Today, realistic Republicans are secretly praying that the Supreme Court will respond to the arguments presented in the Prop 8 and DOMA cases before it with a broad ruling finding a constitutional right for all Americans to marry the person they love.

That is the only way of avoiding a foreseeable future in which Republicans will be forced to either repeatedly alienate the rapidly growing supermajority of Americans who support equality, or repeatedly betray their own aging base, that angry 36% demanding the “right” to forcibly shove society into still the coat which fitted him when a boy.

If the Court announces a sweeping ruling in June that makes marriage for all the law of the land, GOP strategists can breathe a sigh of relief – they will then be able to deflect the rage of their base toward those nine rogue “unelected judges.”

The alternative future will be a punishing series of state battles over the next four, eight, twelve years and beyond, in which they will not have the luxury of avoiding the issue, however much they might wish they could do so.

In either case, marriage equality is inevitable.

If you want your party to live, pray hard.

2 thoughts on “Today

  1. CommonSense

    Wow, is Epluribusunum a real life mind reader? How does E know what anyone is secretly praying for? Or are you making this up, like a palm reader at a carnival? I am so intrigued by your possible powers I am thinking there has to be a reality show in the future for you. Or maybe you are actually God becuase you know what people are praying for?

    Oh, wait a minute. I just figured it out. You are using a little poetic license to paint Republicans not just as biggots, but biggots that in order to maintain their biggotry through policital power really want rights for people, so then next time the people with more rights might vote for the biggoted Republicans. That makes so much sense to me now. You got it all figured out.

    Or maybe, just maybe, you just want to say that any Repubican (who may or may not agree with you) is a biggot but secretly wants gays/lesbians to have the right to get married. Becuase if they don’t agree with you they must certainly be a biggot becuase… Never mind. I am just too confused by your superior liberal intellect.

    Blah blah blah. By the way, my boss is a HUGE liberal but also hates gay people. Go figure.

  2. Epluribusunum Post author

    Just a pragmatic suggestion, Dear One. Pray or not as your conscience dictates. My assumption, perhaps unwarranted, is that Republicans would want to avoid being on the losing side in a protracted “culture war.” Then again, my assumption was based on the advice of actual Republican strategists, so who knows.

    Your boss really “hates gay people”? That sounds somewhat worse than merely being a “biggot” [sic]. What a shame you have to be around such a tormented individual.

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