Obamacare debacle brings out the worst in everyone
Politicians play the blame game rather than find practical solutions
Published: November 13, 2013
Anyway, at the "gala," Stemberger and Rubio were scheduled to honor Mat Staver – with one "t" – of the Liberty Counsel (and Liberty University, Kirk Cameron fans!). Staver, Mother Jones reports, just filed a lawsuit this month against, wait for it, Chris Christie in New Jersey for that state's legislative rejection of pray-away-the-gay conversion therapy. Staver has also made claims that the passage of the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act might actually "result in significant damage or even death of some individuals," and has threatened that all this marriage equality bullshit is about to bring us to "the realm of rebellion." So, he likes the hyperbole, more so than we thought Rubio would feel comfortable rubbing knees with under a ballroom table.
As for Rubio, he's sticking to his, uh, bottom line: family values trump all.
"I've also been lectured, as many of you have, that we need to stop talking about social issues if we want to win elections," Rubio said at a recent Values Voter Summit, according to rightwingwatch.org. "But if we're serious about saving the American dream, we can't stop talking about these issues."
Oh, girl. You know who else isn't going to stop talking about Rubio talking about these issues? Equality Florida chief executive officer Nadine Smith.
"You know people by the company they keep, and Rubio is in league with some of the most notorious bigots in the country," she says. So, not a league of his own, then.
> Email Billy Manes