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    Obama: Commander in chief must support gay troops

    Obama: Commander in chief must support gay troops - Yahoo! News

    A combative Obama on Saturday criticized Republican presidential candidates for staying silent when the crowd at a recent debate booed a gay soldier who asked a question of the contenders via videotape.


    "You want to be commander in chief? You can start by standing up for the men and women who wear the uniform of the United States, even when it's not politically convenient," Obama said during remarks at the annual dinner of the Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest gay rights organization.

    Referencing the boos at the Sept. 22 Republican debate, he said: "We don't believe in standing silent when that happens."


    Obama touted his administration's efforts to repeal the military's ban on openly gay service members, as well as his orders to the Justice Department to stop enforcing a law defining marriage as between one man and one woman.
    Good stuff. Democrats constantly get called anti-American for being in opposition to the Iraq war or whatever other vague military intervention du jour. Republicans should get a little bit of their own medicine. They only seem to support the straight troops.
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    Re: Obama: Commander in chief must support gay troops

    He should support THE troops, period - their sex lives shouldn't matter.
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    Re: Obama: Commander in chief must support gay troops

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    He should support THE troops, period - their sex lives shouldn't matter.
    That nails it.
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    Re: Obama: Commander in chief must support gay troops

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    Good stuff. Democrats constantly get called anti-American for being in opposition to the Iraq war or whatever other vague military intervention du jour. Republicans should get a little bit of their own medicine. They only seem to support the straight troops.
    Actuallly, the Republicans support all the troops. They don't constantly make distinctions over race, sex, or sexual orientation.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Actuallly, the Republicans support all the troops. They don't constantly make distinctions over race, sex, or sexual orientation.
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    Do you want me to go get quotes from the GOP legislators and candidates responding to the repeal of DADT?

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    Re: Obama: Commander in chief must support gay troops

    Quote Originally Posted by Frolicking Dinosaurs View Post
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    Do you want me to go get quotes from the GOP legislators and candidates responding to the repeal of DADT?
    Sure, go for it. While you're doing that, I'll post the vid where Obama accuses our troops of indiscriminatly killing civilians and other Libbos falsely accusing them of war crimes. Wanna see whose list is longer and uglier?
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    Re: Obama: Commander in chief must support gay troops

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Sure, go for it. While you're doing that, I'll post the vid where Obama accuses our troops of indiscriminatly killing civilians and other Libbos falsely accusing them of war crimes. Wanna see whose list is longer and uglier?
    Not going to hijack this thread for a mud-slinging contest.

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    Re: Obama: Commander in chief must support gay troops

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Actuallly, the Republicans support all the troops. They don't constantly make distinctions over race, sex, or sexual orientation.
    That would explain the booing referenced in the OP.

    Oh wait, no it doesn't.
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    Re: Obama: Commander in chief must support gay troops

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    Good stuff. Democrats constantly get called anti-American for being in opposition to the Iraq war or whatever other vague military intervention du jour. Republicans should get a little bit of their own medicine. They only seem to support the straight troops.
    Obama's not my guy, but I applaud what he said. The Republican debaters were flat-out wrong. I'm betting they won't make that mistake again.
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    Re: Obama: Commander in chief must support gay troops

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    That would explain the booing referenced in the OP.

    Oh wait, no it doesn't.
    Yeah, two dudes booed. That's huge.

    While we're on the subject, let's talk about it's not the president's place to tell the American people what they can and can't say in public. Kinda goes against the whole free speech craziness that Libbos hate, except when it's them doing the speaking, that is.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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