Jesus’ General is rolling this morning.
But, why the gratuitous nard-stomping of two public servants who’ve paid their debt to society? Ah – maybe you missed this:
The Federal Marriage Amendment is back â€” with Vitterâ€™s and Craigâ€™s support
Posted June 27th, 2008 at 12:42 pm
Just this week, a group of Republican senators re-introduced the Federal Marriage Amendment to the Constitution, which, as we know, would ban gay marriage.
And once again, the language is pretty straightforward:
Section 1. This article may be cited as the `Marriage Protection Amendmentâ€™.
Section 2. Marriage in the United States shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman. Neither this Constitution, nor the constitution of any State, shall be construed to require that marriage or the legal incidents thereof be conferred upon any union other than the union of a man and a woman.â€™.
This isnâ€™t especially surprising. Republicans are looking at the political landscape, and theyâ€™re feeling awfully discouraged. The polls look bad, the base looks depressed, and fundraising looks iffy. Rallying the far-right troops with an anti-gay amendment to the Constitution â€” even though it has no chance at even getting so much as a hearing â€” might be helpful to the conservative movement.
But the funny part is looking over the list of the 10 original sponsors. Most of the names are predictable â€” Brownback and Inhofe, for example â€” but there are two others whose names stand out: Sens. David Vitter (R-La.) and Larry Craig (R-Idaho).
Pam’s House Blend weighs in here.
This is why it’s getting harder and harder to be a comedian, I think – how in the hell are you going to come up with a joke for this? Seriously, we live in an age where truth is not only stranger than fiction, it’s a whole lot funnier. Or would be, if it weren’t so scary.
Sorry I don’t have more time to give this the treatment it deserves, but I’m participating in Dick Cheney’s March for Peace today and I have to go buy some new Birkenstocks…