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The George W. Bush Presidential Library is ready to open and the former president is giving interviews doubling down on the mantra that guided his administration: compassionate conservatism.
So it is time to decisively and deeply bury the decayed remnant of the Bush years in an impenetrable political tomb with a stake through its heart.
Religious fundamentalists in the Republican Party scare away sensible voters when they inject their superstitions into public forums.
Many fundamentalists, for example, reject the laws of biological and geological evolution. Some even seek to foist this dogma onto school curricula as a legitimate alternative to knowledge gained through the scientific method.
Ever see someone driven by booze, drugs, gambling or some other obsession and destroying family and friends as a result? Ever want to see someone close to that person grab him by the collar, slap him and say “Wake up! Pull your head out of your butt and look at what you’re doing! Destroying yourself is one thing. But I’m not gonna let you destroy the rest of us. Get the outta here and clean up your act!”
May 10, 2012 -- President Obama’s announcement that he supports same-sex marriage is likely to mean that in a decade or two this will no longer be a major public policy issue. Individuals of whatever gender will be able to enter into marriage contracts.
But in the short term the politics will be problematic, to say the least.