I am Jewish and the son of a Holocaust survivor. The slogan Never Again is in big part about the end result of Nazi policies, the slaughter of six million Jews whose only crime was that they were part of a vulnerable, under-represented minority. But Never Again also means to be on guard for the beginning stages of Nazi-like policies so that events hopefully never come close to that again. When a minority, be it Arabs or Muslims, Jews, Blacks, Asians, Gays and Lesbians or any other group is singled out for discrimination particularly by a federal government, my Never Again watch goes on full alert.
In its Wisdom the Bush administration has chosen for its main agenda between now and Election Day, the wedge issue of a Gay Marriage Amendment. The title of this article may seem absurd, but that is exactly what we are faced with. The administration has failed in virtually every way imaginable. It has a nearly six year track record of failure. But it is telling us that we should ignore all of that and support them because they hate gays and want to discriminate against them. That is what Bush and Rove have come up with to try to save GOP control of congress. That is the sum total of ideas coming out of the Bush Administration and the Republican Party right now. To put it succinctly using the vernacular, Yes, we suck and you and everybody else know it, but we hate gays, so vote for us.