Monday, February 13, 2006

Shouldn't he be diagnosing vegetative patients by videotape or something?

So Bill Frist wants to re-introduce a Constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage? He's doing this, even though he knows it will fail? In fact, as this country slowly gets more comfortable with gay rights, it probably will fail by an even bigger margin than last time.

So why is he doing this? Because it's an election year! For a supposedly religious man, he seems surprisingly unconcerned with God's eventual judgment of how he has lived his life and treated God's children (yes, gay men and women are God's children, too, Bill).

As if it wasn't enough that he tried to undermine the medical judgment of Terri Schiavo's doctors and the courts of Florida after he used the medical diagnostic technique of watching a videotape, now he's getting behind a renewed push to codify discrimination against millions of Americans in the United States Constitution, a document that, so far, has been a symbol of freedom admired in countries around the world! This isn't really news. It's just sad to see politics continue as usual.

4 comments:

Sangroncito said...

I would so like to Frist him up the gazoo! What an imbecile....

Andy said...

At the Frist of playing the Devil's Advocate, I disagree that pushing legislation in Congress in the face of inevitable defeat is necessarily a bad idea. After all, when the civil rights movement first began (and I'm talking about way back, like the underground railroad), there's no way legislation would have gotten passed. That doesn't mean the legislation itself was worthless. More politicians should stick up for principle and risk willing to be unpopular.

That said, Bill Frist is a sell-out, pandering to the worst, meanest elements of the Republican party at the expense of the dignity of the American LGBT community. I no more believe that he really CARES about this issue than I believe in Santa Claus.

Moreover, I am APPALLED at the Democratic response so far. Harry Reid questioned whether this should be one of Congress' top priorities. Priorities? That's the wrong statement to make, Harry. What you need to say is, "Bring it on, Bill. Let's show America once and for all that this Congress will not stand for enshrining discrimination in the Constitution." This is why the Democrats lose.

Dantallion said...

There is nothing even remotely religious about the 'religious' right. They shouldn't be allowed to pursue their agendas in the name of some kind of moral imperative. In fact, if they really were religious, they wouldn't have an agenda at all.

CoffeeDog said...

You crack me up...it's all a deflection from the real issue, the WAR.