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The Denver Post (see "
Civil-unions bill advances") has this to say about Speaker of the House Frank McNulty and his decision on how to handle the bill once it reaches the House:

Hard-right members of the party already have accused the House speaker and majority leader (Amy Stephens) of not being conservative enough, and failure to assign the measure to a so-called "kill" committee will only further their anger.

The Post gets this wrong. The "anger" felt toward McNulty and Stephens by some small-government activists has very little do with social issues like "civil unions." The "anger" is about perceived squishiness on fiscal issues.

No doubt, McNulty and Stephens will face heat from social conservatives on this issue, but that heat will be from a different constituency.

The Denver Post doesn’t quite get the “anger” of the “far right.”

State Senator Pat Steadman’s “civil union” bill is expected to pass the Democratic controlled Senate today. Its future in the House, where Republicans hold a one-seat majority, is less rosy.

The Denver Post (see “Civil-unions bill advances“) has this to say about Speaker of the House Frank McNulty and his decision on how to handle the bill once it reaches the House:

Hard-right members of the party already have accused the House speaker and majority leader (Amy Stephens) of not being conservative enough, and failure to assign the measure to a so-called “kill” committee will only further their anger.

The Post gets this wrong. The “anger” felt toward McNulty and Stephens by some small-government activists has very little do with social issues like “civil unions.” The “anger” is about perceived squishiness on fiscal issues.

No doubt, McNulty and Stephens will face heat from social conservatives on this issue, but that heat will be from a different constituency.