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Scott Walker is a typical Republican presidential candidate, in that questions are hard, words are hard, and he just doesn’t know what to say about any of this. Like for instance, how does one get the gay? Does one choose the gay, or does Jesus predestine that certain people will be gay? Can you buy the gay? Do you win it on a game show? This is tough!

CNN’s Dana Bash tried to find out about gayness from Walker, and learned nothing:

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: …[T]o 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.

Golly gee hot ham and rolls, there are too many things out there to have an opinion on every single one! And why would a person who wants to be president of a nation that includes gays (which is ALL OF THEM KATIE) need to have an opinion on how gay babby is formed? Of course, Walker knows gay marriage should be banned, and isn’t that enough? Does he need to have other opinions? He knows that there shouldn’t be any gay Boy Scout leaders, because the kids need to be protected, either from gay Boy Scout leaders, or from politicians who talk about Boy Scout leaders, he’s not really sure about that one.

But, as The New Civil Rights Movement points out, there are a few reasons why one would think MAYBE Walker should have spent a little time considering the origins of gayness, since his wife isn’t a bigot and his kids aren’t bigots and oh yeah, Walker has a lesbian cousin who is lesbian-shacked up with a lesbian lady. He didn’t go to their wedding, but he did go to the reception. Apparently, he’s never thought to ask his cousin, “Hey, when did you find out about your big gay lesbianism?”

Maybe he should ask her now, or his wife, or one of his kids. Maybe they can teach him about how not to sound so stupid, all the time.

[CNN via The New Civil Rights Movement]

 

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  • ManchuCandidate

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gay_bomb
    It’s not like they didn’t try Scott. Oh how they tried.

    Also weirdly ironic coming from US Amercia’s most notorious Koch sucker.

  • Beowoof14

    Oh Scott, you claim of ignorance, while totally believable doesn’t cover all the issues with you.

  • Me not sure

    “Also too, I have no opinion about the heliocentric nature of the solar system. Who knows? I didn’t get that far in school.”

  • Bill Slider

    Everyone knows that you can get the gay at Walmart. Isle 3. Was Walker born stupid, or is he that way by choice? One need not have the stupid to shop at Walker for President, but it does help..

  • fawkedifiknow

    He doesn’t know whether baby’s might be born THAT way, but he does know – apparently – that they can feel pain at 20 weeks gestation, because one fringe doctor and the whole fucking No Choice crowd says it can.

    • Msgr_Moment

      Since a fetus has supposedly been seen wankin’ it, we now know that there are natural-born master baiters. What doG has made, let no man unmake!

  • alwayspunkindrublic

    Hasn’t everyone learned by now that you can catch The Gay when your Homeschool class takes a field trip outside the compound and mingles with those poxy public school kids?

    • Me not sure

      Wait. I thought that’s how you made a baby.

    • VandeGraf

      There’s a myriad of contagions: the gay, the black, the latino, the sexy, the hoodlum, you name it. And libraries? Whooo boy! They got all this stuff about the contaminated world out there, enough to make a home schooler’s toes curl up go boom! Home Schoolers? Don’t leave the womb without a cultural flit gun or a pressurized spray can of isolation and backward!

  • mrFawkes

    If he’d just stuck it out a year longer in college, Scooter would have learned all about the choice of gay. But, he chose cheating, expulsion and Koch.

  • Shalimar

    Look directly in Scott Walker’s eyes and he will tell you himself, honest to God. He may not know why some people are gay, but he damned sure knows how to keep the gay demon spirit away: weed. Lots and lots of weed.

    • “Look directly in Scott Walker’s eyes”

      . . . I got nothin’.

      • ryp

        I tried, but my left eye rolled up in my head and got stuck.

    • mtn_philosoph

      That’s weird — it is the method that the ancient priests and shamans would use to get a glimpse of meeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  • VandeGraf

    It’s actually refreshing that he’s keeping his opinions to himself with regards gay. Maybe he’s rethinking. Maybe not thinking. Since gay is a fete accompli– and has been, actually, for sometime prior to legal– there’s little use in his flogging the moribund beast of burden. Maybe his head is still wrong, but what should count is the way he behaves. Now if he’d only cut collective bargaining some slack…..

