Monday, July 20, 2015

Minute Rant: Jeb Bush ... Still Dumb ... 'W' Dumb ... and Still Anti-LGBT

I used to live in Florida when Jeb was governor; and I was one of those that actually thought his brother, W, was the dumb one, who couldn’t string together a sentence without tape and spackle, but I was wrong.

Jeb is dumb. Really dumb. W dumb.

While speaking at a San Francisco tech startup last week, Jeb Bush was asked by an openly gay employee about his position on legislation to ban discrimination of LGBT Americans and Jeb said:
“I don’t think you should be discriminated because of your sexual orientation. Period. Over and out."
Then he continued, which is where dumb and anti-LGBT comes in, because he said that workplace and housing discrimination protections for LGBT Americans should be enacted …

… on a state-by-state basis. So, you know, if you work in California, for example, and California wants to ban workplace and housing discrimination because you’re gay, then you’re lucky; but, say you get a new job in Arkansas, and Arkansas wants legalized discrimination based on sexual orientation, then that’s okay, too.

See, Jeb wants us to be separate but equal; he wants us free from discrimination in one place, if the voters, I imagine, approve, but also wants us to face discrimination in places where people like to be bigots and haters.

And so, to make his point, especially in light of that pesky — for the wingnuts — marriage equality decision, he trotted out that old chestnut about how the country must work to carefully balance the rights of those seeking to marry and the religious beliefs of those who oppose those unions.

See, he says The Gays have to respect the rights of Christians, but he’s perfectly fine with Christians not respecting the rights of The Gays or even following the law.

He used the example of the florist selling flowers to a same-sex couple, saying the florist should “be obligated to sell them flowers, [because] doing otherwise would be discriminatory.” But then he spoke out of the other side of his mouth by saying the florist should not have to sell flowers for a same-sex wedding because they choose not to participate.

Um, Jeb, if you’re a florist and I ask you to sell me flowers for my wedding, you are not participating, you are not a guest, you are not even a footnote to the ceremony.

So, let’s be queer about Jeb: he doesn’t want us discriminated in places where people don’t like discrimination, but if you live in a homophobic state, well, deal with it. And he doesn’t want florist … or bakers … to deny selling their goods to same-sex couples, unless those flowers and cakes are to be seen and served at a same-sex ceremony.

I’m amazed how Jeb Bush thinks he can pander to the religious right wingnut conservatives at the same time he’s trying to pander to The Gays.

We ain’t buying it, Jeb; you’re a bigot and a hater and a homophobe and a pandering tool for the GOP.

That much is queer.


anne marie in philly said...

JEB! is another idiot branch off the bush family tree.

the GOP does grow them stoopid, don't they?

the dogs' mother said...

Arlene! You (kindof) made the news again!

Helen Lashbrook said...

But not as bad as the Dump; can you imagine the Donald as President?

viktor kerney said...

That scares me to think about it