The Rats are really serving themselves up on a platter on this one. Lieberman is right about one thing - it is a divisive issue. It divides the country. Unfortunately for the rats it divides the country 60/40 for us - even higher if the wording is purely "gay marriage" and not civil unions or recognition. If Republicans had balls, brains, or a half measur eof either they would get behind the constitutional amendment and make it the defining issue of the next election. The last of the Southern Democrats would be finished, we would make inroads among African Americans, and Hispanics (who have large constituencies who aren't keen on gay marriage.), and a few of 2000 light blue states would turn red. It could result in conservative victories at all levels of government.
posted on 11/18/2003 3:41:58 PM PST
Couldn't agree with you more! This is not only a winning issue for Republicans but Republicans are on the right side of this issue IMHO. Republicans at all levels need to get behind the Marriage Amendment and do it NOW!
posted on 11/18/2003 3:49:55 PM PST
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You raise an interesting point: is the use of the word "marriage" the major problem? Or is it the granting of civil benefits to gay couples?
In any case, this and all "culture war" issues should be left to the states. We as a nation are not of one mind on these issues -- rather than fight out a one-size-fits-all solution, we should let localities rule as provided in the US Constitution.
posted on 11/18/2003 9:25:50 PM PST
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