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May 15 2013

Poor Wingnut’s Heart Breaks Over Marriage Equality

The Minnesota House of Representatives passed a bill to make marriage equality the law in that state on Thursday and the wingnuts are losing their minds over it. It actually reduced one Republican legislator to tears, which she attributes to an entirely fake reason:

“My heart breaks for Minnesota,” said a Rep. Peggy Scott, R-Andover.

“It’s a divisive issue that divides our state,” she said, wiping tears from her eyes as she stood on the House floor after the vote. “It’s not what we needed to be doing at this time. We want to come together for the state of Minnesota, we don’t want to divide it.”

That’s completely artificial and pretextual bullshit. Every issue on which there is a strong disagreement is a “divisive issue” that divides people. Voting for tax cuts is just as “divisive.” This is the argument she has to make because she knows she can’t admit to her actual position, which is that her heart breaks that gay people will be allowed to get married. Well, tough. Let your heart break. Your brain broke a long time ago.

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  1. 1
    Reginald Selkirk

    We want to come together for the state of Minnesota, we don’t want to divide it.”

    Like, dividing it into those adults who can get married and those who can’t.

  2. 2
    blf

    …the wingnuts are losing their minds over it.

    How is that possible? Did some dust somehow get into the extensive empty space in their sealed skulls is now escaping (presumably on the gales of hot air blowing out of the mouth)?

  3. 3
    Avo, also nigelTheBold

    If schadenfreude were hard currency, I’d be one rich happy fucker right now.

  4. 4
    matty1

    Politics is a performing art similar to acting. It is entirely possible that she decided to cry because she thought it would help with fundraising and/or re-election and her actual emotions over the bill are unknown.

  5. 5
    marcus

    Nigel @3 “If schadenfreude were hard currency, I’d be one rich happy fucker right now…”
    …but I’ll settle for the warm glow emanating from from the cockles of my demented little heart. :)

  6. 6
    dingojack

    And in related ‘breaking down in legislatures’ news.
    Spot the difference.
    Dingo

  7. 7
    doublereed

    It only divides the state because bigots stand in the way.

  8. 8
    democommie

    “It actually reduced one Republican legislator to tears, which she attributes to entirely fake reason:

    Sorry, Ed; I felt that the “an” was superfluous. The only fake “reason” going on there is hers.

  9. 9
    d.c.wilson

    It’s only divisive when wingnuts are against it. If they’re in favor of it, then it becomes “Out of the way libtards!”

  10. 10
    Gvlgeologist, FCD

    Well, I weep for her. Probably not for the reasons that she thinks.

    d.c.wilson – what you said. They’d never understand that, though.

  11. 11
    hunter

    I see two possibilities:

    1) It’s political performance art, and not very accomplished performance art, at that.,

    2) She really believes it, which makes her one sick puppy. Imagine having that much of an emotional investment in ruining other people’s lives. She’d be the mother-in-law from Hell.

  12. 12
    Gvlgeologist, FCD

    Expanding on d.c.’s comment. I find it fascinating that when Repubs are in the majority, they feel it’s their right to run roughshod over the minority (see what’s happening in FL’s state legislature, or the US legislature during the early part of Bush II’s admins, for instance), but when they are in the minority, if they aren’t given veto or even controlling power, their rights are being trampled. I don’t know if it’s simple blindness, or if they are shamelessly hypocritical, although my bet is that many of them are just power-hungry and convinced that since their way is the right way, that any argument, however hypocritical, that gives them power is justifiable.

  13. 13
    dingojack

    Please, please tell me that someone for marriage equality stood up and told Peggy Scott:
    “It’s the law, read it and weep !”
    ;) Dingo

  14. 14
    D. C. Sessions

    It’s not what we needed to be doing at this time. We want to come together for the state of Minnesota,

    “… and do things my way.”

  15. 15
    raven

    The fundies and GOP/Tea Party do have a problem.

    They are running out of socially acceptable groups to hate and persecute.

    Blacks and other nonwhites are out. Women are out. Catholics or Protestants are out. Even the Jews are out. The gays are on their way out. The commies are more or less dead. The Canaanites are long gone.

    About all that is left are atheists and Moslems. And they have problems as hate objects too.

    Note: I said socially acceptable groups to hate. They never let go of old hates. They just keep adding new ones.

  16. 16
    Fiona DeLaMere

    She also introduced the constitutional amendment to ban SSM in the first place.

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