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Snowflake Huckabee Whines About Being Removed From Country Music Board (VIDEO)

Poor Mike Huckabee. He’s upset because even though his favorite bigoted asshat, Donald Trump, is in the White House, it’s still not totally cool to be a hate-filled piece of crap unless you’re willing to accept the consequences.

Just last week, Huckabee was removed from the board of the Country Music Association Foundation due to his offensive remarks about LGBT Americans. So naturally, he decided to go on Fox & Friends Monday morning and be a crybaby, complaining:

“The new direction of the left is ‘in the name of tolerance be intolerant. In the name of love, hate people. In the name of diversity, demand conformity.’”


You’d think that if Huckabee is so enraged by the left, he’d be only too happy to not serve on any board that doesn’t share his beliefs. Instead, he seemed to suggest that he had some kind of right to be allowed on the CMA board:

“It’s not enough to say I disagree and wish this person would change his mind. Today it’s let’s put him out of business, let’s close his store. Let’s not allow him to continue to operate a business, let’s damage him professionally, let’s hurt his brand. I mean, it’s all about destroying the other side, rather than disagreeing with the other side. That’s not the kind of America where the First Amendment reigns and people are free to speak, to associate. Today it’s let’s destroy everyone who doesn’t agree with me.”

In essence, what Mike’s longing for is this: When you could still be a racist, sexist, homophobic shitbag and there were no repercussions for it. You know, the way it was in the 1950s when WASPs ruled the world and there was no such thing as homosexuality or being transgender.

Spare us the outrage, Mike! The biggest outrage of all is that jackasses like you are still given airtime on any network.

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LGBT Issues The Trump Adminstration

REPORT: Trump Often Says Pence ‘Wants To Hang’ All LGBT People

Perhaps you’ve wondered how someone as immoral and corrupt as President Trump manages to work with a supposedly religious person like Vice President Mike Pence. And it turns out the answer definitely proves what massive hypocrites both men are.

In a new report from Jane Mayer of the New Yorker, we learn that Trump is fond of making fun of Pence’s beliefs. During a discussion of gay rights, Trump allegedly pointed to Pence and commented:

“Don’t ask that guy—he wants to hang them all!”

Another time, Mayer notes, a legal scholar told Trump and Pence that even if the Supreme Court did overturn the Roe v. Wade decision which legalized a woman’s right to an abortion, many states would legalize the procedure. That led Trump to tell Pence:

“You see? You’ve wasted all this time and energy on it, and it’s not going to end abortion anyway.”

Trump is also known to ask people who have just come out of a meeting with Pence:

“Did Mike make you pray?”


Given that Pence has such extreme views on so many issues, should Democrats and progressives hope that Trump isn’t forced from office? Ron Klain, who was chief of staff to the former Vice-President Joe Biden, commented:

“There is no success for Mike Pence unless Trump works—he cannot run far enough or fast enough to not get hit by the falling tree. But he may think he can.”

Pence is also far from spotless when it comes to the Russia investigation. As chair of the transition team, Pence personally approved the appointment of Michael Flynn as National Security Adviser. Flynn was later fired when it became clear he had taken large sums of money from both Russia and Turkey. If Pence and his team vetted Flynn, how did they ever allow such a shady figure to be given one of the most important jobs in the new administration? Mayer writes:

“But had Pence stopped Flynn’s appointment Trump might not have become the object of a sprawling special investigation. Phil Sharp, the former Indiana representative, said, ‘There’s a leadership test here. There are real issues, and a failure to do something he was legally, ethically, and politically responsible for.’ Sharp added, ‘It also failed the basic Washington litmus test of self-preservation.’

“On February 13th, Trump fired Flynn, ostensibly for deceiving Pence, who looked like either a liar or a chump.”

Either way–liar or chump–Pence is up to his eyebrows in the Russia investigation. And even if he chooses to toss Trump under the bus, it may not be enough to save his own skin or his beloved Republican Party.

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org

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Ted Cruz’s Father Says LGBT Rights Will Lead To Football Teams Showering With Girls

In what may well turn out to be one of the most utterly ridiculous statements yet issued from the far right of the Republican Party, Rafael Cruz, Texas Senator Ted Cruz’s father, is attempting to stir up fear with the assertion that LGBT nondiscrimination ordinances will lead to boys football teams deciding “that they want to shower with the girls.”

Speaking to a Baptist church in Edmond, Oklahoma, last week, Rafael Cruz, began his speech by asserting that the Supreme Court’s actions striking down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) has led to horrible things in towns across America:

“In Houston, Texas, in the heart of the Bible Belt, that city has a lesbian for a mayor. Well, a few months ago that mayor and that city council passed an ordinance that if a man, today, feels like a woman, he has the right to walk into a women’s bathroom. And if a woman is in there and she complains, she can be sued for that man because she is violating his civil rights.”

