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Scott Walker: ‘I Don’t Know’ If Being Gay Is A Choice (But I Want Gay Marriage Banned)

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Scott Walker is yet again refusing to give a straight answer to a basic question that, despite his claim that his opinion doesn’t matter, it actually does when people are deciding if they want to vote for him for president.

Scott Walker repeatedly refuses to give straight answers on gay issues. That might sound funny but it’s really not.

Today, “State of the Union” ran an interview with Gov. Walker conducted by CNN’s Dana Bash.

Let’s just give you the transcript so there’s no question about his comments:

BASH: Do you think that being gay is a choice?  

WALKER: Oh, I mean I think — that’s not even an issue for me to be involved in. The bottom line is, I’m going to stand up and work hard for every American regardless of who they are, no matter where they come from, no matter what their background. I’m going to fight for people and no matter whether they vote for me or not.

BASH: On behalf of people is to do that properly you have to understand or at least have an opinion on who they are and where they’re coming from.  

WALKER: But again, I think — no I don’t have an opinion on every single issue out there. I mean to me that’s — I don’t know. I don’t know the answer to that question.

So I’m just saying, I don’t know what the answer to that is. And again I’m going to spend my time focused on things that I do know and what I can work on.

That last part should be an automatic disqualification for being president: “I’m going to spend my time focused on things that I do know and what I can work on.” Walker’s scope of knowledge is rather limited to begin with, so saying he’s just not going to deal with issues he’s unfamiliar with should be a deal breaker for every American.

But that first part, the “I don’t know” part?

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Scott Walker has a cousin who’s a lesbian. It should be pretty easy for him to find out the answer to the question. Has he never asked? His sons and his wife have an opinion, so why doesn’t he? And, it’s 2015. The science is clear, every major medical organization has a clearly stated position on the subject. If Scott Walker doesn’t know, he’s either lying or is one of the least-curious people in American politics.

Walker, as we know, is a two-term Republican governor of Wisconsin. He spent a good part of last year teasing voters about his position on same-sex marriage and gay people in general. In June, one year before the Supreme Court would rule that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry, Walker, running for re-election, told Wisconsin refused to give voters a straight answer, instead, saying that his opinion on the issue “really doesn’t matter.”

But it did matter to him just three months later when he gave one of Wisconsin’s most anti-gay organizations, which he was asking for asking an endorsement, a straight answer. Walker told them in no uncertain therms that he supports only one-man, one woman marriage. There, they got a straight answer.

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Recently, when every likely and current Republican presidential candidate was being asked if they would attend a same-sex wedding, Walker again tried to play coy, telling reporters he would – and had – attended a same-sex reception, but not a same-sex wedding. Again, successfully refusing to offer a straight answer to a basic question. 

Last week, Walker actually gave a straight answer to a reporter who asked him for his opinion on the news the Boy Scouts of America were preparing to drop their decades-old ban on gay adult Scout leaders. Walker said he preferred the ban because it “protected” boy scouts from gay men. 

In other words, Walker suggested gays are pedophiles, garnering great outrage.

When the heat got too hot, Walker tried to twist the meaning of his original response, claiming he meant the ban protected boy scouts from having to be involved in the media attention of the issue. If the ban stays in place, there’s no media attention, Walker offered, trying to convince America that was his intention.

CNN’s Dana Bash didn’t bring it up, but Walker as recently as three weeks before the Supreme Court handed down its marriage ruling, called for a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage.

Scott Walker clearly has an issue with gay people, and Scott Walker clearly is remarkably incurious. Both of those should be non-starters for anyone running for president.

 

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‘It Will Not Come Today’: Judge Kaplan Smacks Down Trump

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U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan, presiding over E. Jean Carroll‘s successful $83.3 million lawsuit against Donald Trump, issued a cautionary rebuke on Monday to the ex-president who was demanding an immediate ruling on his request to delay payment to the journalist whose lawsuit made him a legally adjudicated rapist.

It is Trump’s third request, according to Law & Crime.

Trump attorneys Alina Habba and John Sauer again requested Judge Kaplan delay the payment due date for 30 days, after alleging Carroll’s attorneys “contradicted themselves in a recent court filing,” as ABC News reports. Habba and Sauer are asking for the delay, or that Judge Kaplan allow Trump to post a reduced bond of just under $25 million.

“Last month,” ABC adds, “Kaplan declined Trump’s initial request for a reduced bond or a delay, but asked for a reply from Carroll’s lawyers. In a filing last week, her attorneys argued that the reasoning in Trump’s request relief ‘boils down to nothing more than ‘trust me.””

Trump has until Thursday to post bond, a total of $91.63 million, so he can appeal.

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MSNBC’s Lisa Rubin reports, “Judge Lew Kaplan, faced with Trump’s fully-briefed request for a further stay of the E. Jean Carroll $83.3 million judgment, effectively says, ‘I’ll rule when I rule.'”

