Lynne Cheney, wife of War criminal Dick and Mother to Lesbian Daughter Mary, endorsing Ted Cruz at the Wyoming Republican Convention:
“It’s a special pleasure to introduce Senator Cruz…He has made quite clear his deep belief in the Constitution and conservatism. He is part of a young generation of rising leaders, constitutional conservatives that are pointing our country back to the fundamental values on which we’re based.”
It’s not a surprise that, since she married a man who bombed hundreds of thousands of innocent people to death, she’d go for Cruz … who wants to carpet bomb the entire Middle East, but why would the mother of an openly gay child endorse a man who has the support of Death To Gays Pastor Kevin Swanson, and who has vowed to end marriage equality.
That’s no mother, that’s a mother f**ker.
John Kasich, on what he would say, as president, to make young women feel safer about sexual harassment and rape:
“Don’t go to parties where there’s a lot of alcohol. OK? Don’t do that.”
So, basically, he’ll blame the victim because she went to a party?
That’s in case anyone forgot that John Kasich is a Typical Woman-Hating-Blaming Republican.
Connie Britton, Nashville star, the anti-LGBT legislation in Tennessee:
“It’s disturbing and it’s unjust [and] un-American. I shoot a TV show in Tennessee, and honestly, if they proceed with this, I’m not necessarily going to feel comfortable working there. [It’s] s tricky situation because of course we employ a lot of people in the state, and you certainly don’t want to have to interrupt that, but at the same time, this is the only way that we can have our voices be heard.”
Look, Hollywood can substitute for Nashville until Hate Bills are removed from the books.
Sela Ward, actress, on Mississippi's "religious freedom" Hate Bill:
“In recent days I have been asked about the religious objection law that was recently passed in Mississippi, my beloved home state. … Our history is replete with unfortunate incidents of discrimination and injustice that we have worked extremely hard to transcend. Yes, we are confronting new social and emotional challenges, but the passing of this law sadly sets us back.”
And who wants to go backwards, except for Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee and North Carolina … for now.
Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook mogul, on his plan for global interest in political issues:
“As I look around the world, I’m starting to see people and nations turning inward, against the idea of a connected world and a global community. I hear fearful voices calling for building walls and distancing people they label as ‘others.’ I hear them calling for blocking free expression, for slowing immigration, for reducing trade, and in some cases even for cutting access to the internet. It takes courage to choose hope over fear.”
Sadly, more people seem to be embracing fear and walls these days.