    • Msgr_Moment

      I like ‘fete accompli‘: it’s a party that’s already rarin’ to go.

      • Mehmeisterjr

        Walker is afraid to say anything precise for fear of the fickle finger of fête.

  • calliecallie

    His wife’s cousin is a lesbian. The reporter asked him about the gay, so he had not opinions. The reporter did not ask the question in the right way. If she had asked about lesbians, he would have had an answer, obviously. Those lady reporters really need to step up their game for these guys.

    • VandeGraf

      Governor, how do you feel about drop outs?

  • I thought it was common knowledge on the right that it was gay people on TV and/or sex education in schools which made other people gay.

  • Msgr_Moment

    RWNJ brainteaser: If there were a vaccine for avoiding getting the ghey, would you make your kids take it?

    • Or a prenatal test…

    • A better would be: If you found out your fetus would be gay, would you abort it?

      • Dudleydidwrong

        Fetus can’t be gay because gay is caused by Obama, Democrats, public schools, and YouTube. Feti can’t be exposed to all of those in that brief time in an enclosed space.

    • VandeGraf

      Me madre would not. Once she said, of a gay oriented verbiage, I don’t know what that means, and I don’t wanna know. For some folks it’s behind the curtain.

    • VandeGraf

      If the entire of Outer World were gay, would you turn the star ship around and fire the proton torpedoes?

  • deanbooth

    Jesus has known from the beginning of time that Scott Walker would be stupid, so he could not now be otherwise.

  • cousin itt

    Several barnyard fowl were violated in the production of the interview.

    • zerosumgame0005

      they had to be replaced several times after they asked “is it in yet?”

  • I got it from infected mosquitos. And Cher. Mostly Cher.

    • zerosumgame0005

      Is anyone working on a vaccine for “Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves”? how soon until the anti-vaxxers protest it?

      • VandeGraf

        Or the Hebrew national anthem, I Got Jew Babe. Gimme the spike!

        • Doug White

          Don’t know about their anthem, but their hot dogs are REALLY tasty!!

        • Smibo

          Smokey Robinson apparently failed an attempt to convert to Judaism:

          ♫ I did Jew wrong… ♫

    • Me not sure

      Gregg Allman got Hep C. Does the C stand for Cher?

    • alwayspunkindrublic

      Infected, but fabulous mosquitos, right?

    • elviouslyqueer

      Oh, you’re one of those. *side-eye*

      • Bah.

        If you could catch gay, in any fashion, I would have caught it by now.

        • elviouslyqueer

          Oh Shy, we’re like the Masons, with several thousand degrees of gay. GTT is a “Cher gay,” while I would be more in the “Donna Summer” camp. This shit is important, after all.

          • OMG, when Bad Girls came out, I. Wore. It. Out. Played it nonstop.

          • elviouslyqueer

            My mother forbade me from playing “On the Radio” because, let’s face it, after hearing the refrain for the 98,000th time, you need an icepick to drive it from your brain.

          • OneDemin EOr

            Your mum had good taste.

          • geoffalnutt

            “Toot, toot, awwww beep, beep”!!! Help me. Nurse!!!!

          • Whale Chowder

            Like the Masons?

            “To be one, ask one?” OK then.

          • BearGHAZI

            Don’t forget us Trent Reznor gays, we’re super important

    • This may be an odd question, but it is a serious question. Do you think it is possible that many people are born gay, but that some people choose to be gay because it sort of fits in with their self image? Or that some people are born gay and choose to act straight for their own personal reasons. The question comes both from reading studies with conflicting statistics and some of my friends behaviors. It just seems wrong to me that sexuality is either completely genetics or completely choice, rather than some combination of the two (like most other behaviors).

