Being physically nauseous watching the media reporting the tragic events of June 12th as they unfolded is understandable. With 49 dead and 53 wounded (I'm saying 49 right now since I believe the killer is counted as one of the 50), it is understandable to have that emotional as well as physical reaction. I haven't had a good cry about the event yet, but that may come soon.
What should not make one physically nauseous is seeing your elected officials on television. Marco Rubio and Pam Bondi, you basically disgust me. We all know that you are only here for two reasons. 1) Because it is expected as part of your political position and your job description that you will show up at natural and human disasters. 2) Because you feel it's going to help you with your next Republican position, something you hope will be with Drumpf.
For those that need a hint as to why Rubio repulses me, fellow LGBTers in Florida and the US, Metroweekly.com said it well …
Sen. Marco Rubio was one of the first to connect the dots between the shooter and the LGBT community, telling CNN “he targeted the gay community,” and urged people to donate blood for victims. However, Rubio also focused on Mateen’s religious background, blaming the shooting on Islamic extremism. He then said: “We have seen the way radical Islamists have treated gays and lesbians in other countries.”
It was an unfortunate choice of words, as Senator Rubio hasn’t exactly been the gold standard of treatment in Florida. He openly flaunted his opposition to marriage equality during his failed bid for president, denounced marriage equality when it was legalized in Florida, opposes employment nondiscrimination protections for LGBT people, helped raise money for a backer of “ex-gay” conversion therapy, and opposes gay adoption as children shouldn’t “be part of a social experiment.” – metroweekly.com
Just today, we hear that Rubio may think about reconsidering his statement of not being an active member of American politics in the future.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said the mass shooting this weekend in Orlando, Florida, gave him pause about his service and “deeply impacted” him, remarks that were widely read as pushing the door back open on possibly running for re-election.
Asked Monday by conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt if the attack would make him reconsider his decision not to run for re-election, Rubio said he hadn’t “given it thought from that perspective.”
“I’ve been deeply impacted by it,” he continued. “When it visits your home state and it impacts a community you know well, it really gives you pause to think about your service to your country and where you can be most useful to your country.”
Rubio went on to say another run is “not part of our plan as a family” and that a friend is running for his seat.
“I really don’t want to link the two things right now, because I don’t want politics to intrude in all of this,” he said. “My family and I will be praying about all this, and we’ll see what I need to do next with my life in regards to how I can best serve.”
Hewitt said he hoped it would lead Rubio to run for re-election.
If your skin is not crawling after the first ambulance chaser, here is another candidate for worst current Floridian politician, Florida's Attorney General Pam Bondi. Here she is spinning her caring.
But why should we believe Bondi to be two faced and uncaring toward LGBT Floridians?
The attorney general of Florida says in court documents that recognizing same sex marriages performed in other states would disrupt existing marriage laws and "impose significant public harm."
Eight gay couples and the American Civil Liberties Union sued the state in federal court in March. The lawsuit argues Florida is discriminating against the couples by not recognizing same-sex marriages performed in states where they are legal.
Attorney General Pam Bondi, a Republican who was named in the lawsuit along with fellow GOP Gov. Rick Scott and other state officials, earlier this month filed a lengthy response that asks a federal judge to throw out the lawsuit for several reasons, saying a federal court shouldn't rule on a state's marriage laws.
Bondi's office also argues that the state has a legitimate interest in defining marriage as between a man and woman. Florida first banned same-sex marriages nearly two decades ago and voters reinforced that ban when they passed a constitutional amendment in 2008.
"Florida's marriage laws, then, have a close, direct, and rational relationship to society's legitimate interest in increasing the likelihood that children will be born to and raised by the mothers and fathers who produced them in stable and enduring family units," Bondi's office said in court documents. – MiamiHerald.com May 2014
And less than a week ago, The Miami Herald also pointed out Bondi's ties with Crooked Trump. Shouldn't he have that nickname instead of Hillary? Crooked Bondi sounds good, too.
As first reported by the Orlando Sentinel, in September 2013, a political organization backing Ms. Bondi’s re-election campaign received $25,000 from a Trump family foundation.
Four days before the check arrived, Ms. Bondi had announced that her office was considering joining the probe of the now-discredited Trump University following Florida students’ complaints — of which she initially said she had no knowledge — that they had been taken for a ride.
After the check came in, Ms. Bondi abandoned all consideration of partnering with her counterpart in New York. Insufficient grounds, she said. – miamiherald.com June 8, 2016
On the flip side of these two-faced politicians is Patty Sheehan, City of Orlando Commissioner and the first openly-gay elected official in Central Florida. Here is a quick YouTube video highlighting one of her more profound statements this weekend.
Maybe profound is the wrong word. How about the truth? Here is a longer interview with Patty Sheehan on CBS News.
Thank you for calling it like it is Patty. You were professional and did not mention names. I filled in the blanks for you.
There are other politicians that are trying to use this event to show that they care about Americans, but shy away from calling this a crime of hate against the LGBT community and we noticed. Here's some tweets collected by metroweekly.com from citizens that also noticed others changing their stripes.
Many may get mad at me for writing this. It is my view and not that of Instinct Magazine. It is not a view of let's all hold hands and love and forget and come together. It is a message that does go back to the "you reap what you sow." It is politicians like these that are just as guilty for creating an environment that says it is okay to hate LGBT people. In one breath you say god disapproves, and then now you say prayers for us.
To condemn another religion for something you do yourself, … hypocrites.
Rubio and Bondi, thanks but no thanks. You can go campaign your veiled hatred for us somewhere else.