Asshole of the Day, November 25, 2013: Scott Walker
by TeaPartyCat ()
Gov. Scott Walker is exploring a run for president in 2016, so he’s out there saying things and trying to sound presidential.
On Friday Gov. Walker was talking about ENDA, the bill to ban workplace discrimination for sexual orientation. And while he was at it, he discussed Wisconsin’s ban on gay marriage:
Walker insisted that he had not looked at the Senate measure barring workplace discrimination, but said that Wisconsin had similar laws in place for years.
“They’ve worked quite effectively,” he explained. “We’re also a state that has a constitutional amendment that defines marriage as one man, one woman.”
“We’ve had no problem… limited problems with that,” Walker added. “At the same time, we have a constitutional amendment that defines marriage.”
“There’s a healthy balance there.”
A healthy balance? What exactly do you think is being balanced here, asshole?
Are you balancing the demand by citizens to get the same rights that everyone else gets against the desire of bigots to discriminate against gays and deny them rights?
And then you’re calling that a healthy balance?
Then what next, Gov. Walker? Are you going to balance the desire of minorities and poor people to vote against the desire of the others to limit voting only to those who are white, Christian and conservative? Maybe balance the desire of people to have freedom of religion against those who feel entitled to have a Christian theocracy? Or balance the desire of women to make their own health and reproductive choices against those who desire to control female sexuality?
Oh, right, we’ve seen how you balance all those. Well, at least you haven’t tried to balance the desire of African Americans to be free against the desires of others to own slaves.
So, no, Gov. Walker, you get no points for sounding reasonable by claiming a “healthy balance” between protecting gays and oppressing them. You just get named Asshole of the Day.
It is Scott Walker’s second time as Asshole of the Day. His previous win was for signing a bill restricting women’s reproductive rights IN SECRET.
Full story: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/11/24/scott-walker-same-sex-marriage-ban-is-part-of-a-healthy-balance-of-lgbt-rights/