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Bush to Seek Gay-Marriage Ban in New Term

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Bush will renew a quest in his second term for a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage as essential to a “hopeful and decent” society, his top political aide said on Sunday. […]

“If we want to have a hopeful and decent society, we ought to aim for the ideal, and the ideal is that marriage ought to be, and should be, a union of a man and a woman,” Bush political aide Karl Rove told “Fox News Sunday.”

Well, we shan’t say we’re too surprised. Take your political capital and shove it.

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No surprise at all, but UGH.


This is probably the most inappropriate use of “hopeful and decent” in the history of civilization.


Ah, so it’s back to waving around some meaningless paper as payback to the Moral Values crowd. What a surprise, especially after Falwell absolved the GOP of any responsibility to enact the agenda.

If homosexuality is a bar to hope and decency, shouldn’t they be promoting prohibition?


It wouldn’t surprise me a bit if the next big plan is making heterosexual marriage mandatory. “We must be multiple and fruitfly! I mean, we must be… be fruity and multiplify… damn, I misdispronunciated again.”


He knows it’ll never pass–throw red meat to the base and blame Congress when it doesn’t happen.


They win either way, blame someone else if it doesn’t work, and they’re obvioulsy happy if it’s passed


Now that we’re all taking Kristoff’s advice ant trying to out-repug the Republicans, how’s about having the Dems propose outlawing divorce? It’d play to the Pope, at least…

Phoenician in a time of Romans

Perhaps we should be anonamously commenting in right-wing blogs applauding this decision and asking that those nasty laws allowing miscegenation be overturned as well. God never intended whites and coloreds to marry, you know…


It’ll never happen. Roe vs Wade will never be overturned either. Flag burning will never be outlawed. These are wedge issues the Repugs need to keep the mouth breathers fired up.


quite simply, w has demonstrated that his political blend of ” a little machiavelli, a little malcolm x, a heaping dose of mayberry rfd and pounds of the neocon church of christ” can be boiled down to one simple phrase: if you aren’t one of us, you aren’t one of us.

talk about the first horse out of the gate trampling any reasonable person’s hope that bush would either be a little more truthful or trustworthy this time around.

i would not feel safe in suggesting roe v wade is safe under this man’s watch. “dred scott” in debate #2 may have been code, but once the lions have had some red meat, they always want more.

bush seems comfortable giving them more.


So…Is now the time for an enterprising (and attractive) gay couple to take that shit to the Supreme Court?

Pro: If the court took the case, they’d probably win. I think they can probably rely on the votes of Stevens, Souter, Ginsburg and Breyer. O’Connor (as always) would be a wild card, but given her equal protection arguments in the sodomy case, it seems like she would probably swing over to the good guys.

Maybe it’s time to get it done, before the makeup of the court changes dramatically.

Con: It would certainly fuel the “amend the constitution” fire.



Is it my imagination or is Rove talking a lot these days.


WKD, yes, he certainly is. Doubtless because he’s full of himself at the moment. I hope he continues to talk- let’s let the whole world see what a souless, reptilian piece of trash he is.

I’m certain there are dead hyenas with more integrity than him.


Why does Rove’s version of “decency” smell like napalm in the morning?


Four legs good, I wonder how much of a more visual role the power behind the thrown is going to start taking? I would also speculate as to what this means for a second term, largely because I have nothing to do with myself after my exam tomorrow. Meh.


President Rove?


Vice President Rove?

Maybe just Il Duce.


You mean IL DOUCHE.


What gives me (some) hope is this: the anti-abortion issue and the anti-gay marriage issue are issues of no compromise to their supporters. These are the people who really don’t do nuance. These people see Bush’s reelection and the ready supply of aging and sickly Supreme Court justices as signs from God that it is finally time. The Bush Administration can play the blame-Congress game, but then let’s see what happens in the mid-term elections.


Yes Bill, yes I do.



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