Skip to comments.Pete Buttigieg says it's "almost certain" we've had gay presidents
Posted on 06/17/2019 8:03:24 AM PDT by a little elbow grease
Pete Buttigieg told "Axios on HBO" that "we've probably had excellent presidents who were gay we just didn't know which ones."
Why it matters: Buttigieg, who is rising in polls and would be the first openly gay nominee of either party, talks easily about his sexual orientation when asked. This comment is a new window into his thinking.
"Axios on HBO:" "Republicans claimed that John Kerry was a traitor in Vietnam. That Barack Obama was a Muslim. If you were to win the nomination, they'll say you're too young, too liberal, too gay to be commander-in-chief. You are young. You are a liberal. You are gay. How will you respond?"
Pete Buttigieg: "I'll respond by explaining where I want to lead this country. People will elect the person who will make the best president. And we have had excellent presidents who have been young. We have had excellent presidents who have been liberal. I would imagine we've probably had excellent presidents who were gay we just didn't know which ones."
"Axios on HBO:" "You believe that we've had a gay commander-in-chief?"
Pete Buttigieg: "I mean, statistically, it's almost certain."
"Axios on HBO:" "In your reading of history, do you believe you know who they were?"
Pete Buttigieg: "My gaydar even doesn't work that well in the present, let alone retroactively. But one can only assume that's the case."
(Excerpt) Read more at axios.com ...
We had a homosexual usurper from 2009-2017.
A gay president and a tranny first “lady”.
The little, always glib Petey should begin by NAMING the "excellent Presidents"...... then, he can tell us which ones set off his gaydar.
James J. Buchanan, Lincoln’s predecessor, and often considered our worst president....was almost certainly homosexual.
Was made fun of for his effeminate mannerisms, and lived with one man for many years. Never married, or seemed available.
LOL ...... bath house Barry.
Statistically, we almost certainly have had a homosexual president? Really?
I believe President James Buchanan was a bachelor. So was he homosexual?
Any others married to women who were “beards” for them? What is this guy really saying?
He could be right. People like Pete have accurate gaydars.
Not surprising. Even many gays don't have it...................
“My gaydar even doesn’t work that well in the present, let alone retroactively.”
Where do these idiots cum frum?
Buchanan was the only one where the rumors might have some merit.
This was insinuated in my Civil War history class from 1978, James I Robertson was the prof. No slouch on the Civil War, and certainly no flaming liberal (At least it didn’t seem so!). Though probably an old style Southern Democrat.
Seems to be still active.
I have mentioned ‘gaydar’ to some gay co-workers and they say some have it some don’t. Seems like more heteros have it than gays...................
Joan Rivers deserves a medal and a postage stamp.
He’s queer...... that’s all that’s there.
Yes, right before the destruction and murder of the Civil War. Chaos and corruption seem to follow homosexuals like flies.
That might be true but least then they were ashamed of their perverted life style and didn’t brag about it.
Only James Buchanan and Abraham Lincoln would know for sure what was in their hearts, And they’re not talking, but it’s most likely that the homosexuality rumors are nothing more than that, and the interest in casting one or the other of them as gay is just a selective reading of historical documents using a modern filter of a sexualized society.
Folks back then didn’t think or talk about sex nearly as openly, a lot of concepts would be foreign to them and probably most importantly due to grooming, bathing, and living arrangement circumstances, sex was generally not thought about in those terms.
There was a time when “confirmed bachelor” meant privately gay I think....
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