It’s CPAC time again, that magical event every year when grocery stores all over the Washington, DC area run out of red meat because so much of it is being tossed to the rabid attendees at that conference. Chris Christie, desperately trying to pull out of the political tailspin he’s been in because of the bridge scandal, told the audience that the Democrats are the real party of intolerance because of some lies he’s going to tell:
As Right Wing Watch points out, this is all nonsense:
Even if we accept Christie’s definition of “tolerance,” his claim is still false: the 2012 and 2008 Democratic conventions included speakers who opposed abortion rights, while 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin refused to share the stage with pro-choice Republicans.
And this entire claim is absurd. “Sure, we’ve passed more than 200 bills destroying reproductive rights in the last two years, including some that force a woman to have medical instruments unnecessarily shoved inside of them against their will — because we’re in favor of ‘smaller government,’ dontchaknow — but we let one pro-choice person speak at our convention so we’re totally not intolerant of women’s rights!”