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Jun. 7th, 2006

Well, the senate, wisely, voted down the proposed federal marriage amendment.

In other news, while John McCain's tendency to go against his party is admirable, he's still just another fucking republican. Pity, I'd gently crossed my fingers that he might be sane enough to vote for in the event that Hillary ran for president and won the primaries.

At least he's an old-school conservative, that's something.

Sings, "Capital Steps," Supercallous mean and nasty right-wing legislation..."

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spottedhyena
Jun. 7th, 2006 05:39 pm (UTC)
Keep in mind that the Republican Party does not have a monopoly on homophobia. While Massachusetts may allow same-sex couples to marry, the federal government and the other states don't have to recognize those marriages, thanks to the federal Protection of Marriage Act enacted in 1996 and signed by Bill Clinton...that was an election year too, btw.
spottylogic
Jun. 7th, 2006 06:17 pm (UTC)
Oh, yes, I know, as long as it's socially and politically appropriate to relegate gays to a second-class status, and as long as there's no strong legal force to prevent ANY discrimination against them, politicians will not, as a body, be our friend.

That being said, the wide-scale scapegoating of gays to dodge actual national problems is specifically a NeoCon thing, though there's always some straw man to foist problems off on.
pacerfox
Jun. 7th, 2006 06:24 pm (UTC)
Oh so all of this is Bill's fault? It all makes sense now! ;)
spottedhyena
Jun. 8th, 2006 11:06 am (UTC)
When a president signs a clearly unconstitutional law due to political expediency, he does deserve a share of the blame ;?P
paka
Jun. 7th, 2006 06:00 pm (UTC)
I don't think McCain goes against his party that much. I think ultimately he's as devoted to making this country a better place as much as any other Republican congressman.

With the Hilary thing; I just don't see her as being a leftwinger. I think that's part of the villification of the left more than reality. And she's smart, 'way smarter than Bill ever was, she can't have not noticed how she's been popularly portrayed as worse than Idi Amin or Pol Pot; I think she actually would rather stay the senator of a fairly populous, important state than lose a Presidential election.
spottylogic
Jun. 7th, 2006 06:21 pm (UTC)
I have no idea who either party will pull up for the next presidential election. I'm sure it'll be entertaining.

I don't know how left-wing Hillary is, or even really what that means. My main concern about her--which is, of course, largely third-hand info--is her history of being pro-censorship. It makes her less than appealing. Though I'm pretty single-issue, and if she was caught in public wearing a "Straight but Not Narrow Minded" T-shirt, I'd find it in my heart to forgive her transgressions against music I don't listen to and video games I don't play.
daydreamer4267
Jun. 8th, 2006 06:07 am (UTC)
Personally, fuck John McCain. He plays both sides when he can. He's a man of opinions that please when possible. He's now trying to find his audience. He's an excuse for a Republican that thinks he can win an election. (and he does, but whatever) I do give him credit for appearing to reason at times.

I'm not gay, but I have homosexual friends and family members. I would love to march in a pride parade. I don't vote according to that, but it's definitely in my heart and mind. I'm scared when I consider what people view as news or the state of the world. I'm scared that people don't consider their lives and freinds before their politics.

Hillary is DAMN smart. I think she's playing the game though. 2008 is bound to be one of the most interesting election years ever. Let's hope it's an honest election year. Everyone knows Al should have been president. And Bill with that bill... hahahaha I heard that a million times today. (talk-radio addict) Bill tried to please everyone. I think he tried to bring both parties together. Remember the tidal-wave shit? He and George Bush mad an initiave together to help.

While I don't agree with the fact Bill signed that bill, I do think he signed a ton of other bills that made a huge contribution to the world today. He was better than Regan ever wished he could be.

anyhow, that's my nonsense politics:) I'm for love and peace and everyone. :)
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