Dana Rohrabacher's Sporadic Bong Hit Libertarianism Doesn't Extend To Marriage Equality

Rohrabacher: OC's senior, career politician
Dana Rohrabacher--Orange County's senior, career politician--is engaging in a Twitter dialogue about marriage equality with Brian O'Leary Bennett, a conservative Republican, public relations expert and gay activist who once served as chief of staff for Congressman Robert K. Dornan (R-Garden Grove).

Bennett launched the discussion by applauding Rohrabacher--whose stances often abruptly shift between Phyllis-Schlafly-cold-war-conservatism and bong-hit-libertarianism--for opposing federal government intervention into state and local stances on medical marijuana distribution.

The former Southern California Edison spokesman then asked the congressman to "B consistent" and "B fair" when it comes to supporting gay marriage.

But Rohrabacher, who has always been barely one bus stop ahead of his own scandalous past, declined to accept the comparison.

The Costa Mesa Republican, who first ran for Congress in 1988 on a now laughable term limits platform, claims he backs civil union contracts only for gay and lesbian couples.

Here's the Twitter exchange:


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There is no good reason to deny that we must keep evolving until an adult, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, monogamy or polyamory, race, or religion is free to marry any and all consenting adults. The limited same-gender freedom to marry is a great and historic step, but is NOT full marriage equality, because equality "just for some" is not equality. Let's stand up for EVERY ADULT'S right to marry the person(s) they love. Get on the right side of history!

Mitchell_Young topcommenter

Jesus H. Christ, are there any GOP operatives that aren't light in the loafers?

vegandawg23 topcommenter

@fullmarriageequality I'm fine with that i guess. Gays are sick preverts but if two sick preverts want to marry each other or a group of sick preverts than who's to say they can't. Marriage afterall is just a contract outlining rights and responsibilities and communal assets and such. All adults should be able to enter into such contracts freely. 

Mitchell_Young topcommenter

@fullmarriageequality Finally someone speaks the truth. If marriage isn't about a man and a woman -- like it has been for 1500 years of Western culture, then why should it just be about 2 people. At least there is a biological basis for the man-woman thing. There is absolutely nothing special about the number 2. And, if as so many 'libertarian' proponents of homosexual marriage like to say, the  matrimonial union is a 'contract', show me what other contract is limited to just two people?

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