Monday, December 21, 2015

Sen. Marco Rubio Doesn't Like Being Called A "Bigot"

On CBS' Face The Nation this past weekend, GOP White House hopeful (currently trailing fourth in most polls), cast himself as the victim saying he's been called a "bigot" for not supporting equal rights for LGBTs.

"Increasingly, Americans feel out of place, because it seems like the people who have access to power and influence win, and everybody else is left on the outside looking in," Rubio said. "People that hold traditional values are often described as bigots and haters."

Arguing that President Barack Obama has said that "people that don’t support same-sex marriage are wrong," Rubio then added, "I have been called a bigot for not supporting [same-sex marriage]."

Last week, the Florida senator suggested that if he is elected president, the justices he will nominate to the U.S. Supreme Court may roll back marriage equality.

It's worth noting that Sen. Rubio has actively/publicly campaigned against marriage equality and other rights for LGBTs.

The Merriam Webster dictionary defines "bigot" as: "a person who is obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices."

I think that's a pretty fair description of Sen. Rubio's situation. He does hold to his own opinions and does not shift from those positions.

So, maybe bigot IS exactly the right word...?

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