That’s all I need to say, isn’t it? The only question is the order in which the Ruborg 2000 blurted out the appropriate talking points.
A middle-age gay man confronted Senator Marco Rubio here on Monday over his opposition to same-sex marriage, pointedly asking, “Why do you want to put me back in the closet?”
“I don’t,” Mr. Rubio replied. “You can live any way you want.”
[Edit I Per the WaPo, this A.M., it looks like the NYT was kind enough to edit Rubio. The full quote was: “I don’t. You can live any way you want. I just believe marriage is between one man and one woman.“]
Provided that way you want to live doesn’t involve the state recognizing your marriage, giving you the same benefits as opposite sex couples or you know … being treated like a human being, whaddya complaining about?
Jesus, what a pile of hot buttered shit is Marco Rubio.
The voter, who identified himself as Timothy Kierstead, was seated at a table with his mother and his husband when Mr. Rubio walked up behind him, according to pool reports of the encounter. During a brief conversation, Mr. Kierstead, 50, told Mr. Rubio that he was married but complained that the senator’s position amounted to him declaring that “we don’t matter.”
Mr. Rubio, who was standing with his youngest son, Dominick, 8, by his side, gently disagreed. “No, I just believe marriage is between one man and one woman.”
[Edit II +++ Ha ha ha, someone clean the damn disc error. Redo from start ++++]
AM-azing. I didn’t think there was a gentle way to air one’s bigoted opinions. The things I learn.
Oh well, on to the next talking point.
“Well,” replied Mr. Kierstead, “that’s your belief.”
Mr. Rubio continued: “I think that’s what the law should be. And if you don’t agree you should have the law changed by a legislature.”
+++++beep boop oooobama knows exaacactly what hezzz doing ++++ change the laaaaaw beep ++++ out of cheese error +++++
Mr. Kierstead said the law had already been changed, referring either to a Supreme Court ruling that has legalized same-sex marriage across the country or to state legislation in New Hampshire that did the same.
Or both. Because a chief characteristic of the GOP’s anti-equality acrobatics is the ever-changing definition of what constitutes an acceptable route to equal marriage.
Mr. Rubio decided to conclude their conversation.
Remember that. It was a decision to conclude the conversation. The reporter could tell by the manly way Rubio strode away. He did not scuttle off like a startled groundhog because he realized ze talkink pointz, zey do nozink and his motherboard was overheating.
“I respect your view,” he said, patting Mr. Kierstead on the shoulder and starting to walk away.
Yep. Nothing says respect like telling a man that state-sponsored discrimination against him (and his husband and children) is A-OK. I regret to report that what happens next did not involve Mr. Kierstead shouting “Get your stinking paws off me!”
Mr. Kierstead was unsatisfied. “Typical politician,” he said loudly. “Walk away.”
Whew! I imagine Rubio had to have a drink of water after that exchange.