GOP Debate Crowd Stays Classy, Boos Gay Soldier

You can always count on the GOP Presidential Debates for a “Wait…did that just happen?” moment.

We’ve already seen a debate crowd become sexually aroused over capital punishment.

Then there was the sadistic, emphatic call for death regarding   a  hypothetical 30 year old man who is dying but uninsured.

Then came yesterday.

When candidate, “wait who’s this guy?” Rick Santorum, was  shown a YouTube question from Stephen Hill, a Gay soldier in Iraq who up until this week  had to lie about who he was in order to serve our Country, Santorum offered this “compassionate” response:

SANTORUM: I would say any type of sexual activity has absolutely no place in the military. The fact they are making a point to include it as a provision within the military that we are going to recognize a group of people and give them a special privilege to, and removing don’t ask don’t tell. I think tries to inject social policy into the military. And the military’s job is to do one thing: to defend our country…

KELLY: What would you do with soldiers like Stephen Hill?

SANTORUM: What we are doing is playing social experimentation with our military right now. That’s tragic. I would just say that going forward we would reinstitute that policy if Rick Santorum was president. That policy would be re-instituted as far as people in, I would not throw them out because that would be unfair to them because of the policy of this administration. But we would move forward in conformity with what was happening in the past. Which was- sex is not an issue. It should not be an issue. Leave it alone. Keep it to yourself whether you are heterosexual or homosexual.

The real news however (per usual)  is not Santorum;  instead it is the yet again bizarre, disturbing, cold, crass …and predictable…behavior of the Compassionate Conservative Patriots in the audience.

Take a look

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  • I'd like to believe the boos emanated from only a couple of insolent and obstreperous people, but as a relative of a gay serviceman, this felt like a punch in the gut.

  • In reply to gwill:

    I would like to think that too-and the video evidence would seem to support that hope. However the real issue is that none of these candidates- some of which could actually be our next President, felt inclined to speak out against such behavior, none had the decency or maybe guts, to stick up for this brave soldier-and all those like him (like your relative).

    That said, I want to thank your relative and family for the sacrifice they have made. I can't imagine how it must feel for him/her, and for you and your family, to deal with such ignorance and hateful irreverence.

    Be Good Friend

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