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Monday, 30 January 2006 05:27

Hetero scandal-ridden Republicans to Hide behind Gays  

As the United States heads to its mid term elections many have written off the GOP off.  Republicans will soon be replaced by a bunch of Democrats.  It should happen given Bush's unpopularity and a few things like the Patriot Act, the lieing and spying, and the war in Iraq that was supposed to be over by now. 
Gays again will be important to the Republican campaign. Senate Majority leader Bill Frist (R-TN) will attempt to bring the marriage amendment forward this year for a full vote in both houses of congress. It is a political effort to move the agenda away from that of George Bush and Iraq, the Republicans scandal in fundraising and of course the trouble former House Majority leader Tom DeLay is having.

Likely one of the most corrupt congresses in years and they have a way out. All they need to do is convince enough Americans that gay people getting married is far worse than the trampling of civil rights, forget about the war in Iraq and the absolute failure of the Department of Homeland Security in dealing with the Hurricanes.

The plan worked last time. The effort to get bans on gay marriage into state constitutions brought people out to vote, people that may not have otherwise. Will it work a second time? It could.

Its is a simple strategy.  If you cannot win on the issues create one.  Governments have used it for years to hide from their own weaknesses.  The Democrats will be split on the issue of a constitutional amendment baring gay marriage providing the Republicans with the issue.  "Want to protect your family, then we all know the biggest threat to your marriage is that gay couple getting married."  America's version of homeland security seems prepared to deal with homos, and I am sure  once they are dealt with that huge threat, they will address things like terrorists, government cut backs to medicare, hurricanes and dykes (both kinds), poverty and world instability and maybe even cheaper oil.

Rick Barnes

Rick Barnes is the GLBTQ editor for PEJNews

Last Updated on Monday, 30 January 2006 05:27

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