‘Value Voters’ are so weird.
I mean, I like weird kids! After Lady Gagas performance at the VMAs, I liked her.
But Value Voter weird… thats a whole nother level of weird that I cant deal deal with.
For example, when Tom Coburn was running for his senate seat in 2004, he made one of the weirdest ‘value voter’ statements I have ever heard a politician make:
… lesbianism is so rampant in some of the schools in southeast Oklahoma that they’ll only let one girl go to the bathroom. Now think about it. Think about that issue. How is it that that’s happened to us?
Ah yes, southeast Oklahoma, known worldwide for its rampant underage lesbianism and chocolate covered bacon.
Coburns chief of staff, Michael Schwartz, recently managed to top Coburns weirdidity:
“Pornography is a blight,” Schwartz told an audience in a crowded room of the Omni Shoreham hotel. “It is a disaster. It is one of those silent diseases in our society that we haven’t been able to overcome very well. Now, I may be getting politically incorrect here. And it’s been a few years, but not that many, since I was closely associated with pre-adolescent boys, boys around 10 years of age. But it is my observation that boys of that age have less tolerance for homosexuality than just about any other class of people. They speak badly about homosexuality. And that’s because they don’t want to be that way. They don’t want to fall into it.”
Schwartz told the crowd about Jim Johnson, a friend of his who turned an old hotel into a hospice for gay men dying of AIDS. “One of the things he said to me,” said Schwartz, “that I think is an astonishingly insightful remark… he said ‘All pornography is homosexual pornography, because all pornography turns your sexual drive inwards.”
There were murmurs and gasps from the crowd. “Now, think about that,” said Schwartz. “And if you tell an 11-year-old boy about that, do you think he’s going to want to get a copy of Playboy? I’m pretty sure he’ll lose interest. That’s the last thing he wants! You know, that’s a good comment, it’s a good point, and it’s a good thing to teach young people.”
… Tell little boys that Teh Pron will make them homos. Which actually kinda explains ‘rampant’ Republican homosexuality…
Anyway, Schwartzs statement is so fantastically weird, he made it on The Daily Show last night. *high-five*, Mr. Schwartz.
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