Sunday, June 04, 2006

Suturing the torn coaltion

In my posts on the "immigration crisis" in the U.S., I suggested the "crisis" is a Bush co. public relations stunt designed to repair the crumbling Republican coaltion losing faith in the president due to the Iraq disaster. Xenophobic appeals were a technique to retrieve part of the GOP base. Now Bush announced that he will fight for a gay marriage amendment.
An excerpt:
"June 3, 2006

Bush to Press for U.S. Ban on Same-Sex Marriage

WASHINGTON, June 2 — President Bush is beginning a major push for a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, part of a new campaign to appease cultural conservatives who say he and his party abandoned their issues after the 2004 elections."

Is it really that easy to manage loyalty and belief in American politics? We'll see how long they're able to play this distraction game, which the news media, once again, is happy to facilitate.

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