In the War Room
The campaign also did its damnedest to spin the gay marriage. issue. Bush called for a Constitutional ban, to please his born-again base -- but he didn’t twist arms, or offer payoffs, the way he has done on things that were really important to him. So the amendment fell short of a simple majority -- much less the required 60 votes for cloture. That took it off the table till well after November. That should be a relief to a lot of Americans, including many Republicans, who don’t want the Federal government meddling with our sleeping arrangements.
Those margins in Congress can be shifted. It is paralyzed now on a lot of vital matters -- minimum wage, health care, the environment, jobs and justice, war and peace. They will be decided, not by this Congress but by how we the people respond right now. Let’s put the right spin on it.