That's basically the point I'm trying to make. How come it's taken so long for the Log Cabin Republicans to say, "Hey, we vote for you people to, we realize that you won't accept us, but must you shove it in our faces the way you do?" This is yet another time I have to bring up cartoons to make a point. Anyone ever see the American Dad episode "Lincoln Lover?" The sharpest line in that episode goes something like "All the hate we have for gays would be better used hating Democrats." Wedge issues are something politicians create when there's signs of trouble. And it furthers nothing but getting votes. It makes people paint any Republican as a batcrap crazy misspelled sign holding nut. Something Republicans really don't like any more than Democrats hate being lumped in with Hippies or Pornographers. The sad thing is, even the left has to kittyfoot around gay issues for fear they'll lose votes. It's become political suicide to support gays for the left too. All I want is thus. Either do something about their rights or don't. Don't have a campaign that's all about restricting the rights of others. Either you're for their rights or against them... and if your against them, go to another issue you're good at or have a point with. I can't say I care much for the Republican approach to most of the big issues (not a fan of how Dems deal with them either), but they're good with fiscal conservatism (except under Bush). Why they can't stick to that and feel they have to scare votes or play the Jesus card to win just shows what the party has become.