Jeb Bush: It’s Obama’s fault my party is so anti-gay
Jeb Bush has incredibly tried to blame Democratic President Barack Obama for the extreme anti-LGBT Republican platform.
The official GOP platform, which is set to be approved at the Republican National Convention next week, is one of the most regressive ever seen on LGBT rights – as evangelicals and right-wingers currently dominate the internal party infrastructure.
The platform rejects attempts to ban ‘gay cure’ therapy for minors, claiming “parents should be free to make medical decisions about their children without interference”, meanwhile upholding children’s “right” to be raised by their mother and their father.
In a section on protecting “traditional” marriage between one man and one woman, the policy suggests: “Natural marriage between a man and a woman is most likely to result in offspring who do not become drug-addicted or otherwise damaged.”
It calls for the Supreme Court ruling on equal marriage to be reversed, opposes transgender rights legislation, and calls for ‘religious freedom’ laws to permit anti-LGBT discrimination.
It’s enough to give any pro-LGBT Republican pause for thought; but luckily failed Presidential wannabe Jeb! knows who is really to blame.
In a column for the Washington Post, the former Governor of Florida outlined how it was actually the fault of Obama and the Democrats that the Republicans are so homophobic.
He said: “As much as I reject Donald Trump as our party leader, he did not create the political culture of the United States on his own.
“Eight years of the divisive tactics of President Obama and his allies have undermined Americans’ faith in politics and government to accomplish anything constructive.
“The president has wielded his power — while often exceeding his authority — to punish his opponents, legislate from the White House and turn agency rulemaking into a weapon for liberal dogma.
“In turn, a few in the Republican Party responded by trying to out-polarize the president, making us seem anti-immigrant, anti-women, anti-science, anti-gay, anti-worker and anti-common-sense.
“Unfortunately, the understandable anger and fear haven’t given rise to a resurgence of purpose in politics or renewed a debate in our party about how Republicans win back the White House with the power of our ideas.”