      • I think it must be a mix – to me, it feels like being right- or left-handed. Is that innate, or is it learned? Probably some of both. I get the impression (gross generalization alert!) that for men, it feels more binary/innate than for women. But it’s hard to say, because expressing (let alone acting on) any kind of same-sex attraction is sometimes quite highly taboo for men who feel they must present as masculine and heterosexual. That might suppress some fluidity at the boundary. I suspect that if expressing and acting on same-sex attraction were generally less “dangerous” to the identities of (some) heterosexual people, we’d likely see more same-sex sexual activity that no one feels the need to label. But I don’t know. Luckily, Wonkette doesn’t allow comments, so I won’t have to defend these random, off-the-top-of-my-head thoughts.

        • Thanks. It is interesting that you compared sexuality to handiness, which is somewhat innate, but also can be learned behavior. My mother is a lefty, but learned to be a righty because the nuns decided that left handedness was wrong. I am a natural righty, but shattered my right forearm and had to learn to be a lefty since I wore a cast for nearly 9 months. To this day my writing style looks left-handed from either hand.
          Your thoughts are valuable, and I really do appreciate you sharing them. Both on this post and others.

          • Tendernob

            But handedness isn’t genetic; it’s neurological. It’s still not a choice, mind you, whether you’re born right- or left-handed, but it’s a misnomer to say that handedness or sexual orientation are “genetic,” because that implies that there’s a gay gene that gets passed on from parent(s) to child, with recessiveness and dominance playing their part in predicting probability, and all that.

            I’m not a biologist, so I’m not pretending to be an expert on any of this, but I simply don’t believe that “gay” and “straight” are genetic phenotypes. There’s never been any conclusive proof of a “gay gene,” like having brown/blue eyes. I think it is a neurological condition, like handedness, that’s determined before birth. Like you said, lefties are often trained to repress their true handedness at an early age, and that’s certainly also true of many gay individuals.

          • I think what I’m trying to get at by comparing it to handedness (and I don’t perceive us to be in disagreement here) is that, in some ways, it doesn’t interest me if my homosexuality is genetic, learned, or neurological – it just is in a way that does not feel intentional or readily susceptible to change.

          • I don’t mean this to be a snotty reply, although it may sound that way (if so, sorry). I am a biologist, and more specifically a neurobiologist. You are making an error based on an old assumption. There does not need to be a “left” gene for left handedness to be genetic. Our development is a complex interplay of many genes. So many traits can be genetic, yet not attributable to a single gene. Often it is simply the timing or level of activity of one or more genes that can produce a trait. When you think about genes, try to think of them more like a bunch of interconnected dimmer switches, rather than a bunch of on/off switches.
            Height may be a good example of this. Last time I remember reading about it, there were at least 16 interrelated genes involved in determining a person’s height and all of them can be influenced by environmental factors, both in utero and as we grow.

      • mtn_philosoph

        The fact that homosexuality has existed in human society throughout all known history with approximately the same rate of prevalence in every society throughout that time, and that it also exists in other highly complex mammalian species may suggest that the preference or orientation is largely biologically-based. In addition, these observations could also be an indication that sexualality in higher vertebrates is a very complex set of behaviors that have always been only partially associated with biological reproduction.

  • Antimassacree

    Going to the reception but not the wedding is so classless.

    • Me not sure

      Only in it for the gay-cake.

      • Dudleydidwrong

        I wonder what part of the penis-shaped cake he’ll want. Probably the end with all the icing.

        • Me not sure

          That’s where all of the nutriants are, I’ve been told.

  • AncienReggie

    Me, I caught the hetero and for this I blame the hetero scouts with their hetero agenda. It’s almost like I had no choice.

    • BearGHAZI

      Oh shit, your scout leader must have NOT molested you. Tragic.

  • DahBoner

    Is Scott Walker even a Christian? Christians aren’t supposed to lie and bear false witness:
    http://www.politifact.com/personalities/scott-walker/statements/byruling/false/

    http://media3.giphy.com/media/Kn3roXcgFmVIk/200w_d.gif

  • Spurning Beer

    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.

    This is puzzling. Just how will you be standing up for people who are gay, Governor? Huh? In fact, how will you be standing up for people who don’t vote for you?

