Better Things To Ban

Our alert level is orange. Jobs are moving overseas. Soldiers are dying in Iraq. So what was weighing on Missouri voters’ minds when they went to the polls in that state’s democratic primaries? You guessed it – the horrifying possibility of same-sex marriage. The “Show Me” state electorate roundly banned a tainting of the sacred institution by endorsing the definition of marriage as the legal union between a man and a woman. Phew, that was a close one.

Sorry to belittle an issue some people are very passionate about, but let?s see this for what it really is a big win for the GOP and a deft move by their strategists. Basically, the Republicans are using gay marriage as a wedge issue to solidify their base and get their people to the polls.