Meet the 2 Bigots Hoping to Run the Republican National Committee

So what’s the state of the Republican National Committee these days? Well at least two front runners looking to become chair of the GOP have now gone as record as complete idiots. First there was Chip Saltsman’s “Barack the Magic Negro” incident, and now a reminder of former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell’s stance on gays. Hint: He doesn’t like ’em.

Blackwell — a black man who defended Saltsman’s disgusting “Magic Nego” track — told Michelangelo Signorile in September: “Well, the fact is, you can choose to restrain that compulsion. And so I think in fact you don’t have to give in to the compulsion to be homosexual. I think that’s been proven in case after case after case.”

And in response to being asked when he chose to become heterosexual, Blackwell responded: “The answer is that I’ve never had to make the choice because I’ve never had the urge to be other than a heterosexual, but if in fact I had the urge to be something else I could have in fact suppressed that urge.”

Listen to Signorile’s full interview here.