Noted bigot and former star of Duck Dynasty, Phil Robertson, was in Iowa last Sundayshowing that Ted Cruz takes a back seat to one when it comes to appalling. Speaking of the “depravity” and “perversion” of marriage equality, he said, “It is evil, it’s wicked, it’s sinful and they want us to swallow it.”
Well, actually, we don’t want you to swallow anything, though you can. It’s your right. Direct from God, so you would say. What we do want you to do is to accept that other people have the same rights you do. Nobody is forcing you to marry another man, Phil, though I’ve got to say, at this point, methinks thou doth protest too much.
Knowing the Cruz crowd loves this sort of talk, Robertson opined that, “We have to run this bunch out of Washington D.C. We have to rid the earth of them. Get them out of there.”
Well, this is a democracy, Phil. They were elected. If you want them out of there, vote them out. Though there is no way for you to vote them off the face of the earth. I’m afraid you’re going to have to put on your big boy britches and learn how to be a man and suck it up. We have to do the same thing, tolerating the existence of people like you.
It’s not like Ted Cruz didn’t know what Phil was saying. Cruz, who has since moved on to New Hampshire, where he is in third place behind Trump and Rubio, was next on stage. His reaction to this perfectly horrid behavior?
Phil Robertson, said Cruz, is “a joyful, cheerful, unapologetic voice of truth.” Joyful. That’s not the word the rest of us are looking for. It’s no wonder so many of his former Princeton classmates are horrified at the thought of Cruz being president.