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Saturday, June 16, 2007

Heavy artillery

Same-sex marriage opponents have decided to roll out the big guns in their never-say-die effort to impose their narrow-minded vision on Massachusetts.

After being out-organized and out-maneuvered by marriage equality supporters, Kris and his Massachusetts Family Institute minnows now plan to target four lawmakers who voted not to place the amendment on the 2008 ballot.

Where were you two and four years ago? Or did you really believe that stuff about jobs for votes?

But things really don't look good when the Ambassador himself downplays the chance of getting another crack at the ballot.
"The people who are advocating same-sex marriage are very, very determined," said former Boston mayor and US ambassador to the Vatican Raymond L. Flynn. "They're very active, and they participate in the process. Give them credit: They know how to wage a political campaign, and politicians respond to that kind of pressure."
You may recall Flynn has had more political incarnations than Myth Romney, the anti-marriage stalwart who disappeared when push came to shove. From anti-busing activist to liberal populist to Clinton ambassador to the Vatican to Bush-voting conservative, Flynn has spanned the spectrum and knows reality when he sees it.

Too bad his friends don't have the same perspective. Perhaps in time. Remember Kris, the Herald thinks it's time to move on.

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2 Comments:

Blogger dbosley said...

It's a long way to the next election. Considering that they were outworked on this issue, I wouldn't be quaking in my boots if I were one of the four. I think that all four did a very credible job in explaining their vote. They sounded very sincere and human. It has always been my experience that people in our districts really want a chance to weigh in, but understand if you can explain why you voted a certain way. Only a small handful of people vote based on one issue.

June 16, 2007 2:15 PM  
Blogger Outraged Liberal said...

Excellent points. And the fact the pro-marriage equality folks have been doing this far longer show they do understand the need to offer something in return. Not jobs or anything sinister either. Support and, as Deval Patrick, noted "fund raisers." Thanks for the comment.

June 17, 2007 10:13 AM  

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