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I am linking to this article and I urge you to watch the video. Kill The Gays Rally. Not because of this ranting nutball religious head case and the 17oo deluded and hateful followers who attended, but because three republican presidential candidates showed up at this event. I know people are going to say — “Oh Melinda, why are you getting upset over these bigoted fools? They have no power, no way to actually enforce their murderous agenda. Let me reiterate —
Because three candidates for the republican nomination to be president of the United States attended.
Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee and Bobby Jindal. Those are the names to remember. What does it say about the current state of the republican party that candidates for the highest office in the land feel comfortable showing up, sharing the stage and being interviewed by this man? Bluntly I think that their attendance at this event should instantly disqualify them from any consideration for president. Nixon was notoriously homophobic but I expect even old Tricky Dick would have had enough brains not to show up at something like this. While Huckabee and Jindal have no chance of actually securing the nomination Ted Cruz has an actual lane to run and win. Sit with that for a minute.
What this tells me is that there is a percentage of the American public who are perfectly happy to let their racist, sexist, homophobic freak flags fly. That good manners and civil discourse have long ago left the building, and that these three men are either —
Personally I’m hoping for door number 3 — it’s the least terrifying option.