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Spanish Senator Blames Gays For €1 Trillion National Debt

Luz Elena Sanin

Luz Elena Sanin proves that the U.S. has no monopoly on hyperbolic wingnuttery in politics. During a discussion of Spain's national debt, the senator from Ceuta blamed the previous prime minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero for racking up over €1 trillion with "favors" to the gay community

Sanin didn't elaborate on what, precisely, those favors were, just that the government had been subsidizing homosexuals. Normally this is where the party would circle the wagons and double-down to defend the outrageous statements made by one of their own, but unlike the GOP Sanin's conservative Popular Party wasted no time in distancing themselves from her toxic remarks. MP Francisco Marquez, a Popular Party congressional representative from Ceuta, said Sanin's words in no way reflect the positions of the Popular Party.

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  1. from my google translator:
    perra odiosa loco

    Posted by: 604brian | Aug 24, 2014 6:54:35 PM

  2. Well you know that old stereotype about us sissies, we love pretty things and we ALWAYS live beyond our means.

    Posted by: I wont grow up | Aug 24, 2014 6:58:58 PM

  3. lmfao why would she pull such an absurd number out of her ass? she could have gotten some people to believe her lies if she picked something less insane

    Posted by: JMC | Aug 24, 2014 7:00:54 PM

  4. That's a lot of money they just give to everyone. Time to move to Spain.

    Posted by: Steve | Aug 24, 2014 7:03:40 PM

  5. This is pretty old news in Spain. Sanin is, pretty much, the Sally Kern/MIchelle Bachmann/Sarah Palin/Stepford Person of Spain. Inflammatory, indefensibly crazy. This is one of those situations where a politician who only cares about their own bottom line throws out EVERYTHING they can think of hoping that some of it sticks. Economy is a MAJOR issue in Spain, so its "blame the gays". Why? because we are a minority vote.

    Posted by: Jim in MN | Aug 24, 2014 7:04:01 PM

  6. How much money does the government waste on her salary and benefits and special privileges?

    Posted by: trees | Aug 24, 2014 7:10:38 PM

  7. Bang! Way to shoot your political career in the foot especially when your own party does a quick retreat of "we don't know her ... she is a nutcase ... a whackjob ..."

    Posted by: Cary Chauvet | Aug 24, 2014 7:50:02 PM

  8. Damn we are powerful..all the things we are blamed for in the world. If we could just harness all of this power for good instead of evil! :)

    Posted by: Reacenyc | Aug 24, 2014 7:52:13 PM

  9. This is the problem:She NEEDS to explain herself. She needs to be called out. The media needs to address her with: You make this claim. Please back it up with facts and documentation.
    This needs to happen whenever anyone makes ridiculous claims.

    Posted by: JimmyD | Aug 24, 2014 8:00:56 PM

  10. yeah, all the british couples who traveled to spain to gay marry when spain passed marriage equality were really bad for the spanish econony. and all those gay tourist euros spent in barcelona and ibiza and playa de ingles are terrible for spain's pocketbook.

    Posted by: woody | Aug 24, 2014 8:54:27 PM

  11. Most women oppose male homosexuality in the mainstream because it interferes with their ability to market themselves to men.

    Women see male homosexuality as a threat to female power.

    Posted by: petey | Aug 24, 2014 10:49:49 PM

  12. @ Woody - aren't we a little beyond saying "gay marry"?

    Posted by: Mike in the Tundra | Aug 24, 2014 11:25:44 PM

  13. Usual right-wing garbage tactics - "I'm going to accuse someone of something bad, despite not having any evidence whatsoever. If I'm called out on it, I'll just double down on the derp and insist that it's true simply because I FEEL that it's true".

    Posted by: FuryOfFirestorm | Aug 24, 2014 11:30:54 PM

  14. She's from Ceuta, an exclave hanging off the African continent, with a population of 80,000. They fish and smuggle. And get fantastic tax breaks from Madrid. Even so, the responsible politician from her own party who slapped her down is the governor of Ceuta. Why would anybody give her the time of day?

    Posted by: SoFla | Aug 25, 2014 12:35:30 AM

  15. Ay carumba chihuahua sigora mentora mentora... Smgdh

    Posted by: MickyFlip | Aug 25, 2014 12:48:47 AM

  16. why are most wingnutz ugly outside as well as inside?

    Posted by: L G. | Aug 25, 2014 4:06:43 AM

  17. Well, she was ridiculed even by members of her own party

    Posted by: jjose712 | Aug 25, 2014 4:46:04 AM

  18. MickyFlip: I think you are mixing Spain with Mexico

    Posted by: jjose712 | Aug 25, 2014 4:46:47 AM

  19. I thought we only did earthquakes ?

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Aug 25, 2014 9:12:12 AM

  20. Sofla, excellent point. The AlQuaida entry point for Europe complains about another continent's debt. She is Michelle Bachman.

    Posted by: Chevytexas | Aug 25, 2014 9:19:20 AM

  21. JackFknTwist: and floods and tornados......

    Posted by: BETTY | Aug 25, 2014 10:50:06 AM

  22. JackFknTwist: and floods and tornados......

    Posted by: BETTY | Aug 25, 2014 10:50:10 AM

  23. There's nothing from the Fascist playbook about this.

    Posted by: Daniel | Aug 25, 2014 12:12:37 PM

  24. Once again the minority population causing the MAJORITY of issues. Ha!

    Posted by: Keith | Aug 25, 2014 2:42:26 PM

  25. The conservative party in Spain unlike the Republican Party in the USA doesn't have all those bible thumping fundamentalist Protestants to keep happy.

    Posted by: andrew | Aug 25, 2014 10:56:53 PM

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