As most of you by now know, the Civil Marriage Protection Act, HB438, passed the Maryland House of Representatives by a 71-67 margin. A minimum number of 71 votes is needed, so this attack on marriage advanced literally by one vote. Arguably the blame for that can be laid at the feet of Wade Kach, who announced last Friday his turncoat intentions. Some of us assumed that O'Malley probably made him an offer he could not refuse. While that may be true, perhaps other forces were brought to bear.
If this Baltimore Sun report is to be believed (and it probably is), former GOP Vice President Dick Cheney came to Annapolis to lobby for the passage of this marriage mutation bill. Two days earlier, in committee, Kach had opposed the bill. Arguably, some of the blame can be shared by Pam Beidle, another Republican (and a Catholic) who turned coat and voted against decency.
Who needs to worry about progressive dems when we have RINOs like these with which to contend? We need to buck the Gutless Ol' Poops that have been continuously snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. We can and must make our voices heard this November.
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