Careful not to question the sincerity of Mr. Bush’s faith or to criticize the mobilization of conservative religious forces on his behalf, Mr. Kerry nonetheless suggested his opponent’s campaign had gone over the line with the way it frames some issues.
“I think you have to draw that line, so the answer is yes, they reached beyond that line, and in my judgment they’re trying to exploit certain issues,” he said. “The president and I have the same position, fundamentally, on gay marriage. We do. Same position. But they’re out there misleading people and exploiting it.”
Sullivan somehow thinks Bush sold him out, and pretends to fool himself that the democrats are the answer to his now sole political issue of importance- gay marriage. I used to think Andy was a bright fellow, but boy does he have the blinders on for this one.
Quite frankly, there is no real grass roots support for homosexual marriage. Perhaps 30% of the population is in favor of it, 20-30% are indifferent, and thiswould explain the polls that give Andy false hope, but Andy might want to look into a little thing called Social Desirability Bias. There is a reason that polls in California might show 50+% support for homosexual marriage, yet Proposition 22 passes by a 61%-39% margin. It ain’t vote fraud, either.
Virtually every time gay marriage is put on a ballot anywhere, it is demolished, and it is only in the courts that any ‘progress’ is made. Of course, this progress is eventually overturned by higher courts, leaving the homosexual community worse off than they were before. By trying to ram things through the courts, they end up alienating many voters who previously had been indifferent regarding the issue.
At any rate, back to Sullivan and his new-found hatred for Bush and Rove. If for one minute you think Kerry is going to lead you to the promised land, you are wrong. Not only has he no stated desire to do what you wish legislatively, the Democrats find the homosexual community to be too valuable a voting bloc for them to give you what you want. The Democratic party is much better seved by talking loudly about advancing homosexual marriage and doing nothing, all the while playing fools like Andy off the ‘bigoted’ GOP.
It is so clear and obvious it hurts to watch.
*** Update ***
Sullivan responds (not to me, of course), sort of.