The Huffington Post is reporting that President Obama took aim at Republicans yesterday while speaking at a fundraiser in Silicon Valley, sharing his reaction to the audience at a recent GOP presidential debate booing a gay soldier who had asked a question about “don’t ask, don’t tell.”
“You’ve got audiences cheering at the prospect of somebody dying because they don’t have health care and booing a service member in Iraq because they’re gay.”
“That’s not reflective of who we are,” the President said. “This is a choice about the fundamental direction of our country. 2008 was an important direction. 2012 is a more important election.”
During the Fox News/Google GOP debate last week, Stephen Hill, a gay soldier in Iraq, said he had to “lie about who [he] was” to serve in the military up until the recent repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell.” In his recorded question, he asked the GOP presidential hopefuls if they would work to walk back the recent change in policy. When the question was presented to the candidates participating in the event, several members of the uber-conservative white bread Christian Tea Party audience booed loudly, and then cheered very loudly when Ricky Santorum said he’s repeal the recent over turning of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell by the Obama Administration.
This is what the GOTP is; they hate the elderly and disabled who live off of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid; they hate illegal aliens who supposedly take away jobs from white Americans; and most of all they hate homosexuals and lesbians, that’s why they booed an American soldier serving in harm’s way. They – the Bible thumping, Constitution loving, conservatives booed an American soldier. Why should that surprise anyone? They cheered the news of 234 executions in Texas; they jeered the reference to a hypothetical patient dying with no health insurance, and now they boo an American soldier. They’re hypocrites. They’re not Americans, and they’re not Christians.