Marco Rubio making anti-gay swing-state robocalls to help Romney

As if there were any question as to what kind of President Mitt Romney would be.

The GOP’s new darling, Senator Marco Rubio of Florida – a prominent Romney surrogate – is doing robocalls against gay marriage in various swing states where gay marriage isn’t even on the ballot. In other words, Rubio is gay-bashing to help get out the pro-Romney vote.

As if there were any question as to how hateful and bigoted the Republican party remains to this day. Yet again trotting out gay bashing, at the last minute, to whip up the party faithful into a frenzy.

Mitt Romney, and the GOP generally, need to decide who they want to be when they grow up.

Are we electing the Romney who said he was more pro-gay than Ted Kennedy, or the Romney who says straight parents are better than gay ones? Is he the Romney who secretly promised the gay Republicans he’d move forward on ENDA?

Every day brings a new flip-flop, a new position, a new lie from the Romney campaign on just who Uncle Mittens is going to play once he gets into the White House.

And now we have the GOP’s new flavor-of-the-month using gay-bashing to get out the Republican vote.

What is this, 2004, where the GOP is trotting out the gay-bashing card to energize the intolerant bigots and far-right extremists who control the party?

From Chris Johnson at Blade:

marco rubio

Marco Rubio, the GOP’s new
“It Girl” of anti-gay bigotry.

Rising Republican star Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is speaking out against same-sex marriage in robocalls being sent to voters in states deciding the issue at the ballot and presidential election swing states, according to an anti-gay group.

The National Organization for Marriage, one of the major groups opposing marriage equality, included Rubio in a press release as among those making calls against same-sex marriage along with former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Focus on the Family co-founder James Dobson.

According to NOM, calls will be made in both English and Spanish and will target voters “across the political spectrum who favor retaining the definition of marriage” as one man, one woman. NOM said a recording of the calls wasn’t available upon request from the Washington Blade, and Rubio’s office didn’t respond to a request for comment on the senator’s participation.

“Across the political spectrum,” my ass.  Marco Rubio isn’t doing robocalls to help elect Democrats.  And he didn’t pick swing states because he was worried about the local election for dog catcher.  This is about helping elect Mitt Romney, period.

It’s also a sign of how desperate Team Romney is to win.  After all, Newt Gingrich has already sent out an email saying Romney is going to lose.  And the Ryan camp is already leaking Paul’s plans for after the election.  The Republicans aren’t exactly exuding confidence.  So now all they have left is what they’ve always had, hate and dirty tricks.

Tuesday can’t come soon enough.


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  • Butch1

    This twit should be ashamed of himself. He’s been branded for what he’s done and we won’t forget it.

  • http://adgitadiaries.blog-city.com karmanot

     When broads go bad!

  • http://adgitadiaries.blog-city.com karmanot

     It’s his Mormon destiny—in his mind, The White Horse prophesy.

  • samiinh

     I like that, but her name is Maggie Gallagher.  I saw her testify against the marriage equality law here in NH.  She has a fat ass.

  • J.W. Swift

    I thought that fat lady with the big ass WAS Brian Brown!

  • hollywoodstein

    True, but 2016 will see a pivot from old white bigots to the new Hispanic reality.  Hope the Dems have their bench warmed up.  Somebody get Joe and Hillz Rosetta Stone.

    #hablaespanolbloomberg

  • hollywoodstein

    After having your experience, I now play along and say my piece at the end.

  • caphillprof

    When all is said and done, I still don’t understand why Romney wants to be President.

  • ChristianDJ

    Marko’ is the personification of fantasy-land, can’t separate facts from imagined reality.

  • Hue-Man

    Acceptance of marriage equality – and other related LGBT issues – is accelerating. It’s entirely possible that by 2020 (maybe not by 2016), Rubio’s anti-gay robo-calls will be resurface in the same way as U.S. Senators’ racist rants. The TeaParty/GOP is shooting itself in the foot for the long-term with little expectation of winning in the short term.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-De-Salvio/1187769019 John De Salvio

    Marco, when you die you will either (1) Fry in Hell, or (2) totally decompose into rot and not know it, because there is no afterlife.

  • Guest

    Just got a hilariously bad push-poll call in central PA.  Robocall from something calling itself American Family something or other.  Said would be a brief, three question poll, so let’s get started.  First question was something like, “Do you agree with Billy Graham that we should elect candidates who will support life and be guided by biblical values,” or some such.  “If you agree, press 1; if you disagree, press 2.”  Naturally, I pressed 2.  The call cut off instantly.  In retrospect, I probably should have played along, both to screw up their “poll results” and to give them a profane piece of my mind when they came on at the end to ask for money or something else. 

  • samiinh

    What great company to be in Marco…the head of a hate group and a toddling old child abuser, and a group of lying bastards like Brian Brown and that fat lady with the big ass.

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    We already know that Mitt Romney’s entire political career is based on saying whatever he thinks the audience in front of him wants to hear, so he can get what he wants. And he means none of it.

    When he already has what he wants, he reverts back to form — and it’s ugly.

    We should look instead at what Governor Romney did when he was in office. Although he said he favored extending some domestic partnership rights to gay and lesbian couples, when the Massachusetts courts ordered that same sex marriage be legalized, he advocated for a state constitutional amendment to overturn that decision. He also opposes civil unions. To underline this, he fully supports the Federal Marriage Amendment, which would ban marriage equality throughout America — and effectively annul ALL existing same-sex marriages, civil unions, and domestic partnerships.

    And in one of the most damning (and revealing) examples of his base-line anti-gay animus, despite his claims earlier this year to be in favor of the right of gay couples to adopt (a position he subsequently walked back), when he was governor of Massachusetts, he put extensive and unnecessary roadblocks in the process for gay and lesbian couples to obtain non-stigmatizing birth certificates for their children.

    Need more? “(w)hen gay activists met with him in his office in 2004, as Romney was backing a failed constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage in the state, Romney remarked, “I didn’t know you had families.” Julie Goodridge, lead plaintiff in the landmark case that won marriage rights for gays and lesbians before the Supreme Judicial Court, asked what she should tell her 8-year-old daughter about why the governor would block the marriage of her parents. According to Goodridge, Romney responded,”I don’t really care what you tell your adopted daughter. Why don’t you just tell her the same thing you’ve been telling her the last eight years.””
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michelangelo-signorile/romney-some-gays-are-actu_b_2022314.html

    Anybody voting for Mitt Romney should not be fooled for one second that he won’t fight against any gay rights initiatives during his term of office. On the contrary, once he has the thing he wants — in this case, the presidency — he’ll revert to form, which is a hard-right social conservative plutocrat.

  • Winnipegal21

    Sometimes in life, things aline so nicely, and, with so many people now coming around to call out Mr. Romney on his dishonesty, this is beginning to be one of those moments of such reckoning – where you just feel justice at work. People need to understand that regardless of being Republican or Democrat, Mitt Romney never had anyone’s best interest in mind. He lied and manipulated his way up the political ladder as far as he could get and got caught doing it. Flip-flopping, spinning, distorting, and manipulating are not ways to win anything, and regardless of what you believe politically – let that be a lesson to everyone. If you are a Republican, own it. If you are a Democrat, own it. An Independent? Own it. Stay true to yourself and stand up for what you believe in. Tell the truth. Mitt Romney: your behavior has been an embarrassment and a disgrace.

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