Spiking the football
I’m not sure of the score in the battle for America’s soul, but the Red Team (not to be confused with Red State or for that matter, the Redskins, seen at right ), that is, the Social-Welfare Team, ran the score up from the 2008 elections until the 2010 elections.
However, like butter, the Blue Team has since been on a roll. Its started with the Scott Brown and Chris Christie elections, carried into the fall 2010 elections, and continued with a couple of reasonable—but very close—Supreme Court rulings.
Now the Blue Team has a couple of more spike the football moments following the two touchdowns in 1) Indiana Republicans selecting Richard Mourdock over Republican-lite incumbent Richard Lugar for the U.S. Senate seat and 2) in the North Carolina natural marriage vote.
Yes, in the naming convention scheme of things, natural marriage is an excellent term to use.
Spike ‘em if you got ‘em.