SAME OLD BRAND

GOP Response To State of the Union Address: Make Duck Dynasty Star An Honored Guest

Vitter RobertsonRepublicans look upon the President’s State of the Union address is an opportunity to prove that they are every bit as crazy as their base hopes. They lived up to expectations this time as well. In a move than can only be interpreted as a show of support for virulent homophobia, one of the honored guests at the speech was Willie Robertson, son of Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson. Phil was briefly suspended from the reality show last month after giving an interview in which he compared homosexuality to bestiality.

Guests get chosen for their topical relevance, or when chosen by puerile Congressmen, for how much they are believed to irritate the President and his followers. Robertson apparently fits the bill for Rep. Vance McAllister, who invited him.

“I am proud to have my close friend, constituent and small business owner, Willie Robertson, attend tonight’s State of the Union Address as my special guest,” said McAllister. “Willie is thankful for this opportunity and honored to attend. I look forward to the two of us representing the Fifth District in DC this evening and bringing some diversity to our nation’s capitol.” (Clearly, Washington needs two more white men to balance things out.)

Willie was the son who tried to smoothe things over in the media after A&E reinstated his father by mouthing such platitudes as “we have all learned a lot,” without specifying just what the family learned. His father, who never apologized, became a martyred hero to conservative Christians who echo the homophobic beliefs. In inviting Robertson to the State of the Union, McAllister was making a statement of support.

In the gathering leading up to the speech, Republicans were tripping all over themselves to have their picture taken with Robertson, blissfully unconcerned about the message it sent. Louisiana Sen. David Vitter tweeted that Robertson was the one person he was impressed to see. Of course, Vitter knows all about family values. A few years back, a woman who ran a prostitution ring in D.C. posted Vitter’s phone number online among a list of her clients. 

Further comment is superfluous.

Photo credit: David Vitter’s Twitter account

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14 Comments

  • yaoming

    Maybe it will help DD’s ratings. I’ve heard they could use it.

  • litper

    Any gay republican is a traitor and should hang from a tree!

  • Dakotahgeo

    ROFLMAO!!! Please… you’ve got to be kidding me?!? I must have missed that part. Of all the hillbilly doofuses in our country, the Repugs would pick a DD hobo?! Yes, their popularity is dropping like a rock and I couldn’t be happier. Surely they must have somebody with a higher IQ than a doorknob. Oy veh!!

  • KittyLitter

    Surprised that isn’t a Confederate bandana.

  • jckfmsincty

    I’m sure Mr. Vitter could have invited any of a number of working girls to the occasion.

  • Kangol

    Wow, the First Lady invites

    -a war hero who has served TEN deployments,
    -an out gay pro athlete,
    -a young immigrant who learned English in 6 years and is heading to college on a scholarship,
    -a woman entrepreneur, etc.,

    and the GOP invites a [email protected] hom0phobe phony whose TV show is dropping like a lead balloon.

    How fitting.

  • Dakotahgeo

    @Kangol: Ai-yiyiyiyi… and we expected anything different from the GOTP who have a collective IQ of a doorknob? Mehhhhhhhhh… I don’t think so.

  • SteveDenver

    Bird brains of a feather flock together.

  • robirob

    @Kangol: I couldn’t agree with you more.

    Am I cruel and bitter for hoping that the GOP’s publicity stunt blows up in their faces?

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  • Scribe38

    Just waiting for the pro GOP gay posters of this site to explain yet another slight from the party they are always protecting. F*ck the GOP and the idiots who protect them.

  • Spike

    Just continues to prove what a mess the GOTP has become and how effective Fox Noise is with the dumbing down of America.

  • RomanHans

    Yup, Republicans are totally behind the guy who said African Americans enjoyed the job security that slavery offered.

  • HirsuteOne

    Bigotry, hatred, homophobia, racism, misogyny, violence. Sounds like a BFF match made in Republican heaven.

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