Skip to comments.At GOP debate, crowd boos gay soldier's question on 'don't ask, don't tell' (Barf Alert)
Posted on 09/22/2011 11:29:45 PM PDT by SideoutFred
A gay soldier's question about the end of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy elicited boos from the audience at Thursday night's Republican candidate debate, and a promise from Rick Santorum to reinstate the policy if elected.
In a video submission, Stephen Hill told the Republican presidential candidates that he "had to lie about who he was" when he was deployed to Iraq in 2010 because of his sexual orientation, and his fear that he would "lose my job."
"My question is, under one of your presidencies, do you intend to circumvent the progress that's been made for gay and lesbian soldiers in the military?" Hill asked.
Loud jeers were heard immediately from the Orlando, Fla., crowd, marking the third straight debate when the audience's reaction overshadowed the candidate's.
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“Don’t ask don’t tell” was one of Clinton’s notions, and Santorum wants re-instate it.
All this suggests the so called soldier—and his question were a set up. I have no doubts “they Know” all this and are still trying to drive wedges — the old divide and conquer tactic.
The “soldier” was telling a LIE when he /she/it said they “had to lie” or they would lose their job. He/she/it had to lie ,as instructed, to advance the “cause” the queering of America.
theirs is a lifestyle/ orientation that springs from LIES told.
A question for anyone with up to date knowledge on UCMJ laws, are these laws still on the books?
I won’t cherry picks specific articles, so I’ve supplied the link to all articles for opinions.
Maybe it is just I never watched all of the old MASH tv series enough times but I don’t recall Klinger EVER being
homosexual— he was just a guy who thought he had found a really good ruse to get out of Korea. I seem to recall one episode where he clearly said “you know I’m not like that. I just wear the dresses to get out of here.”Or something along those lines.
The news media shoving down our throats on this subject. Not you. This whole issue with the News media gay this gay that transgender this that! That is what I’m talking about. Why did Fox put this video on at the debates.. This is not a major issue with me or I’m sure with a lot of Americans!!!
I would have to disagree with you on this one. I like the audience responses because it shows that there is life and energy in the Republican Party as opposed to the old stereotype of the staid, boring GOP. Also, the American public has been bashed by the liberal media all of their lives. They are made to feel that they are the only ones who have conservative views. Everything from the news to the entertainment programs are slanted to promote the liberal message. When people call out from the audience it shows a show of strength that the American people have been waiting for for a long time. At last they see a room full of a HUGE crowd that agrees with them. This is empowering.
“Don’t ask, don’t tell” was a compromise which was worked out by Colin Powell and Clinton. When Clinton came into office one of the first things he did was to openly admit gays into the military. Don’t ask, don’t tell was only a compromise. As you can see, the gays were not satisfied with that just as they were not satisfied with civil unions.
Santorum wants to go back to a position of compromise, yes.
>> That said, people should keep fairly quiet at these things because its hard to tell how reactions will be interpreted and what will develop in a question or answer.