In an Op-Ed for The New York Times, Russian President Vladimir Putin argues his case against US military action in Syria and concludes by taking issue with President Obama’s case that America is “exceptional.”
There are big countries and small countries, rich and poor, those with long democratic traditions and those still finding their way to democracy. Their policies differ, too. We are all different, but when we ask for the Lord’s blessings, we must not forget that God created us equal.
Spotting the hypocrisy of that statement, considering the way the Russian government has maligned and discriminated against its LGBT citizens, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi took to Twitter to dole out some succinct sass in 140 characters or less:
Hopefully, when Pres. #Putin says “we must not forget that God created us equal” he includes gays and lesbians in Russia.
— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) September 12, 2013