    • Latverian Diplomat

      He will stand up for them, and all Americans, by making sure they can’t join a union, can’t get access to affordable health care, and have to provide a urine sample before accessing any government service. You’re welcome America!

      • Bearpaw01

        Well, not *any* government service. Just any government services for the poors.

        The rich will continue to get government services without peeing in a cup, only even more so and in larger denominations.

        Just as the Lord Koch intended, hallelujah.

    • tinker12

      I think what Snott Walker meant to say is, “I will stand up TO every American….”

  • elviouslyqueer

    Don’t worry Scott. We don’t want you in our club. At least not until you do something about your pasty complexion and that tragic hairdon’t.

    • natoslug

      But the constant whinging and the look of befuddlement are okay? Big Gay needs to increase its membership requirements.

    • BearGHAZI

      what, you want him to get an Oompa Loompa tan?

  • As a Wisconsinite, I sincerely apologize for the existence of this pasty doucheface. But it wasn’t entirely our fault, we have a serious case of Austin-itis here where all of the rational people are not spread out enough to fight The Dumbs.

    • Dee Andee

      It’s hard to do that when the Republicans gerrymander everything so they can always win, even if they suck and the people don’t want them.

    • Reddishrabbit

      We sorry that we didn’t include Wisconsin in Jade Helm coup, but we have to take care of the worst hot spots first. I’m sure we will get to Wisconsin soon, thx for your time, your state I improtant to us.

    • Thaumaturgist

      Wait, WillGedderoff. You’re with Madison and you’re complaining about Austin-itus?

  • Fly

    Walker thinks you get the gay the same way as cooties.

  • Tallmutha

    Walker 2016! “You ask, I punt.”

  • NorthStarSpanx

    That Bash/Walker exchange was so SCOTUS ruling Couric/Palin and/or Biden/Palin VP debate question advancing in another direction, history of the US American absolute consensus verbiage.

    • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

      “And
      nobody yet has, nobody yet has explained to the American public what
      they know, and surely they know more than the rest of us know who it
      is who will be taking the place of Mubarak and no, not, not real
      enthused about what it is that that’s being done on a national
      level and from DC in regards to understanding all the situation there
      in Egypt. And, in these areas that are so volatile right now, because
      obviously it’s not just Egypt but the other countries too where we
      are seeing uprisings, we know that now more than ever, we need
      strength and sound mind there in the White House. We need to know
      what it is that America stands for so we know who it is that America
      will stand with. And, we do not have all that information yet.”-Sarah Palin, 02/06/2011

      And what kind of dressing would you like on your word salad?

      Um, do you have any vomit?

      • NorthStarSpanx

        Jesus wept (the Middle-Eastern kind, not the adopted King James blue-eyed version.)

        • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

          I’ve always found in quite interesting, even though it was an ancient Hebrew culture, how Mark, Matthew, John, Luke, Peter, Paul…were all given modern Anglican names.

  • I’m so impressed by people who hold firm beliefs on topics they fully admit they know nothing about. /sarcasm

    • Bearpaw01

      He’s accidentally not entirely wrong. Nobody really knows the answer to that question. Is it *entirely* a choice? Of course not. But some element of choice may be relevant for some people.

      While most people — including yours truly — experience their sexual orientation as more-or-less “born that way”, it’s not at all clear what that means. If anything. Badly-written science articles about small-scale studies aside, the biological background of sexual orientation is still unclear.

      It has become common wisdom and a political talking point to say that it’s not a choice, but I’ve always thought that was a stupid approach. Most bigots don’t *care* whether it’s a choice or not. And it doesn’t fucking *matter* whether it’s a choice, or at the very least it *shouldn’t* matter in the eyes of the law in a supposedly free society.

      • Yeah, people who insist they have a right to practice religion and own guns don’t get to pretend that something being a choice means it can’t be a right.

      • I posted a similar question below. The studies in neurosciences always seem to have a hard time drawing any good statistical differences between gay and straight people’s physiology. It seems to make sense to me that there is something innate about who you are attracted to, but sexuality is also a behavior. And most behaviors arise out of a combination of genetics and choice (i.e. nature and nurture).

