Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Russ Feingold Speaks The Truth - Twice

Wisconsin Senator Russ Feingold doesn't hold back away from what he believes. Accordingly, that might cost him some votes. Yet it might earn him some as well. On the issue of same-sex marriage, according to reports rolling out today with The Captain using Dan Balz's "Feingold Backs Legalizing Same-Sex Marriages", Feingold is quoted as follows:
"Obviously, it's a very difficult issue and evokes a lot of emotions," Feingold said in a telephone interview yesterday. "I think it's something ultimately that people throughout the country will accept, but it's not an easy issue." He accused the Bush White House and the Republican Party of using same-sex marriage as a wedge issue "to hurt Democrats who are against discrimination."
He nails first the issue as one of discrimination, with me telling folks that men or women ought to be able to make their own personal choices as far as partnering up and then having the benifits that traditional Americans have, and then Senator Feingold also points out a second truth that the ReThuglicans wedge the electorate via this "moral" issue. If he's in the race I'll likely support. Peace ... or War!