I would like to get some time to post on something other than current political affairs, but I keep running into bad craziness at work, and then I read even crazier stuff that makes me want to comment briefly. To wit:
After Iraq, Katrina and a bollocksed Ports Deal, it looks like the Republican Party has thus far this year pretty much screwed the pooch when it comes to running for reelection on a National Security Platform. New Opinion Polls actually show them actually polling behind the Democrats on National Security issues. What to do, what to do...
From USA Today:
"Efforts to ban gays and lesbians from adopting children are emerging across the USA as a second front in the culture wars that began during the 2004 elections over same-sex marriage. Steps to pass laws or secure November ballot initiatives are underway in at least 16 states, adoption, gay rights and conservative groups say. Some — such as Ohio, Georgia and Kentucky — approved constitutional amendments in 2004 banning gay marriage..."
That old warhorse is being trotted out again, though to be fair to them, it did have some success at driving out the party base of the lunatic fringe last election cycle. This time, however, there may be an effective counterattack (courtesy Nathan Newman at TPM Cafe):
"If a Youngstown lawmaker's proposal becomes Ohio law, Republicans would be barred from being adoptive parents.
State Sen. Robert Hagan sent out e-mails to fellow lawmakers late Wednesday night, stating that he intends to `introduce legislation in the near future that would ban households with one or more Republican voters from adopting children or acting as foster parents.'..."Nothing like some lateral thinking...