Lovely how Carl Paladino tries to have it both ways: he’s all for “live and let live,” but children must not be “brainwashed” into thinking that the gay lifestyle is a “valid or successful option.”
And who or what makes a lifestyle “valid,” hmm? And since when is there a single measure for human “success”?
I think Andrew Cuomo is handling Paladino’s bigotry correctly. This in Forbes today:
Democratic candidate Andrew Cuomo declined comment Tuesday. On Monday, he called Paladino’s comments “reckless and divisive,” saying New York needs tolerance, not someone to pit one group against another.
And I think the clip above is illustrative of the tensions and instabilities within the Tea Party movement itself: is it evolving into an ever more strident Herderian nationalist and religious movement (which I think is its most likely trajectory) or is it evolving into a Randian and libertarian movement (“live and let live”)?