Monday, March 25, 2013

A couple minor little disagreements

People have been giving bizarrely-named rodent boy Reince Priebus a certain amount of shit the last few days for referencing his hetero-marriage while half-assedly reaching out to gay voters. But that's not really even the stupidest part of his statement:

STEIN: On the issue of inconclusivity. What would you tell an independent minded gay man who believes the right to marry is a civil right? What would you tell him about why he should vote Republican?
PRIEBUS: I would tell him, look, we might not agree on every single issue but, for the most part, if you look at where we are at in our economy and look at where we are with educational choice and our military positions and positions on a strong defense in our party for the most part, we agree on almost everything and doesn’t make someone a bad Republican. It means we are good Republicans and disagree on one or two things

One or two .things

Come on, gay voter! So we have a couple of minor little disagreements, like, oh I don't know, whether or not you are a human being deserving of the full rights of American citizenship. What's the big deal?

I mean, just because we think you should be second-class citizens is no reason not to vote for us. I mean, it's not like we want to kill you or something!

GOP-linked punk rock ministry says executing gays is ‘moral’

By Andy Birkey
Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at 6:00 am
Yeah, but it's not like this weird punk-rock-Republican group is part of the GOP mainstream or anything, right?

 You Can Run But You Cannot Hide, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit ministry that brings its hard rock gospel into public schools, has been deepening its long-running ties to the Republican Party of Minnesota. Long a cause célèbre for Rep. Michele Bachmann, who has twice lent her name to the group’s fundraising efforts, You Can Run (YCR) had a booth at the GOP convention in April, and the group’s frontman, Bradlee Dean, reports that gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer recently accepted an invitation to visit with him at Dean’s home.

“Muslims are calling for the executions of homosexuals in America,” Dean said on YCR’s May 15 radio show on AM 1280 the Patriot. “This just shows you they themselves are upholding the laws that are even in the Bible of the Judeo-Christian God, but they seem to be more moral than even the American Christians do, because these people are livid about enforcing their laws. They know homosexuality is an abomination.”
“If America won’t enforce the laws, God will raise up a foreign enemy to do just that,” Dean continued. “That is what you are seeing in America.”
“The bottom line is this… they [homosexuals] play the victim when they are, in fact, the predator,” Dean said, before going on to make a claim that has no basis in fact: “On average, they molest 117 people before they’re found out. How many kids have been destroyed, how many adults have been destroyed because of crimes against nature?”

Oh my God!
Is there maybe someone else in your party you could recommend to have a more sane, rational discussion about LGBT tolerance?

Priebus cited former governor Mike Huckabee of Arkansas as an example of someone who could be “a model for a lot of people in our party” in terms of discussing issues like marriage and abortion. “I always tell people: Listen to Governor Mike Huckabee,” he said. “I don’t know anyone that talks about them any better.”

Mike Huckabee. Mike Huckabee is the model for discussing social issues?

Mike Huckabee, the guy who says shit like this:

Huckabee told the interviewer that not every group’s interests deserve to be accommodated, if their lifestyle is outside of what he called “the ideal.”
“That would be like saying, well there’s there are a lot of people who like to use drugs so let’s go ahead and accommodate those who want to use drugs. There are some people who believe in incest, so we should accommodate them. There are people who believe in polygamy, should we accommodate them?” he said, according to a transcript of the interview.

and this:

“I feel homosexuality is an aberrant, unnatural, and sinful lifestyle,” he wrote, in response to a question about gays in the military.

You know, that's just one of the little things on which we disagree! We think that you people are aberrant, unnatural, and sinful, you probably think that you have loving relationships just like everyone else. But we can agree on other things!

Great job with the outreach, there Reince!

Next week "Why won't those filthy, thieving Mexicans vote for us?"