Monday, March 20, 2006

The Curiosity of a Liberal

Charlie Sykes has come out with his tally on how conservative bloggers feel about the proposed constitutional ban on same-sex marriage and civil unions in Wisconsin.

The right side of the Cheddarsphere appears to be fairly split on the amendment, although I would say it's leaning slightly toward opposing it.

Here's the final tally:

6-leaning for

This brings up a couple questions on my end:

  1. If conservative bloggers are leaning against this amendment, why did it pass with near unanimous Republican support in two consecutive sessions of the state legislature?
  2. Since the right side of the Cheddarsphere maintains close to universal support for the proposed constitutional amendment to restrict public revenue in Wisconsin, why is that amendment having such a tough time gaining Republican legislative support (not to mention the similar measure, TABOR, which failed in the past)?

I'm just curious.

Side-Note: Ann Althouse was included in Sykes' tally as one of the opposed, although I'm not sure she would consider herself a conservative. I'm not saying she's a liberal, either. Rather, it appears she revels in her independence from both ends of the ideological spectrum.

Side-Side-Note: I'm still waiting for Charlie Sykes' explanation for why he's undecided on the marriage and civil unions ban despite agreeing with all of the reasons to oppose it.


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