Former House GOP leader Tom DeLay stopped by Houston talk radio host Sam Malone’s show last week to discuss his efforts to stay active in politics since leaving the House of Representatives in a cloud of corruption accusations, or, as Malone called it, “the persecution of Tom DeLay.”
DeLay said that despite attempts to “destroy him,” he is still “working on all kinds of political angles and issues,” such as his work with far-right activist Janet Porter convincing Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Steve King to introduce bills in Congress that would block the Supreme Court from ruling on same-sex marriage.
“The Supreme Court is about to put out a ruling on marriage and they have no jurisdiction to do so, they shouldn’t have even heard this case, they have no right to redefine marriage and hopefully the American people will rise up and really undermine the legitimacy of the Supreme Court,” DeLay said.
Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said on Sunday that if the Supreme Court legalizes gay marriage later this year, he would dispute the decision, saying that the court "doesn't have the final word."
"Of course I'd fight it," he said on NBC's "Meet the Press." "Roe versus Wade was decided 30 some years ago, and I continue to fight that, because I think the court got it wrong. And I think if the court decides this case in error, I will continue to fight, as we have on the issue of life ... We're not bound by what nine people say in perpetuity."
Santorum justified his stance by arguing that the executive and legislative branches are obligated to challenge the judicial branch.
After reading his newest comments, it’s safe to say that Bush has firmly embedded himself in the tangled web of the Evangelical Christian right, hoping to win over their votes while not giving a damn about equal rights. Not only did Bush say that he doesn’t believe gay Americans should have the right to marry, but he basically said that they can’t be loving parents or provide good families for children. “I don’t, but I’m not a lawyer, and clearly this has been accelerated at a warp pace,” Bush said when asked if he thought marriage was a Constitutional right. “To imagine how we’re going to succeed in our country unless we have committed family life, a child-centered family system, is hard to imagine,” he continued. “Irrespective of the Supreme Court ruling, because they’re going to decide whatever they decide, and I don’t know what they’re going to do, we need to be stalwart supporters of traditional marriage.” Oh, but it gets even worse. “If we want to create a right-to-rise society, where people, particularly children born in poverty, if we want to have them have a chance we should be—a core American value,” Bush said, “we have to restore committed, loving family life with a mom and a dad loving their children with their heart and soul.” In other words, according to Jeb, gay couples apparently can’t provide loving, stable homes for children. Apparently he believes they also lack the ability to love “their children with their heart and soul.” And going by these comments, he seems to think that marriage equality will eventually lead to the downfall of the United States since he doesn’t understand how “we’re going to succeed in our country unless we have a committed family life” – which he clearly doesn’t believe gay parents can provide. He also went on to say that “absolutely” businesses should have the right to discriminate against homosexuals based on religious beliefs.
Seems guys like Jeb Bush and Rick Santorum ought to consider the fact that a significant number of homosexuals lobbying for same sex marriage...were born to heterosexual parents.
Watch as one Republican Senator wildly fear-mongers about what "could" happen if the Supreme Court finds a right to marriage equality.
Good. Close all the hypocrite churches. Let's give them the insanity they keep predicting. Seize guns too. Why is it always the republicans? Idiots!
Gay Marriage legal in all 50 States!
If this doesn't give you hope in love nothing else will. After 46 years of love and commitment, Lewis Duckett and Billy Jones publicly tied the knot at New York's Riverside Church.
The pair has reportedly been together since the days of the Vietnam War, with Jones having been deployed during his first year in the military.