Tuesday, February 24, 2004

Playing Politics

How can an Administration that has such perfect pitch in foreign affairs have such a tin ear on the domestic front. My God, on the homefront President Bush is flailing, throwing bones to everyone and truly pleasing no one.

Two weeks ago, he increases the NEA Budget. Yeah, that'll win over the NPR-listening crowd. This week, he backs a constitutional amendment... A F&%$ING CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT prohibiting gay marriage. I'm sorry Mr. President, but this is not something we pull out the "A Word" for.

Yes, I know that it has not a snowball's chance in hell of passing Congress and being approved by the states. It's political posturing. But, like the NEA funding move, the Steel Tariff and the Guest Worker program, it just rings hollow. No... not rings... thuds.

In my more charitable moods, I wonder if he's making a studied "compromise" to solidify his base for the war against Islamo-Fascism. But really Mr. President, to defeat theocratic nut jobs abroad, do we really need to placate the ones we have at home?


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