WHY GAY MARRIAGE BANS SUCCEEDED AND REPUBLICANS LOST
David R. Usher
November 8, 2008
The election of Barack Obama to the Presidency marks the beginning of a whirlwind adventure in sugar-coated socialism, the likes of which I predict will cause a bad case of voter's remorse within two years.
It also marks the collapse of the Republican Party as it was. There will be a massive purge of party machine heads, who will be replaced with leaders more amenable to working on real conservative economic and social "Marriage Values" programs. I met with Missouri party leaders over the past couple of weeks, and a few tonight as well. Most Republican leaders I have spoken with are ready to pick up the pieces and restart the Republican revolution, and do it right this time. The ears are open, and they are looking for answers.
This passage of same-sex marriage bans in Florida, Arizona, and apparently California speaks volumes. How could "conservative" legislation win, while radical liberalism swept away Congress and the Presidency? Because America is, at its core, far less liberal than federal elections might suggest.
Republicans lost (again) because they failed to deliver pro-social reforms they promised in 1994. When Republicans won the 1994 landslide, they had few actual policy ideas of their own, so they adopted Democrat ideas and put Democrats in charge of most social issues committees (such as Wellstone and Biden). This further stimulated illegitimacy. Even more women fell into poverty, have to "do it all", and work full time as well. The numbers of women on welfare rolls declined only because single mothers also must work full time. This left more children neglected or raised by kids down the street, resulting in higher rates of teen incarceration, drug use, crime, poor school performance, and illegitimacy. There are few voters trapped in this system who are happy. Republicans got it between the eyes on November 4th.
Republicans were also blamed for the home loan and banking collapse, which again was caused by liberal Democrat home-loan policies that Republicans did not fight hard enough. George W. Bush is being held responsible for all these problems, despite the fact he was nowhere near Washington when legislation creating these problems was passed by Congress.
Obama won on anger, not because America has become radically liberal. Obama captured the anger and the dreams, and Americans bought it. Anger is the most dangerous of all human emotions, and it flowed out of millions of ballot boxes on November 4th. The same thing happens to the first person standing in front of a pack of angry bulls.
Analysis of the Same-sex marriage issue is an excellent opportunity to realize a much broader set of emerging conservative social policy directions based on a solid combination of "Marriage Values" social and economic policies positively addressing problems at the source in ways helpful to women, men, children, the economy, and the taxpayer.
Many conservatives and liberals complain intensely about the problems that radical feminists wrought via the divorce revolution. Conservatives never discovered firm political or policy ground to get in front of feminists. The problems grew tremendously since 1965. We still have not yet found productive politics and policies to unwind this problem to let womena and men have what most of them want and need.
In the mid-1980's feminists launched "gay marriage" as a victim-class attempt to feminize marriage entirely. Female-female marriage places feminists in full Supremacist control of the nuclear family and child-rearing. Their idea is to leave men with no constitutional rights to be a part of legitimate society, and to render them nothing more than servant to the established child support (nee welfare) state. "Gay marriage" victimology always expands into "same-sex" marriage when N.O.W. shows up to impose their agenda on unwitting courts or legislatures, because N.O.W. has always been out to accomplish much more than permitting lesbians to marry each other.
Here is the plain-earth secular Marriage Values analysis that conservatives failed to recognize and apply in court cases they lost: