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GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul has commented on the emotional testimony of a man who explained how Dr. Paul came to his rescue when know one else would purely because his wife was white and he was black.
The video, released this week not by the Paul campaign but by independent supporters, features James Williams explaining how close to forty years ago Ron Paul was the only physician who would help him when his pregnant wife became sick.
Mr Williams of Matagorda County, Texas, says he believes no one would come to his aid and deliver the couple’s child “because of the difference, me being black and her being white”.
Mr Williams then explains how Ron Paul stepped in and took care of his wife and even dealt with the medical expenses after the baby was tragically stillborn.
Appearing on the Jan Mickelson radio show, Paul, was clearly emotional when the audio of the piece was played back to him.
Commenting on the video, Paul said “I’m amazed that they found that. If you’d have asked me to go back and find somebody like that I wouldn’t know.”
Explaining that although he does not recall the specifics of the incident, Paul added that he found it humbling to know how grateful Mr Williams is.
Watch the video at link:GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul has commented on the emotional testimony of a man... more
Bryan Fischer and the American Family Association: diabolical voices of un-Christian, un-American hate* Fischer makes the erroneous claim that the deity of Islam is not also the deity of Christianity (and thus, also not of Judaism).
* Fischer, a putatively devout Christian, impugns (read: blasphemes) the spirit of the deity of Islam, ergo, the deity of Christianity and thus commits the unpardonable sin of blasphemy against the Holy Spirit as widely understood by Christians on the scriptural authority of Matthew 12:31. See What is blasphemy against the Holy Ghost? by Tim Greenwood for an excellent analysis.* Fischer makes the erroneous claim that the deity of Islam is not also the deity of... more
By Jackie Kucinich, USA TODAY
WASHINGTON – Rep. Ron Paul has tried since 2001 to disavow racist and incendiary language published in Texas newsletters that bore his name, denying he wrote them and even walking out of an interview on CNN Wednesday. But he vouched for the accuracy of the writings and admitted writing at least some of the passages when first asked about them in an interview in 1996.
Some issues of the newsletters included racist, anti-Israel or anti-gay comments, including a 1992 newsletter in which he said 95% of black men in Washington "are semi-criminal or entirely criminal."
Paul told TheDallas Morning News in 1996 that the contents of his newsletters were accurate but needed to be taken in context. Wednesday, he told CNN he didn't write the newsletters and didn't know what was in them.
Paul, who leads polls in Iowa leading up to the caucuses there on Jan. 3, published a series of newsletters while he was out of Congress in the 1980s and 1990s called The Ron Paul Political Report, Ron Paul's Freedom Report, The Ron Paul Survival Report and The Ron Paul Investment Letter.
In 1996, Paul told TheDallas Morning News that his comment about black men in Washington came while writing about a 1992 study by the National Center on Incarceration and Alternatives, a criminal justice think tank in Virginia.
Paul cited the study and wrote: "Given the inefficiencies of what DC laughingly calls the criminal justice system, I think we can safely assume that 95 percent of the black males in that city are semi-criminal or entirely criminal."
"These aren't my figures," Paul told the Morning News. "That is the assumption you can gather from the report."
Nor did Paul dispute in 1996 his 1992 newsletter statement that said,"If you have ever been robbed by a black teenaged male, you know how unbelievably fleet of foot they can be."
'I didn't write them.'
Now, Paul says he had nothing to do with the contents of the newsletters published in his name.
"Why don't you go back and look at what I said yesterday on CNN and what I've said for 20-something years, 22 years ago?" Paul said on CNN Wednesday. "I didn't write them. I disavow them. That's it." Paul then removed his microphone and abruptly ended the interview.
http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/story/2011-12-21/ron-paul-racist-newsletters/52147878/1By Jackie Kucinich, USA TODAY WASHINGTON – Rep. Ron Paul has tried since 2001... more
By David Edwards
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Leaders of an anti-gay conservative Christian organization on Tuesday endorsed Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum ahead the upcoming Iowa caucuses.
The Family Leader CEO Bob Vander Plaats said that while his organization would not endorse a candidate at this time, he could personally Santorum because the former Pennsylvania senator was the “champion for the family” who is the best position to beat President Barack Obama.
Earlier this year, Santorum, Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann all signed The Family Leader’s pledge, agreeing to opposes same sex marriage, oppose Sharia law and ban “all forms of pornography.”
