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Florida Governor Rick Scott Gives Whackadoodle Answer When Asked About Gay Marriage: VIDEO

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This week Florida Circuit Judge Luis Garcia ruled the state's gay marriage ban unconstitutional, opening the door for gay couples to begin marrying in the Florida Keys as early as next week.

Attorney General Pam Bondi appealed, effectively freezing Garcia's ruling.

Governor Rick Scott was asked by FOX4 News about his feelings on the ruling and same-sex marriage in the state, and nobody could figure out what he was talking about.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Wow. That answer wouldn't work from a Miss America contestant.

    "Nobody wants discrimination in our state, but we still want people to be able to discriminate if they want. Because we have a court system."

    Dude, pick one. You either want no discrimination in your state, or you want discrimination in your state, and you're willing to pump a whole lot of public money into that fight. The days when you could dodge the question are pretty much over.

    Posted by: Lymis | Jul 19, 2014 12:05:10 PM


  2. I'm over "different views" - that's a plebes way of ignoring specifics. It's not that we on "the left" have a "different view" - it's that The Right has an inherently intolerant, bigoted and prejudicial one.

    I have struggled with getting folks to understand/accept this, for as long as I can remember. This is not a discussion about opinions on which of Tarantino's films is his best - it's not about different views on restaurants or menu options. when the "Different View" is based solely on anti-gay animus, or some bogus selective amnesia in regards to biblical scripture (baseless, in a secular nation) then it's not about mere Differences - it's about the specifics, the nuances, and i'm freakin sick of a culture that refuses to be real about this.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Jul 19, 2014 12:16:44 PM


  3. Rick's caffeinated creepiness is sooooo distracting it's hard to listen to what he says--not that what he's saying makes any sense whatsoever.

    Basically, he wants to pass the whole issue to the divorce-queen AG and let himself of the hook. Nice, though, how he felt compelled to say how much he believes in marriage, for himself. Lucky wife!

    Posted by: Ernie | Jul 19, 2014 12:21:14 PM


  4. If you are not particularly smart or you do not have balls, like this Guv, then you need to remember more and better talking points. Jeez, grow a set and say what you mean.

    Posted by: Jeffy | Jul 19, 2014 12:23:10 PM


  5. "I believe in traditional marriage. But no one should be discriminated against. We have courts for that. The buck stops with them, not me."

    How on earth did people elect this guy? I read one poll that gave him the lowest approval rating of any current governor. I think Jerry Brown had the highest approval in that same poll. There are valid reasons why.

    Posted by: the other Ken | Jul 19, 2014 12:24:40 PM


  6. I'm on board with @THE OTHER KEN. There must be a treasure trove of true idiots in Florida to have elected this farcical politician to the Governorship. Total fools. You CAN'T have it both ways - you can't discriminate against one group simply because you hate them with a passion. Throw this guy out of office as quickly as possible.

    Posted by: Mike Ryan | Jul 19, 2014 12:42:12 PM


  7. Does he always talk like that or was he drunk?

    Posted by: BobN | Jul 19, 2014 12:56:12 PM


  8. Bigots running scared now.

    I hope to live to see the day when a People's Court holds politicians like Scott and hatemongers like Tony Perkins accountable for their actions.

    Posted by: Fight The Power | Jul 19, 2014 12:58:03 PM


  9. And let's not forget that he headed a hospital company that plead guilty to 14 counts of fraud and paid the federal government $600 million in fines and reimbursement.

    Florida voters ignored that little fact too (although the plea/fine happened after he snuck away from the company).

