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Sinking in the polls? Time to bash the homos

It’s like a f*cking broken record, isn’t it? You’d think by now that Chimpy’s pious, brain-dead following would wake up and smell the giant pile of cowdung that their Dear Leader is shoveling at them. But alas, no. They stand and cheer because the resurgence of the bash-the-homos theme gives them all hard-ons. For the Chimperor, it’s one of his only cards to play now that:

* DSM is blowing up in his face
* his poll numbers are plummeting
* his Social Security plan is going nowhere
* the polls show people in favor of stem cell research
* soldiers are shipping out to Iraq no armor or adequate supplies
* the body count continues to rise as IEDs and bombs go off at will
* the Pentagon is scraping the bottom of the recruiting barrel
* folks in his party are now bucking his policies (Iraq, Patriot Act)

What a lame-*ss loser — he has to go kick some homo butt so he can feel better. And will he stop this “culture of life” sh*t? Who is still buying this godawful hokum? After the Schiavo fiasco, you’d think he’d tone this crap down. Hopeless.

Reviving a major plank of his re-election campaign, President Bush called for a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage Tuesday.

The president’s address to the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention — the fourth year in a row he has spoken to the conservative evangelical gathering — was crafted to rally the social religious conservatives who make up a crucial part of Bush’s governing coalition. He restated his commitment to issues dear to conservatives’ hearts, notably his opposition to same-sex marriage, abortion and research on human embryonic stem cells — a stance he calls the “culture of life.”

….Bush’s remarks were similar to those he made last year, when he said he would work to uphold marriage as he sought to solidify his religious conservative base ahead of the November election. He thanked the 11,077 “messengers” who made the trek to Nashville this year for defending “the values that carry a moral society, for … defending the family and the sacred institution of marriage.”

…In a nod to polling data that suggest Americans strongly support embryonic stem cell research, Bush sought to focus the debate on theoretical pitfalls should such science be perfected. Not once did he use the words “stem cell” or “embryos.” Instead, the president cast his position as standing in the way of “cloning” — which some scientists say could be a realistic result of the research — and “the creation of life only to destroy it.”

The Southern Baptist Convention strongly condemns homosexuality, and the president’s remarks were greeted with sustained applause. Gay rights activists were organizing a rally for Wednesday morning at the Nashville Public Library to protest the convention’s preaching on gays and lesbians.

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