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Somewhat unclear on the concept

Friday, Jun 26, 2015

* From the Belleville News Democrat

U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, a Republican from Murphysboro, issued a statement that he was “disappointed” in the ruling.

“If that (marriage) definition were to change in the eyes of the law, it should be our citizens making the decision at the state level, not nine unelected justices in Washington, D.C.,” Bost said.

Um, Mike, our citizens here in Illinois did make that decision on the state level. Do you really want to deny your own constituents the same rights they get here when they work in, travel to or move to another state?

…Adding… Wordslinger in comments

I’m sure Bost was outraged by the Heller and McDonald decisions, too, those nine unelected elitist robes forcing the good people of Illinois to change their long-established law passed by their elected representatives.

There’s nothing more dreary than a politician phoning it in.

Yep.

* Also, from a recent Facebook post…

…Adding More… He also met with the winner…


I wonder if he would tell Ms. Fletcher his views on today’s ruling to her face?

- Posted by Rich Miller        

23 Comments
  1. - AlabamaShake - Friday, Jun 26, 15 @ 2:39 pm:

    Wow… I am pretty shocked that Bost would have chosen that piece.

    Shocked if he picked the piece even knowing what NOH8 meant.

    And shocked if he didn’t know what NOH8 meant.


  2. - GraduatedCollegeStudent - Friday, Jun 26, 15 @ 2:40 pm:

    *sees facebook post*

    So I guess Bost’s going to be in the market for a new Chief of Staff soon.


  3. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Jun 26, 15 @ 2:41 pm:

    Staff matters. Yikes.

    Just sayin…


  4. - Honeybear - Friday, Jun 26, 15 @ 2:43 pm:

    Is this a surprise? I hope they find a good opponant to challenge him.


  5. - Wensicia - Friday, Jun 26, 15 @ 2:46 pm:

    This is what happens when you speak from ignorance. It’s sad there will be many who refuse to move forward from this great day for equality.


  6. - Threepwood - Friday, Jun 26, 15 @ 2:54 pm:

    It’s possible he thought it meant the “NOH8″ campaign was censoring the girl…a little like the anti-bullying backlash.

    But if you like that, check out Eric Hansen’s Facebook page (Springfield minister). Talk about not clear on the concept…


  7. - Wordslinger - Friday, Jun 26, 15 @ 2:55 pm:

    Yeah, yeah, yeah, I’m sure Bost was outraged by the Heller and McDonald decisions, too, those nine unelected elitist robes forcing the good people of Illinois to change their long-established law passed by tneir elected representatives.

    There’s nothing more dreary than a politician phoning it in.


  8. - Anonin' - Friday, Jun 26, 15 @ 2:56 pm:

    Well no one ever accused BossToss of thinkin’ before talkin’ and no we know why


  9. - GA - Friday, Jun 26, 15 @ 3:04 pm:

    Once a hack, always a hack. You know it amazes me the guy was elected to Congress, but then I stop and think about Congress and then it doesn’t surprise me anymore


  10. - Ducky LaMoore - Friday, Jun 26, 15 @ 3:05 pm:

    Mike Bost, “Oh, I thought the symbolism was everybody else shut up and let me do my job.”

    Apparently, nobody drew his neighbor’s dog with a bullet in it or him as Moses leading all the old white people out of little Egypt, or one of those would have been the winner.


  11. - JS Mill - Friday, Jun 26, 15 @ 3:05 pm:

    I checked with my wife yesterday. Yup, our marriage is still the same, because she says so.

    Bost needs to go back to 1950. 1950 Alabama.


  12. - Ahoy! - Friday, Jun 26, 15 @ 3:06 pm:

    Has anybody ever accused Bost of being intelligent?


  13. - illini - Friday, Jun 26, 15 @ 3:14 pm:

    For those of us who were unfortunate enough to be represented by Mike Bost in the GA and then seeing him elected to represent in DC I am not surprised by this posting. Fairly typical of his response - which was to be expected.

    He is clueless - and Honeybear he does have an announced opponent!


  14. - Stones - Friday, Jun 26, 15 @ 3:15 pm:

    I don’t know the dude but he strikes me like some sort of Neanderthal.


  15. - OldSmoky2 - Friday, Jun 26, 15 @ 3:31 pm:

    ==He is clueless - and Honeybear he does have an announced opponent!==

    And he’ll also be facing his longtime opponent as well - Common Sense.


  16. - HL - Friday, Jun 26, 15 @ 3:32 pm:

    Dear Mike:

    Here is one difference. When judges allowed same-gender marriage no one died. When judges rewrote the Second Amendment to include a right of self-defense (that is no where in the language or the history) people die every day.


  17. - How Ironic - Friday, Jun 26, 15 @ 3:37 pm:

    @HL, a little off topic, but are you suggesting that one shouldn’t be allowed to use a firearm for self defense?

    I think deadly force has always been allowed for self defense, firearms or not.

    - To the post,

    She seems like a lovely lady. If he does share his views, I hope she’s able to articulate why he’s wrong.


  18. - too obvious - Friday, Jun 26, 15 @ 3:43 pm:

    Nothing on Mike Bost’s desk is safe today.


  19. - the Patriot - Friday, Jun 26, 15 @ 3:48 pm:

    ==really want to deny your own constituents==

    To be fair, Mike’s constituents did not want this. Most of this push was from Chicago and is a sign of the divided state.

    Is anyone ripping Chicago legislators for continuing to oppose conceal and carry asserting their constituents wanted it and the the courts mandated it?


  20. - K3 - Friday, Jun 26, 15 @ 3:49 pm:

    Wow. Majorly Busch league.


  21. - Rich Miller - Friday, Jun 26, 15 @ 3:52 pm:

    ===To be fair, Mike’s constituents did not want this===

    So, you’re saying none of Mike’s constituents are gay?


  22. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Jun 26, 15 @ 3:56 pm:

    - the Patriot -,

    You may also wanna read how eloquent - Todd - was in explaining how the ruling effects many other things. Ripples.

    Rich already pointed out the whole “no gay constituents” thing, so there’s that too…


  23. - Threepwood - Friday, Jun 26, 15 @ 4:09 pm:

    I’d even go so far as to question what the majority of his constituents want. The poll numbers are going up rapidly, and even Republicans, which do not make the entirety of his constituency, are above one-third supporting now. I’d lean toward them still not supporting it, but it’s probably closer than you’d think.


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