Walker claims GOP isn’t fighting gay marriage — while fighting gay marriage.
(AP) Deep in the nation’s Bible Belt, new signs emerged this weekend of an evolution among Republican governors on gay marriage, an explosive social issue that has divided America’s families and politics for years.
While the Republican Party’s religious conservatives continue to fight against same-sex marriage, its governors appear to be backing off their opposition— in their rhetoric, at least.
For some, the shift may be more a matter of tone than substance as the GOP tries to attract new voters ahead of the midterm elections. Nonetheless, it is dramatic turn for a party that has long been defined by social conservative values.
"I don’t think the Republican Party is fighting it," Wisconsin’s Republican Gov. Scott Walker said of gay marriage. He spoke with The Associated Press during an interview this weekend at the National Governors Association in Nashville.
Here’s the fun part:
His comments come just days after he formally appealed a federal judge’s ruling striking down Wisconsin’s ban on same-sex marriages, a ban he supported. But after his party’s disastrous 2012 election, the Republican National Committee commissioned a report calling for more “inclusive and welcoming” tones on divisive social issues — particularly those “involving the treatment and the rights of gays.”
This goes beyond spin. This is just plain lying. You can’t claim your party isn’t fighting marriage equality, while you yourself — a leader in that party and a possible 2016 presidential nominee — are literally and inarguably fighting marriage equality.
Walker’s a perfect fit for the GOP: a homophobic lying weasel.