“Everything he brought back to the family,” Vander Plaats said during his endorsement of Santorum Tuesday. “He has been a stalwart and a soldier for the sanctity of human life, and God’s design for the family and one man, one woman marriage.”
“I believe Rick Santorum comes from us,” the conservative leader added. “Just not to us, he comes from us. He’s one of us.”
Chuck Hurley, head of The Family Leader’s Iowa Family Policy Center, who also endorsed Santorum Tuesday, said that his group had gotten death threats from supporters of other GOP candidates.
“I do regret that one erstwhile friend and culture warrior has threatened to — quote — ‘burn Bob’s body, drag it through the street and hang it from a bridge’ — unquote — if Bob doesn’t endorse who that person wants him to endorse,” Hurley explained, refusing to name the supporter or their preferred candidate.
“What sold me on Rick Santorum?” Hurley continued. “He meets and exceeds the biblical qualifications.”
Soon after launching The Family Leader’s pledge in July, Vander Plaats was caught on video praising a joke that used the word “fag” in the punchline.
“You know what my wife says?” an attendee at an event in Audubon asked Vander Plaats. “She says: Iowa, the state where you can’t smoke a fag, but you can marry one.”
“Oh shoot, that’s pretty good,” Vander Plaats replied. “That’s pretty good.”
Watch this video from CNN, broadcast Dec. 20, 2011.
"If I ever decide to run for any type of office, I want the Haters on My Side, seems to say a lot about a candidate these days, don't Ya' Think???" =(
"Just Kidding, I would never want to be associated with such Narrow Minded individuals!!!"By David Edwards Tuesday, December 20, 2011 Leaders of an anti-gay conservative... more
Does anyone know why? Please discuss. More videos below!!
Please keep your discussion civil, friendly, and no racist comments please!Does anyone know why? Please discuss. More videos below!!... more
The Israeli newspaper Haaretz mysteriously removed from its website an article exposing atrocious Israeli racism against black people just hours after it was published.
The article by David Sheen – a copy of which was made by The Electronic Intifada before Haaretz deleted it – reported on a rally by Israeli Jews on Sunday in Tel Aviv against African immigrants, demanding that they be sent home because Israel is a “Jewish state.” The rally was addressed by Michael Ben-Ari, a member of the Israeli parliament from the National Union party which also favors expelling Palestinians.
The deleted article stated:
The demonstrators chanted “The people demand the expulsion of the infiltrators,” “We have come to expunge the darkness,” and “Tel Aviv is for Jews, Sudan is for Sudanese.”
Ben Ari criticized Prime Minister Netanyahu for allowing African migrants to remain in the county after they had already entered in recent years. He called Netanyahu’s cabinet “the blackest government ever for Tel Aviv.”
Shocking video of hate rally
Video taken at the rally and posted on YouTube by Sheen, shows some of the vile racism, including by Knesset member Michael Ben-Ari.
Protesters can be heard chanting such slogans as, “Sudanese to Sudan, Tel Aviv is for Jews” and “Their place is in Sudan, not here. This is a Jewish state!”
“Restrict their movements”
Ben-Ari then praised the mayor of the Red Sea port city of Eilat for his alleged harsh treatment of Africans. The mayor, Ben-Ari said, “is doing a great job with the Africans there. I only wish we did the same here in Tel Aviv. He doesn’t allow them to attend schools, he restricts their movements, he knows what to do.”
Africans ‘bad for property values’
“Disgusting! Why should my son go to school with 30 Sudanese in a class?”
The same woman adds, “Let’s see you take them back home to your neighborhood and then we’ll see you complain that your property values are dropping.”The Israeli newspaper Haaretz mysteriously removed from its website an article... more
By Andrew Jones
Monday, December 12, 2011
GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney had an interesting exchange with a gay veteran at a New Hampshire diner Monday morning.
According to The Boston Globe, 63-year-old Vietnam vet Bob Garon asked the former Massachusetts if he would support a repeal of the state allowing same sex marriage.
“I believe marriage is between a man and a woman,” Romney replied. “That’s my view.”
Garon was upset by Romney’s answer, explaining to the GOP candidate the troubles married gay veterans face.
