Saturday, October 12, 2019

Warren Revisited.

Adapted from the Washington Post Article:
About 90 minutes into Thursday’s forum on LGBTQ issues in Los Angeles, a gay rights leader posed a question to Sen. Elizabeth Warren President Donald Trump: How would she respond if a voter approached her him and said, “I’m old-fashioned, and my faith teaches me that marriage is between one man and one woman?” Warren (D-Mass.) Trump (R-Queens) responded with a theatrical seriousness. “Well, I’m going to assume it’s a guy gal who said that,” she deadpanned, pausing a beat for the audience to catch the joke. Then she added, “And I’m going to say, ‘Then just marry one woman — I’m cool with that.’ ” She finished with a zinger: “ ‘Assuming you can find one.’ ”
If you think that actually does sound like Trump, remember that this was not a person who had attacked Warren, but someone who had come up and asked a polite question.


james said...

Not exactly. The question was asked on behalf of a hypothetical person who was not there, and it is safe to insult the non-existent.

I'd guess almost nobody present knew any such people. It would seem like a straw man question.

But--I pay little attention to the candidate lineup; it's only 2019!--does she have a track record of thinking up zingers fast, or is this likely to have been pre-packaged?

Assistant Village Idiot said...

I see the point, but she insulted an entire category of people, not just one, in a hypothetical set up to be a fair question. There is now thought that it was set up beforehand anyway, making it even worse.

RichardJohnson said...

There is now thought that it was set up beforehand anyway, making it even worse.
For example: Was the Elizabeth Warren 'Viral Moment' at LGBTQ Town Hall a Setup?

james said...

Yes. If it was premeditated, it shows malice.

Grim said...

I couldn't help but think of Immanuel Kant, although for him it wasn't 'his faith' but what he would have called his access to the Order of Reason that taught him that. He never did marry, though.