    • natoslug

      I know nothing about Scott Walker’s brain, but I firmly believe that it’s been replaced by a corn-flecked puddle of Santorum, and that that is probably an improvement over whatever it used to be.

  • Dee Andee

    I actually kinda love watching them squirm under these kind of questions. It’s like it’s finally sinking in that the shitty, racist, sexist, anti-gay, un-American viewpoints they’ve enjoyed spouting off about for so long are no longer popular with the majority, and they’re not quite sure what to say now.

    • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

      I’ll go fix some popcorn then we cans sit back in our recliners and laugh our asses off!

  • Ilgattomorte

    I thought the Republicans worked this out already. I think it goes like this. You initially get the gay from prison, but then if a gay bites you, you get the gay and have to gay-marry someone. It goes on like this until the whole world becomes gay or God destroys us all, whichever comes first.
    It’s kind of like Oz, meets The Walking Dead, meets the Stepford Wives and then we all die.

    • Dee Andee

      So, a Stephen King novel? CooL!

    • BearGHAZI

      I don’t know WHAT wingnut planet you live on, I get my gay hand-delivered by Satan once a week or so

      • Ilgattomorte

        Wow, who knew? Say what you will about Satan, but it’s so rare to find that level of personal customer service these days.

      • So wait, Satan is a UPS guy?

        • Blank Ron

          Explains a LOT about UPS.

    • But at least we all die happy!

      • Jerry Noneofyourbizz

        And the funeral will be FABULOUS!!!

  • WiscoJoe

    Look, I don’t expect politicians to fully understand the biology of human sexuality, especially when they should be focused on important things like how international sanctions or treaties work. Oh, Walker doesn’t understand that either? Ok then, please proceed, Governor.

    • malsperanza

      I am so looking forward to the return of Please Proceed, Governor, starting next spring.

      It is maybe my favorite thing Obama gave us, after marriage equality and health insurance and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and that pay discrimination law, and sort of rescuing the auto industry, and that community college initiative, and the Iran deal, and the China deal, and those two SCOTUS appointments, and the drug sentencing guidelines reduction, and canceling the sale of military equipment to police forces, and the Cairo speech and the Charleston speech and trying to get Gitmo closed, and releasing the torture memos, and killing the F-22, and sort of ending 2 wars, and the Cuba thing, and the Bin Laden thing, and ending the ban on stem-cell research, and the workaround for birth-control coverage, and the staying calm thing and the being black thing.

      OK, well, it’s definitely in my top 200.

  • dslindc

    “But I can’t have a position that the wingnuts wouldn’t like! Stop making me talk about things and stuff! WAAAAAAAAH!”

    -Shorter Scott Walker

  • Mavenmaven

    If he only focused on things he knows about, it would be a very short conversation.

  • OneYieldRegular

    “I’m going to spend my time focused on things that I do know.”

    To quote the great Bill Hicks: “Not a physics major. That’s a safe bet.”

  • beatbort

    If Trump runs as a third party candidate, Walker can run as a fourth party candidate and Runner can walk as a fifth party candidate. Fuck it, every GOP candidate should run as a separate party’s candidate.

    • malsperanza

      And each one can win a state. I believe W is still presnit of Texas and North Louisiana.

  • Mehmeisterjr

    Obergefell v. Hodges made gay marriage obligatory and permanently enslaved country clerks, bakers and florists. Doesn’t Scott Walker know anything?

  • disqus_0lWqMBoD8b

    Ask him how old he thinks the planet is. same thing.

    What is evolution, same thing.

    What is the greenhouse effect, and why is that relevant to current events? Same thing.

    Heck, I bet if you asked him about the transfat ban, you’d get the same thing.

    It’s his strategy, and it’s what McCain’s folks tried to get Palin to do: stick with this simple message, do not deviate from it, and if asked a question about anything else, pivot back to your simple message.

