Rachel Maddow to GOP Homophobes Now Claiming Tolerance: "That is Absolute Bull"

As the national conversation about gay rights sweeps towards tolerance, acceptance and equality, state-level Republicans with political ambitions are backtracking faster than you can say, "we're here we're queer get over it."

But all the record-fudging, throat-clearing, hemming and hawing in the world won't save guys like Virginia's Bob McDonnell from the laser-sharp memory of Rachel Maddow, who called him out last night on her show. She said his newfound claims of tolerance and opposition to bigotry is "absolute bull" considering he deliberately eliminated workplace protections for gays when he came into office.

Watch her astute segment below.

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AlterNet / By Sarah Seltzer

Posted at May 16, 2012, 3:26am

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