Is “gay” a choice, or are you born gay?
Dr. Ben Carson was recently asked some gotcha question about “is being gay a choice?”
Dr. Carson is a Famed Neurosurgeon, he is also a potential GOP 2016 presidential candidate. That makes him a target by the “Liberal Media.”
Firstly and most importantly as a politician you have got to know how to handle “gotcha” questions like that one and not give them what they want which is “talking points” for the next several weeks while people instantly form opinions about you based on some conversation taken out of context.
Subjective topics like gay marriage should all be handled at the state level; so if people don’t like what is going on in one state they can vote with their feet, they can move. For instance if you don’t like the fact that WEED is not available legally in your state, MOVE! This should not be a presidential issue as “there is no one size fits all,” where people are concerned.
The context of the interview went along the lines that straight people go into prison and come out gay, a lot of them; therefor he reasoned, that being gay is a choice.
I think it is much more of a complex situation than being gay or not. It has to do with making do with what you have on “hand,” pardon the pun. After a while of changing your behavior to adapt to your circumstances, the associated life style comes with the package! The real differences between man and women has a lot more to do with the brain, than the plumbing; but most don’t know that.
His answer should have been “I suppose it could be or, it could be that you are born that way.” Next subject! Now the narrative is cast for the next few weeks as he backtracks or explains his position. The good news is that people are talking about him. The bad news is that some will make the decision to vote for him or not by this one question taken out of context.
They picked that question to get him to swing in the dirt, because they knew he would. A short one sentence answer, to stop the BS; is all that he should have said. They “the liberals” need to control the narrative and if they can keep good candidates on the defensive. subjects where emotions are easily involved, they win!
Politics is a science of manipulation and controlling the narrative through subjects like this or race or you name it, subjects where you can stir up people’s emotions damned the facts! The War on women was a biggie for Obama
By damaging the credibility of strong candidates and allowing for the weaker candidate to succeed even if it means getting the other party to vote for the weaker candidate in the primary so be it! That is how you win elections!
What difference does it make what the president of the US thinks about is “gay a choice or are you born with it?” You are what you are and what he thinks is just a so what!
The good news is for him is that he is making his gaffs now when few will remember, and he can make points when it comes to other topics that people care about.
Going to be an interesting next two years, and I plan to be here to make sense out of it all.
-Best to you and those that you care about!
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