Good times in the NY gubernatorial race. GOP hopeful Carl Paladino gave some interesting social commentary this weekend. From the NY Daily News...
"Carl Paladino says it's the bumping and grinding he finds disgusting. "
"Appearing onNBC's "Today" Monday morning, the Republican gubernatorial candidate Paladino said he has nothing against gay people in his work or personal life - he just doesn't want to be exposed to their culture."
So why is Mr. Paladino saying these things?
"Paladino ignited a firestorm Sunday when he declared that being gay is 'not the example that we should be showing our children.'"
What sort of example does having sex and conceiving our children set, exactly? Mr. Paladino went on...
"'I just think my children and your children would be much better off and much more successful getting married and raising a family,' he said."
"He later added: 'I oppose the homosexual agenda, whether they call it marriage, civil unions or domestic partnership. Marriage is between a man and a woman - period.'"
After telling us all how we should live our personal lives, Paladino added one more gem...
Oh no he didn't just say that. This is the same man who sent these emails? (Warning, Graphic) You know, the emails that depict the President and 1st Lady as a pimp and prostitute? Or the pornographic emails, including bestiality videos? Or the racist videos likening black people to chimpanzees?
This is the man who know sees fit to pass judgment upon a segment of the population. And not passing judgment about their stance on the issues, but upon what they do in their private lives.
This is the "religious values candidate" that has run on the notion of fixing what is unquestionably wrong in Albany by reducing the governments role and adhering to a strict, conservative interpretation.
It is yet another example of some opportunistic carpet-bagger who is taking advantage of the sound message that emanates from the Tea-Party movement and manipulating it further their own agenda.
When Mr. Paladino contradicts himself in this way, he begins to pander in the very same way that all of the politicians that he rails against pander. Mr. Paladino has begun to tell us not what he believes, but what he believes we want to hear.
Back in 2008, Paladino said that the only reason Buffalo Public Schools Superintendent James Williams had been hired was because he’s black. Agree or disagree, at least he was being honest.