Bil Browning

Bosma and friends still foaming at the mouth

Filed By Bil Browning | April 05, 2007 11:57 AM | comments

Filed in: Politics
Tags: Brian Bosma, conservative politics, constitutional amendment, fundamentalists, Indiana, marriage, Republicans, SJR-7

persecution.jpgToday's (and yesterday's) Star carries a story about Bosma and Company's bitching and moaning that they weren't able to codify discrimination into the Indiana constitution.

This obvious case of sour grapes isn't surprising. After all Bosma is the same legislator who called a discrimination amendment "the most important part of the people's business," although when I confronted him about it he retracted his statement. After all, it's hard to claim it's so important when none have happened. Surging crime rates, property tax increases, Hoosier healthcare possibilities, economic development and full day kindergarten all seem to be more important to the average Hoosier, but not in Bosmaworld.

And the saddest part of all of this? He's not even a true believer. This is all about politics to Bosma - even members of his staff that I've spoken to will admit as much! I had to laugh when I read in the Star article:

"This is a symbolic vote of politics, not of setback," said House Minority Leader Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis. "The Democrat leader had a specific political agenda here and made it happen despite his promise to the contrary."

Bauer had an agenda? I'm sorry, Brian, but your hyperbole is showing...

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Jen Jorczak | April 5, 2007 6:16 PM

"This obvious case of sour grapes isn't surprising."

Bil, you have no idea. I've just spent the entire day fighting off anti-abortion amendments we got in response to SJR7's downfall. Complete post tomorrow. I need a drink.

I'm looking forward to the post, Jen. I'm sorry you've had to deal with fallout from SJR-7 in your area of expertise. Apparently the fundies think that if they can't ban gays and lesbians from the state, maybe they can fall back on the old whipping post.