Kaplan wrote: “The Court is aware of defendant’s request for a decision on the stay motion no later than today ‘to allow time for [him] to finalize arrangements for an appropriate bond if necessary.’ … A decision will be rendered as promptly as is reasonably possible. Without implying what that decision will be or when it will be made, however, it will not come today.”

Just over a week ago, Judge Kaplan took “a pretty sharp dig at Trump’s attempt to delay the enforcement until right before the wire,” noted Just Security’s Adam Klasfeld. Kaplan had written: “Twenty-five days after the jury verdict in this case, and only shortly before the expiration of Rule 62’s automatic stay of enforcement of the judgment, Mr. Trump has moved for an ‘administrative stay’ of enforcement pending the filing and disposition of any post-trial motions that he may file. He seeks that relief without posting any security.”

“The Court declines to grant any stay, much less an unsecured stay, without first having afforded plaintiff a meaningful opportunity to be heard.”

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‘The Good of the Country’: Trump Explains Why He Thinks He Should Have Immunity

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Responding to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling Monday that he can remain on the Colorado ballot after the state, citing the 14th Amendment, removed him for engaging in insurrection, Donald Trump on Monday suggested he should have absolute immunity “for the good of the country and actually the good of the world.”

The Supreme Court recently decided to take up Trump’s “absolute immunity” claim, which is tied to Special Prosecutor Jack Smith’s prosecution of Trump for his actions to overturn the 2020 presidential election results. But falling under that argument could be his Espionage Act case against Trump, also referred to as the classified documents case, and indeed, possibly any case against him for his actions while in office.

“I don’t want to be prosecuted, because I decided to do something that is very much for the good of the country and actually for the good of the world,” Trump said in his rambling remarks, while talking about fighting ISIS when he was Commander-in-Chief.

“We were fighting for 20 years against ISIS. And we did it very quickly. I don’t want to be prosecuted. In that case, it worked out very well. There will be some things that perhaps don’t work out so well, but I don’t want to be prosecuted because I decided to do something that is very much for the good of the country and actually for the good of the world,” Trump said in his remarks.

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Trump’s hypothetical, however, is not why he’s being prosecuted.

He is facing a myriad of charges in just the two cases being prosecuted by Special Counsel Jack Smith. But Trump also faces charges in the New York District Attorney’s case, often referred to as the “hush money” case, and in the Fulton County election interference case – none of which have to do with battling terrorists overseas.

“A President shouldn’t have that on his mind and he has to have a free and clear mind when he makes very big decisions,” Trump continued, “or it’s going to be nothing more than a ceremonial post. You’ll be president, it’ll be a wonderful thing and you won’t do anything because you don’t want to be hit by your opponent or hit by somebody else because who wants to leave office and go through what I’ve gone through?”

No president in U.S. history has been charged with crimes related to his actions while in office.

Later in his remarks, as Real Clear Politics reported, Trump went on to say, “you have deranged Jack Smith, who is a Trump hater and represents all the Trump haters, and he’s going wild, wild man and he was just overturned unanimously by the Supreme Court, went after other people and he’s a great failure. He is mean, nasty, unfair.”

Smith was not “just overturned unanimously by the Supreme Court.” The Court agreed to take up Trump’s immunity claim, which Smith asked the Court to do in December.

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“The judges on these cases are Trump haters,” Trump continued. “Other than we have one or two I think can be fair. But you look at New York what has happened. These people have tremendous hatred.”

Political commentator Bob Cesca responded to Trump’s remarks, writing: “Remaining in office is the goal of a *campaign* not the duty of a *president*. He thinks illegally remaining president was an act ‘for the good of the country.’ He’s tacitly admitting to engaging in insurrection as part of his… duties? Hello, Jack Smith.”

Watch a clip of Trump’s remarks below or at this link.

 

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Video Shows 32 Times Trump ‘Babbled Nonsense’ or ‘Got Confused’ in Just One Day

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A video compilation purports to show 32 times Donald Trump forgot words, mispronounced or mixed up names, got confused, or just “babbled insane nonsense” during his two campaign speeches on Saturday.

The video, posted to social media by attorney and MeidasTouch editor-in-chief Ron Filipkowski, lasts under 3 minutes, and has gotten 1.3 million views in under 30 hours.

“’Anybody that loves me, I like them’ – a reminder of how easy it is to play or manipulate Trump and how, per his own words, he has zero principles or values and operates on a purely narcissistic, self-serving basis,” observed journalist Mehdi Hasan, quoting Trump from the video.

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“And yet again the media will be primarily focused on Biden’s age,” lamented pollster and MSNBC political analyst Cornell Belcher. “As if Biden simply being old with no credible ethics issues is somehow equivalent to Trump’s clear cognitive problems along with 90+ criminal counts & an attempt to overthrow an election. Make it make sense.”

MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Monday did a segment on what it called Trump’s “public gaffes.”

“The guy just kept getting confused,” co-host Joe Scarborough told viewers as he introduced video.

“We see it more and more,” Scarborough added, calling it “pathetic and sad.”

“He looks lost.”

Watch the videos above or at this link.

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