God bless the Republican party. They just can’t keep quiet when they’re down. I had asked earlier today just how quickly someone in the GOP was going to suggest something stupid following the Supreme Court striking down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) , and didn’t Republican Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) step up to the plate.
The DNC had put out a new video today that got a bit overshadowed by the all the Supreme Court hoopla. The video is about the disastrous 100 days since the Republican party “rebooted” itself as part of its “autopsy” about why the GOP lost so badly in the last election. And today, Republican Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) just made a nice addition to the 100 day debacle that is the GOP rebranding effort.
You see, Rand Paul is very concerned about today’s Supreme Court decision striking down DOMA because this might mean man-on-dog marriages are next.
Oh yes. The bright young libertarian Tea Party star of the Republican party went on Glenn Beck’s radio show and just compared Mary Cheney’s relationship to sodomizing your pet.
“I think this is the conundrum and gets back to what you were saying in the opening — whether or not churches should decide this. But it is difficult because if we have no laws on this people take it to one extension further. Does it have to be humans?
“You know, I mean, so there really are, the question is what social mores, can some social mores be part of legislation? Historically we did at the state legislative level, we did allow for some social mores to be part of it. Some of them were said to be for health reasons and otherwise, but I’m kind of with you, I see the thousands-of-year tradition of the nucleus of the family unit. I also see that economically, if you just look without any kind of moral periscope and you say, what is it that is the leading cause of poverty in our country? It’s having kids without marriage. The stability of the marriage unit is enormous and we should not just say oh we’re punting on it, marriage can be anything.”
And here’s the audio:
You might recall the other famed Republican Senator who was concerned about man-dog sex was the infamous Rick Santorum, who now has a word in the dictionary named after him as a result of his bigotry.
Paul of course made a quick pivot and now is claiming that the GOP has to “agree to disagree” with gays over marriage. This, after he invoked bestiality.
I don’t know how marriage works in Kentucky, Rand, but for the rest of us, yeah, it has to be humans.
Grand Old Party? Try “Grandpa’s Old Party.”