Governor Tom Corbett compares gay mar...

Governor Tom Corbett compares gay marriage to incest

There are 13 comments on the WFMZ-TV Allentown story from Oct 4, 2013, titled Governor Tom Corbett compares gay marriage to incest. In it, WFMZ-TV Allentown reports that:

Corbett make the remark on a Friday morning news broadcast by WHP-TV in Harrisburg, when asked about a statement his lawyers made in a court filing in August.

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“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#1 Oct 4, 2013
How fricking clueless can a supposedly educated man be?!!

First they compared same-sex couples marrying to children marrying. Now it's incest.

Is it any wonder they keep losing in court with arguments like these?

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#2 Oct 4, 2013
He's a Republican. This sounds a normal to him as congressmen berating a park ranger (who's working without pay) for closing a memorial.

Since: Dec 08

Toronto, ON, Canada

#3 Oct 4, 2013
Per Wikipedia:

'Recent polling reflects that most Pennsylvanians disapprove of Governor Corbett's job performance, including his decision to privatize the Pennsylvania Lottery, but support Corbett's desire to sell off state owned liquor stores and fix Pennsylvania's ailing transportation system. Governor Corbett and his wife have been criticized for accepting gifts as reported in the Philadelphia Daily News. Some politicians have claimed that the Governor violated the code of conduct of his office.[24] Franklin & Marshall College conducts polling across Pennsylvania and commented on the fact that Corbett is the least-popular Governor in their poll's eighteen-year history.[25] Their August 2013 poll found that only 17% of voters thought Corbett was doing an "excellent" or "good" job, only 20% thought he deserved to be re-elected and 62% said the state was "off on the wrong track".'

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#4 Oct 4, 2013
If I have read correctly, Corbett is less popular than Rick Scott, Scott Walker, and Rick Snyder.

But that old privatization drive will keep going as long as corporations foresee enough profit to justify bribes thinly-disguised as campaign contributions.

“Common courtesy, isn't”

Since: Nov 07

Location hidden

#5 Oct 4, 2013
Governor Corbett's marriage is akin to bestiality since it involves his wife screwing a jackass.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#6 Oct 4, 2013
He's now apologized if his remarks offended anyone!

The simple fact he couldn't figure out that remark would offend people BEFORE he said it is evidence of just how bigoted & clueless he is.

Not surprising his poll numbers are in the tank.

With any luck Pennsylvania voters will flip control of the state to the Dems in 2014.
Ralston

San Jose, CA

#8 Oct 4, 2013
Governor Tom Corbett's analogy is valid in that both gay "marriage" and incest are abominable.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#11 Oct 4, 2013
Ralston wrote:
Governor Tom Corbett's analogy is valid in that both gay "marriage" and incest are abominable.
Only a bigot would make such a statement.

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#12 Oct 4, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
He's now apologized if his remarks offended anyone!
The simple fact he couldn't figure out that remark would offend people BEFORE he said it is evidence of just how bigoted & clueless he is.
Not surprising his poll numbers are in the tank.
With any luck Pennsylvania voters will flip control of the state to the Dems in 2014.
Let's recap:

Corbett's attorney compares same-sex couples to marrying children.
Corbett apologizes by saying that a comparison to incest would be more appropriate.
Now Corbett is apologizing again....

I think Corbett needs to take the Dale Carnegie Remedial course.
lady

Lancaster, PA

#13 Oct 9, 2013
Marriage is a man made government joke. It's true purpose isn't to join people together it's all for taxes than all the money the courts make on Divorce cases yep all a scam for money and control.
Like God married Adam and Eve nope that didn't come along until some man said God says you should be married and he changed the rules from the old days instead of having many wifes now your only aloud to have 1 and they have to be a woman. What a crock!!!
God asks us to love him and love others as ourselves There was even incest stories in the bible.
Corbett instead of commenting on the gays and giving your opinion how about doing something for the veterans who have now lost there bennefits due to the government that they fought for???
It's disgusting that people like yourself in your position sit by and do nothing while our soldier boys and gals suffer for something you all (government) created. I personally Sir one don't know how you keep your position or sleep at night while the rest of the world falls apart and you sit back and make comments about your beliefs and opinions. every person should have equal rights except convicted murders and rapist. They after committing those acts should not have the same rights as you and me who are law-abiding citizens but your not doing anything about that are you govenor???
go postal

Reading, PA

#14 Oct 9, 2013
lady wrote:
Marriage is a man made government joke. It's true purpose isn't to join people together it's all for taxes than all the money the courts make on Divorce cases yep all a scam for money and control.
Like God married Adam and Eve nope that didn't come along until some man said God says you should be married and he changed the rules from the old days instead of having many wifes now your only aloud to have 1 and they have to be a woman. What a crock!!!
God asks us to love him and love others as ourselves There was even incest stories in the bible.
Corbett instead of commenting on the gays and giving your opinion how about doing something for the veterans who have now lost there bennefits due to the government that they fought for???

It's disgusting that people like yourself in your position sit by and do nothing while our soldier boys and gals suffer for something you all (government) created. I personally Sir one don't know how you keep your position or sleep at night while the rest of the world falls apart and you sit back and make comments about your beliefs and opinions. every person should have equal rights except convicted murders and rapist. They after committing those acts should not have the same rights as you and me who are law-abiding citizens but your not doing anything about that are you govenor???
shoulda kept his mouth dhut
Ken

Charlottesville, VA

#15 Oct 11, 2013
Tom Corbett is so unpopular it's painful. He's an extreme embarrassment to the people of PA, even the republicans. This governor is about as dishonest and corrupt as they come. Yet the people of PA still let this clown hold them hostage. Ray Blehar, a government researcher and analyst is dissecting the Freeh report on a daily basis, and it is now becoming quite clear that the report is basically a state-government assault on innocent private citizens at PSU. The report's main purpose was to try and spare Tom Corbett from going to prison for his dirty dealings with Sandusky's Second Mile. If anyone wants to finally get Corbett out of office and punished, this is the approach to take. His dumbass, bigoted statements about gays, women, poor people, and minorities only show his stupidity, not his criminality.
John

Reading, PA

#16 Oct 14, 2013
Ken wrote:
Tom Corbett is so unpopular it's painful. He's an extreme embarrassment to the people of PA, even the republicans. This governor is about as dishonest and corrupt as they come. Yet the people of PA still let this clown hold them hostage. Ray Blehar, a government researcher and analyst is dissecting the Freeh report on a daily basis, and it is now becoming quite clear that the report is basically a state-government assault on innocent private citizens at PSU. The report's main purpose was to try and spare Tom Corbett from going to prison for his dirty dealings with Sandusky's Second Mile. If anyone wants to finally get Corbett out of office and punished, this is the approach to take. His dumbass, bigoted statements about gays, women, poor people, and minorities only show his stupidity, not his criminality.
PSU was and always will be a sham committed by dishonest people making a dishonest living within the confines of a commune in the middle of the State called happy valley . It should have been called happy perverted and gay valley where anything goes . Graham Spanier is disgusting and so are a lot of people that bowed down to him. "State government assault on private citizens" Who ?

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