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The Worst Fox News-Google Debate Moment: Audience Boos a Gay Soldier
The Atlantic ^ | September 23, 2011 | Garance Franke-Ruta

Posted on 09/23/2011 12:19:04 AM PDT by lbryce

The last three GOP presidential primary debates have been nearly as notable for the actions of audience-members as for the candidates who appeared before them.

In California at the MSNBC-Politico debate at the Reagan library, the audience applauded mention of the high number of executions in Texas and Rick Perry's defense of the death penalty. "If you come into our state and you kill one of our children, you kill a police officer, you're involved with another crime and you kill one of our citizens, you will face the ultimate justice in the state of Texas, and that is that you will be executed," the Texas governor said to hoots, whistles, and applause.

In Tampa, Fla., at the CNN-Tea Party Express debate, the audience cheered the idea of letting an uninsured 30-year-old man die (video) without care, greeting the idea with applause and shouts of "Yeah!"

And last night, at the Fox News-Google debate in Orlando, Fla., some audience-members booed a recently-out gay soldier stationed in Iraq who submitted a question through Google's YouTube video-sharing site. His offense? Asking the candidates if they would circumvent the progress made for gays and lesbians in the military.

Watch the interaction with Stephen Hill:

"Any type of sexual activity has no place in the military," former senator Rick Santorum told Hill, saying that the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" ban on out service constituted "special privileges" and "social experimentation."

The audience response led former White House spokesman Ari Fleischer to tweet, "Booing a soldier serving our nation is uncalled for. If I were on stage, I would make that point."

But he wasn't on the stage, and none standing there spoke up on Hill's behalf.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: dadt; debates; doaskdotell; gay; gop; homonaziagenda; homonazisoldier; homopsychoagenda; homopsychosoldier; homosexualagenda; homosexualism; homotyranny; homotyrantsoldier; narcissism; republicanvalues; ricksantorum; santorum
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To: dfwgator

Thank You. I don’t know why these Candidates are agreeing to these Circus shows arranged by Fox.

141 posted on 09/23/2011 11:02:06 AM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: Marty62

You are forgetting base housing is full of kids.

142 posted on 09/23/2011 11:14:35 AM PDT by USAF80
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To: liberalh8ter; fightinJAG

That is why I am still one of the 2 Santorum guys on FR. He is like one of us. He doesn’t need to think about questions because he has a Conservative core to work from. The right answers are at his fingertips because he really believes it. He lives the life. I like having a person running who is honest with who they are. Johnson, Cain and even Paul never miss a beat and tell it like they believe it is. That is why Perry, Mittens and Bachmann turn me off. They give these wooden answers that you can see were focus grouped.

As an aside. If anyone wants to read a heartbreaking story about Santorum that he rarely talks about is his daughter, Isabella. I herd him discuss it a few months back on Glenn Becks radio show. I didn’t even know about it.

Much like Palin, his adherence to principles has kept her alive when other would have walked away.

143 posted on 09/23/2011 11:15:34 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: lbryce

think many of us are missing the point here.

That is what we should be asking not whether some booed a homosexuals or booed the question.

It’s down right not normal and if anyone thinks it is then why are they on here anyway plus I suggest they think about what these deviants do to each other and how they act.

Got a pal and he had no problem either with them but one day the guy at his work asked for a life home as his car was broken down.
He then dropped him off and then saw him to go another guy at the house and on the way home my pal thought to himself what they were doing to each other right there and then and since that he has been disgusted by them.

IT IS NOT NORMAL and they should not be in the military and do need to be told they need help.
As for those who say they have because they have a friend who is a queer then think about what they are dong and then would that person not have a problem because their friend has sex with their pet dog, young girl,daughter etc?

144 posted on 09/23/2011 11:17:13 AM PDT by manc (Hannity admitted he's socially liberal on his show, another phony cashing in,marriage =1man +1 woman)
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To: Marty62

agree the debates are stupid run by our pro queer, pro cross dressing and probably soon to be pro more than one wife , pro incest and pro little kids sex media.

All FOX wants is for the people to attack to get ratings and the GOP should tell them to piss off.

145 posted on 09/23/2011 11:19:05 AM PDT by manc (Hannity admitted he's socially liberal on his show, another phony cashing in,marriage =1man +1 woman)
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To: Lazlo in PA

make it 3 of us.

I like Rick it is refreshing to have someone speak what the majority want and think.
He’s not backing down and nor should he.

Homosexuality , cross dressing, incest etc is not frigging normal in the first place let alone be in the military.

The only reason why his numbers are not higher is because the pro queer, cross dressing media does nto like his stance and therefore give him no time compared to the other idiots who are always being told they are the front runners

Look at Newt, he would wipe the floor with zero in a debate, he knows more than all up there especially history , constitution and founding fathers.

MB is prone to slip ups sadly

the pro loving queer cross dressing media has selected our candidates and most on the right have fell for it again just like in 2008

On my local news I saw they were saying Palin is getting a divorce, again they are now looking for another attack angle
Lat time it was her kid, she is dumb, she spends money on clothes but ignores how she gave it to charity

We need men or women with a backbone and Perry , Romney etc do not have it IMHO

146 posted on 09/23/2011 11:24:22 AM PDT by manc (Hannity admitted he's socially liberal on his show, another phony cashing in,marriage =1man +1 woman)
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To: Marty62

Why don’t you explain to me how the Bible verse you quote is meant to mean that homosexuality should be respected if a person has served in the military.

And why don’t you also explain to us what perversions you don’t want to hate and which it is that you do. If someone is openly a pedophile and has served then are you for booing the person or not? If they engage in bestiality and have served then are you for booing or not?

I am simply trying to find out if it is only homosexual perversion that you feel it is hateful to boo against or if it is all perversions you want to protect.

