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Romney to You People: Get Your ShineboxHere is a fun fact about gay people that Mitt Romney learned courtesy of a group of hero gay rights activists: gay people have families! YES, actual families. But wait, you might be thinking, how is it possible that Mitt Romney had gone his whole life not knowing where gay babies come from? Is he originally from Iran, where there are no gay people? No, of course he is not from Iran, so what could possibly explain the fact that he actually said “I didn’t know you had families,” to a group of gay rights activists? And can this same explanation also help us better contextualize all the other horrible things he said to those gay right activists during that meeting?

“I looked him in the eye as we were leaving,” recalls [Julie] Goodridge, [a gay rights activist who managed to meet with Romney when he was governor]. “And I said, ‘Governor Romney, tell me — what would you suggest I say to my 8 year-old daughter about why her mommy and her ma can’t get married because you, the governor of her state, are going to block our marriage?’”

His response, according to Goodridge: “I don’t really care what you tell your adopted daughter. Why don’t you just tell her the same thing you’ve been telling her the last eight years.”

Of course, this was HER OWN BIOLOGICAL DAUGHTER, not her ADOPTED daughter, which once again raises questions about Mitt’s understanding of biology and where babies come from. But even so, this is great advice to tuck away in the event that a Republican becomes president for two terms. Example: what should we tell our kid when she asks us why we are living on cat food and stealing internet? Oh, that’s easy, the same thing we’ve been telling her the last eight years — something about Liberty and Freedom and the Free Market, etc. PROBLEM SOLVED.

While Goodridge cried [in his hallway], Romney brought the press into his office to give his take on the meeting.

He described it as, “Pleasant.”

[Boston Globe]

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