Tina Fey, on Representatives Todd Akin, Richard Mourdock, and all those Republicans who have an opinion on rape:
“I wish we could have an honest and respectful dialogue about these complicated issues, but it seems like we can’t, right now. And if I have to listen to one more grey-faced man with a two dollar haircut explain to me what rape is, I'm gonna lose my mind. I watch these guys, and I'm like, 'What is happening? Am I a secretary on Mad Men?'"
No, you’re just watching the GOP back-step about fifty years into oblivion.
Jan Pauls, a Kansas state representative, and Democrat, on her rejection of the national party's endorsement of marriage equality:
"The Democratic national platforms have never been that important in local or state politics. We’re a little different here. I think most Kansans' concerns are not that the homosexuals want equal rights but superior rights. That’s what makes this issue so difficult."
My desire to be treated like every other &%$#ing American is a superior right?
Wow. And from a Democrat, no less, although one from Kansas—which, sorry to say, people from Kansas—doesn’t say a lot.
It just proves that even in the DNC we have a few asshats on the loose.
Chris Christie, New Jersey governor, on President Obama and Hurricane Sandy:
"I was on the phone at midnight again last night with the president. He has expedited the designation of New Jersey as a major disaster area. I was on the phone with FEMA at 2 a.m. this morning to answer the questions they needed answered to get that designation. The president has been outstanding in this. The folks at FEMA and his folks have been excellent. ...[T] he President has been all over this and he deserves great credit. [He] told me to call him if I needed anything and he absolutely means it, and it’s been very good working with the President and his administration.”
Nice to see that politics is not [really] at play here.
Nice to see Christie step up and applaud the president for his actions rather than try and take him down a peg.
But, I can’t help but shake the itch in my brain, that Christie is doing this so he can run for president in 2016.
Linda Lingle, former Hawaii governor and current GOP Senate candidate, on marriage equality in a debate last week with Democrat opponent Mazie Keiko Hirono:
"Well this is a question that I have spent an awful lot of time on as governor. And I know people have very strong feelings on both sides. It's something that I've wrestled with, President Obama has wrestled with it. I would certainly support putting this constitutional amendment on the ballot. Personally, I believe that marriage is between a man and a woman. But I also think the people of Hawaii should be able to make that decision."
Yes, Obama has wrestled with it, but he’s stopped wrestling and come down on the side of equality. Too bad Lingle is so desperate to stay in political office, with all those benefits and healthcare just waiting, to actually take a stand.
Mazie Keiko Hirono, in response:
"We all remember when as governor she vetoed the civil unions bill and in doing so, before she vetoed it, she invited members of the LGBT leadership to join her. And they thought that she was going to sign that bill into law. And instead, right in front of them, the very group that had worked so hard to pass this legislation, she vetoed that bill. I thought that was extremely insensitive and disrespectful of their position."
Say goodnight Lingle, because The Gays have a long memory and don’t often forget those wingnuts like you who’ve treated us so shabbily.
Martin O’Malley, governor of Maryland, on his state’s marriage equality fight:
“We’re now about $400,000 away from having on hand what we need to have, so this last push is critically important. We continue to raise dollars, and the interest in this question continues — more and more people are becoming interested in this, so I appreciate your coverage on it. And hopefully with your coverage of what you’re doing and what the campaign we’ll be able to get the word out and rally people to this cause.”
And if the cause is simple equality, something we all say we deserve, then Marylanders should vote accordingly on Tuesday.