SCARBOROUGH: It’s a bit dainty, I’m just going to say it.
This probably wouldn’t be that big a deal if it weren’t for Scarborough’s history on this kind of thing. From March 31, 2008, after then-Candidate Obama went bowling at a campaign stop:
(I decided not to catalog all the times Scarborough said “Wheee!”)
SCARBOROUGH: You know, Willie, the thing is, Americans want their president, if it’s a man, to be a real man.
SCARBOROUGH: You get 150, you’re a man —
SCARBOROUGH: — or a good woman.
SCARBOROUGH: Baby, if you go to Altoona, Pennsylvania, on a Saturday night and you’re going to try to bowl — Oh, that’s so dainty. Ugh.
FORD: He probably shouldn’t do that again, but I tell you, it showed a human side to him. I mean, it showed a very humble side to him.
SCARBOROUGH: Well, yeah, yeah, yeah.
BRZEZINSKI: He is a politician.
SCARBOROUGH: A very human side? A prissy side.
Why is it homophobic? Because “dainty”, “prissy”, and “not a real man” are just standards-approved versions of “fuckin’ faggot.”
(Thanks to Media Matters for the heads up.)
Update: Rush Limbaugh had the same reaction to the pitch, saying “he throws like a girl”. Seriously, what’s up with these guys worrying about how well the president can throw?