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(Think Progress)   Today's example of Republican re-branding and outreach to minorities: Rick Rubio says it should be legal for employers to fire someone for being gay   (thinkprogress.org) divider line 196
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2013-06-13 05:34:37 PM  
RUBIO: I haven't read the legislation. By and large I think all Americans should be protected but I'm not for any special protections based on orientation.

KEYES: What about on race or gender?

RUBIO: Well that's established law.



What a weasely asshole Rubio is. The level of respect I had for Rubio just went from 0 to -1.

 
2013-06-13 05:36:07 PM  
Wait, let me guess: because Jesus?
 
2013-06-13 05:36:40 PM  
I thought the GOP had classes and workshops that showed them now to NOT be f*cking stupid in front of cameras, reporters or children?  did they just get dumber or something?
 
2013-06-13 05:41:28 PM  
I thought that was a long held position of the Republican Party, heartily embraced by their True Conservative rank and file.

Also note the language used

RUBIO: I haven't read the legislation. By and large I think all Americans should be protected but I'm not for any special protections based on orientation.
KEYES: What about on race or gender?
RUBIO: Well that's established law.


"That's established law", not "yes, I support that".
 
2013-06-13 05:42:13 PM  
Should be legal to fire brown nosing coconuts too.
 
2013-06-13 05:46:10 PM  
So Rubio supports firing straight people?? He said it, right there! Call every voter in Florida and let them know Rubio is attacking straight folks!
 
2013-06-13 05:47:04 PM  

Weaver95: I thought the GOP had classes and workshops that showed them now to NOT be f*cking stupid in front of cameras, reporters or children?  did they just get dumber or something?


I believe that came to the conclusion that they just couldn't do it consistently enough so they decided to continously say stupider and stupider shiat, their hope being to make all of us stupider for having listened to it eventually we will be as dumb as they want us to be
 
2013-06-13 05:47:21 PM  

tallguywithglasseson: I thought that was a long held position of the Republican Party, heartily embraced by their True Conservative rank and file.

Also note the language used

RUBIO: I haven't read the legislation. By and large I think all Americans should be protected but I'm not for any special protections based on orientation.
KEYES: What about on race or gender?
RUBIO: Well that's established law.

"That's established law", not "yes, I support that".


oh it's pretty clear that if the GOP had their way they would strip worker protections down to nothing.  that's not even in doubt.
 
2013-06-13 05:47:40 PM  

Weaver95: I thought the GOP had classes and workshops that showed them now to NOT be f*cking stupid in front of cameras, reporters or children?  did they just get dumber or something?


They're getting increasingly worse it seems. Can't possibly be because of reporting, that'shiat near-peak Internet for a few years now. Just everything they say is awful and yet the ignorant voters continue to see no problems.

/and by voters I mean white people
//and by white people I mean terrible white men and the women they've convinced to not have their own thoughts
 
2013-06-13 05:51:01 PM  
Well at least someone in the GOP is actually talking about jobs...
 
2013-06-13 05:51:51 PM  
Who's Rick Rubio?
 
2013-06-13 05:54:12 PM  

Paris1127: Who's Rick Rubio?


He produced the last Beastie Boys album.
 
2013-06-13 05:55:42 PM  

Paris1127: Who's Rick Rubio?


A Spainish born basketball player, but that's not important right now.
 
2013-06-13 05:59:12 PM  

NuttierThanEver: Weaver95: I thought the GOP had classes and workshops that showed them now to NOT be f*cking stupid in front of cameras, reporters or children?  did they just get dumber or something?

I believe that came to the conclusion that they just couldn't do it consistently enough so they decided to continously say stupider and stupider shiat, their hope being to make all of us stupider for having listened to it eventually we will be as dumb as they want us to be


www.lobshots.com

Everyone in this thread is now dumber for having listened to Rubio
 
2013-06-13 06:04:39 PM  
I'm sorry Mr. Rubio, but management doesn't believe that someone who chooses to live a Cuban lifestyle is compatible with the morals and values of our company. If you want to listen to salsa music and eat black beans, we believe you should have the right to do it, but we can't have it associated with Togib, Inc.
 
2013-06-13 06:08:36 PM  
What does Marco Santorum think?
 
2013-06-13 06:45:14 PM  

Paris1127: Who's Rick Rubio?


Volton-esque amalgamation of Rick Perry and Marco Rubio.
 
