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GOP Congressman Says SCOTUS Ruling Means Now ‘You Can Marry My Lawnmower’

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Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa has created an entire new industry. Too bad he doesn’t understand the concept of consent.

Anti-gay conservatives incapable of empathy or respect like to throw down one-liners because it makes them feel superior and slightly more in control, at a time when the nation is quickly changing and advancing in a more progressive direction.

So it’s not surprising that in Iowa yesterday, as he was traveling with fellow homophobe Mike Huckabee, U.S. Congressman Steve King (R-IA), quipped that the Supreme Court’s ruling in Obergefell last month meant that from now on, “you can marry my lawnmower.”

Journalist Matt Taibbi was on hand for the attack, and posted this tweet:

Of course, many people think it’s funny, but the truth of the matter is it’s damaging to the institution of marriage – of which King claims to be an ardent defender – and it’s hurtful to the millions of LGBT Americans who, despite finally having been recognized by the Supreme Court as full and equal citizens, at least when it comes to marriage, are still fair game for the bigots, homophobes, and haters.

It turns out, the “you can marry my lawnmower” slur is part of King’s stump standup routine.

Just days after the ruling, King, traveling the state, used the same line, telling supporters a few lies in the bargain.

It’s a fact of history that children do better in a home with a mom and a dad,” King said, according to the Pilot Tribune.”There’s no better way to impart our values from one generation to the next than a mother and father who are committed to each other and that are blessed with children in a natural union.”

King – falsely – claimed that kids raised in a one-man, one-woman household “contribute more to society. They’re better behaved, their faith is stronger, their education gets a little better,” which is poppycock. And an attack not only on same-sex headed households, but on single parents as well.

“The civil government got into the business of promoting and supporting Holy Matrimony because these basic values are the building blocks of our civilization. Now, the Supreme Court has ruled that they’re not. Their ruling really says anybody can marry anybody — and eventually it will be in any combination. I had a strong, Christian lawyer tell me yesterday (Tuesday, June 30) that, under this decision that he has read, what it brings about is: It only requires one human being in this relationship — that you could marry your lawnmower with this decision. I think he’s right,” King concluded.

Here’s another conclusion – and a prediction: Steve King is a dying breed. In less than a decade the vast majority of Americans will look upon his words and file them in the same place that the hate-mongering of the KKK lives today.

 

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Hat tip: Slate

 

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Trump Reverses on Illegal Hosting of G-7 at His Own Resort – Blames ‘Media & Democrat Crazed and Irrational Hostility’

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President Donald Trump late Saturday night finally reversed his decision to host the G-7 at his Doral Miami resort in June of 2020. Ignoring numerous Republican lawmakers, legal experts, and bipartisan condemnation of his unconstitutional and illegal decision the president instead blamed the “Media & Democrat Crazed and Irrational Hostility.”

Curiously, Trump announced his administration would “begin the search for another site, including the possibility of Camp David, immediately.”

But on Thursday Trump’s chief of staff Mick Mulvaney told reporters at a rare White House briefing that the administration had conducted an exhaustive search for the best space to host the G-7 leaders, and fairly decided Trump’s Doral Miami resort was “perfect.”

Earlier: Trump Mocked After Saying He Thought Violating the Constitution and Profiting From G7 Hosting Was ‘Good for Our Country’

Mulvaney went so far as to claim the White House had looked at 12 locations, including two in Utah, but decided on the Doral.

He also preemptively refused to release any emails or other items documenting the search process.

But if an actual search had been conducted, it would make sense to simply announce the 2020 G-7 would be held at the next “best” locale. Instead, Trump announced a new search would be conducted.

Why?

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Trump Mocked After Saying He Thought Violating the Constitution and Profiting From G7 Hosting Was ‘Good for Our Country’

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After tremendous public and private  bipartisan condemnation of his decision to host the 2020 G-7 at his own Miami resort President Donald Trump Saturday night appeared to be laying the groundwork of reversing the unconstitutional and illegal decision.

In an insane series of tweets the president did what he always does: blamed the media for holding his feet to the fire in accurately reporting the consequences of his actions.

“I thought I was doing something very good for our Country by using Trump National Doral, in Miami, for hosting the G-7 Leaders. It is big, grand, on hundreds of acres, next to MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, has tremendous ballrooms & meeting rooms,” Trump tweeted, adding that “each delegation would have its own 50 to 70 unit building. Would set up better than other alternatives. I announced that I would be willing to do it at NO PROFIT or, if legally permissible, at ZERO COST to the USA. But, as usual, the Hostile Media & their Democrat Partners went CRAZY!”

Also going “crazy” are Republicans and legal experts.

Should Trump host the G-7 at any of his properties he would reportedly be violating at least one if not several laws, and the U.S. Constitution.

Many quickly took to Twitter to express their condemnation yet again.

 

 

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‘This Is a Real Warning’: Ex-Campaign Aide Bluntly States Clinton Didn’t Go Far Enough Criticizing Tulsi Gabbard

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On MSNBC Saturday, former Clinton campaign official and director of SiriusXM progressive programming Zerlina Maxwell said that not only did Hillary Clinton do nothing wrong for criticizing Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), she should have if anything gone even harder.

“I think she didn’t go far enough, and we have to decide whether or not we’ll listen to Hillary Clinton, who lived through this in 2016, or whether or not we’re going to do what we did in 2016, is decide that what she’s saying is irrelevant because of how we feel personally about her, and I think that that would be a mistake,” said Maxwell.

Related: ‘Malevolent Kraken’: Tulsi Gabbard Mocked After Attacking Hillary Clinton Over Claim Russia Is Grooming a Woman Democrat

“In 2016, anchors literally laughed at Hillary Clinton when she said it was Russia,” Maxwell continued. “Robby Mook went on television and said, ‘It was Russia that was hacking our emails and releasing them on Wikileaks.’ We were laughed at. I would like everyone to listen to us now because I, on the campaign, had that red banner over my email that said, ‘Government hackers are trying to infiltrate your account.’ So, this is a real warning. And I think that we would be smart to listen before it’s too late.”

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