~Letter to the editor, The Advocate
The time is always right to do the right thing, Dr. King said, and it was right for the Senate to finally end the discriminatory policy of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”
The bigots and homophobes of the GOP like Saxby Chambliss shuffled their feet, scratched their heads and stammered out weak excuses. “Should it be done at some point in time? Maybe do, but in the middle of a military conflict is not the time to do it.”
When exactly is the right time for equal rights? When exactly is it the right time to say, “We will honor the service of our brave soldiers and we will not single you out because of whom you choose to love.” It was rednecks like Chambliss who said the same thing when it was Black Americans demanding an end to discrimation.DADT was an embarrassment and with its demise America moves one step closer to growing up a bit.
But it fell to John McCain, the erstwhile “maverick” whose public slide into dementia continues to progress like a wildfire. “So here we are about six weeks after an election that repudiated the agenda of the other side and those who would repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell are acting in direct repudiation of the American people”
Wrong again, Senator Self-Righteous. A Washington Post/ABC News poll last week revealed 77 percent of the American people want to allow gays and lesbians to serve openly in the armed forces. What’s being repudiated here is your ignorance and intolerance against soldiers whom happen to have a different sexual orientation and that’s what’s annoying you like a wart on your wrinkly ass.
A day ago, McCain was openly chortling over the defeat of a defense appropriates bill laden with $7 billion worth of pork barrel spending. Now karma had boomeranged on him. DADT has been ended and the margin of victory 65-31 wasn’t even close.
McCain’s bitter vitriol proves how right the voters were in rejecting him in 2008. He was unfit for the job. Under a President McCain, an anti-gay policy would not have been repealed, but supported and advocated. It took President Obama to drive the stake into the heart of this beast of repugnant discrimination and I certainly hope all those progressives who have excoriated him over the tax cut compromise will take note that he delivered in full on this particular campaign policy.
For all the HATERS out there whom have had a lot of fun whacking President Obama like a piñata for the tax cut compromise, since it was under his administration that DADT finally ended (something that would NEVER have happened if John McCain had won), I got five words for you: HOW YOU LIKE ME NOW?
Soldiers who are not afraid of guns, bombs, capture, torture or death say they are afraid of homosexuals. Clearly we should not be used as soldiers; we should be used as weapons.