Ann Coulter Defends Don't Ask, Don't Tell
The Republican Party's true face was revealed at last week's presidential debate when the right wing crowd booed a gay soldier for asking how the GOP candidates would deal with the recently repealed Don't Ask, Don't Tell.
While most rational people, including President Obama and his colleagues, were appalled by the display, conservative darling Ann Coulter apparently thinks such hate is a-okay.
From Coulter's latest column:
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.
Coulter and her ideological peers of course forget that there are married military personnel who are capable of completing their duties. They also neglect to recognize that men and women who enroll on the armed services do so for a reason: to fight for our nation, not to get laid.