    It’s OK not to have an opinion on some things. I just don’t think he’s being honest about not having one. I am willing to be he has a whole flock of uninformed yet strong opinions on a lot of things.

    • jmk

      His actions show that he was lying about not having an opinion…but don’t hold your breath waiting for one of the intrepid journalist corps to call him on it.

  • Lance Thrustwell

    Um, Bearpaw1 had a perfectly cogent and non-bigoted response that for some reason was removed by a moderator. I’ll try to summarize it and add to his position below:

    It shouldn’t matter in a free society if homosexuality is a choice or not.

    The
    problem, though, is that a lot of people are less ‘radical’ (or if you
    ask me, clear-headed) about this and really
    require
    a belief in innate/genetic homosexuality before they
    can sanction equal treatment under the law (let’s call these people
    “homogens”). And even this is progress, sad to say.

    But, given
    the existence of homogens as a voting block, that reporter should have
    used that leverage, pressed Walker on the issue and pointed out that if
    he acknowledges the possibility of innate
    homosexuality, then how can he consistently deny them rights?

  • AnOuthouse

    That was a pretty forceful follow up Dana. Wouldn’t want to confront him with his execrable history of gay bashing would we. Just jot down a response and we’ll be on our way. How about climate change? I bet he’s not a scientist so has no opinion. All righty then.

    • jmk

      That was my reaction also too. Where the hell was the follow-up “yes, but you’ve taken very strong (HA!) stances on issues relating to homosexuality…why would you take such positions if you have no opinion about whether being gay is a choice? How is it possible for you to not care enough to have an opinion on THIS, but to still condemn gay people anyway? Could you give us some insight into how you arrive at a position on this or any other issue?”

      This shit writes itself… but from our super-ace kid reporter, Dana…nothing.

  • JoeChristmas

    Ofcourse he can’t see the gay — he’s cross-eyed!

  • say wha

    Sorry, Scott. The position of President “Not Sure” is already taken.

  • SnarkOff

    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, lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, sale dicta suavitate nec et, mei eu dicit invidunt menandri, ea meliore nonumes contentiones est. Mel et animal ponderum explicari, pro nonumy eloquentiam id. Pri amet fierent at, ut sea tollit homero nominavi, an elitr consulatu per. Dicant theophrastus disputationi cum id. Alia autem an eam. Id cetero labitur vix, alterum principes dignissim no ius.

    • OneDemin EOr

      You’re giving Walker waaay too much credit here!

    • malsperanza

      Ahahahaha, editor joke FTW.

      For those not familiar with lorem ipsum, the above means:

      WALKER: Oh, I mean I think — that’s not even an issue for me to be involved in. The bottom line is, [insert 60 words dummy copy here].

      • SnarkOff

        STET :)

  • William_C_Diaz

    Im a scientist and I have never seen anything that suggests the genetic or developmental nature of homosexuality. It would be interesting reading a reproducible experiment that showed how homosexuality develops, but it has yet to be published.

    On the flip side, I dont understand why this is even a question. If homosexuality is a choice, it is a choice we get to have and protected by the 1st Amendment:

    ‘Although the First Amendment does not explicitly mention freedom of association, the Supreme Court ruled, in National Association for the Advancement of Colored People v. Alabama (1958),[227][228] that this freedom was protected by the Amendment and that privacy of membership was an essential part of this freedom.[229] The U.S. Supreme Court decided in Roberts v. United States Jaycees (1984) that “implicit in the right to engage in activities protected by the First Amendment” is “a corresponding right to associate with others in pursuit of a wide variety of political, social, economic,
    educational, religious, and cultural ends.’

    Have a great day!

    • Whale Chowder

      I have to agree. Who cares if homosexuality is nature, nurture or some combination? Is the subject a hyooman? Then they should get Hyooman Rights.

      See? It’s easy when you put it that way.

    • NATHAN AMAL

      As a scientist, you should look at the numerous studies that indeed show a genetic component to homosexuality. There are literally dozens of them. Most scientists agree that orientation is a mix of nature vs nurture.

