I was truly hoping for some serious head exploding from the right wing nuts over the SCOTUS decision on gay marriage. However, nothing that impressive happened, but we can always hope.
Let’s start with Bobby Jindal, Governor of Louisiana and creationism enthusiast, who periodically erupts with some left field gibberish (and who is also running for president on the side). The Gov sees the decision as an “all-out assault” on Christians and suggested we “just get rid of the court” altogether, ignoring that it’s the third branch of the government and here to stay.
Texas senator Ted Cruz didn’t mince words. “Today is some of the darkest 24 hours in our nation’s history,” he intoned on Sean Hannity’s radio show…and evidently grammar be damned. While he was on a roll, Cruz went on Fox and Friends and defended Donald Trump’s idiotic comments about undocumented immigrants being “rapists” and “criminals.” Cruz said, “I like Donald Trump. I think he’s terrific, I think he’s brash, I think he speaks the truth.” And I think they’re both nuts and deserve each other, but this bromance won’t last. (As you know, because of his racist remarks, NBC dropped The Donald from its line up faster than you can say comb-over.)
According to perpetual Texas tea party windbag, Jouie Gohmert, it’s a dark day when the Supreme Court “blatantly violates the law in order to destroy the foundational building block for society provided by Nature and Nature’s God — that was stated as divine law by Moses and Jesus.” (Where did I get the idea that the 1st amendment was the foundation?) But it gets worse. “…God’s hand of protection will be withdrawn as future actions from external and internal forces will soon make clear. I will do all I can to prevent such harm, but I am gravely fearful that the stage has now been set.” I’m only sorry Jesus and Moses aren’t here to witness the sacrifice Louie is prepared to make to keep us safe from those sinful same-sex couples and internal forces.
But can anybody top Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia and Samuel Alito for shark jumping? Scalia went on some out-of-body tirade, stating, “Who ever thought that intimacy and spirituality (whatever that means) were freedoms? And if intimacy is, one would think Freedom of Intimacy is abridged rather than expanded by marriage. Ask the nearest hippie.” What?? And with evidently a straight face, Alito wrote in his dissent, “I assume that those who cling to old beliefs will be able to whisper their thoughts in the recesses of their homes, but if they repeat those views in public, they will risk being labeled as bigots and treated as such by governments, employers, and schools.” And what if gays go bat shit and seek revenge? Don’t worry, Alito has already thought of that. “Recalling the harsh treatment of gays and lesbians in the past, some may think that turn-about is fair play,” he writes. “But if that sentiment prevails, the Nation will experience bitter and lasting wounds.” Can’t you just see it? People in opposite-sex marriages forced to huddle and whisper in basements, afraid to be seen on the streets, shunned by society? Wait a minute, isn’t that what the LGBT community has had to put up with all these years? Talk about bitter and lasting wounds.
Online sources: Salon, AlterNet, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Esquire