|I unequivocally don't |
not dis-unlike the gays...not."
"My feelings on homosexuality are unequivocal: I have absolutely no problem with it whatsoever. My only reservation is marriage, that's the only reservation I have."
|"I'm not a racist, I just think that |
I'm better than, and should
be able to own, non-whites."
-The guy on the $20 bill
Seriously, watch this interview. Leaving aside the fact that first he says he has, unequivocally, absolutely no problem with homosexuality and then goes on to equivocate not one sentence later, does this guy think we're idiots? He can barely keep himself from throwing up while describing (in hilarious detail) the gay pride parade he 'accidentally' went to (wah?) with his wife and he expects us to think it's the marriage thing that bothers him? It's not so much the sodomy, it's the desire to pick out a china pattern? He's not anti-gay, he just thinks gays are inferior and unworthy of the same rights as everybody else. Look, I'm just going to say it: being against marriage equality is being anti-gay. It's like saying: "I'm not a sexist. I just don't think women should be able to vote."
The best part of the interview by far is right after he exploits his gay nephew and then mumbles something about how the media twisted his words when he goes on to clinch the jackass trifecta by actually managing to blame the Jews.
|Homophobia and anti-semitism in a single rant.|
Ball's in your court Gibson
Yup. After making a series of hate-filled homophobic comments, the man who wants to be Governor of the State of New York, including New York City blames the Jewish group he went to speak to on Sunday for making him say that crap. Carl Paladino: Political Genius.
|What could possibly...|
Oh, and that crap he said that brought his douchebaggery to light in the first place? Here it is yoinked from this article:
"I just think my children and your children would be much better off and much more successful getting married and raising a family, and I don't want them brainwashed into thinking that homosexuality is an equally valid and successful option -- it isn't."
Yeah, speaking of children, isn't it a little insensitive of this guy to be making these comments now? Well, I'm willing to bet that pretty much everything this man has ever said in his life has been the opposite of sensitive, but given recent events his line of bullshit is even more appalling. I wonder if he's even aware of the role that comments like his play in perpetuating the culture of marginalization and hatred that weighs so heavily on the lives of so many people, kids and adults alike. So, bravo Carl Paladino, you are a social problem.
p.s. Does anyone else think Carl Paladino looks like a smug and joyless version of Alan Alda? Sort of an Anti-Alda? I don't know, maybe it's just me.