Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Please Sir, May I Have Another?

With the issues of economy and terrorism producing lack-luster poll results leading into next week's election, Bush is bustin' out his old stand-by to get the base fired up: gay marriage.

Now, honestly, I agree that judges should in no way be handing down legistlation from the bench. Not their job. But honestly, how hurting is the Republican party when you have to resort to obvious non-issues to get votes?

"Just this last week in New Jersey, another activist court issued a ruling that raises doubt about the institution of marriage. We believe marriage is a union between a man and a woman, and should be defended."

The line earned Bush by far his most sustained applause at a rally of 5,000 people....

Really? Gay marriage is that important in today's world? Forgive me if I find that a hard pill to swallow. This goes to show that the Republican base, the go-to votes are not in line with where this administration is concerning, ya' know... the important stuff. Iraq is becoming increasingly unpopular, even in conservative circles. The economy, even after the Dow reached an all-time high, seems like yesterday's news. What to do? Bring the gays into it....

I love being leverage.

Sorry, but if the party can't win by campaigning on real issues, then the party doesn't deserve to win.

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