Did Republicans just have their worst day ever?

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?


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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Join Us in Supporting Marriage Equality in Michigan

75.5% of Michigan Residents Support Same-Sex Marriage

Equality Michigan12 states already have passedmarriage equality laws, and Equality Michigan is working hard to repeal the state's 2004 constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. 

With more than 3/4 of the state in favor of marriage equality, including 56% of Republicans polled, the state is coming closer to repealing the law. 

Why is this important?

We can’t do this without your help. Please sign our petition so that we can keep you up to date on the march toward equality in Michigan. When the curtain comes up on the campaign for civil marriage we will make sure that you have a chance to sign the official petition that will put the repeal on the ballot in 2016.

You can take action by adding your name to Unity Michigan's YouPower petition   and spreading the message to repeal this law today. 

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BREAKING: First Athlete Comes Out in US Major League Sports

Via Sports Illustrated : 

I realized I needed to go public when Joe Kennedy, my old roommate at Stanford and now a Massachusetts congressman, told me he had just marched in Boston's 2012 Gay Pride Parade. I'm seldom jealous of others, but hearing what Joe had done filled me with envy. I was proud of him for participating but angry that as a closeted gay man I couldn't even cheer my straight friend on as a spectator. If I'd been questioned, I would have concocted half truths. What a shame to have to lie at a celebration of pride. I want to do the right thing and not hide anymore. I want to march for tolerance, acceptance and understanding. I want to take a stand and say, "Me, too." -Jason Collins, NBA Center
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WATCH Clinton Supports LGBT Equality; Boehner Continues to Deny Human Rights

Today Hillary Clinton backed Marriage Equality - contrast to - Speaker John Boehner's comments this weekend, 'I can't imagine" supporting marriage equality for LGBT Americans.

See Clinton's New Video here:

And this is what Speaker John Boehner said...

The contrast between the Democratic Party and Republican Tea Party could not be clearer. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton explains why she supports marriage equality for lesbian and gay couples. Meanwhile, House GOP Speaker Boehner - who is spending millions of taxpayer dollars opposing marriage equality — insisted, that “I believe that marriage is a union of a man and a woman” and stated he would not change his mind, even if he found out that his own son or someone he loved very much was gay.

Who's position on marriage equality and human rights do you support? Let us know what you think in the comments.

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