Shut up, Marco Rubio.

The Trumpification of the GOP primary has entered new territory. Specifically, Zimbabwe, where popular, protected lion Cecil was shot with an arrow and later killed by Minnesota dentist and Romney campaign donor Walter James Palmer.

Marco Rubio, a U.S. Senator from Florida vying for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, tweeted a jawdroppingly idiotic thought he might shoulda kept inside his lil' noggin.

We were considering blogging about how he made it into The Hill's 50 most beautiful Washington DC denizens (j/k, gross) when we came across something else on the site:


Wow, dude.

Way to simultaneously combine two popular Republican talking points: a) the notion that humans can shoot and kill whatever they want because "god" says they can, and b) the nonexistent connection between abortion and pretty much anything.

In our recollection, this is probably Rubio's Trumpiest moment yet. Apparently he refuses to be bested by Mike Huckabee at the saying-shocking-bullshit game in order to catch up with Donald Trump in the polls.

Or maybe he's just pissed off because genuine outrage over the loss of Cecil is overshadowing manufactured outrage over videos heavily doctored to make it appear as though Planned Parenthood sells aborted baby parts.

It. Fucking. Doesn't.

Yes, abortion sucks and we all wish circumstances that result in unwanted pregnancies didn't exist (sex ed and teaching-people-not-to-rape, anyone?). But using the abortion issue to manipulate religious-minded voters also sucks.

If you wanna go ahead and tackle a real issue (say, outlawing the buying and selling of big cats to shitty roadside zoos) instead of an imaginary wedge one, here ya go.

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