2013-06-13 06:51:15 PM  

Weaver95: I thought the GOP had classes and workshops that showed them now to NOT be f*cking stupid in front of cameras, reporters or children?  did they just get dumber or something?


No there workshop was them telling themselves that everyone else was being stupid and they are right.
 
2013-06-13 06:51:42 PM  

Paris1127: Who's Rick Rubio?


Big music producer.  Founded Def Jam.  Very influential.
 
2013-06-13 06:53:01 PM  
Republicans: We support protections of minorities!!! *

* - only after they have been established for 50 years and then it's sort of tenuous.
 
2013-06-13 06:55:37 PM  
Rick Rubio? THE BASKETBALL PLAYER?
I suppose the Secretary of Defense is Serge Ibaka!
 
2013-06-13 06:55:41 PM  

Weaver95: I thought the GOP had classes and workshops that showed them now to NOT be f*cking stupid in front of cameras, reporters or children?  did they just get dumber or something?


WHAT, the last five years, could have POSSIBLY convinced you of this?

This has been a half-decade of UNPRECEDENTED brutal honesty from these bigots! It'd be refreshing of more of them just owned it instead of back pedaling faster than a fixie on a steep decline.
 
2013-06-13 06:57:26 PM  
imageshack.us
RIP Rick Rubio
 
2013-06-13 06:57:50 PM  
Your perversions aren't protected, Democrat.
 
2013-06-13 06:58:02 PM  
Wouldn't this also not allow someone to be fired for being heterosexual?

So how is it a "special" entitlement since everyone would get it for whatever sexual orientation they are.
 
2013-06-13 07:00:52 PM  
The current version of the bill under consideration in Congress prohibits private employers with more than 15 employees from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Like I said it doesn't give a "special right" it protects everyone from being fired based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Not just homosexuals.

He is lying.
 
2013-06-13 07:04:00 PM  

shanrick: [imageshack.us image 400x500]
RIP Rick Rubio


I love you.
 
2013-06-13 07:07:03 PM  
I never really "liked" Rubio, but I thought he was OK...and pretty good compared to his GOP colleagues.  But every time this f*ckstick opens his mouth on any subject whatsoever, he proves that he is just another fkn pathetic piece of shiat Republican asshole dickhead.

F*ck you, Rubio.
 
2013-06-13 07:09:04 PM  
Wouldn't that mean it's also OK to fire someone for being straight?
 
2013-06-13 07:10:50 PM  

tallguywithglasseson: I thought that was a long held position of the Republican Party, heartily embraced by their True Conservative rank and file.

Also note the language used

RUBIO: I haven't read the legislation. By and large I think all Americans should be protected but I'm not for any special protections based on orientation.
KEYES: What about on race or gender?
RUBIO: Well that's established law.

"That's established law", not "yes, I support that".


I really, really want to know why the guy doing that interview didn't point out that Rubio is one of those guys who writes new laws.  If his only objection is that it isn't in the books already, then why not fix it?
 
2013-06-13 07:11:38 PM  

Noam Chimpsky: Your perversions aren't protected, Democrat.


1/10 - you get a point for brevity, but that was amateurish.
 
2013-06-13 07:12:29 PM  

Weaver95: oh it's pretty clear that if the GOP had their way they would strip worker protections down to nothing.  that's not even in doubt.


No, no, no.  Didn't you hear him?  He explicitly affirmed he wants workers to be "protected".  Not from anything specific or useful, just "protected" in general.  Like, from aliens and zombies probably.
 
2013-06-13 07:13:33 PM  

winterbraid: Noam Chimpsky: Your perversions aren't protected, Democrat.

1/10 - you get a point for brevity, but that was amateurish.


You're being generous.  It was fkn pathetic.
 
2013-06-13 07:13:50 PM  

Corvus: The current version of the bill under consideration in Congress prohibits private employers with more than 15 employees from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Like I said it doesn't give a "special right" it protects everyone from being fired based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Not just homosexuals.

He is lying.


Shows what you know, libtard.  No one has ever fired a heterosexual because they were a heterosexual.  This bill is OBVIOUISLOYUTYLY being put forth to help shove the gay agenda down the throats of viral real red blooded able bodied American men.  Right.  Down.  Their.  Throats.  All the way down, over and over until the end.
 
2013-06-13 07:14:43 PM  
RUBIO: Well that's established law.

So is Obamacare and Roe vs. Wade
 
2013-06-13 07:16:10 PM  

Karac: Wouldn't that mean it's also OK to fire someone for being straight?