      • disqus_0lWqMBoD8b

        Let me know when you really identify a gentotype that codes for the gay. lol

        Not saying it’s not possible, but you are kind of pretending to know something that seems to be a mystery to the field of genetics.

        • dshwa

          Everything I’ve read points towards multi-allelic and epigenetic influences. They’re not going to find one smoking gun gene.

          • disqus_0lWqMBoD8b

            So basically, you’ve got nothin’.

            I am the wrong person for you to try to convince with that argument.

            And I am a big fan of Edward O Wilson, otherwise.

            I just don’t do speculation in this area very well.

      • William_C_Diaz

        None of the studies that are commonly used to support the idea that being ‘gay’ is innate are genetic or developmental studies. I know because I have looked.

        It would be a HUGE step forward for science and understanding genetic regulation if such a determination could be made and whoever figures it out is going to win a Nobel prize, but outside of ‘soft science’ psychological and psychiatric publications, there is no ‘scientific’ (reproducible laboratory) evidence.

        Again, I dont care and think it make much more sense for people to claim the right to be ‘gay’ based on the 1st Amendment ‘Freedom of Association’, rather than some tenuous scientific rationale that doesnt exist.

        Have a great day!

    • disqus_0lWqMBoD8b

      I have never met a scientist who called themselves a scientist.

      • William_C_Diaz

        Many people use the terms ‘genetic’, ‘epigenetic’ and ‘developmental’ and have no idea what they are talking about. By identifying myself as a ‘scientist’, I was hoping that the conversation might be at that level of understanding.

        I have seen all sorts of claims made in psychological and psychiatric journals, but never seen any papers published in genetic or developmental journals with reproducible experiments.

        Personally, I think the idea of a ‘gay’ gene or developmental circumstance to be very interesting, but as far as I know, no such paper has been published. I dont do genetics any more, my most recent research was in neuro-metabolism, but I have a very strong interest in genetic regulation and epigenetic propagation.

        Have a great day!

  • NATHAN AMAL

    Walker is a balding, droopy eyed bigot who has ZERO chance at POTUS. The man’s an idiot.

    • Rex Thorne

      Sure, but only someone who at least portrays an idiot well can win the Republican primary. The base wants someone they can relate to.

    • Beaumarchais?

      I respectfully disagree. This is their most dangerous candidate. If things go bad, he can win, and he will become a monster in a heartbeat.

    • akita96th

      Him and Trump would make good bed buddies.

  • D_C_Wilson

    Walker doesn’t know what causes teh ghey because the Kochs haven’t told him yet.

  • malsperanza

    The question is: Is this a Let’s Let the Voters Decide or a That’s Between a Man and His Conscience?

    The Olympic Dodge’em judges are reviewing the replay tape. Stay tuned.

    • That’s because five UNELECTED ACTIVIST judges invalidated the “Statez Rightz” stalling tactic.

  • azeyote

    for a guy that from the looks of things – does a lot of nitrous oxide – sure acts like it

  • Zhu Bajie

    You can’t be a GOP candidate for anything if you don’t sound stupid all the time.

  • akita96th

    As far as the gay thing maybe Walker had a bad college experience and it left a bad taste in his mouth…So he quit college to become a GOP nay sayer..hmmmmm ya never know he was acting a little skiddish on dem treky questuns

  • akita96th

    Bottom line is I dont see Walker making it into the main arena….He will get clobbered in debates..and he just looks like a DICK.

  • Lord-Nash

    I love when they ask RWNJ these types of questions. He acts like he has no opinion, but he freaking does. He’s just too afraid to piss people off with his answer. His hemming and hawing and bullshit is like watching a Miss America contestant answer when she’s asked how she would solve world hunger, or the crisis in the Middle East. At least they have the excuse that these questions are above their pay grade.

  • Sterculius

    The Koch brothers are spending a lot of money to groom this empty suit to be the next George W. Bush, and his handlers spend two hours every morning hissing at him, “No! Don’t answer that, stupid! How many times do we have to go through this! We marked the things that poll badly with frowny faces, so DON’T TALK ABOUT THEM!!!”

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