Let’s see how things are going with the Republican wooing of gays, minorities and women.
First up, the LGTB Republican love letter – that the Arizona legislature has passed (and sealed with a kiss) and the only thing that may stop Jan Brewer from signing it into law is the threat of losing the super bowl. Priorities, people. Anderson Cooper delivered the ultimate smack-down to Arizona state Sen. and gubernatorial candidate Al Melvin. Seriously, watch the video. Melvin isn’t the sharpest tool in the shed, but it seems Arizona is full of tools.
Delaware Dem covered the Arizona nonsense here. And Arizona Republicans aren’t the only ones playing footsie with these types of laws.
Second, how’s the Republican courtship of minorities going? Well, not to be left out, the Arizona “religious freedom” law would include discriminating against them as well, but we’ll focus on why they can’t stop lying about the Civil War and their love of the Confederate flag, aka the symbol of treasonous losers and of slavery. (That link takes you to a must see Daily Show video. Yep, I’m on a video kick today) Seems like certain people need to display their “heritage” on license plates and they don’t understand why people are upset.
Nine states – Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia – offer Sons of Confederate license plates featuring a version of the Confederate flag. Proposed plates in Florida, Kentucky and Texas have been rejected. In 2011, the board of the Texas DMV unanimously rejected a Confederate plate after hearing hours of testimony from opponents who believe the flag perpetuates racism. The Sons of Confederate veterans sued over the decision and the case remains in the courts.
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