Watch as Jeb Bush moves much further to the right of his recent statements on same-sex marriage.
Having lived through the most difficult week of his yet-to-be announced presidential campaign to date, Jeb Bush on Sunday moved much further to the right on the issue of same-sex marriage, all but denouncing the legal, civil unions of two men or two women.
The 62-year old Roman Catholic told the Christian Broadcasting Network’s David Brody that neither America, nor, especially, children born into poverty, can succeed without a traditional marriage society. Bush also said that he does not believe the U.S. Constitution gives same-sex couples the right to marry, regardless of what the Supreme Court rules.
“I think traditional marriage is a sacrament,” Bush said, assuring CBN’s Brody that he is “concerned” about “the marriage issue.”
“Itâ€™s talking about being formed by oneâ€™s faith, itâ€™s at the core of the Catholic faith and to imagine how we are going to succeed in our country unless we have committed family life, a child-centered family system is hard to imagine,” the former Florida Republican governor added, framing marriage as solely a religious institution.Â
“So, irrespective of the Supreme Court ruling because they are going to decide whatever they decide, I donâ€™t know what they are going to do, we need to be stalwart supporters of traditional marriage.”
Calling ‘traditional marriage’ “a core American value,” Bush used the name of his hundred million dollar Super PAC as a talking point.
“If we want to create a right to rise society,Â where peopleÂ â€“ particularly children born in poverty,Â if we want to have them have a chance…we have to restoreÂ committed, loving family life with a mom and dad loving their children with their heart and soul.”
Bush, who has said he “personally” believes only different-sex couples should be able to adopt, and supported a 2001 federal judge’s ruling of that position, did not bother to mention the 200,000 children currently being raised by same-sex parents, many of whom are not their biological offspring.
Bush has been in hot water since last Monday for saying that, like his brother, he would have taken America to war even “knowing what we know now” about weapons of mass destruction actually not being in Iraq, and the tremendous loss of military and civilian life that plagued one of our nation’s longest wars. He changed his response to Monday’s question every day until acquiescing on Thursday he would not have gone into Iraq.
“Do you believe there should be a constitutional right to same-sex marriage because thatâ€™s the argument in front of the Supreme Court?,” Brody asked.
“I donâ€™t but Iâ€™m not a lawyer and clearly this has been accelerated at a warp pace,”Â Bush, quick to respond, said.
“Whatâ€™s interesting is four years ago Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton had the same view that I just expressed to you,” he added, making a demonstrably false statement. “Itâ€™s thousands of years of culture and history is just being changed at warps speed. Itâ€™s hard to fathom why it is this way.”
Bush over recent months appeared to have taken a more moderate stance on same-sex marriage than he did today, telling big money Silicon Valley donors “we shouldnâ€™t discriminate based on sexual orientation.”
In February,Â Buzzfeed’s McKay Coppins penned a widely-read piece titled, “Jeb Bush, 2016â€™s Gay-Friendly Republican,” in which heÂ wrote, “inside Bushâ€™s orbit, some believe his personal feelings on the subject may have evolved beyond his on-the-record statements.”
Clearly, that is not the case.
Video andÂ Image Screenshot via CBNÂ News/The Brody File
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White Nationalist Congressman Tweets White Nationalist Group’s Motto in Sex Worker Meme
Dr. Paul Gosar, a Republican U.S. Rep. from Arizona and a white nationalist on Monday tweeted out a meme featuring a sex worker and the motto from a white nationalist group.
“$50 WHATEVER YOU WANT BABY,” says a woman peering into a car. The driver says, “Can you TELL EVERYONE AMERICA FIRST IS INEVITABLE.”
“America First is inevitable,” as HuffPost reports, “is the motto of the ‘America First’ white nationalist movement headed by the racist and anti-Semitic podcaster Nick Fuentes.”
Gosar’s original tweet is here. NCRM has inserted a screenshot in case it gets deleted.
Gosar late last month delivered the hate group’s keynote address, then on the same day headed to CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Conference, and appeared to denounce white nationalism.
RNC Reinforces Ties to Trump by Moving Major Donor Dinner to Mar-a-Lago
The Republican Party has had multiple chances to distance itself from former President Donald Trump, including most recently when he sent the RNC a cease and desist letter warning them to not use his name or image for fundraising. But as usual the RNC just reinforced its ties to Trump, moving a major donor dinner to Mar-a-Lago.
“The weekend retreat in early April for the party’s most influential donors will be at a luxury hotel in Palm Beach, as in past years,” The Washington Post reports. “But the RNC has decided to move the Saturday evening portion of the schedule to the former president’s private club to accommodate Trump and guests who would like to visit the site.”
The move will line Trump’s pockets with cash and give him another opportunity to bask in the spotlight of the donors’ adulation.
At least 350 are expected to attend the Mar-a-Lago event.
Image Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead via Flickr
Marjorie Taylor Greene Lies Pending LGBTQ Equality Bill Has ‘Completely Canceled Women’ and ‘Destroyed Women’s Rights’
U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) on Monday used her time to address the House of Representatives by lying to her colleagues and attacking the LGBTQ Equality Act.
The legislation, which passed the House but has not been debated in the Senate or even voted on, much less signed into law, “has completely destroyed women’s rights,” and “has completely canceled women,” the QAnon Congresswoman lied.
The Equality Act, she continued, “has taken away women’s rights in sports,” which is also false.
“It has completely canceled women and I think it’s a terrible thing that’s happened to the women in America who have come so far, our grandmothers and mothers worked so hard to achieve our rights. And now with the passage of the Equality Act they have put men in our little girls bathrooms, sports, locker rooms, playing fields, and seem to care less about women’s rights whatsoever.”
Again the Equality Act has only passed the House, not the Senate, nor has it been signed into law, so it has not been enacted.
“They’ve also completely destroyed religious freedoms and and violated our freedoms and rights in every single way,” she insisted, not naming who “they” are.
“The Equality Act is atrocious and evil,” she said, repeating the false claim she has made several times. “It completely erases gender, that God created us ‘male and female in his image.’ He created us. Women deserve their rights, we deserve our sports, we deserve our privacy, and should not have the invasion of biological men in any of these areas.”
Green has been trying to remake herself from a conspiracy theorist and QAnon promoter to a far right religious extremist anti-choice activist. Her diatribe on International Women’s Day did little to advance that goal, or any other cause.
On International Women’s Day, I rose to condemn the so-called “Equality” Act.
This disgusting bill destroys the rights of women and girls across America and sets a horrific precedent for the rest of the world. pic.twitter.com/qswerFcnhH
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (@RepMTG) March 8, 2021
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