In a recorded video interview available at Towelroad, the latest Party of Jesus holy bigot to enter the Homophobic Liar of the Year Contest, Fred Thompson, stated that “No legislature in the US has ever passed a gay marriage bill.” Like most Repugnican claims on issues of equal rights for all citizens, this one is laughably stupid. It is also clearly and demonstrably false.
The former Senator and lousy TV actor may have heard of an area in the USA called the State of California. It is in America whether red state bigots for Jesus like it or not. Get over it. The duly elected representatives of the people of California have not only passed a law that would give equal rights that are exactly the same to all persons wishing to marry. In fact they have done so twice.
Using standard Party of Jesus redirection and deceit tactics, Fred Thompson wanted to argue Ad Hominem against the judges who have ruled on numerous occasions against the bigoted and spiteful mistreatment of gay couples. Instead of examining the content of their rulings, Repugnican Standard Technique number one is to attack the person that supports an opposing view, while studiously avoiding any contact with the facts of the matter.
So Fred Thompson, like the rest of the Repugnican crowd, pretends that only “activist judges” support equal rights for all people, and then attacks them for having the attributes he has falsely applied. It’s a blend of strawman and ad hominem deceit tactics.
Part of the typical Repugnican pack of lies on the issue of gay marriage is the claim “It’s not a matter for the courts to decide”, usually with the added caveat “It should be left up to the Legislature”. This strategy makes it more difficult for the Party of Jesus Governator of California. The state legislature, hired to represent the will of the people, has twice now passed marriage equality laws. So far the Governator has only vetoed it once. He certainly is expected to veto the law again this time, because although he has dreams and hopes about returning the Party of Jesus to a more centrist position, when the tires on his Hummer meet the road, our Governator is still afflicted with Party of Jesus hatemongering ideology. And you can’t win by spreading the hate unless you have some conveniently evil people to blame for everything.
And Fred Thompson is also afflicted with the powerful compulsion to kiss the asses of Fundamentalist hatemongers. He has done the math, and there are more Fundamentalist bigots than there are queers, so he panders to the bigotry of his constituents.
It is no surprise that the Party of Jesus would be offering us a choice of one bigot from among a crowd of competing bigots. We have come to realize that all Party of Jesus campaign tactics rely on them having some other group that is evil, with Repugnicans as the only source of salvation. Bigotry sells, corporate profit swells.
Vote Party of Jesus, vote bigotry!
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