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US: Kansas Representative claims that 70% of Americans oppose equal marriage

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  1. Scott Rose 15 Feb 2013, 1:36am

    Huelskamp is a shameless, pathological liar. He has been called out for pulling statistics out of his rear end, on CNN. You would think he would have learned that fact-checking exists.

    1. Geoff Jones 15 Feb 2013, 2:18am

      He should be sacked for publicly lying to try and advance his own political agenda. When he says “70% of Americans” maybe he was referring to those he spoke to, i.e. his own family. The only person who should be allowed to speak on behalf of “All Americans” is the president.

    2. I know of a poll that says that 120% of americans are in favour of gay marriage. That should be enough to make it law.

  2. He’s listening to the polling that’s going on in his feeble mind. But these people don’t believe in facts – and they’ll even freely admit that. Too bad that Kansas doesn’t have something we can boycott. But all they’ve got is genetically modified corn and whack jobs.

  3. Huelskamp must have gotten his figures from the great Wizard.

    Dorothy is for marriage equality, so is her dog.

  4. That There Other David 15 Feb 2013, 9:05am

    As he’s being interviewed by the odious Tony Perkins this is simply another example of the Right-Wing Echo Chamber drumming up more vitriol for the sake of vitriol. Their audience is dwindling. Safe to ignore.

  5. It’s never safe to ignore these people. The fact that he feels free to make these poisonous statements in public is a worry in itself. For every bigoted syllable he utters there will be a million heads nodding in agreement.

    1. That There Other David 15 Feb 2013, 10:38am

      Whilst there may be a million heads nodding now there will only be 900,000 soon, then 800,000 etc. The younger generation are more connected outside of the small isolated communities men like Huelskamp grew up in, even in Kansas. As a result they don’t fear LGBT people in the same way their parents and grandparents do. So Huelskamp’s influence, and that of people who think the same way, is already shrinking. That’s why I think we can ignore his talk, it’s just background ravings unless he can somehow turn it into action, which of course requires the majority of others to think like him.

      We can see from real evidence that this requirement isn’t the case, and the trend is massively in our favour. His stated figure of 70% against is a complete fabrication. It’s closer to 70% being for rather than against. He’s living in fantasy land, and it’s only a matter of time before he loses his office to someone less opposed to our existence. That’s why I believe he’s safe to ignore.

  6. Sadly, this man only talks to Republicans and never anybody else! Also, Kansas? Not the centre of the American universe is it? Just move enough progressives into Texas and the Republicans will never with the Presidency ever again!

    1. That There Other David 15 Feb 2013, 10:42am

      That’s the Right Wing Echo Chamber again. The ultra-conservatives only ever talk or listen to other ultra-conservatives. They convince themselves they are the “silent majority” by filtering out any view that opposes their own. When society moves in a direction they don’t like it’s always blamed on groups that actually don’t exist as a single entity, “metropolitan elites” being an example. I mean, what the Hell does “metropolitan elites” even mean?

  7. Robert in S. Kensington 15 Feb 2013, 12:36pm

    This sounds ery much like the figure C4M and Comres quoted on equal marriage in the UK. I think theirs was 73%. Absurd and risible. They’ll concoct any number out of thin air and put it out there as fact. It’s been done in every country where equal marriage is legal.

  8. This just in: 80% of people think horses can fly. More at 11.

  9. johnny33308 15 Feb 2013, 3:47pm

    Oh, surprise, another bigot who is a professional pollster and adheres to professional standards when stating “70% of Americans” oppose marriage equality, when in fact, the polls show about 60% approve of marriage equality or simply do not care about it….they are NOT against it. Another American Taliban liar!!! One can NEVER trust any American Taliban (republican) to speak ANY sort of truth!

  10. Liam the God 15 Feb 2013, 3:50pm

    Curiously the Prohibition movement originated in Kansas. That was organised by Religious nutters claiming they had “The Majority of Americans” on their side. I wonder if there’s some kind of PATTERN here??

  11. 70% of people think he is an asshole who has sex with his sister!

  12. Kansas, the heart of the Radical Christian Taliban anti-gay marriage movement!

    When in Kansas and by Kansas law – by all means marry your cousin, just not someone of the own sex!

  13. Remember there are also some Ohio precincts that can still go for Romney! LOL

  14. Richard Crooks 28 Jun 2013, 8:15pm

    This ass should be shipped out of the country. He is all for discrimination and doesn’t know anything else.

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