The GOP Debate and the Military Ban

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All I can say is: what a disgrace. Ron Paul and Mike Huckabee don't even seem to know what the current policy is. It is currently based not on regulating behavior or misbehavior but on orientation and the disclosure of that orientation. How can candidates be so ignorant about such a well-trafficked issue? Huckabee even called being gay an "attitude." Jeez. What planet do these guys live on? Then there's Romney, who once again has flip-flopped. His defense of the Clinton policy which he once opposed is that "it's working." I know of no one who once opposed the policy who now supports it, because "it's working". And I simply don't believe Romney means what he says. He's an opportunist and a liar. And, of course, as the question showed, the policy is throwing out critical servicembers in a time of war. McCain and Giuliani: they know better. The lack of any real argument in defense of the Republican candidates' position combined with the blanket refusal to revisit it is a sign of only one thing: contempt for the many servicemembers who are gay. The truth is: Giuliani and McCain do not support the troops. They want to persecute and stigmatize a minority of them. These old men are out of date and out of touch. Like the party they represent.

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