It's the only explanation. Because I refuse to believe someone could be this impervious to the joke implications of this. But in case she really doesn't get it, I made a list.
Top Five Things To Avoid Saying if You're a Famous Homophobes Whose Husband Has Been Accused of Being a Closeted Gay Man
1) “[Gays] can marry a man if they’re a woman. Or they can marry a woman if they’re a man.”
2-5) Rinse and repeat until you realize that Jon Stewart is peeing himself with delight right now about the possiblity of running more clips of the fat guy on "Modern Family" dancing.
Look, I'm not interested in the debate over whether or not it is, in itself, homophobic to suggest that Marcus Bachmann "acts gay". I agree with the critics who point out, rightly, that a lot of straight men act in stereotypically feminine ways and lots of gay men don't. But I think that while folks like Dan Savage and Jon Stewart might be more cautious about flinging accusations of closeted queerness around based on flimsy evidence, they do mean well, and they aren't wrong that a lot of gay people in conservative environments spend their entire lives in the closet. They just should make that point in a more thoughtful, less opportunistic way.
But that debate is utterly irrelevant to the stupidity of this. The cat is out of the bag, the insinuations have been made, and Bachmann has to know that. So to suggest, literally, that gay people should simply set up sham marriages and hide in the closet their whole lives is not only mean, but profoundly stupid. It's crystal clear proof that she's too stupid to be put in charge of Baskin Robbins, much less the entire country.
Confederate battle flag banned — Marine Corps declares it a ‘threat to our core values’
The United States Marine Corps banned the public display of the Confederate battle flag on Friday.
"Depictions of the Confederate battle flag are unauthorized in public and work spaces aboard an installation," the Marine Corps wrote in guidance to the troops.
The ban applies to bumper stickers, clothing and flags among other items.
"The Confederate battle flag has all too often been co-opted by violent extremist and racist groups whose divisive beliefs have no place in our Corps," the Marines explained.
"Our history as a nation, and events like the violence in Charlottesville in 2017, highlight the divisiveness the use of the Confederate battle flag has had on our society," the continued. "The presents a threat to our core values, unit cohesion, security, and good order and discipline."
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Trump is ‘a soulless man with a broken mind’: George Conway calls out his wife’s boss in scathing op-ed
George Conway, the prominent Republican attorney married to White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, blasted his wife's boss in a new Washington Post op-ed published online on Friday evening.
"Until three brief months ago, President Trump never faced a serious crisis, at least one not of his own making. But now he has faced two, and is failing two, in short order: the covid-19 pandemic, with its concomitant economic devastation; and now social unrest, and rioting, stemming from the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody," Conway wrote. "Lacking in humanity, Trump has had no idea how to handle either one."