“If two men get married, apparently a veteran’s spouse would not be entitled to any burial benefits or medical benefits or anything that the serviceman has devoted his time and effort to his country,” he told Romney. “And you just don’t support equality in terms of same-sex marriage?”
After Romney said “we apparently disagree,” Garon further showed his displeasure.
“It’s good to know how you feel,” he said. “That you do not believe that everyone is entitled to their constitutional rights.”
Romney instantly replied back to Garon’s opinion.
“No, actually, I think at the time the Constitution was written it was pretty clear that marriage is between a man and a woman,” he said. “And I don’t believe the Supreme Court has changed that.”
What has changed however is Romney’s position on another issue. While running for the Senate in 1994, he told a gay newspaper that same sex marriage was a “state issue as you know – the authorization of marriage on a same-sex basis falls under state jurisdiction.”
Garon told The Boston Globe afterwards that Romney’s chances at winning were doomed.
“The guy ain’t going to make it,” he said of Romney. “He is not going to make it. You can’t trust him. I just saw it in his eyes. I judge a man by his eyes.”
WATCH: Video from Politico, which was published on December 12, 2011.
"I thought these folks were all about Patriotism and Flag lapel pins??? WTF???"
"I guess serving your country ain't all it used to be???"By Andrew Jones Monday, December 12, 2011 GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney... more
My wife tipped me off to an article after I read a newspaper article about how tech savvy businesses are asking people their Klout scores in job interviews. I have been asked my Klout score on at least two interviews and I believe their influence in social media is unfair as well as unjust and I’m going to get into that area now.My wife tipped me off to an article after I read a newspaper article about how tech... more
Italian clothing company Benetton has withdrawn a publicity shot of the Pope kissing a Muslim religious leader after a Vatican backlash.The digitally manipulated picture showed Benedict XVI locking lips with Mohammed Ahmed al-Tayeb, the grand sheikh of al-Azhar mosque in Cairo. It is part of their new advertising campaign 'Unhate' that launched on yesterday and featured unlikely combinations of religious and political figureheads kissing.Here are some of the best shots.
Italian clothing company Benetton has withdrawn a publicity shot of the Pope kissing... more
A shocking video of a gay student being beaten at Union-Scioto High School in Chillicothe, Ohio, has surfaced reports Channel 6 WSYX news.
In the clip, which was filmed on a cell phone and then posted to Facebook, the attacker, who has not been named, can be seen waiting for the gay student, who wishes to remain anonymous, in a classroom.
Once the student arrives, the bully begins severely beating "the holy living crap out of him," says his mother.
Even though the boy tried to get away and asked "Why are you doing this?" the attack continued.
WSYX reports the student received a possible concussion and a chipped tooth.
The student also says that the perpetrator wrote "Check out the definition of a faggot" on his Facebook page two days earlier.
The attacker received three days suspension, but the mother of the gay student says that is not good enough and she is going to file charges.
She added, "For all those people that have hate in their hearts, they need to let it go because people are going to be who they are."
Anti-LGBT bullying is, sadly, not a new phenomenon and despite a very public outcry in recent months, it continues to rear it tragic, ugly head.
In recent weeks two students, Jamey Rodemeyer and Jamie Hubley, both committed suicide after being subjected to bullying because of their sexuality.
"An anti-bullying bill is pending in Ohio's legislature. Ohio House Bill 208 would add sexual orientation, gender identity, and other enumerated protections to Ohio’s anti-bullying law without changing the general prohibition against any bullying or harassment. Proponents of the bill are seeking testimony in the House Education Committee, according to Equality Ohio, but the bill has not been a priority of the committee."A shocking video of a gay student being beaten at Union-Scioto High School in... more
(CBS) Do gay doctors pose a threat to hospitalized kids? Linda Harvey apparently thinks so. On a recent broadcast, the conservative Christian radio host urged parents to "think long and hard" about whether kids should be cared for by hospital workers who "proclaim a homosexual lifestyle."
PICTURES - OK to be gay? Regional acceptance of same sex relations
To make her point, Harvey offered isteners a scenario: "Let's say your 11-year-old has broken her leg rather badly and needs to be in the hospital a few days. Which would you prefer - a nurse who's proud of her lesbianism, who has rainbow identifiers on her work clothing, or a nurse who does not?"
