Rhetoric Time

Continued flagellation regarding the nascent prospects for a constitutional amendment that defines marriage exactly the way it is currently defined in federal law is still in overdrive. Enter the “queen of mean” Rosie O’Donnell. From today’s San Francisco Chronicle:

Earlier Thursday, O’Donnell announced her wedding plans on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” just two days after President Bush called for a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.

She said the president’s call is what inspired her to come to San Francisco, where city officials continue to perform same-sex weddings even as state courts are considering the legality of those marriages.

“I think the actions of the president are, in my opinion, the most vile and hateful words ever spoken by a sitting president,” O’Donnell said on the program. “I am stunned and I’m horrified.Oh really, perhaps the words of President Clinton are a close second.

I have long opposed governmental recognition of same-gender marriages and this legislation is consistent with that position. The Act confirms the right of each state to determine its own policy with respect to same gender marriage and clarifies for purposes of federal law the operative meaning of the terms “marriage” and “spouse”.

Both John Kerry and John Edwards are against same-sex marriage as well. Rosie would do well to read this column from OutSmart Magazine that details how high profile Democrats have sold out gays with hardly a peep from the gay activist groups. From the article:

A governor criminalizes gay sex, yet gay leaders say nothing. An elected official backs antigay marriage legislation, yet a gay group says he’s blameless. Another governor vetoes legislation giving gay employees the right to take time off from work to care for a sick lover, yet the state’s gay lobbying organization yawns.

Welcome, my friends, to the world of the Democratic double standard.

Under it, a Republican who even hints at doing something that might adversely affect a gay person somewhere is instantly denounced as a homophobic hate-monger. When a Democrat does much the same thing? Well, nobody

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