknowledging that emotions often run hot in this debate, Bush urged calm.
Remember when Conservatives used to be for the rights of the states, something that this Federal
Marriage Amendment attacks? I really don’t understand how anyone can support Republicans when they are willing to whore themselves out to special interests groups… even to the point where they will change their core beliefs at the drop of a dime. UPDATE 1: Ronald Brownstein’s column
explores the huge divide between Christianists and regular American voters, and why a law -- like the Federal Marriage Amendment, which has no chance of passing -- to rally a fringe group is never a good idea.
My only hope is that regular American voters can see this for what it is - an obvious attempt by the Republican Party to pander to the few people on the far-right, in hopes of buying votes from them.
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