How many ways are there to say we’re winning?

I don’t know why, but this just made me chuckle.

Blogger Phil Chroniger is posting a series of presidential candidate analyses in which he discusses the appeal of each candidate to both their own and the other party. In his analysis of Bill Richardson’s “Dem appeal” he lists opposition to the Iraq War, support for universal health care, etc.

Under “Cross-Party Appeal to Republicans” he includes this item:

Supports civil unions, not gay marriage.

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2 Responses to How many ways are there to say we’re winning?

  1. While I’m a Republican who actually has no problem with gay marriage, I know that my party is full of SoCons who don’t support gays at all, then there are a pretty sizable minority that supports civil unions, and a few (like myself) that have no problem with gay marriage (either by supporting it, considering it a state-to-state issue, or by not caring either way).

    Personally, I don’t have any problems with gay marriage or homosexuality in general…and I’ve probably outlined that pretty well over in my posts over at Daily Whackjob.

    But, knowing how members of my party tend to be at this time…I can’t play stupid when making my analysis 😉

  2. David says:

    Oh, I understand — that’s why I couldn’t help finding it funny. For support of just civil unions as opposed to ‘gay marriage’ to be listed as an appealing quality for Republicans – it’s like an admission that marriage equality is a done deal. I can just picture the Arlington Group folks (think Mike Farris) howling with rage.

    And I truly think it is a done deal. The window for passing these silly state amendments is closed. What we’ll start seeing is pressure, initially from the business community, to repeal them, one by one, and that will be that. You can see the trend already having started to reverse in Virginia last year, where the amendment, projected to pass by 70+%, only garnered 57%. Not only that, it ended up costing the GOP the Senate seat. The ultimate irony, if more were needed, is that Bob Marshall, who could legitimately be blamed for losing that seat, is now talking about running for Senate himself. Ya can’t make this stuff up.

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