FIle this under ‘stupid people’

Words fail:

Caitlyn Jenner, a steadfast Republican, is disappointed. She’s upset that Donald Trump, a man who apparently promised her that he’d “protect the LGBTQ community,” has failed to do so.
In a video message posted to Twitter Thursday, Jenner expressed her profound disappointment with the administration’s recent decision to roll back protections for trans students in public schools with regards to their bathroom preference.
“I have a message for President Trump from well, one Republican to another. This is a disaster. And you can still fix it. You made a promise to protect the LGBTQ community,” she said. “Call me.”

I mean, who could have imagined that Pence’s puppet and Putin’s little pony, a lyingracistanti-Semiticxenophobichomophobicmisogynisticpedophilic thief would have said something he really didn’t mean?

And if you’re wondering why Jenner backed the Lügenorange in the first place:

Caitlyn Jenner’s support for the Republican party is well-documented and confounding, until you realize that she’s rich as hell. Because staying rich is clearly a priority for the wealthy.

By the way, I think someone’s going to be sitting by a phone that doesn’t ring for a very long time.

A pump truppet is smacked in the face with our reality

66aeeff66959a10271e0be9fccc28f2cFrom the Associated Press:

When Donald Trump named his Treasury secretary, Teena Colebrook felt her heart sink.

She had voted for the president-elect on the belief that he would knock the moneyed elites from their perch in Washington. And she knew Trump’s pick for Treasury — Steven Mnuchin — all too well.

OneWest, a bank formerly owned by a group of investors headed by Mnuchin, had foreclosed on her Los Angeles-area home in the aftermath of the Great Recession, stripping her of the two units she rented as a primary source of income.

Let’s break this down. This woman lost the rental property she was counting on for income because of a recession created by the incompetence of the Republican administration led by George Bush (the dumber). The economy turns around and things actually get better under the Democratic president, who the hemorrhoidal oligarch says wasn’t born in this country, was actually a Muslim and didn’t deserve his college degree.

And the woman falls for the GOP’s pseudo billionaire anal inflamation from New York who says he’s a man of the people. The bedpan she calls a brain doesn’t even bother to consider that a billionaire in New York doesn’t associate with “the people.” He associates with other plutocrats, who in New York happen to be investment bankers.

These aren’t his enemies. This is his social circle.

So she votes for him, and guess what! He fills his Cabinet with fellow plutocrats. One of whom took her houses away, essentially stealing her money, taking food out of her mouth, and putting her shelter at risk.

Now, I should feel sorry for her, but here’s our reality. She knew that her man of the people was a lyingracist, anti-Semitic, xenophobic, homophobicmisogynistic pedophile, and she happily voted for him anyway. Because, you know, build the wall, lock her up and make America great again. Which means she enthusiastically wanted the Lügenorange to make defenseless people suffer.

Only Miss Bigot McTruppet didn’t understand, she was a defenseless person.

So, suffer. You got your wish.

Haven’t we heard this somewhere recently?

A few excerpts involving religious freedom from the alt-Right in the 1950s:

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Brian Tashman at Right Wing Watch tweeted these oldies but goodies from segregationist pastors in the mid-1950s. Compare and contrast today and yesterday. Substitute today’s “problem” group (gays) for yesterday’s “problem” group (blacks), and, as the Four Tops once said:

“It’s the same old song,
but with a different beat.”

And one of the singers today from the “God told me to hate these people” hymnal is Gov. Trumpfluffer, the Indiana Republican who signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, and was rewarded for his effort by being selected to run as vice president on the ticket with Mr. Billionaire Personality Disorder.

Fifty years from now, people will be watching documentaries on the things that are happening today and yelling at their TV screens, “what the hell was wrong with those people?” But 50 years from now, there will be another “segregationist,” “alt-Right” group under another made-up moniker saying “God told me I have to hate this other group,” and using pretty much the same arguments you see at the top of this post.

I have no idea what group they’re going to go after, but it’s definitely going to happen.

The last time the sanctity of marriage was debated

So same-sex marriage is now the law of the land. And though most of the reaction is favorable, there’s still this:

All the GOP hopefuls noted their personal objection to same-sex marriage and their belief that marriage should be left to the states. But while some firebrands — led by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker — issued strong statements urging conservatives to fight, others, such as former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, issued more muted statements.

The different reactions underscore the tough challenge facing Republican candidates in a deep field; namely, how to appeal to a conservative base that strongly opposes same-sex marriage without alienating a general-election audience that largely supports it.

Legality doesn’t immediately translate to acceptance. And acceptance is going to take a while. Don’t forget, we’ve done this before:

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U.S States, by the date of repeal of anti-miscegenation laws:
Gray: No laws passed
Green: Repealed before 1887
Yellow: Repealed from 1948 to 1967
Red: Overturned on 12 June 1967

Anti-miscegenation laws: If you’re one race, you can’t marry someone of another race.

Mixed-race marriages used to be against the law. On June 12, 1967, the Supreme Court changed that in its Loving v. Virginia, ruling, which came after a white man and black woman who married in Washington, D.C., were arrested after they returned home to Virginia.

That Supreme Court decision was unanimous, but unanimity didn’t equate with approval:

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In 1967, when the Supreme Court issued its ruling, fewer than 20 percent of Americans approved of interracial marriage.

The majority of Americans not only disapproved, they also were spiteful in their rejection of the concept:

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Now we come to 2015. This past April, a poll was taken on same-sex marriage, and this was the result:

A record-high 6 in 10 Americans support same-sex marriage and a similar share say individual states should not be allowed to define marriage as only between a man and a woman, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

So look at it this way: Although the Supreme Court ruled this past week in favor of same sex marriage in a narrow 5-4 vote, Americans approval of such unions is above 60 percent. When the Supreme Court ruled unanimously for mixed race marriages in 1967, the approval rating for such unions didn’t reach 60 percent until 1997, 30 years later.

Same sex marriage today is in a much stronger position despite its weaker court majority.