Florida Gov. Rick Scott On The Anti-Gay GOP Platform: Same-Sex Marriage Is The Law Of The Land [VIDEO]

Politico reports:

When it comes to Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s opinion on the Republican Party’s platform opposition to same-sex marriage, the Republican governor had just three words Tuesday night, despite his own state’s previous opposition to the law: The Supreme Court.

“The Supreme Court has already made a decision,” Scott told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren, referring to the shooting at an LGBT night club in Orlando last month that killed 49 people, carried out by a U.S. citizen who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State.

“We need to figure out how to come together as a country and include the Republican Party,” Scott said. “We all need to come together,” adding, “it’s the law of the land.”

As you’ll see below, Scott refused to outright condemn the GOP platform plank which calls for repealing same-sex marriage, telling Van Susteren that he “hasn’t seen” that part of the platform.

  • JT

    Wingnuts are so crazy they’ve lost Skeletor.

    • Todd20036


      • JT

        Coultergeist and Milo Whineopolous are already gay married.

        • Joseph Miceli

          Does that mean Milos has to carry the eggs ?

          • JT

            They’re all broken anyway.

          • Joseph Miceli

            I just think it’s pretty safe to say that and has a hostile hom I just think it’s pretty safe to say that and has a hostile womb. That’s why she lays her eggs in a host !

    • D. J.

      They still have Bondi, even after her Cooper slap down.

  • Todd20036

    It’s not like anyone on our side will accept Governor Medicare Fraud as being LBGT friendly.

    He’s doing this because he sees that the demographics are against the GOTP so long as they remained openly bigoted.

    Whatever. No one on either side is going to listen to you, not after the shit you pulled.

  • hiker_sf

    Lucifer made me do it.

  • Rex

    The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
    I believe Meliana Trump said that.

    • bkmn

      With words “borrowed” from unnamed sources.

    • ms_canadada

      Melanoma is such a braniac!

      • Melanoma. Malaria. Norovirus.

        They can’t even come up with their own diseases!

      • douglas

        Not only a brainiac……………

    • Acronym Jim

      I thought that was Stephen King.

    • Snarkaholic

      She also said, “We have nothing to fear but *looks at what’s written on her palm* but queers themselves!”

  • If you haven’t seen that particular part of your party’s platform then pick up a copy of it and read it. It’s not that difficult to find; took me less than 3 seconds:


    • RobynWatts

      Yes, but Internet connections are really bad at Castle Greyskull…I mean the Florida State House, so Skeletor here never got the memo.

      • David Walker

        But he has people who can do that. The best people. Wait. That sounds familiar.

        • RobynWatts

          He’s using the same Kelly Services people as tRump.

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          • RobynWatts

            I’ve heard that you are plagiarizing the same spam from “Hellen.” For “98$ over two days”, you most certainly can afford to hire better spam writers.

            Better luck next time.🏴

      • Bob Right

        He must be using the Wi-Fi at McDonalds.

  • Paula

    The people pushing the anti-SSM will never give up on it. 20 years from now, the rest of the country will have moved on from it, they will still be going on against SSM.

    • oikos

      Hopefully they will be dead then.

      • Paula

        Sooner than that, I hope….

    • Paige Turner

      Just like they are still railing against abortion. They simply cannot give it up

      • bkmn

        Of course they can’t give it up. They are holier than everyone else and have to work hard to maintain their status.

      • Joseph Miceli

        Why should they? They’re winning.

    • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

      It will forever be a republican vote generator, like abortion.

      • Gayer Than Thou

        More importantly, donation generator.

    • Ninja0980

      Same sex marriage has been legal in NY for five years now and the assholes here still can’t accept that fact.
      No surprise it will be that case nationwide for many of the bigots.

      • David Walker

        Surprisingly, it doesn’t seem to be that big of a deal here in PA. Of course, Metcalfe’s anti-marriage bill is still on the books (cf. MS or AL slavery and Jim Crow law removals) and merchants are still free to discriminate against us. (The do, btw, but you don’t hear about it because we have no legal recourse.) The new senseless rage/money generator regards our immediate need for a bathroom bill.

