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Rosie O’Donnell Says Her Marriage was a Political Protest, Gays Treated Like Holocaust in America

Written By : Warner Todd Huston
August 8, 2010

In yet one more example among thousands, we see why loud-mouth, extreme left-wing talker Rosie O’Donnell is wholly unworthy of a national forum. In a recent segment of her satellite radio show Rosie Radio, O’Donnell idiotically claimed that gays were being “rounded up” in America so that a “pink triangle” could be slapped on them just like they were during the Holocaust. But just as obscenely, O’Donnell admitted that her marriage to Kelly Carpenter was only a political statement, one of “civil disobedience,” instead of a marriage of love proving that the whole issue of “gay marriage” has nothing at all to do with rights or “love” but is solely one of politics.

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On her show, O’Donnell said of her 2004 marriage:

George Bush, in the middle of a war, had an all-station news conference to announce how horrible it was for the safety of America that gay people were getting married in San Francisco, which pissed me off enough to get on a plane and go get married.

Of course, as in most of what this hack says, O’Donnell lied about what George W. Bush said in 2004. As Tim Graham reminds us, Bush did not call any “all-station” press conferences but in truth only issued a statement from the Roosevelt Room of the White House.

O’Donnell also lied about what he said in that statement. Bush said nothing about it being “horrible” for the “safety of America” if gays married. What he said was that, “marriage cannot be severed from its cultural, religious and natural roots without weakening the good influence of society.”

As mentioned, O’Donnell admitted that her marriage was but a political statement which makes the lie to the claim that gays just want to have their love recognized by the state and that this is all about politics.

But even worse was her absurd likening of the treatment of gays in America today to that of how gays were treated by the Nazis during the Holocaust. O’Donnell claimed that in America gays are being “rounded up” and labeled with a “pink triangle” just like the Nazis did.

But it just was an act of ‘listen If you’re gonna count up everybody who you think is not of value and round ‘em all up and slap a pink triangle on ‘em…

This illiterate, unhinged woman is an outright liar. There is no such oppression of gays in America and to liken the Nazis to today’s America is an outrage that at the very least cheapens the horrors of the Holocaust.

Brian Maloney of Radio Equalizer snagged the sound bite and brought the matter to our attention. If you can stomach it, here is his audio clip:

Transcript

Rosie O’Donnell: … But what happened is that one state, California, Gavin Newsom, decided that, you know, it was unconstitutional to prevent gay people from getting married and so he started marrying people there in the state of California and the City of San Francisco and that’s when Kelly and I flew there and got married. And then they annulled all those marriages and stopped people from getting married.

George Bush, in the middle of a war, had an all-station news conference to announce how horrible it was for the safety of America that gay people were getting married in San Francisco, which pissed me off enough to get on a plane and go get married. And um…

(laughing)

Co-host: You would do that.

O’Donnell: Well, you know, in a way it was like an act of, you know, I don’t know, defiance?

Co-host: Civil disobedience?

O’Donell: Well to me it was civil disobedience but people said to me that’s the wrong terminology. But it just was an act of ‘listen If you’re gonna count up everybody who you think is not of value and round ‘em all up and slap a pink triangle on ‘em…

Co-host: Purple

O’Donell: It was pink during the Holocaust.

Co-host: Everyone that I talked to said it was purple, but…

O’Donell: No, if you’ll just watch Schindler’s List you’ll see it was pink. And um, you know, I just felt like I wanted to be counted amongst the people who, you know, they were saying were unworthy and not allowed to have the same rights as everyone else. So we went and did that.

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