Jun 30 2013

Maddow to GOP: Anti-gay bigotry is not a winning strategy

Aww. Rachel, you’re spoiling it for us. They keep using a failing strategy, and they keep losing as a result. Don’t tip them off!!

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Going to visit Pride today. I expect I’ll be tabling this afternoon for Minnesota Atheists, though I’m not yet a dues-paying member. Come out and say hello!


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  1. 1
    Greg Laden

    Yes, exactly. It is totally a winning strategy! (Just not for them.)

    I’d be at pride but I’ve got a horrific disease. Well, its a bad cold but a really bad one.

  2. 2

    S’allright. They know perfectly well that anti-Hispanic bigotry is a loosing strategy but they just can’t stop themselves long enough to win an election.

  3. 3

    In the words that is rapidly becoming a political theme this days:

    Please proceed, Republicans.

  4. 4
    Feminace, formerly Qurikythrope

    I would have killed to (finally!) see the parade, but I was at Pride was too goddamed long yesterday and my legs rebelled.

    Stupid legs.

  5. 5

    Yup, the “smart” GOP pols realized a couple years ago that it was time to just STFU about marriage equality. Actually supporting it is arguably too risky for a Republican candidate — it wins you a bunch of independent young voters in the general election, but it’s an extreme liability in the primary. But just not saying anything about it either way? And equivocating if asked directly? That’s the best they can do right now. And the fact that so many of the Tea Partiers fail to see that is just further proof that they really believe their own bigotry.

  6. 6

    Don’t tip them off!!

    I wouldn’t worry, they’re not going to listen anyway.

  7. 7

    I love how Reed looked all smug and authoritative until Rachel smacked him down with reality. :)

  8. 8

    Seems to me their problem is that they’re being pulled two ways. The traditionalist, white evangelicals don’t want gays or latinos, but they’re not sufficient to carry an election on their own (at least, not without some serious shenanigans).

    So, somehow the GOP has to open up to gay and latino voters without also alienating their traditional fan base. That’s a narrow line to walk and many of them seem to have just given up on even trying.

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