147 posted on 09/23/2011 11:25:44 AM PDT by TheBigIf
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To: Lazlo in PA

Did you hear his interview with Rush? Good stuff. It definitely put me in his corner.

148 posted on 09/23/2011 11:25:55 AM PDT by liberalh8ter
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To: manc

One of my reservist had a job at the post office. His dad got him the job. Anyway there was a homo working there that kept hitting on him but out of respect for his dad he refrained from beating his ass.

One day the homo asked him if he wanted lunch and my troop said yes. My troop said as he was eating his sandwich the pervert kept looking at him and smiling. He asked what was up and the perv said he had put something “special” in his sandwich. I can’t remember the rest but I think he quit or ended up beating his ass anyway and got fired.

149 posted on 09/23/2011 11:38:48 AM PDT by USAF80
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To: TheBigIf


Amazing Christians are attacked daily in the msm and even in our local towns and cities. Do you really think such hatred is a Christian Characteristic.

When our children are being subjected to all forms of perversion in Schools and daily on the TV (if you allow them to watch)
Spewing hatred at someone serving this Country is less than admirable.

Before you TRY to claim I support PERVS forget it.
Many decades ago, my FORMER Mother-in-Law had a beach house in Mx. She asked if my daughter could go with her and her friend whose little boy was going.
I agreed since she assured me there would not be any drinking around her.
My Father-in- Law brought her home. I got a call at work from my Mother who was hysterical. She got a CALL fom my MF’ing MIL. She told her that she thought something might have happened to my Daughter.
I was shaking so hard I could barely drive home. I found my Mother in tears. I put my Daughter down for a nap. When she was asleep I called the BITCH and asked her what the hell was going on. She informed me that her friends BOYFRIEND had gone with them.

I was calling the Emergency room, (I worked at a hospital)
they told me how to handle it.
My Husband showed up. (his mfing Muther called him) As calmly as I could I told my Daughter that we need to go see the Doctor. At the hospital I relayed the story and that I had NOT questioned my Daughter.
Calmly she went into the exam room with the Doctors and nurses.
The Doctor came out and said yes she had been molested. The rage I felt was palpable. But attempting to remain calm for my Daughter was extremely difficult.
When we got home I told my Mother and I watched as her heart broke. She took my Daughter to bed and slept with her.
I got my keys to go to my f-ing MIL. My Husband said he would take me. When we got there I demanded to know how this happened. turned out her and her buddy went to a local bar and left the kids with this perv. I got his name and turns out he was in the NAVY. He had 3 girls but was divorced. The police said they couldn’t do anything about it because it happened in MX.
In between the death threats I yelled at everyone involved, I made it clear the U.S Navy was going to get the Doctors report.

But I have learned in my life that hatred is a disease that can eat your soul. I choose not to associate with people I find objectionable pesonally. That includes Dumocrats.

150 posted on 09/23/2011 12:49:55 PM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: Marty62

I saw an E-9 get busted to E-1 because he was screwing his own daughter. Seems that her new boyfriend wanted to know why she was so sexually experienced and she stated her dad had taught her everything she knew. The cops asked him and he concurred. He used to come into the chow hall escorted by the secuirty pukes.

151 posted on 09/23/2011 1:05:28 PM PDT by USAF80
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To: USAF80

My Father-in Law who was on the Admirals staff actually took care of it for me. Needless to say he was out of the Navy by weeks end.

152 posted on 09/23/2011 1:08:05 PM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: Marty62

First off it is you who are making the accusations of hatred here. I hate no one. Homosexuality is a behavior and not a person as you imply, so to not respect a behavior in no ways assumes hatred for a human being as you seem to think it does.

Second I am very sorry to hear of the assault of your daughter. That is tragic and I would very well hope that you would have no respect for any type of deviant perverted behavior.

But you have been defending perversion in this thread. You seem to think that if someone is against such behavior that they are being hateful of a human being. That is total BS.

You also have avoided answering my question for you. If this soldier was openly a pedophile would you then call people booing him hateful or do you only feel that way in regards to homosexuality? I simply want to know if you have a preference for treating homosexuality differently then another perversion. Please simply answer the question.

153 posted on 09/23/2011 1:10:11 PM PDT by TheBigIf
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To: TheBigIf

You sir are WAY out of line. I have NEVER defended perversion.

You still don’t get it. They are already talking about reinstating the draft. (which will end the issue).
If members of the military refused to serve with homosexuals, then the policy fails.
Well see in coming years what the re-up rate is.

154 posted on 09/23/2011 1:16:52 PM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: lbryce

This was a political event and some soldier who self identifies by his sexuality asked a political question. So what if that question got booed. Hell, I booed soldiers when I was in the Army and even punched a couple in the face. They got over it.

155 posted on 09/23/2011 1:18:12 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (.)
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To: Marty62

It is you who are out of line. You absolutely have defended perversion. You are lying to say otherwise.

156 posted on 09/23/2011 1:32:09 PM PDT by TheBigIf
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To: TheBigIf

You need a time out in the quiet room.

157 posted on 09/23/2011 1:35:04 PM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: Marty62

You do not like my behavior? Why are you being so hateful? Or is it just homosexual behavior that you feel it is hateful to be against?

158 posted on 09/23/2011 1:41:07 PM PDT by TheBigIf
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To: USAF80

and stuff lie that will start to happen more and more now these queers, cross dressers etc have their special protective laws.

It really is sick and just shows how bad society has become.

159 posted on 09/23/2011 2:36:42 PM PDT by manc (Hannity admitted he's socially liberal on his show, another phony cashing in,marriage =1man +1 woman)
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To: dagogo redux

+1 - spot on

160 posted on 09/23/2011 6:49:39 PM PDT by icanhasbailout
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