Competing GOP Gay Bashing Plans

gayliberty.jpgSpeaking of taking advice, Bush should also listen to his old lady. From IndyStar:

Some election-year advice to Republicans from a high-ranking source who has the president’s ear: Don’t use a proposed constitutional amendment against gay marriage as a campaign tool.

Just who is that political strategist? Laura Bush.

The first lady told “Fox News Sunday” that she thinks the American people want a debate on the issue. But, she said, “I don’t think it should be used as a campaign tool, obviously.”

“It requires a lot of sensitivity to just talk about the issue — a lot of sensitivity,” she said.

The Senate will debate legislation that would have the Constitution define marriage as the union between a man and a woman early next month, Majority Leader Bill Frist said on CNN’s “Late Edition.”

It looks like the Republicans will be offering two strategies with repect to gay rights: The Open Hatred Plan or the Hide Behind a White Sheet Plan.

  1. It’s interesting how important marriage discrimination has become among those in the Republican leadership. With regard to economic policy, conservatives balk at the thought of the government regulating anything whatsoever. But when it comes to people’s personal lives’, limited government goes right out the window. Here’s food for thought; why don’t we Democrats stand up for what’s right this election cycle? Why is it that the Republicans have no issue with being intolerant of homosexuality, but progressives all of the sudden become passive around uneducated homophobes? Instead of defending homosexuality, let’s turn the tables and make them defend their homophobia.

  2. Democrats would be better-advised to standing up to the homophobia in their own party first. Telling their party leader not to go on the 700 Club to gay-bash would be a good start.