Just who is Linda Harvey? She's a Columbus, Ohio-based former executive of Ohio State University Hospitals and the founder of a "Christian pro-family organization" called Mission:America, according to the organization's website.
On the Oct. 18 broadcast, Harvey acknowledged that gay health-care workers can be competent and might be the best bet in a medical emergency. But she urged parents to pick a pediatrician very carefully. In addition, she said parents should consider writing a letter to the pediatrician saying that if a child must be hospitalized, then he/she will not be treated by gay workers.
"For routine in-hospital care where contact with your child would be required," she continued, "your values should be respected."
But the values expressed in Harvey's comments didn't get a lot of respect from some medical experts.
"Sexual orientation, gender identity and other personal characteristics do not determine a healthcare provider's competence," Dr. Desi Bailey, president of the Gay & Lesbian Medical Association, told CBS News in an email. She cited a 2005 Gallup poll that found that 78% of Americans believe lesbians and gay men should be hired as doctors.
As for rainbow pins, Dr. Bailey said they help foster a welcoming environment for healthcare workers, adding, "A welcoming environment improves the quality of healthcare for all patients."
What does the medical establishment have to say?
"The American Medical Association has zero tolerance for discrimination in any form," the association's president, Dr. Peter W. Carmel, told CBS News in an email. "Respecting the diversity of patients and the physicians who care for them is a fundamental value of the medical profession."(CBS) Do gay doctors pose a threat to hospitalized kids? Linda Harvey apparently... more
By Ed Croft,WWH – I have been feeling greatly off balance, drained, and disillusioned over the past few weeks. I feel a growing anger and frustration with the way things are going. I especially have gotten upset over the attacks on the unemployed as leeches on society.By Ed Croft,WWH – I have been feeling greatly off balance, drained, and... more
On this month, 498 years ago:
Vasco discovered that the village of Quarequa was stained by the foulest vice. The king’s brother and a number of other courtiers were dressed as women, and according to the accounts of the neighbours shared the same passion. Vasco ordered forty of them to be torn to pieces by dogs. The Spaniards commonly used their dogs in fighting against these naked people, and the dogs threw themselves upon them as though they were wild boars or timid deer. The Spaniards found these animals as ready to share their dangers as did the people of Colophon or Castabara, who trained cohorts of dogs for war; for the dogs were always in the lead and never shirked a fight.
This from Pietro Martire D’Anghiera’s account of Vasco Nunez de Balboa massacre of Native American trans folk which took place October 1513.On this month, 498 years ago: Vasco discovered that the village of Quarequa was... more
Not long ago most Americans thought Mormons were an odd band of people who all lived in Salt Lake City, worshiped seagulls, and had a rockin’ choir. They knew nothing of Joseph Smith and the Laminites, that gold dude on the temple roof, or that SF 49er Steve Young is a direct descendant of Brigham Young. In fact, even today not many people know that Mormons aren’t Mormons at all, but members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints or LDS for the “in-crowd”.Not long ago most Americans thought Mormons were an odd band of people who all lived... more
Please let us all call out the main stream media for giving these horrible creatures a free pass. How can it take just a few months for the teabags to claim a new party when the GreenParty has been struggling for decades? How, just maybe our media is far more racists than we are willing to believe and they are willing to admit!
This piece in MotherJones should be used to bridge the gap back to reality. We need to call out these media maggots. Have we not witnessed a hugely out of proportion press presence of GOP/teabags over Democratic policy proffers? Why has the teabag nation been awarded autheticity? Is all of "lame stream" media (as sister Sarah would say) against progress? Do they all grab money from the bags on Wall Street?
Refuse the anger. Why the hell are we progressives so damn passive and forgiving?
* * * * WTF * * * *
http://motherjones.com/slideshows/2010/09/tea-partys-racist-signs/arrogant-kenyanPlease let us all call out the main stream media for giving these horrible creatures a... more
This is an interview of a "Moderate" Muslim in Washington, D.C. during a Muslim function called "Muslim Day" where Muslims are allowed to pray on the White House lawns.
