Wednesday, July 14, 2004

McCain Slaps Down Bush

The headline might be a little bit of hyperbole, but not by much. Seems fellow Republican John McCain doesn't agree with the Sock Puppet-in-Chief that gay marriage is an apocalyptic threat to American life. And he had the nerve to say so in public!

"The constitutional amendment we're debating today strikes me as antithetical in every way to the core philosophy of Republicans," McCain said. "It usurps from the states a fundamental authority they have always possessed and imposes a federal remedy for a problem that most states do not believe confronts them."
McCain then provided a little bit of a history and civics lesson to BushCo., which has been greatly in need of such for a long time:

"The founders wisely made certain that the Constitution is difficult to amend and, as a practical political matter, can't be done without overwhelming public approval. And thank God for that," he said.
As an aside; I really think that the Dems can take advantage of this failed attempt at amending the Constitution. It would be so easy to portray the Rethugs as close-minded and mean spirited in the only attempt in history to restrict the rights of Americans through the Constitution. It just doesn't get any uglier than that.

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