Posted By Eric Ethington (Author) on April 11, 2011
WOW! Former Republican Renator Alan Simpson of Wyoming jumped on Hardball with Chris Matthews this afternoon and began strongly ripping apart his fellow Republican legislators. Watch the video below as he boldly calls out the GOP’s hypocrisy on issues like abortion and gay rights.
Via Think Progress:
SIMPSON: Who the hell is for abortion? I don’t know anybody running around with a sign that says, “Have an abortion! They’re wonderful!” They’re hideous, but they’re a deeply intimate and personal decision, and I don’t think men legislators should even vote on the issue.
Then you’ve got homosexuality, you’ve got Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. We have homophobes on our party. That’s disgusting to me. We’re all human beings. We’re all God’s children. Now if they’re going to get off on that stuff—Santorum has said some cruel things—cruel, cruel things—about homosexuals. Ask him about it; see if he attributes the cruelness of his remarks years ago. Foul.
Now if that’s the kind of guys that are going to be on my ticket, you know, it makes you sort out hard what Reagan said, you know, “Stick with your folks.” But, I’m not sticking with people who are homophobic, anti-women, moral values—while you’re diddling your secretary while you’re giving a speech on moral values? Come on, get off of it.
Highly recommend jumping back over to Think Progress at the link above after watching the video. They’ve got a great writeup on this one.