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VP Joe Biden, Megyn Kelly, DNC Respond to GOP Debate Booing of Gay Soldier: VIDEOS


The boos during the question from the gay soldier during last week's GOP debate are still resonating.

Today, VP Joe Biden appeared on The View and called the booing "reprehensible" and Joy Behar scolded the panel for not speaking up or chastising the audience.

FOX News Anchor Megyn Kelly, one of the debate moderators, took exception to Behar's condemnation, suggesting that the audience was booing the question and not the soldier.

Meanwhile, the Democratic National Committee is making hay of the incident in a new attack ad against the GOP.

Watch all three clips, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. I don't understand the comment "And wouldn't they do the same thing?" Wouldn't democrats boo the soldier as well? Excuse me but the democrats are the party which has retained at least a semblance of integrity

    Posted by: Mike C | Sep 27, 2011 3:49:00 PM

  2. I guess someone high up told Megyn she was too sympathetic and understanding with her recent defense of Chaz Bono on DWTS. So she's just trying to get her Fox/GOP/Tea Party/Anita Bryant creds back in place.

    Posted by: ChrisQ | Sep 27, 2011 3:50:05 PM

  3. Aaaaaaaaand the old Megyn is back.

    And did the Democrats really need to add the sinister music to that ad spot to make what they were saying seem more evil?

    Each of those clips were already pretty stomach-turning so I don't know why they had to be given the Fox News treatment...

    Posted by: Christopher Dilley | Sep 27, 2011 3:55:22 PM

  4. Does the DNC response ad really need the "scary-house-monster-about-to-attack" music in the background? The reality of the Republican reactions is frightening enough.

    Posted by: gr8guyca | Sep 27, 2011 4:05:28 PM

  5. Mike C I took the "And wouldn't they do the same thing?" to mean wouldn't the RNC make an attack ad if the situation were reversed. But I could be wrong, that aside at the end of the article doesn't make sense to me either. It almost seems as if the author is condemning the DNC(?)

    Posted by: FernLaPlante | Sep 27, 2011 4:06:45 PM

  6. @Mike C, the sentences doesn't parse very well but I think it means "wouldn't the Repugs jump on an opportunity like this, if they were given one?"

    Posted by: NaughtyLola | Sep 27, 2011 4:10:21 PM

  7. I agree CD. And whether it was the question or the questioner, the audience reation showed him no respect. It's the obligation of a future Commander In Chief to clarify their commitment and respect in such a situation. Even now, only a few have even commented.

    Posted by: Dave | Sep 27, 2011 4:10:21 PM

  8. @ Mike C - Andy is saying that the Repugs would use similar footage of a Democratic Debate (or any other flub that looked bad) and make a similar ad... nothing to do with the gay soldier.

    Posted by: Married in MA | Sep 27, 2011 4:11:22 PM

  9. Megyn Kelly was being touted as a gay icon on this site a week or so ago re her saying that Chaz Bono isn't the anti-Christ.

    Talk about jumping the gun!

    Posted by: Matthew Rettenmund | Sep 27, 2011 4:12:23 PM

  10. @FERNLAPLANTE - yes, that's what I meant. Sorry, edited it out bc it was confusing.

    Posted by: Andy Towle | Sep 27, 2011 4:13:24 PM

  11. Megyn Kelly clearly doesn't know what the term "respectful" means. Booing loudly during a debate is without a doubt the definition of disrespectful and disruptive.

    Posted by: RandySF | Sep 27, 2011 4:21:28 PM

  12. Oh, ok... they weren't booing the gay soldier they were just booing his inference that he should be treated equally - and booing that somehow isn't a bad thing? Seriously, Megyn is that all you could come up with? Weak!

    Posted by: Mike | Sep 27, 2011 4:26:38 PM

  13. Nice to see some things remain the same and Megyn Kelly is reverting back to her dumb blond mentality.

    Posted by: NY2.0 | Sep 27, 2011 4:50:01 PM

  14. That whole comment about the audience booing the question and not the soldier is a Fox News/Republican talking point. I've seen this same comment several time in cooments sections of posts about the booing since the day after the debate. It is just their way of trying to spin the disgusting behavior into something else.

    Posted by: Bryan | Sep 27, 2011 5:02:10 PM

  15. Thanks Megyn for clearing it up: they weren't booing the gay soldier, just his rights. Got it.

    Posted by: tranquilo | Sep 27, 2011 5:03:45 PM

  16. 2 or 3 people boo in an auditorium of hundreds... and not a single audience member felt it was untoward. Neither did the candidates.

    And sorry Megyn, repeal of DADT is the LEAST controversial gay rights issue: event a 60%+ majority of REPUBLICANS supported repeal... and it IS the responsibility of "leaders" to call out this kind of disrepectful behavior.

    These debate clips are going to hang around the GOP's necks like an albatross -- as they should.

    Posted by: Mike in Houston | Sep 27, 2011 5:17:31 PM

  17. Megan
    is that a vagina or a mouth moving saying absolutely nothing? I don't believe a word out of this woman's mouth..I have no idea who this thing is, but she clearly is braindead and a walking zombie of sorts, which kinda fit the halloween music used in the compilation.

    Posted by: matt | Sep 27, 2011 5:56:28 PM

  18. Megyn Kelly is so dumb, she doesn't even know that Joy Behar was criticizing the panel of debaters, not the panel of moderators. It's as if she can't imagine that everyone isn't talking about her, all the time.

    Posted by: Red Seven | Sep 27, 2011 6:09:23 PM

  19. Plain and simple: If you're a Republican, you're the ENEMY.

    Posted by: Modern Meet | Sep 27, 2011 6:31:11 PM

  20. Interesting how when Bachmann, Santorum, or any of that bunch have any of their policy statements or beliefs questioned, they treat it like a personal attack. But the boos were only for the question, not the soldier, so there. Irony may be dead, but hypocrisy is alive and well on the right.

    Posted by: JT | Sep 27, 2011 7:11:56 PM

  21. Sheee's Baaaaack....

    Posted by: Hollywood, CA | Sep 27, 2011 8:14:37 PM

  22. The funniest thing in the videos is when Meghan Kelly calls herslf a "anchor"

    Walter Cronkite was an Anchor....

    Dan Rather was an Anchor...

    Peter jennings was an Anchor...

    Meghan Kelly is someone who reads words on TV.

    Posted by: louis | Sep 27, 2011 9:09:56 PM

  23. Stupid broad.Welcome back Megyn.

    Posted by: Michael | Sep 27, 2011 9:09:58 PM

  24. Republicans and Christians in particular need to just get the resurrection over with already so we might have world peace. It will NEVER come with religious hate worship of the nut jobs.

    Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, etc. All the same. Nothing but Hate. Just go away to your respective heavens and leave the real God's Green Earth alone.

    Posted by: Art Voigt | Sep 27, 2011 9:26:52 PM

  25. Ms. Kelly is a fox news actress.

    Posted by: andnowwhat | Sep 28, 2011 1:58:34 AM

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