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Alan Simpson

Former three-term Senator Alan Simpson of Wyoming is an equal opportunity critic, throwing judgement at both President Obama and his own Republican party.  He’s known to be blunt with his opinions (regardless of hate mail) and this past week was no exception. He spoke frankly to a reporter at a local Chamber of Commerce in his hometown of Cody, Wyoming about gay rights, abortion, and why Republicans should stay out of social issues.

In a surprisingly candid comment, Simpson said, “[Abortion] is a hideous thing. It’s terrible. … But it’s a deeply intimate and personal thing. … Men legislators shouldn’t even vote on it.” Wow, that’s not even an opinion that man liberal politicians espouse!

More good Simpson-isms after the jump:

The 81-year-old senator also asked,”What is this homophobic strain in our party?” (We would love to know, too.) He also requested that the GOP stop trying to push Christianity down everyone’s throats. “You’re a Republican, you believe in get-out-of-your-life and the precious right to privacy, the right to be left alone,” Simpson said. “Well then, pal, I don’t care what you do. You can go worship the Great Eel at night, I don’t give a rat’s …”

Welp! Regardless of your feelings on his economic beliefs, his social policy seems pretty solid.  Now we’ll just see how the Grand Ol’ Party reacts.

[Los Angeles Times]

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