Many gay and lesbian activists are not aware that under Islamic Sharia Law Muslims are OK with killing or imprison homosexuals. Murdering homosexuals is done by several Muslim countries. The more Muslim the country is, the more likely that the death penalty for a homosexual is a reality. So many stars like Elton John, Ellen DeGeneres, Adam Lambert, Suze Orman, Rosie O'Donnell, Johnny Mathis, K.D. Lang, Boy George, George Michael, Ricky Martin, David Geffen, including the millions of homosexuals around the world would be imprisoned or facing murder. It would not be considered a hate crime in the Middle East to kill a gay person.
Many people in the west do not know the true nature of Islam and believe Sharia Law is not vile. Some Liberal and Leftists stick up for Islam without knowing anything about it, which includes murdering and harassing gays and lesbians.
Religion of "peace" my ass...This is an interview of a "Moderate" Muslim in Washington, D.C. during a... more
It was a mostly white world. In 1950, the census counted about 900 black residents out of a population of about 13,000 in Haskell County, numbers that have declined steadily. Most blacks worked as maids or field hands and lived in an across-the-tracks neighborhood in the city of Haskell, the county seat, about 20 minutes from Paint Creek.
Throckmorton County, where the hunting camp is located, was for years considered a virtual no-go zone for blacks because of old stories about the lynching of a black man there, locals said. The 1950 Census listed one black resident in Throckmorton County out of a population of about 3,600. In 1960, there were four; in 1970, two; in 1980, none. The 2010 Census shows 11 black residents.
Mae Lou Yeldell, who is black and has lived in Haskell County for 70 years, recalled a gas station refusing to sell her father fuel when he drove the family through Throckmorton in the 1950s. She said it was not uncommon in the 1950s and ’60s for whites to greet blacks with, “Morning, nigger!”
“I heard that so much it’s like a broken record,” said Yeldell, who had never heard of the hunting spot by the river.
And you wonder why black folks had to use The Green Book as a guide for safety while touring this country?
Rick Perry’s family retreat was/is named “Niggerhead.” The Washington Post’s cover story is a distraction of course from more important issues such as a failing economy, Perry’s questionable record on jobs and the environment in Texas, and a far-Right leaning Republican presidential field that would combine Ayn Rand with the Christian Taliban. But a distraction can still be instructive and productive.
For the Left and other critics, Rick Perry’s Niggerhead hunting camp is more proof that he is a racist and a bigot. For the Right, this story will be greeted as “gotcha politics” and more bias from the “mainstream media.” Lockstep, the Right-wing media will revert to form and argue that “all of this race stuff” is playing the “race card” against white people. Who cares anyway since Perry’s dad was a Democrat and he originally owned Niggerhead anyway? Predictably, there will be more spin from Conservatives and a recurring blindness to political history, i.e. Southern Democrats aka “Dixiecrats” are now the base of the Tea Party GOP.
And of course, black Republicans such as Herman Cain will be trotted out to dance on the stage while they answer questions about Rick Perry and racism.
All in all, theatrics that are par for the course of what counts as reasonable discourse in the 24 hour opinion driven news cycle.
I would suggest that Rick Perry’s Niggerhead family retreat is important in so far as formative childhood and adult experiences impact political attitudes and beliefs. Rick Perry is from the Jim and Jane Crow South and has advocated for secession. He also panders to the Tea Party with all of their “take my America” pleadings and is part of a cultural movement that possesses an almost deranged hatred for the country’s first black President. Racism and Conservatism overlap in America; the Conservative political imagination yearns for a return to the “good old days” and is blinded by a myopic White nostalgia for the past.
In all, why should anyone be surprised that there is a Niggerhead skeleton in Rick Perry’s closet? Moreover, I would bet that there are many Niggerhead skeletons in many white folks’ closets in this country.
We must also be cautious and not paint with too broad a brush, or suggest that Rick Perry is somehow unique in this regard. He is not alone in a willful denial of white supremacy and the Slaveocracy/Jim and Jane Crow/Confederacy’s hold on American popular imagination even into the 21st century.
The white racist Southern Redemptionist fantasy and lie that is Gone with the Wind is still beloved by millions of people (all those happy black folks; white people in big houses and fancy clothes; what good fun!). Lady Antebellum is an acclaimed musical group (where are the Auschwitz singers? Or the Trail of Tears emo band?). A significant percentage of Americans do not believe that the Civil War was fought over slavery and the rights of White people to hold Black people in perpetual bondage. The Whiteness of history is glaring. Rick Perry, as demonstrated by his love for Niggerhead, is just one of many Americans who are transfixed by it.