      • DReel

        You made that a verb 😉

    • olandp

      Hell, they haven’t gotten over Lincoln freeing the slaves.

    • Rambie

      True, but regardless of what Rick said, it won’t be “The Law of The Land” if the Republicans win this November.

    • Phil in Colorado

      But it’s nice to know that they will get more and more irrelevant……

  • bkmn

    If reality is a foreign concept you are no longer a viable political party.

    • JW Swift

      Unfortunately, as long as there are enough sheeple to keep voting against their own best interests, such folks will continue to be in positions of power, viable party or not.

  • Rex

    I’m baffled by their opposition of SSM. It’s not like we’re going to breed and produce millions of gay offspring. Or worse, millions of liberal democrats.

    • Frostbite

      Because the Bible!

      • Adam King

        Except that the bible says fuck-all about it.

        • Todd20036

          The bible says a lot more about infidelity and obesity than about gays, but try telling the goobs that.

        • Frostbite

          I never said their excuse reason made sense.

      • skyweaver

        The Bible got SLAVERY wrong. And rape. And a whole bunch of other stuff. And also I wish the fundies would stop using the Bible as a justification for being assholes. I can’t believe I have to say this.

        • LovesIrony

          they got the talking snake right though

        • Reality.Bites

          Wow, who’d have ever thought a book written by people barely advanced over cavemen would turn out not to be a valid guide to everything, forever.

          I don’t allow my life to be governed by the thoughts of people who’d flee in terror from a match.

          • skyweaver

            Yeah not to mention it’s gone through a ton of translations to/from different languages and different periods of history in varied geographical locations with decidedly different political and cultural agendas

    • bambinoitaliano

      Like NRA, the GOP/Religious fraction are trying to make a commodity out of SSM, something they can sell over and over again for centuries.

    • Joseph Miceli

      (Whisper) It’s the butt sechs.

      • Todd20036

        Indeed. Lesbians don’t even ping their radar. In fact, there is a rather common straight fantasy of 2 women going at it while the guy fucks them

        • Adam King

          Eeew–straight people fantasies. Ick.

          • David Walker

            From “Southern Baptist Sissies,” one of the boys talking about masturbation: “I tried to switch once to Brittny, but I lost focus.”

        • JaniceInToronto


        • Uncle Mark

          I like the old Rosanne comment about the one man with two women fantasy. “Great, that’s just one more woman to disappoint.”

    • Michael Rush
      • Ninja0980

        Not until the hubby gets home from work.

      • Ginger Snap

        People are Still Having Sex.

        • Joseph Miceli

          Aaaa!! That was the first thing I thought of. Get out of my head !

    • That Guy

      They gotta turn out the knuckledraggers somehow.

  • Ninja0980

    Try telling the rest of your party that asshat.

  • Adam King

    I find myself not giving a flying fuck about the opinions of Palmetto Voldemort.

  • Michael Rush

    One topic that iI thought would be the main discussion at the convention was Obama care , mentions of repealing it seem to be met with disinterest .
    The discussion of repealing gay marriage also seems to be met with little enthusiasm .

    • Adam King

      Maybe they’re starting to figure out that since they’re too stupid to know what to do about health care costs, it would be better if they just shut up.

  • Joseph Miceli

    I don’t have to include the Republican Party in anything . Please it’s like saying I have to include the KKK or the Nazis, but then again Rick Scott does look like the guy in Indiana Jones who had his face melted off

    • Cackalaquiano

      “Live and let live” could be a worthy goal, but they can’t even handle that.

    • Carl

      Republicans are weird. They wear their hatred of liberals as if it were a badge and then they get all butt hurt when they don’t get invited to our dinner parties.

      • Joseph Miceli

        I know !!! It is in exactly as if they are delightful raconteurs. I mean how many “funny” stories about bum fights can you hear in one night ?

  • Butch

    I just picture this guy hanging upside down from rafters to sleep and then flying outside at night and using echolocation to find bugs to eat.