Does anyone really care who happens to be in a public restroom with them? Personally, I just go in, do my business, wash my hands, and leave. I don’t make it a point of looking around and asking for identification from everyone else in the room. In Europe, many public accommodations are unisex, but they seem to manage just fine, thank you.

But wait, listen as Pastor Cruz (yep, he’s a minister, too) takes his flawed logic and jumps off into the abyss of complete idiocy:

“As a matter of fact, according to that ordinance, if the football team in the high school decides that they want to shower with the girls and the girls complain, they can be sued. This is an abomination!”

Not only that, but pretty soon cats and dogs will be cooperating with each other, mating, and spawning half-cat/half-dog hybrids that will attempt to rule the world! What will we call our new overlords? Cogs? Dats? Or simply “master?”

You know, I’ve heard some really stupid, unbelievable arguments against LGBT rights in recent months, but I think Rafael Cruz has now earned the award for Most Batshit Crazy Hater. I wait with bated breath to hear his next flurry of inanity.

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org.

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WATCH A Conservative Try (And Fail) To Explain How Obama’s Trans Bathroom Rule Hurt Children

How reassuring it is to know that amidst all the problems that face this country–terrorism, racism, discrimination, the resurgence of domestic hate groups–that the Justice Department under new Attorney General Jeff Sessions decided to choose transgender children as their first priority.

Reversing rules put in place by the Obama Administration, the Department of Justice said Wednesday that decisions about what bathrooms transgender students are allowed to use will now be left to the states. No big deal for trans kids in California or New York, but what about Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi?

On CNN Newsroom Thursday morning, Democrat Bakari Sellers and former Ted Cruz operative Alice Stewart debated the new rule handed down by the Trump team. Stewart said it was a good thing:

“This helps parents protect their children and, look, since those comments that Donald Trump said early on the campaign, he has been quite clear that his view on this is to make it a state’s rights issue, which is what this decision has become.”

Sellers told Stewart the matter was one of civil rights:

“This is not a state’s rights issue, this is a civil rights issue. The American government has the duty to protect all citizens no matter their race, color, creed or sexual orientation.”

Why, Sellers asked Stewart, should the decision which was in place under Obama suddenly be reversed? And he added:

“Since Barack Obama put this guidance in place, can you name me one instance where there’s been a case where a child was put in any type of danger because they now have the ability to go to a restroom that (corresponds) with the gender that they choose?”

Stewart was forced to admit she was not aware of any problems caused, but tried to have it both ways by saying:

“With regard to schools? No, I can’t. I can honestly say I can’t — but I certainly don’t want to wait for something to happen before we take action.”

Bullshit! Alice Stewart, Donald Trump, Mike Pence, and Jeff Sessions just want to put LGBT Americans as far back into the closet as they can. They want to shame them and make their lives hell. And in doing so, these same intolerant assholes are only guaranteeing their own political obsolescence in the very near future.

Here’s the debate on CNN this morning:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrPQShlEwzw

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org

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Trump Elector Wants To Execute Homosexuals: ‘Hang Them Up Where They Can Be Seen’

A Montana man who is an Electoral College voter pledged to Donald Trump made some incredibly insensitive and downright disgusting comments about gay Americans a few years ago, and is now under scrutiny as electors prepare to meet in December.

In 2010, as part of a protest against a lawsuit filed by the ACLU in favor of same-sex marriage, Dennis Scranton wrote on Facebook:

“I think fruits are decorative. Hang up where they can be seen and appreciated. Call Wyoming for display instructions.”

Now, six years later, Scranton says he isn’t the least bit sorry for his offensive statements:

“Don’t forget, I’m 93 years old. I come from a different era. I hadn’t heard of anyone being homosexual until I joined the Navy, and then I encountered them. We were raised with good morals.”

Montana GOP Chairman Jeff Essmann says Scranton’s remarks don’t represent the Montana Republican Party, but added Scranton is perfectly fit to serve as an elector:

“It’s a ceremonial function. If people choose to be outraged, I guess they can be. It’s a free country. Some people mellow as they age, some people say, ‘I’m over X-years of age and I can say whatever I want.’ Mr. Scranton has taken the second path.”

The Montana Democratic Party said Scranton’s statements are part of a larger problem that has been getting worse among Republicans in the state. Executive Director Nancy Keegan says it’s yet another example of Republicans attempting:

“To defend small-tent values that hurt Montanans, threaten jobs and our economy, and jeopardize the rights and freedoms we must never take for granted.”

It’s also a common theme that runs through the modern Republican Party on a national level as many conservatives attempt to keep white heterosexual male dominance in place at the expense of anyone who is even the slightest bit different. The GOP is losing the culture war; they just haven’t gotten around to accepting it yet.

This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org