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:: 7.16.2004 ::  



Was failure the object?
Failure on the cultural front serves to magnify the outrage felt by conservative true believers; it mobilizes the base. Failure sharpens the distinctions between conservatives and liberals. Failure allows for endless grandstanding without any real-world consequences that might upset more moderate Republicans or the party's all-important corporate wing. You might even say that grand and garish defeat — especially if accompanied by the ridicule of the sophisticated — is the culture warrior's very object.
The above is from an insightful New York Times op-ed piece on why the GOP insisted on supporting the Federal Marriage Amendment so rabidly when everyone knew it was doomed to fail. Thanks to Lucas for the link!

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