Did Republicans just have their worst day ever?

June 14, 2013
By Seth Maloney | 1 comments

Lately the GOP's rhetoric has been about rebranding and scandals. But maybe Thursday was just a slow news day. 

Marco Rubio's rebrand is to fight against LGBT protections in the workplace. 


Oh, well okay. I mean that's his thing. We shouldn't really expect anything less of him, especially since voting against allowing the Violence Against Women Act to go to the Senate floor for debate. I mean, who does that? 

But, maybe it was just an isolated incident. Maybe it's just one guy getting caught with his guard down a little...

Wait, what did Texas Governor Rick Perry have to say about religious freedom?


That's your talking point. That's your hook. Everyone has the right to choose a religion, as long as they have a faith? Last I checked, 77% of people in the US were Christian. It really doesn't look like they need a hand from the government to fight some oppression, or in this case, discomfort over saying, "Merry Christmas." 

So Christmas in June aside, maybe that's not the worst thing to legislate. I mean, in the grand scale of geopolitical affairs, the governor of Texas giving religious preference to a group in a very religious state, while misguided, isn't exactly like coming out in support of someone like, say, Bashar al-Assad, the malevolent dictator who slaughters his own people and has now been proven to have used chemical weapons against Syrian rebels. 

Yeah, not like any GOP politicians are going to stand up for him.

From: Roll CallSen. Paul: Taxpayer dollars funding 'war against Christianity in the Middle East' - The Hill

“These countries are not our true allies and no amount of money will make them so. They are not allies of Israel, and I fear one day our money and military arms that we have paid for will be used against Israel,”

Alright, so Rand Paul just doesn't want to see US support go to rebels who might make problems for Israel, which makes him, essentially, a proponent of the status quo, which also means Bashar al-Assad stays in power?

Dammit. 

We all knew the GOP rebrand was shaky but it can't be this bad. They're just running out of stuff to say since Scandalmania doesn't seem to be rocking as much this week. But we have covered Senator Rand Paul's support for the Assad regime. There really isn't anywhere we could go from there, right?

From: PoliticoRick Santorum: Why Mitt Romney didn’t win - Politico

It just doesn't end... I mean, Romney soundly beat Santorum! Is this reality? 


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RE: Texas Law In Favor of Religious Expression in Schools Actually, Freedom OF Religion and Freedom FROM Religion are one and the same thing. "You can worship however you choose, provided you don't try to force it on me." What conservatives always seem to neglect is that CHRISTIANITY was the religion that the Founding Fathers were trying to protect us against, based on that past centuries of strife and killings in Europe. Amen.

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