Scott Walker is yet again refusing to give a straight answer to a basic question that,Â 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 byÂ 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?Â Â
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.Â Â
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 unfamiliarÂ with should be a deal breaker for every American.
But that first part, the “I don’t know” part?
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 issueÂ “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.
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 â€“ and had â€“ attended a same-sex reception, but not a same-sex wedding. Again, successfully refusing to offer a straight answer to a basic question.Â
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.Â
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.
Being gay isn’t a choice, being a bigoted homophobe is. And @ScottWalker made that choice in order to court his fellow homophobes
â€” Joe Sudbay (@JoeSudbay) July 19, 2015
Image: Screenshot via CNN
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Americans Angered After Photo Appears Showing Trump Kids ‘Lazing About’ at Camp David ‘On the Taxpayer Dime’
Many Americans are responding with anger over a photo tweeted out late Thanksgiving night of President Donald Trump’s adult children and their spouses sitting around a fire at Camp David, while the president was at the White House.
Since 1942 Camp David has served as a presidential retreat, and is a military installation staffed mostly by members of the Navy and Marines. The Trump children vacationing there requires more service members to work that day.
The photo was tweeted by Dan Scavino, a close associate to the president who first worked for Trump as a caddy, in 1992. Today he is the White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications and Director of Social Media.
In the photo are Donald Trump, Jr., who recently tested positive for coronavirus. He appears to be accompanied by his girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle, who battled the virus over the summer. Also present are Ivanka Trump and husband Jared Kushner, Eric Trump and wife Lara Trump, and Tiffany Trump. Two other men are also seated by the fire.
Here’s how some are responding to the Thanksgiving photo.
I was under the impression that Camp David is a retreat for *the president* and not for the president’s *relatives* to use. Silly me. https://t.co/YUXc4DRzJ0
— A.J. Delgado (@AJDelgado13) November 27, 2020
Imagine if hunter spent thanksgiving at camp david on the tax payer dime pic.twitter.com/KmhDc71g67
— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@MollyJongFast) November 27, 2020
All Trump‘s adult kids up at Camp David already. Don Jr apparently recovered quickly from virus. https://t.co/M4IwW8oCrp
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) November 27, 2020
Trump family all lazing about round the camp fire giving each other covid at Camp David , they look like peasants giving each other the plague during medieval times
— cooking fat spoonerism (@markw61137384) November 27, 2020
Yesterday’s photo from Camp David is agitating when you think about how this family is abusing traditional American images and traditions to perpetuate their national con job.
— Steward Beckham (@iTweetyNerd) November 27, 2020
They should not be able to use Camp David without the President being there. This is ridiculous.
— Keep Resisting! (@Joesgottowin) November 27, 2020
What are you guys burning? Probably nothing, right?
— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@MollyJongFast) November 27, 2020
Is Jr out of quarantine already?
— Cynthia Foster (@cynthiafoster06) November 27, 2020
We’ve inventoried the silverware.
— EricBeringer (@BeringerEric) November 27, 2020
— Tosin Ash.💧 (@Tosyneno) November 27, 2020
Camp David is not an effing time share for adult grifter kids to vacation at without their grifter in chief dad. 🙄 FML for “rich” ppl they sure are cheap AF to be using taxpayer property. https://t.co/61DAlOEcaM
— Blondie 🏴☠️ (@blondierock13) November 27, 2020
More grifting of our tax dollars. January 20 can’t come soon enough! #TrumpCrimeFamily
— Excessively Aristotelian (@Socratic_Query) November 27, 2020
How stupid do you have to be to write this?
Yes, president’s BRING FAMILY WITH THEM / FAMILY JOINS AT CAMP DAVID *WHEN THE PRESIDENT IS THERE.*
It isn’t a f*cking time-share for the (middle-aged) ‘kids’ to use when POTUS isn’t even w them. https://t.co/1TDcEwIDZ2
— A.J. Delgado (@AJDelgado13) November 27, 2020
Criminal abuse of taxpayer property/ money. This pseudo royal family AKA super spreaders put Secret Service in jeopardy & Camp David staff. Camp David staff had to miss Thanksgiving with their families to wait on these criminals. Thousands of Americans in food lines. Good job GOP pic.twitter.com/wHZl4DZ85U
— Kat Dancing (@KatDancing5) November 27, 2020
The fact that Camp David, a military facility, has become a clubhouse for the Trump adult children and a staffer is unacceptable. @waltshaub @CREWcrew @DoD_IG @Fahrenthold @Z_Everson https://t.co/a9ztnAdf4c
— Wouter van der Horst (@DerWouter) November 27, 2020
So, you guys are crashing at Camp David and your dad isn’t even there?
So, we are paying for all that?
— Snappy Turtle the Thirdle (@SnappyThirdle) November 27, 2020
Trump Is ‘Untethered to Reality’ and His Thanksgiving Rant Proves It: CNN’s Berman
CNN host John Berman on Friday lit into President Donald Trump for going on an unhinged Thanksgiving rant about the 2020 election in which he once again falsely claimed that he won.
Berman in particular zeroed in on Trump’s seething anger at Reuters White House correspondent Jeff Mason, who asked the president on Thursday if he’d concede that he lost the election.
“He was yelling at Jeff Mason, who is the most mild-mannered reporter in America, who was asking one of the most obvious questions in America, which is, ‘Will you concede the race that you lost?’” Berman said. “I think it gave a window into where the president is this morning and how untethered to reality he may be.”
Guest Ron Brownstein shared Berman’s assessment and talked about the harm it’s doing to the United States.
“[He’s] doing real damage,” Brownstein said. “You’ve seen the polling: Three-quarters of Republicans now believe the election was stolen. We’ve never seen anything like this, an effort by a president to systemically undermine the results of the election.”
Watch the video below.
Trump Serves Up Paranoid Election Conspiracy Rant for Thanksgiving: ‘Flick of a Switch Can Change Course of History’
President Donald Trump on Thanksgiving broke weeks of refusing to answer questions from reporters, and focusing his anger on Georgia called its Republican Secretary of State “an enemy of the people” while brewing up an insane new conspiracy theory.
After praising GOP Senators in two run-off elections fighting to keep their seats, Trump said he told Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, “you have a fraudulent system.”
“You have a system where the flick of a switch or the putting in of a new chip can change the course of history.”
He also falsely claimed voting rights advocate and former Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams had illegally “harvested” 850,000 ballots. In reality, Abrams says 750,000 Georgia voters have requested absentee ballots.
Watch (poor quality video):
JUST IN: President Trump calls GOP Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger the "enemy of the people" as he makes repeated false claims about the 2020 election. pic.twitter.com/1gjvZ4lMq3
— The Hill (@thehill) November 26, 2020
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