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Jul 23 2013

GOP head assures fundamentalists his party not serious about being tolerant

The Republican Party has a terrible problem, too many people think they’re a bunch of old creepy white guys who only care about a few creepy old, rich religious fanatics! Some conservatives have even been running around saying they might be more inclusive to immigrants or gays and lesbians, perish the though! So party chairman Reince Priebus took to the fundie airwaves to quietly assure the right-wing faithful that his party will not waver from a course of religiously inspired hatred and intolerance, but they will rename hatred love and intolerance they’ll call grace:

RW Watch — Speaking with David Brody of the Christian Broadcasting Network posted today, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus confirmed that the party will try to reach out to groups like gays and lesbians by simply appearing to be more respectful without actually changing its views on issues such as marriage equality.

After Brody said conservative evangelical voters are nervous that the GOP thinks “we have to be more tolerant,” Priebus said there is nothing to worry about. “I don’t know if I’ve used the word ‘tolerance,’ I don’t really care for that word myself. I don’t have a problem with it, I just think it has another meaning politically that can go the other direction,” the party chairman said.

IOW, the so-called outreach was all a scam, all the better to continue swindling as much as possible of what’s left of the middle class into voting against their own economic interests. Not that that was exactly unclear in the first place.

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  1. 1
    unbound

    A loving, caring man reaching out to a loving, caring audience. Doesn’t it just warm your heart?

  2. 2
    machintelligence

    Because it somehow seems appropriate:

  3. 3
    machintelligence

    Sorry, there was only supposed to be a link to the YouTube video. Is there a way to avoid this problem?

  4. 4
    Jackie, all dressed in black

    Bigots and liars that believe they are morally superior. What a nauseating combination.

  5. 5
    Pierce R. Butler

    If the Repubs are such devout Christians, why do they continue to flaunt three pentagrams on their logo?

  6. 6
    New England Bob

    He can use all the adjectives he wants but what he stands for is bigotry.

    The Church didn’t believe in one man/one woman for its first 1000 years.
    Judaism didn’t believe in one man/one woman for its first 2500 years.

  7. 7
    bushrat

    I, for one would like to thank the GOP for making voting easy in the USA.. If I had to compare crappy economic, foreign and social policies from both parties, it would really suck. Now I can just say, ” Hey, should I vote for the the incompetent assholes, or the bigoted, incompetent assholes. Decision made.

  8. 8
    left0ver1under

    Rand Paul’s aide Jack Hunter recently “resigned” for the same reason. It allows Paul to keep his credibility with bigots, not make it appear that he opposes them, while pandering to the public by pretending to “weed out” such scum from his organization.

  9. 9
    arresi

    “If the Repubs are such devout Christians, why do they continue to flaunt three pentagrams on their logo?”

    They’re upside down pentagrams, which obviously symbolizes the Republicans ongoing opposition to the Truth, and their sworn allegiance to, er, the evil that humans do? (At least, I can’t remember any pagans/Wiccans of my acquaintance mentioning an equivalent to Satan.)

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