Yup - if the drag bar you DJ at finds out you're straight - out you go.
 
2013-06-13 07:17:34 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: I never really "liked" Rubio, but I thought he was OK...and pretty good compared to his GOP colleagues.  But every time this f*ckstick opens his mouth on any subject whatsoever, he proves that he is just another fkn pathetic piece of shiat Republican asshole dickhead.


He's probably just practicing for the 2016 primaries.  He's learning how hard it is to fake being insane and bigoted while not necessarily really being so.  Romney found out how tough it was, but thanks to a million lucky breaks and an assload of cash managed to bluff his way to the nomination anyway.
 
2013-06-13 07:24:38 PM  
Wait.

I thought it was perfectly legal for a private business to fire you for any reason they damn well like. The only protection offered is for government employees (or businesses that receive government grants)?
 
2013-06-13 07:24:41 PM  
They'll start scratching their heads when they realize there's also heathens amongst the youn Latinamerican community.
 
2013-06-13 07:25:52 PM  

Karac: Wouldn't that mean it's also OK to fire someone for being straight?


Yes, and the fact that this is not an issue proves how disingenuous these farks really are. If there were not systemic imbalances, then these laws would protect everyone equally. The fact that they can be presented as "special rights" is itself prima facie evidence that these protections are needed.
 
2013-06-13 07:27:19 PM  
The Mexicans and other assorted S. Americans outnumber gays by a fair margin, so it's a safe move.
They're pretty farkin' religious.
 
2013-06-13 07:28:54 PM  

God-is-a-Taco: The Mexicans and other assorted S. Americans outnumber gays by a fair margin, so it's a safe move.
They're pretty farkin' religious.


Well, I'm not.
 
2013-06-13 07:30:37 PM  
i.usatoday.net

Was that wrong? Should I not have said that?
 
2013-06-13 07:31:06 PM  
Dear GOP,

This is why the current & subsequent generations will bury your memory.

Sincerely,
Progress
 
2013-06-13 07:33:33 PM  

Shostie: Paris1127: Who's Rick Rubio?

Volton-esque amalgamation of Rick Perry and Marco Rubio.


Why not? Mentally, they're indistinguishable anyway.
 
2013-06-13 07:34:06 PM  
Don't you think he looks thirsty?
 
2013-06-13 07:34:31 PM  

Lackofname: Wait.

I thought it was perfectly legal for a private business to fire you for any reason they damn well like.


Nope.  That's only true if you're part of the privileged majority.

For instance:
Firing a Christian guy for failing a drug test? No problem.  Fire an American Indian for doing psychedelic mushrooms as a part of a bizarre 'religious exercise'? That's a Supreme Courtin'.

Refuse to hire a man to become a firefighter because he can't pass a physical test that requires the firefighter to be able to lift dead weight equal to a smoke inhalation victim? No problem.  Refuse to hire a woman for the same reason? That's a Supreme Courtin'.

Fire a guy for heterosexual sexual harrassment? No problem.  Fire guy for homosexual sexual harrassment?  That's a lawsuit.

Et cetera, et cetera.  Contract law is a joke when it comes to employment.  Like housing, the benefit of the doubt is given to the little guy to such an extent that it behooves pretty much everyone to claim discrimination the second they get fired.  If nothing else, it will gum up the works long enough that they will actually keep a paycheck while the courts are battling each other over whether or not "people with big feet" is a protected class or not.
 
2013-06-13 07:35:58 PM  
Hah! can't even answer a simple question, it appears that whoever is prepping Rubio got the message through, don't say anything definitive regarding our party stance in public, keep it vague, use distractions, look a bird!

for the simple reason that they will have no support if they did otherwise.  And i've always been told it's the (D)'s who have no "ball", hell, even Farkers manage to voice their opinions regardless of backlash or disdain.

I won't vote for someone who isn't willing to say it like it is or how they think it should be.
 
2013-06-13 07:37:45 PM  
Lackofname: muh freedums!

Nope.
 
2013-06-13 07:39:55 PM  

Isitoveryet: Hah! can't even answer a simple question, it appears that whoever is prepping Rubio got the message through, don't say anything definitive regarding our party stance in public, keep it vague, use distractions, look a bird!


They forgot to tell him the most important part: Never grant interviews to any reporters who might challenge your positions or call you on your bullshiat.
 
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