The Arizona Central tells us about the on-going buyer’s remorse in the terrible sand kingdom of Arizonastan…
Three Republican senators who voted for Senate Bill 1062 say they made a bad decision in a rushed process and are now asking Gov. Jan Brewer to veto the right to refuse service bill.
Really? The GOP admits that they made a mistake? Unpossible!
“We feel it was a solution in search of a problem,” Sen. Bob Worsley, R-Mesa, said in an impromptu news conference outside the state Senate. He was joined by Sen. Steve Pierce, R-Prescott.
Ah, a solution in search of a problem. Doesn’t that kinda mean that they were looking for justification for what they wanted to do all along? Words are hard.
“While our sincere intent in voting for this bill was to create a shield for all citizens’ religious liberties, the bill has instead been mischaracterized by its opponents as a sword for religious intolerance,” the three wrote. “These allegations are causing our state immeasurable harm.”
Ah, the “it’s not our fault” clause. The legal discrimination we voted for was mischaracterized and that is what hurting our state. That we did it is immaterial.
Pierce and Worsley said the bill was moved along very quickly, not giving them enough time to convince fellow lawmakers to vote against it. Besides, Pierce said, they didn’t want to “tear apart” the GOP caucus, which was sharply divided last year over Brewer’s push for Medicaid expansion.
Now that’s a pretty unique brand of reasoning: we did it for the Party and because you betrayed us last year and accepted FREE MONEY from The Kenyan Usurper. It’s YOUR fault, Jan Brewer!
Anyway, the whole thing has now reached about third-grader comedy.
Guys, you voted for bigotry: it’s what Conservatives always do. You always punch down and kiss up. You thought that there was political advantage from the god-bothering bigots in your state to discriminate against a class of people they reflexively hate, and now you regret it because the world has called BS on you, the Superbowl is already considering going elsewhere, Apple has (allegedly) phoned to talk about canceling a special glass manufacturing plant, just about every Chamber of Commerce in the state has come out against it, and many, many other opportunities are slipping—like Arizona sand—through your grimy fingers.
You broke it, you bought it, boys.