Even though his campaign seems to be lagging behind the two GOP front-runners, Marco Rubio is still hanging in there. He has a long list of endorsements from people who apparently can’t see the writing on the wall. People like former porn star, Jenna Jameson, Pawn Star Rick Harrison, Oracle founder Larry Ellison, New York Representative Peter King and Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma. We can now add another bonehead to the list: Hobby Lobby CEO David Green.
Hobby Lobby, as you will recall, was the company that was so vehemently against women making their own decisions on birth control that they challenged the contraceptive provision of the Affordable Care Act and took it all the way to the Supreme Court. Sadly, they won.
On Sunday, Green issued a statement endorsing Marco Rubio for president:
Marco Rubio has impressed us with his preparation and the way he carries himself. But most importantly, Marco regularly exhibits humility and gives the glory to God…I don’t see humility in Mr. Trump, and that scares me to death. Our family business that we began with $600 has quite possibly been more successful than Mr. Trump’s, but that doesn’t make either of us qualified to be president. And unlike Mr. Trump, we give all the credit to God.
Just an FYI… that last bit is pretty close to a Christian equivalent of “Allahu Akbar.” It’s a bit disturbing to know that I agree with Green on something. At least, some Fundamentalists are scared of a Trump presidency. This is also telling in that Green did not endorse Ted Cruz, who seems to be a better fit for Green’s ideology.
Green’s family is strongly anti-abortion. Rubio has expressed his support of emergency birth control methods like the morning after pill, especially in the case of rape or incest:
… luckily in the 21st century, we have treatments available early on after an incident that can prevent that fertilization from happening. And that’s why I support the morning after pill being available over the counter and I certainly support them being made available immediately for rape victims.
This is very much at odds with what Green believes when it comes to such measures as Plan B and Ella. He even includes IUDs in his objections, falsely believing it to cause abortions. He can’t possibly think that Rubio is the better choice for his endorsement? It would seem that Ted Cruz would be a better option, at least ideologically. Maybe Green thinks Cruz could be the Zodiac Killer, too.
Rubio accepted Green’s endorsement via his spokesperson, Alexandra Jaffe through Twitter:
"Today I'm so proud the founder of hobby lobby has endorsed my campaign cause he knows I'll fight for religious liberties," Rubio says
— Alexandra Jaffe (@ajjaffe) February 28, 2016
Rubio is probably the only GOP candidate who could make a show of it in the general election. Too bad the Republican base likes Trump and Cruz better. Which says a lot more about them than it does about Rubio.
Green’s endorsement may help Rubio, as Green is a big donor to evangelical causes, giving money, land, buildings and other pricey gifts to Bill Gothard and his homeschooling empire, the Institute in Basic Life Principles. The leader of which had to resign when he got caught molesting women. So maybe Green does have experience in backing a loser.
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