All other problems solved, Republicans turn to Gay Marriage and Flag Burning.

Is it just me? Or does this sudden renewed interest seem like desperate grabbing at straws by the Republicans hoping it’ll motivate the base enough to get out and vote for them? News reports in the last couple of days seem to suggest that a lot of the Republican base aren’t buying it even though the issue is important to a good portion of it. Neither proposed amendment has a chance in hell of passing, but that won’t stop the Republicans from pressing ahead with it anyway which makes this entirely a posturing move on their part and a big waste of time.

The marriage amendment is pure gay bashing at its finest and the flag amendment is just plain old stupid. One is an attempt to enshrine bigotry into the Constitution and the other is an attempt to undermine the First Amendment making a mockery of what the flag is supposed to represent. Only a Republican would be stupid enough to think that they could honor the flag by undermining what it stands for in the first place.

9 thoughts on “All other problems solved, Republicans turn to Gay Marriage and Flag Burning.

  1. Is it just me? Or does this sudden renewed interest seem like desperate grabbing at straws by the Republicans hoping it’ll motivate the base enough to get out and vote for them?

    It’s not just you, Les.

    Regarding flag-burning, have any of the morons in Congress considered how rampant flag-burning might become were this amendment to actually pass?

  2. Regarding flag-burning, have any of the morons in Congress considered how rampant flag-burning might become were this amendment to actually pass?

    Perhaps that’s what they want? A high profile public conflict to distract people from their devious activities.

    Smoke and mirrors…..

  3. KPG: Perhaps that’s what they want?

    Do you really think GOPs are that smart they could think of that chess-move?
    I tend to think it’s serendipitously accidental.
    Fuck. Tautology again. LOL

  4. I think pretty much all politicians on both sides of the aisle are masters of deception and sleight of hand. I think most of what we see on the news is intended as nothing more than a distraction to keep us from seeing how much we’re really being fucked. I think the side in power is simply another distraction. Let’s give them a few years to heat the dems, then we’ll switch to the repubs before they catch on and have them be the bad guys. Back and forth, bread and circuses, just one big show.

    Or maybe I’ve just watched a few too many episodes of the X-Files…….

  5. As a staunch conservative, I’m against the flag burning amendment.  I’m also against the gay marriage ban on a national level for federalist reasons.  I think each state should get to decide the issue.  I think the same should be true regarding abortion, but that is another issue altogether.

    I will say that I’m increasingly appalled at Bush.  Had he been pushing the gay marriage ban right after the election, the base would have been behind him.  Right now, most conservatives see it as him trying to change the subject from his innumberable failures and are just plain damn discouraged with the system. 

    We are offered the following choices: A president that fucks things up nonstop or the other side of the aisle that views us (Heartland conservatives) as idiots because there are a lot of pick up trucks, hunters, religious folk(See PZ Meyers article above), supporters of the military and federalists.  Yee-haw, I’m energized.

    If they want a Constitutional Amendment, amend what we thought was a perfectly clear takings clause to reverse the Kelo decision.

  6. Consi: I’m also against the gay marriage ban on a national level for federalist reasons.

    That would make you a true conservative, then. I’m simply stunned by the latest federal marraige amendment for a multitude of reasons, one of which is that it is coming from people who are supposedly politically conservative. Let us also recall the Terri Schiavo fiasco, in which Jeb Bush and other alleged conservatives were willing to strike down a state’s law via a federal law when the former conflicted with their religious beliefs. It seems clear that these ultra-conservatives in Congress are willing to let their religiosity undermine one of their most cherished political doctrines (i.e. that of states’ rights).

  7. KPG: Back and forth, bread and circuses, just one big show.

    Yeah and the price of admittance is only … LOL

    Consi: I will say that I’m increasingly appalled at Bush.

    Some still think he’s godonastick. wink
    Thanks for pointing me to:

    the Kelo decision.

    Wiki gave me the bare facts; biased as they may have been.
    It seems the smoke and mirrors worked well there … for a while. LOL
    All this reminds me of:
    A little kid on a street in Dublin: Catholic kittens for sale. Catholic kittens for sale.
    Priest walks up and: Ah, Paddy me lad. ‘Tis a glorious thing you’re doing, selling catholic kittens.
    Two weeks later Paddy: Protestant kittens for sale. Protestant kittens for sale.
    Priest: What is it you’re doing there, Paddy? Two weeks ago they were Catholic kittens and … why is it now that they’re Protestant kittens?
    Paddy: Ah Father. Now they have their eyes open.

    Don’t think I’m havin’ a shot at anyone. I just like the joke.
    I can’t even recall what prompted me to think of it.

  8. I think pretty much all politicians on both sides of the aisle are masters of deception and sleight of hand.

    I disagree, KPG.  Only the politicians in office at any given time are masters- the losers are novices.

    I will say that I’m increasingly appalled at Bush.

    Hallelujah, consi.  About time.

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