Thursday, April 11, 2013

Thoughts on politcal matters.

I don't really have much to say about anything but the occasional feeling of guilt I have about not posting has got to me today. 

I wonder if you are like me and are getting tired of politics, especially the Washington variety.  I thought, or rather hoped, that the last election would dampen down things and make some folks a bit less strident.  I obviously misjudged how much Obama is really hated by the other side and how they really believe that another two years of blocking everything is going to improve their chances in 2014 and further down the line. Last year I was signed up for a number of newsletters and regular e-mail updates for Democratic & progressive causes.  I unsubscribed from about half following the November results and am dropping more as I receive them.  I know at this point that I am going to be burned out by early next year when Congress gears up for another campaign.

I'm not going to try to predict what the Supreme Court will decide regard DOMA and Prop 8.  I think we can guess that both will be a split along obvious lines, with DOMA probably considered unconstitutional.  Folks much smarter than I am (pretty much the majority of you reading this) seem to feel that the Court will kick Prop 8 back to the state courts, where it was already decided to be against the state constitution.  This won't do anything on the national level but will get Califorinia to where it should be and perhaps nudge a few others to make the right choice.  We'll have to wait and see, while hoping for the best.