Every so often I include a post entitled, Dick of the Week, but today’s Tweet from Arkansas State House Representative, Nate Bell, takes the cake and I’ve decided to make an exception and refer to him as Dick of the Year. If you’d like to express your disdain for Mr. Bell you may reach him the following ways.
Web Page: Arkansas State House Page
Facebook Page: Nate Bell
For a US Senator who wants smaller government and less regulation, Rand Paul (R-KY), seems to feel differently when discussing social issues like gay marriage, where he conveniently forgets his self-proclaimed libertarian bent and rails that there apparently is not enough government interference and regulation.
Last week Sen. Paul had this to say about marriage equality rights when he spoke with the very conservative American Family Association’s, Bryan Fischer.
“We should try to keep it as a state issue… My fear is that in federalizing it, we’re going to lose the battle for the whole country. And keeping it state-by-state… that we’ll still have areas that will continue to have traditional marriage… If the urban centers are able to dictate for the rest of the country what our definition on marriage is, I’m a little concerned about that.”
Clearly, Sen. Paul isn’t pleased to see the country’s growing acceptance that marriage equality is a civil right worthy of federal recognition become the majority opinion. With more states looking to recognize same sex marriage and the US Supreme Court’s expected ruling on California’s controversial Proposition 8 and the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), 2013 is shaping up to be a “tipping point” in the United States.
Just to be clear, I think US Supreme Court Justice, Antonin Scalia is always a dick, but I was reminded how much of a dick he really is this past week when he was at Princeton University. While there he defended his past homophobic writings and remarks; in particular commenting on what he refers to as the ”Reduction of the Absurd” where he compares laws that decriminalize homosexuality to laws that ban bestiality and murder.
Keep in mind Scalia maintains he is not biased and is perfectly able to keep an open mind when he listens to the arguments regarding DOMA and Prop 8 later next year, although I’m not sure anyone but Justice Scalia believes that bunch of malarkey.
What a dick.
Last week it was widely reported Mitt Romney explained to fund-raisers and major donors to his campaign that he lost because President Obama provided “gifts” to young voters and minorities.
Debt forgiveness? Contraception availability? Access to parent’s health insurance? These are gifts? I suppose with that logic so are veteran’s benefits, social security, Medicare, etc…
These aren’t gifts Mitt – they are priorities; we value and want our youth to be able to afford a college education; we want sexually active young adults to be responsible and use contraceptives; and we want everyone to have health insurance.
Obviously Romney didn’t perceived his campaign pledge to increase military spending by $2 Trillion a gift. What a dick.
Following the thumping the Republican Party took at the polls last Tuesday, there was a lot of hand wringing and agreement that the Republican Party must change their message to appeal to female and Latino voters. However, Ari was adamant about LGBT rights.
“Republican Party will never embrace LGBT rights”
When Fleischer was asked about how the Republican Party might create a more socially progressive wing he replied, “You’re not going to make the party pro-choice and pro-gay rights and think you’ve made the Republican party the party that’s the popular party. We have a party like that. It’s the Democratic Party.”
More here on Raw Story.