MNGOP Sen. Dan Hall suggests gay marriage supporters are unpatriotic

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Hall later said "no one is calling anyone unpatriotic."
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Either Dan Hall isn't worried about pissing off pro-gay marriage independents and conservatives, or he really needs to think twice before hitting that "Tweet" button.

Hall -- a first-term MNGOP Senator representing parts of Bloomington, Savage, and Burnsville who is up for reelection this November -- is feeling blowback after suggesting yesterday that gay marriage supporters are unpatriotic.

Here's Hall's tweet, which featured a photo of three homes on a residential street in Duluth. Two of the homes have "Vote No" signs without an American flag visible in their yards; the third has no political yard signs, but does have an American flag flying from the porch:Criticism of Hall's suggestion was fast, furious, and spanned the gamut.

One reply came from retiring Rep. John Kriesel, R-Cottage Grove, the state's best-known pro-gay marriage conservative. Kriesel simply pointed out that Hall's suggestion is incorrect:Other GOPers were offended:While other responses were more colorful and suggested that Hall's tweet could help raise some bucks for Minnesotans United for All Families:Later in the day, Hall started sending a standard reply to all the indignant folks contacting him:But that'd be easier to believe if Sen. Hall hadn't published a tweet just the day before that clearly drew a connection between being a flag-flaunting Republican and patriotism:Same-sex marriage is one thing, but we're also offended that one of our legislators still struggles with the distinction between "their" and "they're."



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17 comments
nicolenavratil
nicolenavratil

@CaerwynFarm Thank you for sending. I think I might go buy a flag. ;)

d2pete
d2pete

Did Dan Hall have time to put on the uniform of any armed services while fathering all of those children?

Brian Mazur
Brian Mazur

just because Jerry Seinfeld was wildly popular doesn't mean observational humor is always funny

iloveabsurdity
iloveabsurdity

keep going repubs! the more ridiculous you get, the more likely we are to see your departure and it couldn't come soon enough :-)

Thomas Zocher
Thomas Zocher

Because their supporters don't like decent. Just hate filled, assholes.

Monica Hernandez
Monica Hernandez

Why do these guys even have social accounts if they can't be decent

Thomas Zocher
Thomas Zocher

Whether they are unpatriotic or not Dan, doesn't explain or relate to how very unpatriotic your hate filled political party is. NOBODY. I repeat...NO-BODY is more unpatriotic then you assfucker, shithead Republicans! Yes...I said ass-fucker. The closet door is right there any time you would like to come out of it, Dan Hall.

Brian Kruschke
Brian Kruschke

How dare his veiws differ from yours! Outrage! *hypocrites*

Todd Paynich
Todd Paynich

Once again, conservatives blow the dog whistle of 'you disagree with me so you're clearly not as patriotic as I am'

Al Kolman-Stich
Al Kolman-Stich

He sees nothing wrong with his position. Let that remain in the light of day for all to see. Also, it appears his staffers using the Twitter account need to learn the whole "Their" vs "They're" thing..

Eríc Newman
Eríc Newman

Agreed. Discussing patriotism based on this tweet is a waste of time. This Amendment is based on religion, on faith. It's not based on facts or empirical data. There is nothing patriotic about not separating church and state.

marylouwho
marylouwho

More fake patriotism. Yes, bring it on!

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