    • Adam King

      Bat Boy’s all grown up!

      • olandp

        • Adam King


    • NancyP

      Hey, bats are cute-ugly (jolie laide) – this guy is not.

    • saucetin

      He’s the only one we could stand to lose to White Nose Syndrome. #fungusface

  • SoCalGal20

    If the people who are part of the USC Dornsife Daybreak poll are any indication Drumpf hasn’t gotten a convention bounc so far.


  • Dramphooey

    Don’t worry, moderates of America; we’re not actually going to implement that platform! Trust me, we’re politicians and we lie! Oh, how comforting.

  • Ginger Snap

    He hasn’t seen it but knows it’s there. Typical GOP I haven’t seen it so it’s not true.

    • swimboy

      More like “I won’t admit to having seen it, so that you can’t question me about it and make me look like a fool.”

      • Ginger Snap


  • Marc

    “We need to figure out how to come together as a country and include the Republican Party,”

    Funny how they were and still are the victims of LGBTs having basic civil rights.

    • Carl

      They’ve found a new way to say we need to tolerate their intolerance.

      • John Masters

        Anyone ever notice that his mouth never closes. Seriously. I don’t mean he talks constantly, I mean he doesn’t seem able to close his mouth.

        On top of that, I really do think is on a sociopath spectrum. He is just not comfortable around other people, and has no ability to even pretend to be empathetic.

        • Joe knows who I am.

          Many politicians are in that sociopathic spectrum.

    • Joe knows who I am.

      Even he’s beginning to see the writing on the wall.

  • Marc

    You’d have to be willfully ignorant not to see that part of the platform.

    Oh, wait. Republican. Never mind.

  • Blake Jordan

    How could he not of seen it?

    Taking away LGBTQ+ rights was the most detailed section in the GOP platform!!!

  • Gustav2

    “We need to figure out how to come together as a country and include the Republican Party,”

    Well, they are a minority.

    • Blake Jordan

      Unfortunately a very hateful and diligent voting minority.

  • OdieDenCO

    We need to come together as a nation sans the republican party. Hate has no place in these United States

  • Mark

    Being he is suddenly all so John Lennon (come together)…..maybe he could take the next step to:


    (Come Together was written by Lennon, but of course credited to Lennon-McCartney)

  • Gerry Fisher

    It’s sad that his position–“the decision’s been made…let’s move on”–looks downright progressive compared to the mainstream Republican position. Oy!

  • Secure

    …And when the next big hurricane is headed for Florida, Gov Scott will blame same-sex marriage.

  • sword

    You sure can tell that the Supreme Court is short one radical conservative.

    • customartist

      Trump would change our lives horribly if elected. Pence too.

  • Cyril

    this bastard never answers questions and the issue he comes back around to are Isis and Jobs. Trump would mishandle both

  • sherman

    Abortion and health insurance were also settled by SCOTUS, but that hasn’t stopped the Republicons from attacking them constantly.

  • dafs

    I assume this means he’ll be cool with abortion from now on, since it’s been the law of the land for over forty years.

  • Uncle Mark

    “We need to figure out how to come together as a country and include the Republican Party.” Actually, I think it would be easier for all of us to come together WITHOUT the Republican Party. No need to include them, if they cannot evolve. (Oh, that’s right…the GOP doesn’t believe in evolution.)

  • zhera

    Republican Governor Rick Scott can find his way to Cleveland for the RNC Convention, but he can’t find time to read the whole platform of his party.

    This is a guy that people elect into office?

    • As rethug (or just political) lies go it’s mild and believable. I can total see him reading through it and skipping over the parts he doesn’t want to read so he can use that excuse.

      • Hunter M

        He’s not going to bother reading anything that he can’t make money off of.

    • TrollopeReader

      Pam Bondi can’t read him the platform and go down on him at the same time ….

  • Reality.Bites

    Translation: they’re never going to nominated me anyway.

  • Dana Stinson

    Wait. I thought Midnight Oil was from Australia?