Nevertheless, Rick Perry’s Niggerhead moment is teachable history. For that reason it is important.
Rick Perry grew up in a sundown town. As James Loewen exhaustively and masterfully documents, there were thousands of these communities across the country where blacks (and in some cases Jews, Mexicans and other non-whites) were not allowed to live, journey through, or be present in after dark. These towns were often created by racial violence and the wholesale ethnic cleansing of non-whites through murder, forced exile, rape, banishment, theft, and violence.
When we wonder why some neighborhoods look the way that they do, why there are no black folks or other people of color living there, or stand vexed by the intergenerational wealth gap in the United States, part of the answer lies in American Apartheid. Sundown towns were a key part of the Racial State’s apparatus and how it structured the day to day lives of all people.
Racial terrorism was a tool of economic exploitation. Because many in White America are loathe to acknowledge the power of structures and institutions as they cling to the lie that is the myth of meritocracy, Niggerhead is a reminder of lived history in the present. Yesterday wasn’t even yesterday; it created the present terms of political, cultural, economic, and social engagement.
While some Americans have a limited knowledge of the relationship between housing segregation and the maintenance of the colorline, fewer know about sundown towns and America’s history of ethnic cleansing. This history hides in plain sight. It lives on in debates over the racialized names of rivers, towns, mountains, and other public places. It is present when real estate agents refuse to show people of color homes in certain communities. It is the ether and lifeblood of whitopia.
Ignorance of race and racism’s historic role in structuring life chances, and basic geographies such as where one lived, married, worked, and traveled, is especially common among the post-Civil Rights generation. This dynamic is especially true for Millennials who would be aghast at the reality of white supremacy as the norm for American history where their imagined multicultural moment is indeed an aberration–a very recent development–and one that works through conservative colorblindness as opposed to a deep and radical engagement with human difference, identity, justice.
Rick Perry’s Niggerhead moment will be a short-lived blip on the news radar. Niggerhead will confirm what his detractors already believe about Rick Perry. Niggerhead will encourage his supporters to circle the wagons and double down their support because their “culture” is under assault. Unfortunately, Niggerhead will be a missed opportunity. This could be a teachable moment where White Americans could choose to look in the mirror and see the collective ugliness looking back at them. Whiteness, for most people in America, and indeed the world, was the face of terror. It was ugly and not beautiful.
Folks of all colors should know their shared history; instead it is easier to look away, make up fun fictions, and tell yourself easy lies and platitudes about “post-racial” America.
Remember folks, there is a little Niggerhead in all of us…for some like Rick Perry, a good deal more than others.
http://t.co/5KKwsdjZIt was a mostly white world. In 1950, the census counted about 900 black residents out... more
I have been crying all day about this.
Poor Jamey Rodemeyer, a beautiful boy of 14 who killed himself because of relentless bullying. He actually participated in the "It gets better" program.
He died for no reason other than he was gay.
This is not innate behaviour. This is learned. I don't mean being homosexual. I mean hating. And bullying.
I'm not a big fan of Lady Gaga, but this is an awesome tribute she did for Jamey, who quoted one of her songs in his suicide note. She seems sincere. And she has the muscle to make a difference.
Not to be corny, but I have been thinking of a William Shakespeare line all day:
"Goodnight, sweet prince; And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest." -- Horatio
It WILL get better, Jamey.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aER4KfBvpwAI have been crying all day about this. Poor Jamey Rodemeyer, a beautiful boy of 14... more
Members of the crowd gathered for the Fox News/YouTube debate booed a video of a gay soldier in Iraq who asked if the nine presidential candidates on stage would work to “circumvent” the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.
Rick Santorum answered the question, and said that the repeal of the military’s ban on openly gay servicemembers was granting them special rights. From the debate transcript:
"I would say any type of sexual activity has 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 the military, wh I all-volunteer the ability to do so in a way that is [Inaudible]"
The cringe-worthy moment has become something of a trend at the Republican presidential debates this year. On Sept. 7, the biggest applause line of the night went to the then-234 executions that had occurred during Rick Perry’s time as governor. At the CNN/Tea Party Express debate a few days later, members of the audience voiced their support for letting an uninsured man die.Members of the crowd gathered for the Fox News/YouTube debate booed a video of a gay... more