Wednesday, June 7, 2006
Marriage Amend't: Meaningless Sop?
Now that moral conservatives have the upper hand in the mid-term elections, President Bush and Senate Republicans are advocating a ban on homosexual marriages in the form of a marriage amendment to the Constitution. Their efforts to regain their base's strong support would seem more genuine if the amendment has a realistic chance of passage and the Bush and Congressional Republican poll numbers were not in the tank. Reasons for the abysmal ratings are that the Republican base is dissatified with profligate government spending, weak illegal immigration control efforts, and a wearing war in Iraq. Republicans are fortunate in that Democrats appear leaderless and rudderless on national issues and policies. It remains to be seen whether Republicans can hold the House and Senate in their weakened position this fall.
Posted by Carpe Diem at 4:50 AM