Great moments in Republican bigotry

UPDATE: The video is now available courtesy of ThinkProgress.

A friend writes…

During today’s same-sex marriage amendment debate, Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) used a prop of a blown-up photo of his family (some 20 people or so). Gesturing towards the photo, he said:

{14:24:36} (MR. INHOFE) (NOT AN OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT } As you see here, and I think this is maybe the most important prop we’ll have during the entire debate, my wife and I have been married 47 years. We have 20 kids and grandkids. I’m really proud to say that in the recorded history of our family, we’ve never had a divorce or any kind of a homosexual relationship.

We’re mighty proud too, Senator, trust me.

I will say that it’s very sad that after 47 years of marriage all it takes is me getting married in Massachusetts to threaten the Inhofe’s marriage. I’d have thought it would have taken a lot more to get Senator Inhofe to dump his wife for a guy.

UPDATE: Here’s the poster of the not-at-all-gay Inhofe family. Perhaps the Senator needs glasses. (You can click the photo to see an enlargement.)


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