Skip to comments.Senate Scuttles Gay Marriage Amendment (Two no-shows. Care to guess?)
Posted on 07/14/2004 9:50:28 AM PDT by 11th Earl of MarEdited on 07/14/2004 10:13:18 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
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Sickening. Who voted against it?
Did John F'in Kerry vote?
48-50 against continuing debate according to cspan2
McVain for one voted against it. Really anymore to do anything in the Senate to avoid these filibusters, we need to have a "super majority" of Repubs.
Don't know yet...
But look for McLame, Collins and the whole RINO gang.
Good. This is one of the stupidest amendments ever proposed.
Hagel & McCain I guess?
(Reuters) - A divided U.S. Senate on Wednesday rejected a bid to amend the Constitution to ban same-sex marriage, likely killing the proposal backed by President Bush for at least this election year.
--Did John F'in Kerry vote?--
bwahahahahaha does he ever vote??
Time to start cleaning house this election cycle. And if at all possible start a recall vote for the ones who voted against.
Not a chance. The RNC will ensure these RINO's get reelected every time.
We need a new political party.
it won't register as an issue with most people until their kids come home from school and tell them that today's lesson showed how Eddie could marry Bobby, or Susie, and it was all the same. By then, it will be too late to do anything about it of course, but the sheeple don't understand that. once these marriages are performed, and the SCOTUS tosses the federal defense of marriage act - there will be no way to undo it.
Doubt it .. he's too afraid to go on record
We need a new political party. YES! YES! YES!
Our own GOP will push for thier re-election
"Did John F'in Kerry vote?"
No. He spoke in the Senate today, but didn't stick around for the vote. More important things to do, apparently...
For the moment you might be right. The Republican party was infested with non-conservatives just like the Church Priesthood has been infested by the Perverted crowd. However I believe this one act of Anti-Family will be enough to bring out the silent Majority to kick some RINO and DIM arse.
Republicans opposed will not be forgotten.
I want a list.
Actually, I guess it was Edwards who spoke and didn't stay. Kerry didn't show up at all, so neither of them voted. That was why it was 48-50, rather than 48-52.
And anyone who disagrees will probably get banned.
The vote was a close 47-50 and your answer is to get rid of the whole party? Wouldn't it be easier to work at defeating the few pubs who voted against it?
We need a new political party. Rid us of this "Two-Party Cartel". Remember ALWAYS on substantial issues this cartel will make sure that conservative issues NEVER gets passed. I guarantee that if we don't rid ourselves of this cartel we will NEVER have these kinds of votes go our way - Guaranteed.
We need a new party for a lotta reasons. This is just one more.
Yes we very much do. I knew that way before this happened. I hope someone like Dobson, Roy Moore, or even Mel Gibson would run in 2008. Christian conservatives need to start building anew instead going down with the sinking ship. It's time for reflection and some hard choices.
"Who voted against it?"
More than those that voted for it. With 67 needed for passage, this was not even in the neighborhood of winning passage. But, the campaign issue got it's day in the sun.
67 votes were needed, not just a majority.
Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts, opposes the amendment, as does his vice presidential running mate, Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina. Both men skipped the vote.
You're so optimistic NOT! It may be too late this year, but these RINOs can be held to account in the future, especially primaries.
it's not up yet, but will be soon...
There goes the country.
Don't get me wrong, I'm happily voting for 43. But I still think we (Americans in general, not just Pubbies) need a new party.
here's your hard choice: President Hillary Rodham Clinton in 2008. any questions?
Correct. See post #21...
And 35 million homosexuals cheer - especially the 30 million who have no intention of, or interest in, ever getting "married". Satan is grinning and getting ready for the next attack on decent folks.
And may all those who took the mushy middle be the first to hear those words from their own children. Or better yet, may the kids stay silent until they come home a few years later announcing that they are gay. (I do not really wish that on ANY children. But since it WILL happen, may it happen to the children with parents who offered their complicity to this.)
Good news for the CONSTITUTION!
The Republicans can't even win on an issue that 75%-80% of the public agrees on.
mccain was one.
Fox news dropped the ball big time on this.
The reporting was amaturish at best. They failed to show that the states would then get this issue.
They failed to say the house had to vote on this.
Tooo many former NBC staffers at fox.
Tooo many women of wealsley.
That's the catch. You can change any horse but they will A-L-W-A-Y-S find an excuse not to make it happen. We were told that if we had ALL 3 branches of government we would see a conservative agenda. FALSE! But put a liberal 3 branch in place & all he!! liberalism flourishes. How does that happen??? You all are being duped by the elites that control 90% plus of these bastards & they will never allow a conservative agenda to get traction. Guaranteed
The issue is the remedy-- this amendment. People aren't convinced it's the right remedy. Even Kerry opposes gay marriage, he just opposes amending the Constitution when it's not obvious that such a thing is absolutely necessary.
As if the leadership will allow that.
We couldn't even knock out Specter without the powers that be getting involved and stopping us.
Oh, yeah. Now wacko judges can keep interpreting it however they want. Great news.
Agreed!! I will be finding out WHO voted against it and I believe we can expect a uproar of anger towards those senators!! SPLINELESS WONDERS they are!!!!!
"The Republicans can't even win on an issue that 75%-80% of the public agrees on."
I don't think that's fair to the GOP. It's nowhere near 75-80% in the polls...
Senators who wanted the matter left to the states?
No, good news for our black robed rulers.
Oh, go whine and cry elsewhere. I see constant dissension on this forum. The only folks who get banned are the rulebreakers. And I've seen nothing in the rules resembling what you claim.
If it did exist, you'd already be banned and your post erased.