  • Hank

    Gov. Skeletor REFUSES to mention the GLBT community. Even when he talks about Orlando, they are “citizens”. When he was in Orlando, after the shooting, he used the term Humans.
    When it comes to jobs, he is lowering the unemployment rate in the state, has done nothing to raise Minimum Wage and still refuses to accept the ACA’s expansion of FEDERALLY Funded Medicaid in the 3rd most populous State!!! He is an ASS!!

  • p179

    Rick Scott isn’t personally responsible for the GOP platform; so why single him out?

    • Octavio

      So, you’re saying one Borg doesn’t represent the entire collective? Hmmm . . . nope. Ding! Ding! Ding! No prize for you. 🙁

      • p179

        Democrat = a member of the collective. You ARE the Borg.

  • StraightGrandmother

    He’s no friend of people who are LGBT, but at least he said the word gay.

    After Pulse in his public speaking and on social media he would not refer to the victims as gay, only just victims of a terrorist.

    It was only AFTER he visited the site of the massacre and was approached by the reporter for the Washington Blade, Chris Johnson I think his name is, it was only after Chris Johnson was permitted to ask two questions of the governor did he for the very first time use the word gay, as in they were victimized for being gay. He also cried at the memorial outside Pulse. So for Governor Scott to even say out loud the word gay I think shows some growth.

    • Johnny Wyeknot

      It was a beginning.

      • Hunter M

        Hopefully of the end.

  • chris10858

    The Supreme Court has decided…. the law of the land… until we can get right-wing justices on the Court and can take away the rights of those awful gays.

  • olandp

    There are none so blind as those who will not see.

  • bob

    The republican party will hopefully continue to fail until they get off this discrimination train !

    • andrew

      Unfortunately they are not really failing. The Republicans control both Houses of the U.S. Congress, hold a majority of State Governorships and control a majority of State legislatures and a lot of polls seem to indicate, that even with a candidate as wacky as Trump, they have a chance of winning the presidency.

  • rednekokie

    Sir Bald-on-Head will not miss any opportunity to whine away in order to win some political seat — anywhere, it seems.
    Once a republican has sucked swill out of the government trough, he is hooked!

  • D. J.

    The government can provide jobs. Government jobs. How many of those are you planning on “creating” Rick?

  • coram nobis

    So — he’s realistic enough to see it as a dead horse, but still won’t object if the GOP runs it it in the Preakness.

    • David Milley

      That’s a one hell of a ghastly image, y’know … I just can’t unsee it!

      • Reality.Bites

        oh come on – not as ghastly as Scott’s own head shots.

        • David Milley

          I’m picturing him astride the dead horse, flogging away to make it go faster, while the horrified crowd wails in horror.

  • Skokieguy [Larry]

    Was Rick drinking? It was ruled on by 5 unelected activist judges in black robes (always mention the black robes, not sure why, but its important).

    Are there consequences for not robotically repeating the stupid Republican talking points?

    • Gianni

      “Black robes” and “unelected” (which I believe doesn’t mean what they want it to mean). Of what importance is “unelected”? Would we really want SCOTUS justices to be out campaigning every few years or so?

  • 1Truth1

    So let me get this right… According to the GOP and bigots like Rick Scott, under the Obama administration we have horrible unemployment rates and it’s all Obama’s fault…. Every bit of it. BUT in Florida where unemployment is low, it’s because of Rick Scott?? How exactly does that work? Can he cite Obama as the reason for low unemployment in his state? Of course not. Could these GOP assholes be any more clueless about how stupid they sound?

  • cynder70

    Isn’t this “settled law” thing what they always said about women’s reproductive rights while they continued to erode those rights?

  • William

    I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.

  • teedofftaxpayer

    It maybe the law of the land right now, but if we elect Donald Trump and his republican party platform it won’t be given the chance.

  • JCF

    The Medicare-fraudster is their truth-teller: Evidence Exhibit #5879 in “How F#cked Up the GOP is”

  • So is the law against medicare fraud. Oh my, that just slipped out. I can’t imagine why.

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