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Failed Former Senator Fighting DOMA Repeal

 

I like to know what the Right is doing, so I’m on a lot of email lists. Today, Rick Santorum graced my inbox. You remember Rick Santorum, the former Pennsylvania Senator who suffered “the worst defeat ever for an incumbent Republican Senator in Pennsylvania“? The man who billed his Pennsylvania school district $73,000 in tuition for online classes for his children who were living in Virginia? The man who gave a speech about the 9/11 attacks being part of a centuries-old plot by “radical Islamists”, which led to him “launching a tour called “The Gathering Storm,” comparing himself to the British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who alerted his nation and the world to the Nazi menace in the 1930s, and then fought with America, Russia and others to defeat the Germans, Italians and Japan in World War II in the 1940s.” Yes, that Rick “The Gathering Storm” Santorum.

Well, private citizen Santorum is now shilling for one of this country’s greatest shills, Maggie “The Gathering Storm” Gallagher and her anti-gay National Organization for Marriage. You remember Maggie Gallagher, right? The woman who is so afraid of gays and gay marriage she spent $1.5 million on the hilarious and highly-parodied video and TV ad, “The Gathering Storm“. Funny, birds of a feather…

Anyway, here’s some of what Mr. Santorum thinks about gay marriage, which, evidently, is worse than 9/11:

“Dear Friend of Marriage,


My friend, I’ve never come to you with a more urgent message: we must
act TODAY to protect marriage.
An out-of-control supreme court has forced same-sex marriage on Iowa
and an out-of-touch legislature has done the same in Vermont. States like
New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Maine are in the fight of their
lives to uphold marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
Understand this: these fights are about much more than these states
alone. There is a concerted effort to use passage of same-sex marriage in
these states to force it on every other state in the union. How? Through the
repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act!
With one stroke of the pen, President Obama could sign into law a bill
that allows judges in one state to impose gay marriage on 47 other states.
Yes, powerful leaders in the White House and Congress are taking aim at the one federal law that protects
marriage and other values we hold sacred.
But fortunately, the National Organization for Marriage has already prepared a DOMA Defense Fund to
mobilize the American people and tell Congress: “Enough, Don’t Mess with Marriage!”
Will you join me, Dr. James Dobson, and thousands of other people of faith who support the National
Organization for Marriage? Together, we can stop those who would repeal the Defense of Marriage
Act. Your gift of $35, $100, or even $500 today would help organize grassroots support for DOMA in
all 50 states! Use this hyperlink to make a secure online donation today! “

Don’t even get me started on “Dr. James Dobson”!

Nice to know what Right Wing lunatics are saying now, isn’t it!

Want to see the entire, seven-page email? Click here (.pdf).

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3 Dead in Current Active Shooting in Austin – Outrage as Texas Lawmakers Move to Make Unlicensed Open Carry Legal

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Three people are dead in a shooting in Austin, Texas, with the gunman is at large, per multiple reports and the Austin-Travis County EMS:

“Police and medics are staging at a parking lot in the area where a Starbucks and Trader Joe’s are located, but the actual scene of the shooting is further down Great Hills Trail, according to officials,” KVUE reports.

KVUE senior reporter Tony Plohetski is on-scene:

There have been at least 150 mass shooting this year.

As reports flood social media many expressed outrage at Texas GOP lawmakers who this past week voted to eliminate requirements for gun licenses, which would allow open or concealed carry of handguns without a license.

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Maria Bartiromo and Stephen Miller Panic Over Voting Rights Putting Democrats in Charge ‘Forever’

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Fox News host Maria Bartiromo and former Trump administration official Stephen Miller worried over the weekend that Democrats will be in charge “forever” if voting rights are expanded or protected.

During an interview on Bartiromo’s Sunday morning program, the Fox News host accused social media platforms of inflicting “cancel culture” on conservative voices.

Miller argued that Republicans should pass laws protecting Chrisitians on social media as soon as the party regains control of government.

“Yeah, will Republicans have the chance?” Bartiromo agreed. “That’s the whole point of H.R. 1, Nancy Pelosi wanting to put this bill through so that Democrats are in charge forever or certainly decades. Your thoughts on election integrity and that Democrat [sic] H.R. 1 bill.”

“It’s a real sign of the threat to the health of our democracy,” Miller opined. “When democracy faces risk, when democracy is imperiled, what you see happening instead is the party in power tries to change the rules of the game structurally to stay in power.”

Miller argued that the voting rights bill is “a very dangerous path to go down.”

“H.R. 1 is saying, now that we’re in power, let’s fundamentally change the rules of how elections are conducted to stay in power,” he continued.

“Unbelievable,” Bartiromo gasped.

“That’s a very scary thing,” Miller said. “And so if you care about democracy, you should all say with one voice, no, it is the right of every state in this union to set their own election rules as desired by their own citizens to protect the security and integrity of their own elections. That’s fundamental!”

“It’s all quite extraordinary,” Bartiromo lamented.

Watch the video below from Fox News.

 

 

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‘Violent, Vain, Boasting Oafs’: GOP’s New ‘Anglo-Saxon’ Caucus Brutally Dismantled by Historians as ‘American Fascists’

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On Saturday, Newsweek profiled a number of historians outraged at the effort by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) to create an “America First” congressional caucus that would defend “Anglo-Saxon political traditions.”

Grand View University associate professor of medieval history Thomas Lacaque did not mince words: “These American fascists have no relation to Anglos or Saxons, the terminology is clearly chosen on far right lines. They do remind me of Beowulf, though —violent, vain, boasting oafs who think killing is governance and will die doing dumb shit leaving the nation in ruins.”

“There is no such thing as ‘Anglo-Saxon’ political traditions’ unless Margorie [sic] Taylor Greene is talking about Old English charters and she isn’t,” wrote University of Toronto medieval scholar Mary Rambaran-Olm. “If she wants to return to those, she’ll have to stop advocating for gun use. ‘Anglo-Saxon’ is being weaponized by the far-right.” She added that the very term “Anglo-Saxon” is a “racist dog-whistle, inaccurate and generally sucks balls.”

The new caucus, which Greene co-founded with Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) and has attracted membership interest from Reps. Barry Moore (R-AL) and Louie Gohmert (R-TX), has even drawn criticism from other Republicans.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) responded to the news by saying, “The Republican Party is the party of Lincoln & the party of more opportunity for all Americans — not nativist dog whistles.” And Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), a frequent critic of Trump loyalists, has called for any Republican who joins the caucus to be stripped of committee assignments and expelled from the Republican conference.

 

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