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Lynne Cheney Endorses Ted Cruz as Man Who Is ‘Attuned to Our Values’ (Video)

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Family Values? Former Second Lady of the United States Whose Daughter Is a Lesbian Throws Support to Most Anti-Gay Candidate Running

Today Lynne Cheney (photo) introduced and endorsed Senator Ted Cruz just before the Wyoming caucuses began. It’s well-known that the former Second Lady of the United States has two daughters, one of whom, Mary Cheney, is a lesbian, and married, raising two children with her wife, Heather Poe. 

It’s also well known that Ted Cruz is by far the most anti-gay candidate running for president. The Texas Tea Party Senator has claimed LGBT people are waging “jihad” against Christians. Just months ago Cruz spoke at Pastor Kevin Swanson’s Freedom 2015 National Religious Liberties Conference, even after CNN’s Jake Tapper point-blank told him Swanson has called for gay people to be put to death.

So it’s rather stunning that Lynne Cheney, wife of the former Vice President Dick Cheney, would say that Ted Cruz is “attuned to our values” upon introducing him to Wyoming voters.

Cruz has said one of his main priorities as president would be “to uphold the sacrament of marriage,” thus nullifying Mrs. Cheney’s daughter’s marriage. He fully supports anti-LGBT “religious freedom” laws that allow anyone to deny service to LGBT people based on their “sincerely held religious beliefs.”

He thinks that same-sex marriage leads to hate speech. He’s introduced at least two bills that would allow bans on same-sex marriage to once again be legal, and that would ban judges from ruling on those bans. And he called the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage “tragic and indefensible,” and its ruling striking down DOMA “a regrettable overreach against the will of the people.”

But Senator Cruz also doesn’t believe the daughter of Lynne and former Vice President Dick Cheney, or any LGBT person, deserves protection under federal law.

“The decision whether or not to make sexual orientation a protected legal class is a choice best left to the states, and elected legislatures in all 50 states have reached different conclusions on that question. A one-size-fits-all federal statutory right, which would invite abusive lawsuits and which contains insufficient protections for religious liberties, is the wrong approach.” Cruz said.

So much for Lynne Cheney’s family values – and for that matter, Ted Cruz’s.

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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.

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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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