February 18, 2014

You can count on Senator Ted Cruz to always be on the wrong side of the issue and then you can count on him to lie about the facts to try and support his views. After getting trashed for shutting down the government, Ted Cruz has now taken the racist, southern strategy which used the term "states rights" as code to mean "black people" and turned it into a homophobic device.

Brian Tashman:

Sen. Ted Cruz spoke with anti-gay talk show host Janet Mefferd yesterday in his continued effort to drum up support for his State Marriage Defense Act, which would undermine the rights of legally married same-sex couples. The Texas Republican told Mefferd that gay rights advocates hope to “subvert our democratic system” since they can’t “win an argument with the American people.”

“They just want to use brute power to force the states to take down marriage laws that have been in place for centuries and that’s inconsistent with the Constitution, it’s not right and it’s heartbreaking,” Cruz added.

I'm sorry, Teddy, but the argument has already been won and you've lost. Doesn't Ted Cruz's behavior typify what a compassionate conservative is? Oh, right. He's from the Tea Party. Republicans are good at renaming themselves, but their shell game is always the same. It's rude, it's crude, it's hateful and it's nasty.

Later in the interview Cruz then lied about how Americans feel about gay marriage.

“We are getting a tremendous outpouring from citizens across the country who are interested in standing up and defending marriage,” he said, warning that “our liberties” are “facing a real threat right now.”

“The courts and the Obama administration are both pressing this assault and they have had real success undermining marriage,” Cruz continued. “We are seeing millions of Americans who are recognizing that our constitutional liberties are being eroded.”

Sorry, Charlie. Only religious right political activists would ever considered gay marriage an eroding of their liberties. It makes no sense at all.

And as Right Wing Watch noted, all the polls show overwhelming support for gay marriage in America.

Support for Gay Marriage Outweighs Opposition in Polls

POLL: Support For Marriage Equality Reaches Record High Of 58 Percent

Poll: Support for gay marriage hits high after ruling

Ted Cruz then offers up a solution for like-minded Teabirchers:

Cruz added that gay rights advocates go up against “the facts” and urged listeners to pray against marriage equality: “I think the most important thing your listeners can do is simply pray because we need a great deal of prayer because marriage is really being undermined by a concerted effort and it’s causing significant harm.”

I'm shocked he hasn't started his own "pray the gay away" ministry. He might have better luck with it than Alan Chambers.

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