Turning a chicken sandwich into Public Gay Enemy Number One makes LGBT people look superficial, vindictive and juvenile — everything that we as a community have worked hard to overcome. Remember, employers don’t want drama queens on the payroll, military service is serious business, and marriage is not a right society grants to spoiled children…
Even if marriage equality activists “won” and Chick-fil-A went out of business tomorrow…LGBT people would have handed antigay organizations a weapon better than money can buy — confirmation that gay people really are the thought police, willing and able to use the power of the state to impose our will on oppressed social conservatives.
— LCR Executive Director R. Clarke Cooper, who for a Republican seems to hate the idea of capitalism… you know, the thing where people choose freely what things to buy or not buy with their money.
Also, Cooper seems not to realize that no matter how “respectable” he acts, certain Americans will always see him as a “queen” because of who he loves. It’s not being the “thought police” to insist that one’s group not be relegated to the status of thought criminals.
This is the national policy chairman of the Young Republican National Federation, Jason B. Whitman, calling public unions “leeches” in a Wisconsin-related debate with one of our reporters. He went on to clarify that he didn’t mean rank-and-file workers, but their “Marxist thug leadership.” Oh, right. Thanks!
“Let’s talk about socialism for a moment. It’s greater and greater government micromanaging of our lives. It’s higher taxes to pay for it,” Brooks said. “Let’s talk about free enterprise. Free enterprise is belief in the individual, in freedom, in opportunity. It’s what has helped make America one of the greatest nations the world has ever seen.”
But Brooks is all for government micromanaging of our lives. He wants to ban abortion, stem-cell research, and gay marriage. He thinks Muslim Americans pose a national security threat. He also thinks it’s important to spend tax money on NASA, which has a huge presence in his district, and takes credit for a $1.8 billion appropriation for the space program in the last budget…which is far greater than the funding that he chose to cut from women’s clinics and public broadcasting last year.
Best of all is his stance on illegal immigrants: “I will do anything short of shooting them.”
Well, at least he’s a big believer in “the individual, in freedom, in opportunity.” Not like those micromanaging reds!
Last Monday, Rick Scott—Florida’s beleaguered freshman tea party governor—made a powerful executive decision: He signed legislation to require drug tests of state employees. On Friday, he acted decisively and signed a controversial pro-school-prayer bill into law. His top cop, Republican Attorney General Pam Bondi, spent the week on one of her top priorities: promoting the state’s Supreme Court case against President Obama’s health care reforms. The state’s Republican Party this week also began airing a new pro-Scott ad, two years ahead of his next election, and Scott’s also taken to bragging about his recent legislative accomplishments.
Somewhere in there, the governor addressed Trayvon Martin’s killing…