Tim Pawlenty Has Some Of George Wallace Inside Him, Shows Bigotry On National TV
Once again, when pushed to answer a question as to how gay marriage undermines society, the bigot is left repeating loops of senseless rhetoric. This time it was Tim Pawlenty who is left looking totally the buffoon on national television.
As we all know by now this type of scene is a sad spectacle, and resembles old footage of George Wallace degrading the civil rights movement for blacks. There is nothing sadder than to see hate displayed.
“In the name of the greatest people that have ever trod this earth, I draw the line in the dust and toss the gauntlet before the feet of tyranny, and I say segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever.”
Anti-gay bigots like Tim Pawlenty look so out of step on a day when many all over the nation, gay and straight alike, are celebrating the progressive step that New York is taking with gay marriage. To see someone like Pawlenty steep to such ridiculous chatter in order to somehow play to the lowest common denominator in Iowa, which is what he is doing as he tries to make some…just any…impression in his campaign… is truly sad to see.
Pawlenty, an evangelical, said that traditional marriage is special socially, legally, and culturally for “obvious reasons” having to do with “procreation” and “raising children.”
WHAT! That is the best argument for not allowing gay marriage? Your plumbing works, you become a breeder, and therefore more legal rights are yours?
After this interview you can almost picture Tim Pawlenty, if it were 50 years ago, and he were seeking the White House, playing the race card and denouncing mixed racial marriages. Anything to win seems to be Pawlenty’s goal.
There is no way that Pawlenty can believe what he is saying about gay marriage, and I wonder how he does not laugh as he speaks. There is nothing in Tim Pawlenty’s words but a cheap grab for a nomination that is never coming his way. Has he not been reading the national press like the rest of us have the past two months?
People like Tim Pawlenty do not know they are on the back-end of history regarding gay marriage, and are no longer speaking for the majority in the country. The rest of us look on this type of interview in cities and cultured centers around the nation and wonder who in hell does this homophobic bigot think is sopping up this message?
Pawlenty has struggled to gain ground in the presidential race, and today I hope I aided him a bit with some publicity.