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It got defeated because most Mn's love their neighbors and know right from wrong.
"We couldn't rally the rest of the country to come to Minnesota's defense," Schubert said." .... this is what's wrong with campaigns of all kinds. why should outside money influence what happens in MN?
Schubert seems to loose sight of the fact that many republicans blame this amendment for the loss of the house. He seems to think he will have a groundswell of support now that we're talking about legalizing marriage in the state. Given recent history, I think he is sadly mistaken.
Can't they just admit it was a HORRIBLE idea?
Schubert said he is not surprised the other side is already trying to legalize same-sex marriage, which was never part of their campaign message. This is exactly what we said they would do," he said. "They are now showing their duplicity."................And the twice married Schubert would know something about duplicity. Just ask the children and spouse from his first marriage about Schubert's commitment to the sanctity of marriage. Maybe Schubert should have spent more time worrying about his own family instead of spending his life trying to tell other families how to live. Now that's duplicity.
I feel sorry for Schubert... it's not easy to be on the wrong side of history.
Those churches who won't preach sermons or run voter registration drives gives me hope. It means that some of them take that whole "give unto Caesar" thing Jesus said more seriously than some convoluted passages about homosexuality that appear next to passages forbidding tattoos, lobster, and cotton/poly blend shirts. Oh, and bacon. Maybe the churches are finally starting to get tired of being used as political pawns.
Liberals are wrong if they think that the failure of the ammendment to pass equals strong support for homosexual marriage, there isn't. It just means that they didn't think the issue belonged in the Constitution. I'll bet many wish they would have voted yes now after this new push.
Schubert tries to pin blame on the amendment's failure on evangelical churches and misinformed voters. Once again, another republican is clueless to the demographic changes occurring all around them. Asking the Catholic Church to do more would be impossible while evangelicals had to worry about their political activism and loosing their tax free status. Meanwhile the young, old, minorities, GLBT's, and just about every other voting block saw a pattern of disenfranchisment in both amendments and correctly voted to embrace democracy by their NO votes. Listening to the excuses of Schubert simply draws attention to the moral emptiness of his political philosophy. The fact that Minnesota Republicans embraced this man to energize like minded people to come to the poles gives you a giant perspective of what the Republican Party is all about. And that picture is very, very ugly.
Many people don't realize this but Paul Wellstone voted against gay marriage.
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