RECENT  POSTS:  » Apple CEO gives 'substantial' sum to HRC's southern state project; may or may not have used ApplePay » Conservative proposes new way for vendors to tell gay customers they don't care for them » NOM versus David Koch » Anti-equality baseball player calls reporter 'a prick' for asking about his anti-equality advocacy » Audio: Josh Duggar defends discrimination, invalidates own point » Audio: AFA's Fischer names 'homosexual agenda' as 'greatest threat to liberty' in American history » Audio: AFA Radio caller calls for executing gays; FRC-employed host doesn't even challenge him, much less condemn » NOM president's other organization is 'in trouble' (his words) too » FRC prays to take LGBT Americans out of nondiscrimination law » In lieu of typing 'Look how desperate we are' over and over again, NOM president wrote this instead  

« Go back a post || Return to G-A-Y homepage || Haul tail to next post »

07/26/2011

Claim: Americans more likely to spell 'Huelskamp' correctly than they are to support equal marriage

by Jeremy Hooper

Img-Tim-AboutDid you know that 85% of the country is on the side of "traditional marriage"? Yeah huh! See, far-right freshman Congressman Tim Huelskamp (R-Kansas) says so:

"Democrat leadership has decided to take on the Defense of Marriage Act again," he notes. "Seventy-five to 80 percent of Americans say, 'Hey, balance your budget.' The Democrats will not do that. Eight-five percent of Americans say, 'We support traditional marriage,' and the Senate does the opposite as well," the Kansas congressman laments. "So that's the latest there. The president continues to…refuse to defend DOMA, [as does] the attorney general…. We've been fighting them on that, and Congress is standing up for traditional marriage."
Defending marriage when president won't [One News Now]

Not sure from what year or source, exactly, Rep. Huelskamp is pulling his data, considering that (a) 53% support marriage equality in the latest Gallup poll; and (b) even a decade-and-a-half ago, during the year of DOMA's unfortunate passage, that same polling firm only found 68% of Americans to be against legal same-sex marriages. But if I've learned anything about fact-checking socially conservative "culture warriors" on LGBT issues, it's that it's best to not search for a concrete reference date or footnote, but rather for the one rhetorically back-ended body part from whence most of their talking points stem.

space gay-comment gay-G-A-Y-post gay-email gay-writer-jeremy-hooper


Your thoughts

comments powered by Disqus

G-A-Y Comments Policy


 
Related Posts with Thumbnails