Interesting take on this week's statement.
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- Ha! Yes, because Republicans were going to bend on it before. When opposing it is a fundamental plank of their platform and villainizing gay people helped Bush get back into office in 04.
Ahhhhhh, no.May 10, 2012
- really, let them step in it up to their kneesMay 10, 2012
- The issue "didn't have a high profile"? What planet is The Economist living on?
I do agree that this makes it more difficult for some in the GOP to break away at the edges (as they have been in some cases), but for this election year, at least, I don't think it will hurt the cause (which was already being used to polarize groups), and each year that passes changes the demographic and survey equation on this in favor of equality.May 10, 2012
- A completely misinformed column. To suggest that gay marriage was not politicized demonstrates incredible ignorance of basic facts about American political life. From last year's gallup: Dems 34% against, Reps 74% against. That's more than a 2 to 1 difference. The issue was politicized. Case closed, Obama's announcement is not gonna change anything. http://sas-origin.onstreammedia.com/origin/gallupinc/GallupSpaces/Production/Cms/POLL/9qu3xuq5nk6ix3xjo99xcg.gifMay 11, 2012