    Posted by: Tatts | Jul 19, 2014 12:58:21 PM


  10. Trying to get a straight answer from Rick Scott is like trying to teach a cow how to do advanced calculus.

    Posted by: FuryOfFirestorm | Jul 19, 2014 1:05:28 PM


  11. http://silencedmajority.blogs.com/.a/6a00d834520b4b69e2014e88f02cb8970d-pi

    Posted by: Bill | Jul 19, 2014 1:22:28 PM


  12. Somewhere in Florida, a village is missing its Idiot...

    Posted by: Pdxblueyes | Jul 19, 2014 1:28:52 PM


  13. this *is* florida, so there's a good chance prescription medication is involved...seriously.

    why anyone is surprised by the teasomething crazies is beyond me, i saw them coming a mile away (just like the lady from alaska, who's name shall not be spoken).

    mr. scott won't be around much longer, and let's hope florida has learned another lesson.

    Posted by: northalabama | Jul 19, 2014 1:42:28 PM


  14. Wow just a few years ago we were his campaign's scapegoat. This man has seen the writing on the wall. Perhaps he should go back and defraud Obamacare or something.

    Posted by: Jay | Jul 19, 2014 2:01:33 PM


  15. He never blinked. There were a few half-blinks, but his eyes never fully closed that whole time he was talking.

    Posted by: antisaint | Jul 19, 2014 2:02:30 PM


  16. "Somewhere in Florida, a village is missing its Idiot…"

    Clearly, you don't know Florida. The village idiot bench has world-class depth. No shortage. They can freely export without ever noticing anyone's missing.

    Posted by: Lymis | Jul 19, 2014 2:49:08 PM


  17. Not only is his answer convoluted, but he is also a real mush mouth. He's an incredibly bad speaker. Can't image how people actually elected this guy. Hopefully they will go with Crist this time around.

    Posted by: Rich | Jul 19, 2014 2:52:01 PM


  18. His TIE should be a litmus test before he even opened his mouth! That's the first thing I noticed; just look at it! It's the tie equivalent of a limp, damp, cold, weak hand-shake.

    Look at the way the knot sits asymmetrically under his collar. Look at that knot! - What's he thinking?! That's not the knot of a Governor, that's a my-first-tie-knot-for-school-and-it's-kinda-messy. And the wrinkle in the tie where it emerges from the knot, WTF?! - That's not a deliberate, or symmetrical valley-fold.

    Is he on drugs?! Does he not have the fine motor skills?! What the hell?! If you're going to wear a tie, do it properly. A sloppy, incoherently tied tie like that says "My cat's name is Mittens".

    Well done Governor Rick, not only do you sound stupid, you look ridiculous too...

    Posted by: Tinseltown | Jul 19, 2014 3:10:37 PM


  19. I bet he's busted for crystal meth in the near future.

    Posted by: Bill | Jul 19, 2014 3:24:54 PM


  20. Such a spineless chicken s.... answer! As a Republican, he could have given the Republican party line, but it appears Mr. Scott does not even have the brain power or political savviness for that!

    Posted by: Bernie | Jul 19, 2014 3:38:52 PM


  21. Yikes, that guy is the poster child for creepy.

    Deer. In. The. Headlights.

    When you can see white around the entire iris of someone's eyes = psychotic.

    Posted by: johnny | Jul 19, 2014 4:37:52 PM


  22. I don't follow Rick Scott, does he always have this "deer in a headlights" look on his face?

    Posted by: ny2.0 | Jul 19, 2014 5:43:23 PM


  23. If I may, let me translate that for you: "I'm a politician. I haven't figured out yet which way the wind is blowing on this issue. (And I really don't care personally.) But when I do figure out which position gets the most votes I will take that position. In the mean time it's not my responsibility to act on this because the court system is on it."

    From what I hear Charlie Crist is ahead in the polls. He has selected a Latina running mate who looks quite personable. Good luck Democrats.

    Posted by: james street james | Jul 19, 2014 5:54:15 PM


  24. Sounds like a typical political response to me. Said he's for 'traditional marriage'. Who doesn't understand this?

    Posted by: Will | Jul 20, 2014 12:36:24 AM


  25. Take it from a native: Florida is a state filled to the brim with idiots. Who knows what jerk they will elect next? No one here ever learns from their mistakes.

    Posted by: BlackBeachBum | Jul 20, 2014 2:45:33 AM


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