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Watch: Wingnut Brigade Presser in Support of Military Gay Ban


Via HRC Backstory comes this video from today's CPAC conference.

A group of right-wingers led by their fearless wingnut leader Elaine Donnelly had a press conference to rally against repeal of the military's failed "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.

Donnelly, along with Tom Minnery, Vice President, Public Policy, Focus on the Family, Tony Perkins, President, Family Research Council, David Keene of the American Service Union, Penny Nance of the Concerned Women for America, and Retired Admiral James Lyons presented their bigoted arguments (that according to all the latest reports have no basis in reality) in support of the ban.

The highlights, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Verbal diarrhea

    Posted by: Dan | Feb 18, 2010 8:21:11 PM

  2. Elaine Donnelly looks like the little girl in Alvy Singer's class in ANNIE HALL, the one who says, "I'm into leather."

    Posted by: Roscoe | Feb 18, 2010 8:44:18 PM

  3. Chickenhaw Elaine Donnelly has never served in the military. Who knows why she thinks she's an expert on the military is anyone's guess.

    Posted by: Admiral Ackbar | Feb 18, 2010 8:55:25 PM

  4. Conclusory statements. All of them. No proof, no reasoning, no explanation for statements that are served up to us as facts. It's insulting. And the experiences of our allies armed forces, who do NOT have a DADT policy, says otherwise.

    Posted by: patrick | Feb 18, 2010 8:56:37 PM

  5. Why do all these people have the same vacant eyes? Are they pod people?

    Posted by: Kyle Sullivan | Feb 18, 2010 9:14:04 PM

  6. We have no greater weapon in our arsenal than a public speech by Elaine Donnelly.

    Posted by: BobN | Feb 18, 2010 9:40:04 PM

  7. Holy shit, it's Betty Bowers!

    Posted by: Tim | Feb 18, 2010 9:45:09 PM

  8. So... when are Elaine and Maggie tying the knot?

    Posted by: Darren | Feb 18, 2010 10:21:28 PM

  9. I'll bet her frigid twat would keep the north pole from thawing out.

    Posted by: Jimmy | Feb 18, 2010 10:40:41 PM

  10. While I don't doubt the sincerity of Obama in wanting to repeal DADT, I do not believe for a second that this law will be repealed by this President or this Congress. The Obama administration has shown an uncanny ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

    Their endless deliberations and total inability to present a cogent argument on any issue allows the opposition to frame the argument to their advantage and derail all momentum. They sit gazing at their navels while the other side rolls out the "death panels" and "military social experiment."

    The Obama administration can only react instead of leading. Our trust has been misplaced, not because of any duplicity, but because of incompetence.

    Posted by: loki7329 | Feb 18, 2010 11:30:32 PM

  11. Loki, you should get in contact with the people in the video they would be happy to hear what you have to say.

    Posted by: MickW | Feb 18, 2010 11:46:13 PM

  12. Wholly shit its ANITA BRYANT reincarnated...

    Posted by: xman | Feb 19, 2010 12:24:33 AM

  13. I wouldn't piss on the people in the video if they were on fire. I'm sorry if I'm not saying what you want to hear, but these are things that need to be said.

    I am one of many people who spent a lot of time and money helping Obama get elected. We watched him sweep into office with a supermajority in Congress, unprecedented public support, and with a Republican Party in disarray and dispirited, only to see him squander every advantage.

    Although Obama and Bush could not be more different ideologically, they share the same fatal character flaw of valuing loyalty over competence. His inner circle is in over their heads and the only one who can't see that is Obama. Heads should roll and the first to go should be Rahm Emanuel and Robert Gibbs.

    Unless this administration develops discipline and a coherent game plan, the lgbt community is going to see our hopes of repealing DADT dashed on the rocks of the 2010 election.

