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[On why he opposes same-sex marriage.]

It’s like in golf. A lot of people--I don’t want this to sound trivial--but a lot of people are switching to these really long putters, very unattractive. It’s weird. You see these great players with these really long putters, because they can’t sink three-footers anymore. And, I hate it. I am a traditionalist. I have so many fabulous friends who happen to be gay, but I am a traditionalist.

Donald Trump, The Huffington Post 133 Comments [5/9/2011 3:46:10 AM]
Fundie Index: 130
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Balthazar The Wise

This borders on Insane Troll Logic.

5/9/2011 3:56:03 AM

loki

And you wonder why most people don't take him serious

5/9/2011 3:57:58 AM

Swede

I don't like ketchup because asphalt is black, and I'm a traditionalist.

5/9/2011 4:01:43 AM

TakoTaco

So... "Gays are unattractive, so they shouldn't be allowed to marry"? You are unattractive and shouldn't be allowed to marry.

5/9/2011 4:11:21 AM



I have a lot of female friends at work, but they really should get back in the kitchen.

No, wait, teaching is a girly job. And men who teach elementary school are pedos.

... Tradition!

5/9/2011 4:17:37 AM

C_V


I want to know who first put a wig on this talking sphincter.

5/9/2011 4:19:58 AM

Draken

At least he's honest, instead of trying to use the bible or any made-up diseases as his motivation.

5/9/2011 4:23:42 AM

Katherine Lorraine

@Swede:

That's what I was thinking...

5/9/2011 4:24:38 AM

Sawyer

Okay, this is weird. It's actually more insulting because it's not terribly fundamentalist. The heart of the outrage here is that it's painfully casual, and I don't really know how to vote on that. Honestly, I'm impressed that Trump managed to create this experience for us.

5/9/2011 4:39:08 AM

arctic knight

A man opposed to gay marriage uses the word "fabulous" to describe other men? I think The Donald needs to come out of the closet already.

5/9/2011 4:45:24 AM



We need an Idiots Say the Darndest Things. It will be populated primarily by Trump.

5/9/2011 5:00:03 AM

Mister Spak

I don't like these computer things either. People used to talk on the telephone, what's wrong with that. Or we could even get rid of telephones and go back to the traditional morse code telegrams.

P.S. I hope the pony express makes a comeback.

5/9/2011 5:07:29 AM

Burning Stake

I can't quite understand that analogy. If someone has a "really long putter," that doesn't necessarily mean that they'll be attracted to a woman: "three-footers." At least, I think that's what he was trying to say? Admittedly, the only golf I've ever played is miniature.

And I'd be happy over the fact that at least he's honest about why he doesn't like gay people...if I didn't still think that it's most likely this is all just a publicity stunt...though with the current field of Republican candidates, it might be likely he's more serious than we think.

5/9/2011 5:16:51 AM

dionysus


5/9/2011 5:19:26 AM

Passerby

Should I be worried that I sort of get his comparison, stupid as it is?

People have the goal of finding their other half, (or just sinking their balls into a hole for recreational purposes,) but reach that goal in a way outside of his set pattern, (switching clubs,) and since that's not how he immediately learned to deal with the situation it falls outside of the traditions of the game and his preset notions of how balls should be handled in each different play area. It's not against the rules, and it's not cheating, but it's not the way he knows how to do it and he doesn't like it.

Heh. Double entendres.

5/9/2011 5:34:27 AM

Mrs. Antichrist

Worst analogy of the year?

5/9/2011 5:34:45 AM



Well, it IS traditional for Republicans to lie their asses off, so that must be what he means.

5/9/2011 5:37:08 AM

Justanotheratheist

Worst Analogy Of The Year? - motion seconded.

5/9/2011 5:37:26 AM



This is more idiotic than fundie, but it is revealing. He has lots of friends who are fabulous and gay. But they're not good enough, fabulous enough people that he wants them to be able to marry and have the same legal rights as his straight friends, because it makes him feel uncomfortable. See that's epic selfishness right there. He hasn't grasped that it's not about what you personally feel to be OK, it's about what is right.

Trump opposes equal rights based on his personal "ickiness" scale. Reason #822 out of the million reasons not to vote this turnip into office.

5/9/2011 5:44:28 AM

Alleyprowler

I don’t want this to sound trivial

Fail.

5/9/2011 6:00:09 AM

fedup

Size queen

5/9/2011 6:02:03 AM

TakoTaco

So... "Gays are unattractive, so they shouldn't be allowed to marry"? You are unattractive and shouldn't be allowed to marry.

5/9/2011 6:03:14 AM

Doubting Thomas

Sorry, I'm lost... are the long putters a euphemism for the penis?

And to me, "traditionalist" means one of two (or both) things:

1. We've always done it this way in the past and it works for me, so we shouldn't change it.
2. I fear change.

5/9/2011 6:04:10 AM

schism

Add more stuttering and stumbling over phrasing, and this could have blathered its way out of Sarah Palin. Always a good sign for a wannabe politician.

5/9/2011 6:04:34 AM

TGRwulf

What the fuck...?

5/9/2011 6:09:41 AM
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