Okay, I get that it’s an election year, and that a certain amount of pandering to the base is going to happen on both sides of the aisle in Congress, but this is just too funny (h/t to Crooks and Liars):

Seems that in a frantic effort to secure the votes of their evangelical base, a number of Republican senators have once again introduced the “Federal Marriage Amendment” to the U.S. Constitution, in order to prevent states like California from legalizing gay marriage. Mercifully, it doesn’t have a hope in hell of passing. (And people, do we really need to be writing bigotry into the organizational documents of our country…um…besides that whole slaves counting as 3/5 of a human being that was originally included by the founders, anyway?)

This is not what’s funny.

What’s funny is that among the bill’s co-sponsors, you will find the names Larry Craig (R – Idaho) and David Vitter (R – Louisiana).

Yup. That’s right. Good old Senator Wide Stance and Senator Dances With Hookers.

Who needs to write jokes when the Republicans keep doing stuff this funny without any prompting from the rest of us?

jane doe