First up, we have the Stupid Republican Bills category; this comes to us from the Michigan House Republicans site:
State Rep. Todd Courser today introduced legislation that ends government involvement in performing wedding ceremonies and puts that responsibility in the hands of religious leaders.
Under the legislation, the licensing components of marriage would remain a government responsibility, but municipal and judicial officials would no longer have the ability to perform wedding ceremonies. The bills protect public officials from being forced to perform same-sex marriages.
So should the Supreme Court rule in favor of marriage equality, people who choose to be taxpayer funded public officials, would no longer be required to do part of their job. This will never stand up in court, people being forced to have a wedding ceremony officiated by a religious official, but hey – when you don’t know how to actually govern, all that’s left is Republican feel good legislation.
From my These Guys Have No Stones files: Republican 2016 wannabes dance around the confederate flag issue:
Scott Walker: “I think they’re going to have a good healthy debate, and should have that debate, in South Carolina amongst officials at the state level.”
Of course, officials at the state level in South Carolina are precisely why the confederate flag still flies at the capitol, but by all means – have yet another debate about it.
Marco Rubio: “… this is an issue that they should debate and work through and not have a bunch of outsiders coming in and telling them what to do about it.”
See, this is the mentality of Conservatives: There is no “we” beyond state borders; United States my ass. BTW, the Daily Beast reports Rubio “spoke of his love for the Second Amendment during his Thursday speech to the Faith and Freedom crowd”. Putz.
Rick Santorum: “This is a decision that needs to be made here in South Carolina. I have my opinion. But I think the opinion of people here in South Carolina and having them work through this difficulty is much more important than politicizing it.”
“I have my opinion”, but the lunatic fringe are the only voters I can get so I’ll just wuss out on that one thank you very much. Probably the most ironic, mind-numbingly idiotic statement comes from Bobby Jindal via Newshounds:
…Government’s not going to eradicate evil. And that’s why it would be also a good time to call America to prayer.
Avalos Ramirez says he created it “because of the hatred Trump expressed for the Mexican people.” He said “people want to burn the pinatas, they want to break them.”
I want one, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, sell them in America!!!
Finally, for the Nice Try, Bozo award:
Jeb Bush thinks we’re so stupid that if he leaves his last name off of his campaign posters, we’ll forget he’s a Bush. Aside from the Tea Party folks, I don’t really see that working do you?