Today’s Republican asshattery comes from Ken Buck, a guy running for the Senate in Colorado. Recently he compared homosexuality to — unbelievably — alcoholism, and he’s not backing down. So he officially joins the ranks of millions of other clueless right-wingnuts who think that we homos have a disease (by choice, of course), and that this disease can be cured with treatment. Because, you know, we’re all DRUNK WITH THE GAY!
What a fucking retard.
Asked by host David Gregory to elaborate on a statement he made in an earlier debate about gays in the military, Buck said he believes sexual orientation is a choice.
Buck went on to say, “I think that birth has an influence over it, like alcoholism and some other things, but I think that basically you have a choice.”
Bennet jumped on Buck’s remark. “I absolutely believe he’s outside the mainstream of views on this,” said Bennet.
After the debate, Buck spokesman Owen Loftus said that Buck did not mean to imply with his alcoholism comparison that buck believes homosexuality is a disease.
“Ken was just saying there’s an element of predisposition there and an element of choice,” Loftus said.