Monday, August 08, 2016

The Daily Hypocrite: Marco Rubio

Remember when Marco Rubio was running for President and said that even if he didn’t get the nod, he was through with the Senate and would not seek reelection?

I didn’t believe him then, and he proved himself a hypocrite when, shortly after the shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, he strode back into the spotlight to say the murders of nearly fifty LGBT Americans “deeply impacted” him, and so he would run for the Senate again.

I think it had to do with the fact that he was out of a job and out of the spotlight, but let’s say he was moved by the terror attack in Orlando. I mean he said it, right:
 “I’ve been deeply impacted by it and I think when it visits your home states, when it impacts a community you know well, it really gives you pause, to think a little bit about your service to your country and where you can be most useful to your country.”
Oh, isn’t that nice … except now, shortly after announcing his bid for reelection, Rubio has announced he’ll be speaking at an event called “Rediscovering God in America Renewal Project.” It’s a conference hosted by the virulently anti-LGBTQ group, the Liberty Counsel —a certified Hate Group according to the Southern Poverty Law Center — which supports every single bit of anti-LGBTQ legislation, or anti-LGBTQ politician, in the country.

Yes, while Marco was so moved by the murders of gay folks that he sparked up his once-dead Senatorial campaign, he is not so deeply impacted by those deaths to stop speaking at anti-LGBTQ events … alongside other speakers like, Liberty Counsel president, Mat Staver, who kissed Kim Davis’ bunghole while representing her in court, when she was arrested for resisting marriage equality in Kentucky; and David Barton, who claims HIV/AIDS is God's punishment, and suggests government should “regulate” homosexuality; and Bob McEwen, a former congressman who works as a lobbyist for the Pro-Family Legislative Network.

So, is this change of heart, from being so moved by the attack at Pulse to speaking at an anti-LGBTQ event, really so new for Rubio?

Not so much; he remains opposed to marriage equality, wanting the states to legislate marriage; he has called homosexuality a sin, though he also says he does not “pass judgment on people"; he has cosponsored legislation to allow government employees and business owners to refuse to recognize same-sex marriages for religious reasons with no penalty.

It seems Marco Rubio is the very epitome of hypocrisy. He is moved by an anti-gay Hate Crime, but speaks at anti-gay hate Summits; he says Donald [t]Rump is a lunatic, but then supports him. Oh, yeah, he does; even though, during his failed attempt to be the GOP nominee, he called [t]Rump a “lunatic” who should not be trusted with nuclear codes, he now vows to support the “lunatic” and do whatever is "helpful to the cause” to help elect Trump.

And he’s lying about all of it; he says the Hate Summit he’ll be a featured speaker at is … well, let him explain it:
“The event I will be speaking at in Orlando is a gathering of local pastors and faith leaders. Leave it to the media and liberal activists to label a gathering of faith leaders as an anti-LGBT event. It is nothing of the sort. It is a celebration of faith.”
The faith he and those others will be celebrating is the faith that people like Marco Rubio will stay in office and continue to work to deny LGBTQ Americans their civil rights.

And that’s why Marco Rubio is The Daily Hypocrite ... standing atop the dead bodies of dead LGBT Americans to say he will run for office again and then speaking in front of a group of bigots, haters and homophobes.


the dogs' mother said...

Unfortunately I am not surprised. :-(

anne marie in philly said...

lil marco's mom should have aborted him. a disgusting waste of DNA.

Ex-Restaurant Manager said...

Unfortunately, he's one of my senators. Unfortunately, Florida's primaries are closed primaries. So, the only chance I'll have to vote him out is in November. Unfortunately, he'll probably win since the Democrats can't come up with a credible competitor. Also, unfortunately, the majority of Floridians are right-wing, bat-shit crazy Teapublicans. Let's hope they stay home this year because of Trump.