Well, ain’t this special.
Last week, we learned that Colorado Republican Senate candidate Ken Buck dismissed a rape charge as a “case of buyer’s remorse” back in 2005. Now it looks like ole Buckaroo seems to be harping on offensive comparisons, this time by likening homosexuality with alcoholism. Via Steve Benen:
[O]n NBC’s “Meet the Press,” viewers got another opportunity to get to know Buck. Host David Gregory noted to the GOP challenger, “In a debate last month, you expressed your support for Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell [and] you alluded to ‘lifestyle choices.’ Do you believe being gay say choice?”
Buck replied, “I do.” Gregory followed up, asking, “Based on what?” After initially pretending not to understand the question, Buck added, “I guess you can choose who your partner is.”
Let’s pause to note that Buck, if elected, wouldn’t exactly be one of the towering intellects of the United States Senate.
Before moving on, Gregory pressed further, asking, “You don’t think it’s something that’s determined at birth?” Buck replied, “I think that birth has an influence over it, like alcoholism and some other things, but I think that basically you have a choice.” (Emphasis mine)