Saturday, April 23, 2011

Alan Simpson “Not Sticking With Homophobic, Anti-Women” Fellow Republicans

Former Senator Alan Simpson (R-WY) bluntly criticized fellow Republicans who embrace intrusive, judgmental and hypocritical stances on social issues, including abortion and gay rights. Speaking to Chris Matthews, Simpson referred in particular to comments about gays made in 2003 by former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum, now considering a presidential run. Watch:

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SIMPSON: Who the hell is for abortion? I don't know anybody running around with a sign that says, have an abortion, they're wonderful. They're hideous. But they're a deeply intimate and personal decision, and I don't think men legislators should even vote on the issue. Then you've got homosexuality, you've got 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell.' We have homophobes in our party. That's disgusting to me. We're all human beings. We're all God's children. ... [Former Pennsylvania senator Rick] Santorum has said some cruel things, cruel, cruel things about homosexuals. Ask him about it. See if he attributes the cruelness of his remarks years ago. Foul. That's the kind of guys that are going to be on my ticket, you know, makes you sort out hard what Reagan said, you know, 'stick with your folks.' But I'm not sticking with people who are homophobic, anti-women, you know, moral values while you're diddling your secretary while you're giving a speech on moral values. Come on. Get off of it. (h/t: Huffington Post)

1 comment:

Michael The Molar Maven said...

How come a Republican can tell it like it is, while the Democrats won't play hardball - appearing to be afraid to be counter-attacked?