    Posted by: loki7329 | Feb 19, 2010 2:10:43 AM

  14. I love how Penny Nance attempts to show how the president is poorly handling foreign policy, yet she can't pronounce Guantanamo Bay. Hypocrisy???
    So let me get this right... Conservatives want a shift from federal power to state power, yet they want the federal government to continue to enforce a law that is costing tax payers money. Hypocrisy???
    I guess I'll stop there before I get too irate

    Posted by: Brian | Feb 19, 2010 2:57:29 AM

  15. LOKI7329 is right. We have given them everything they need to succeed but Obama, Pelosi, and Reid have shown themselves to be craven sellouts to health insurers and Wall Street.

    Posted by: Jimmy | Feb 19, 2010 2:58:48 AM

  16. Neither Elaine Donnelly, Tom Minnery, Tony Perkins, David Keene nor Penny Nance have served in the military in any capacity. So their opinion on DADT is about as relevant as my cat's (who is stronly pro-gay). And Retired Admiral James Lyons's stance is drowned out by the dozen of high-ranking military folk--including COLIN POWELL--who are against DADT

    Posted by: dizzy spins | Feb 19, 2010 3:06:43 AM

  17. How will he be able to push DADT with this much opposition from Americans AND the Republicans?

    I'm baffled by how you think this is so easy.

    Posted by: Rowan | Feb 19, 2010 5:11:58 AM

  18. Elaine is who the OLD MAID cards were modeled after? ..that woman looks like she sucked a lemon.

    Posted by: rextrek | Feb 19, 2010 8:22:46 AM

  19. Could someone please help Elaine Donnelly find her g-spot so she'll go the fuck away?

    Posted by: MikeMick | Feb 19, 2010 8:54:39 AM

  20. WHAT?? Young gay men will be disappointed when they get into the military and find sexual tension in the barracks? Mothers didn't let their sons into the navy because there was too much "homosekshallity"? Obama has proven he isn't serious about the war on terror? WHAT??

    If only most of the country was smart enough to hear how ridiculous these statements are! Unfortunately, I don't have high hopes. There are too many think-free people who believe they are being patriotic by pumping their fists in the air and yelling, "Yeah, America!" when they hear this kind of baseless rah-rah crap. "Mama won't let baby boy in the navy to defend this country? DAMN those homosekshulls!"

    Posted by: Rich | Feb 19, 2010 9:06:02 AM

  21. Old man begins..."In the 1900's" and finished with "you can't have homosexuals". So it is clear that all of these people are still living in that time. So all the women who just spoke, get off the stage, you have no rights. And all the black people in the room, "why are you out of your shackles?!?" I'm so glad to see we haven't advanced since those early "findings" by the Navy. Hateful BIGOTS! All of you!

    Posted by: JBMinDC | Feb 19, 2010 12:51:12 PM

  22. Loki7329 and Jimmy: You both are correct. Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi are two of the most INCOMPETENT "leaders" I have ever seen! One yearns for a Sam Rayburn or a Tip O'Neil to get Congress in gear. Reid and Pelosi are simply too weak, too unfocused and too high on themselves to get anything done in Congress. DADT is dead in the water. Just as health-care reform is dead in the water. As for Obama, I think the guy needs to reach into his trou and hunt for the pair I'm sure he had at one time. If I hear the word "bipartisan" come out of his mouth one more time, I think I'll retch. The man needs get over his bipartisan fetish. He needs to get over himself. I can only think back to when Lyndon B. Johnson was elected president in 1964 with a Democratic majority in the House and the Senate. Things got DONE! What we have now in the White House and Congress are a bunch of wusses. And the republicons will probably win a majority of the elections in 2010 and win back the White House in 2012. It's disgusting.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Feb 19, 2010 1:19:30 PM

  23. Loki is so right. Obama has let the opposition define every issue. He continues to this day.

    Further (to his initial credit) he bent over backward in service to bi-partisanship. It was returned to him in a body bag, and yet, to this day, he thinks he can reanimate it.

    I just sputter.

    Posted by: Soren456 | Feb 21, 2010 7:39:56 PM

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