Thanks for nothing, John Kerry. The Boston Globe reported today that the current frontrunner for the Democratic nomination for U.S. president yesterday “vowed yesterday to fight back against Republicans seeking to tie him to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision allowing same-sex couples to marry, and did not rule out supporting a state constitutional amendment that would ban gay marriage.” He went on to say, “I have the same position Vice President Dick Cheney has. They ought to talk to Dick Cheney, their own vice president, when they [Republicans] start playing games with this, and we’ll find out how political and how craven they are.” Does Kerry not know that Cheney, as reported just a few weeks ago, has recently said that he would support a federal constitutional amendment banning gay marriage if the president deems it necessary?
There’s hardly a Democrat left in the race that doesn’t make me sick to my stomach. Yes, we need to get Bush out of the White House, but even the bulk of the Democratic candidates gladly would sell me out and relegate me to second-class citizen status, at best, to get there in his place.