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May 18, 2006

Arlen Spector on Gay Marriage

What a brave stance to take. Take a look at what happened, according to Jack Cafferty.
Wolf, Today's lesson in hypocrisy comes to us courtesy of the Senate Judiciary Committee. They met in a different private room behind closed doors today and approved a Constitutional Amendment banning gay marriage. at one point the thing got pretty ugly. A shouting match, between the Republican Chairman Senator Arlen Spector and Democratic Senator Russ Feingold, who said he was against the Amendment as well as Spector's decision to hold the vote in a private room out of the public's view.

These guys are shameless. Feingold eventually stormed out telling Spector "I've enjoyed your lecture Mr Chairman. See ya."

Senator Spector in a real show of courage, says that he is "totally opposed to the Amendment", but he voted for it anyway saying that it deserves a debate in the Senate. Majority Leader Bill Frist says the full Senate will now debate a Constitutional Amendment which has absolutely no chance of passing. Frist hopes to have a vote by June 5th.

This is all being done by the republican majority in an effort to appeal to Right-wing nuts in the Republican Party ahead of the upcoming mid-term elections. Ignore all of the pressing issues facing the country, and instead go grovel at the feet of the lunatic fringe. Senator Frist should be very proud of himself. That's leadership. Here's the question: Is now the time for the Senate to consider a constitutional Amendment on gay marriage?" [emphasis added]
Hmmm. Let's see. We're in debt up to our eyeballs (thanks be to GW), American Servicemen and women are dying every day in a war that we were manipulated into (thanks be to GW), the administration is breaking the law everyday with the NSA domestic spying program (again, thanks be to GW) and how is the Senate going to spend some of its time?

They're going to debate a Constitutional Amendment that has no chance of passing.

But Cafferty is correct, at this point it's all about appealing to the citizens of wingnuttia - God's Own Party's lunatic fringe.

It'll only get crazier.


Sean McDaniel said...

any chance you might blast howard dean on his back pedaling spineless comments about gay marriage on pat robertson's 700 club? or did daffy dean redeem himself by appearing on the daily show, where jonny boy never broached the subject?

for that matter, who gives a damn what howard dean thinks about gay marriage? let's find out when he thinks the democrats will get us out of iraq.

Sue said...

Or perhaps just ask WHY Howard Dean appeared on The 700 Club? He'll be here in Pgh in June.

Chris said...

Anybody else think this is simply a ploy for more states - ie, PA - to put a gay marriage referendum on the ballot - ala 2004 Presidential election? Worked for them last time.

Anonymous said...

Arlen Specter is not to be trusted and goes to the side that is most beneficial to him. He is an unprincipled traitor to this country and wants to hand over our immigration and border policies to Mexico. The entire senate is made up of traitorous scum, and we need to wrest control from these fat cats by voting in strong 3rd party candidates who actually represent us. That's the way to make real change.

Anonymous said...

Specter is actually anti-gay so please do not allow yourself to be taken in by any of his lying pacifying rhetoric. Specter has strongly defended Senator Rick Santorum who advocates laws against homosexual behavior.