Once again I say, thank God for and God bless the Democratic Party
Senator Sam Brownback of Kansas [and a possible contender for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008], who blocked the confirmation of a woman to the federal bench because she attended a same-sex commitment ceremony for the daughter of her long-time neighbors, says he will now allow a vote on the nomination.
On Oct. 12, [the nominee] Judge Neff answered a long list of written questions from Mr. Brownback. In her letter, she said she would decide any cases that came before her according to the law and the Constitution and would not be guided by her personal views. That is the same pledge that several conservative Republican judicial nominees made when asked whether their blunt personal statements opposing abortion rights and same-sex marriages would affect their performance on the bench.
Mr. Brownback, a member of the Judiciary Committee who supported those other nominees, has tried to put himself forward as the Republican presidential contender who best represents the interests of the nation’s conservative religious community.
In a 7-06-06 post entitled "Thank God for and God Bless the Democratic Party," I wrote:
In November 2004 I voted "no" on the state constitutional amendment concerning gay marriage that I considered to be gay bashing.
For a Republican to admit that he or she is only a "M" for moderate, then such Republican is considered by other party faithfuls as being no better than a Democrat, and as such is anti-family and has abandoned family values.
Thus with today's Georgia GOP, to really be a "good" and faithful Republican true to the party's tenets, you must wholeheartedly believe in the politicization of social issues that are none of your business -- and despite America's general acceptance of divergent opinions and appreciation of the right to agree to disagree -- you must reject the idea that a matter such as abortion is a personal and private matter (and for some, also involves views that are religious rather than being not purely political).
And if you dare fail this GOP litmus test, you've got it, obviously you're anti-family and have no family values.
And if you also -- God forbid -- believe something as radical as judging others not on the content and qualify of their character, but rather on their sexual orientation and choice of lifestyles, then you must be a nonbeliever and -- you guessed it -- have to be a Democrat.
I say to heck with you GOP-Pharisee Holier Than Thou types, and I say thank God for and God bless the Democratic Party.