Thursday, September 29, 2011

GOProud vs Ann Coulter strange bedfellows

Not that Ann Coulter or GOProud matter in any meaningful way, but what do you make of the fact that she's on their board and they have completely opposing views to the one moment in time gay and republican intersect?

The whole debacle at the last debate debacle where the crowd booed a gay Soldier asking a question about Don't Ask Don't Tell prompted GOProud to post:
“Tonight, Rick Santorum disrespected our brave men and women in uniform, and he owes Stephen Hill, the gay soldier who asked him the question about Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell repeal, an immediate apology.
“That brave gay soldier is doing something Rick Santorum has never done – put his life on the line to defend our freedoms and our way of life.  It is telling that Rick Santorum is so blinded by his anti-gay bigotry that he couldn’t even bring himself to thank that gay soldier for his service.
“Stephen Hill is serving our country in Iraq, fighting a war Senator Santorum says he supports.  How can Senator Santorum claim to support this war if he doesn’t support the brave men and women who are fighting it?”
Previously, GOProud had added Ann Coulter as an advisor releasing the following statement:
Ann Coulter is a brilliant and fearless leader of the conservative movement, we are honored to have her as part of GOProud’s leadership
So, she advises them, they are proud of her leadership, and yet she says the following about the debate debacle:
It is beyond absurd to demand that Republican candidates pledge not to consider altering a recent rule change overturning a military policy that had been in effect from the beginning of warfare until the last few weeks of the 111th Congress.

Of course there was booing for that!

At the time of the vote -- five minutes ago -- only eight Republicans in the entire U.S. Senate supported eliminating Don't Ask, Don't Tell. It's safe to assume that no one on the stage supported this sexualization of the military, except maybe one of the nut candidates polling at 3 percent.

This is not an anti-gay position; it's a pro-military position. The basic idea is that sexual bonds are disruptive to the military bond.

Soldiers, sailors and Marines living in close quarters who are having sex with one another, used to have sex with one another or would like to have sex with one another simply cannot function as a well-oiled fighting machine. A battalion of married couples facing a small unit of heterosexual men would be slaughtered.
My straight dual-military friends would probably be shocked to hear they'd be slaughtered by single, straight men, but I digress--

The celebrity pandering that is the GOProud groveling at the feet of Ann Coulter, as displayed in their diametrically opposing views regarding the subject above should prove that it is nothing more than a political ploy designed to garner publicity.  But I'm sure they'll still throw parties and fund raise together because clearly nothing is more important to GOProud than money, nor celebrity to Ann Coulter, so theirs is a marriage made in Republican heaven.


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