Thursday, May 18, 2006


Will the American public ever, ever grow tired enough of this GOP-led bullshit gay marriage amendment game they play ever election cycle for voters to boot these dinks out on their ear? I don't know, but it sure looks like Dobson has the Senate in his back pocket because here it comes again:
A U.S. Senate panel advanced a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage on Thursday.
Feingold reportedly stormed out of the closed door meeting because it was ... closed door. Feingold was not happy with the back room dealings and hoofed it. The judiciary committee, led ably by the now comtemptible Arlen Specter, passed the measure by a party line vote, 10-8.

So, the GOP bows down, once again, to the fundamentalists six months before the elections. What a tiring and pathetic circus the Capitol has become. The corruption is bad enough, the supplication to the White House worse. But with GOP congressional members in serious trouble the gay marriage ban is what they choose to pull out of their piddling bag of tricks. Congressional oversight of the NSA programs? Hah! Iraq? Nope. Soaring deficits? Puleeeze. Actual ethics reform? Surely, you jest. Six months before the threatening November elections, suddenly Mexicans are invading and gays are on the rampage.

Just in case you don't remember, although who can forget, this same shit was pulled -- at exactly the same time of year -- in 2004:
Efforts to pass a constitutional amendment that would effectively ban same-sex marriage failed in the Senate Wednesday afternoon, but supporters vowed to keep fighting for the measure.
-- CNN, July 15, 2004
This time, the Senate is due to take up the bill in "early June." After a few days of hemming and hawing, we'll likely see it going down to defeat again in late June or July. They might dither around to push the debate back. It can 't be too soon, because then all those "values voter" assclowns won't be sufficiently riled up. The Senate will still not have the votes to pass this abomination, just as they did not have two years ago. Nothing has changed, of course. Except the desperation levels of congressional Republicans.

This Congress, and especially the GOP, ought to be ashamed of this disgraceful pandering. Then again, what am I saying? Things seem to have been like this for a long time:
Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.
-- Mark Twain


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