The Neo-Con Revolution Feeds On Itself

Attention American wingnuts: whatever happened to Support The Troops? At a recent public debate for Republican presidential candidates, the audience booed a statement made by a gay American soldier serving in Iraq (Talking Points Memo).

NSFW words and all, I can’t say it better than this Jezebel commentator:


Not only did they boo a fellow human being.
Not only did they boo a man brave enough to ask about his rights as a gay man to a Republican.
But they booed someone who is out there protecting our country and putting his life on the line for us. For THEM. He’s protecting the people who have booed him.

So how DARE they sit there, safe and in America, and boo a soldier in Iraq who wants to have equal rights as a fellow human being so he can continue to protect us.


Author: Stephen LaRose

2006 winner of the Canadian Association of University Teachers's Award of Excellence in Journalism for a bunch of prairie dog stuff. Invited into the best homes in Regina. Once.

7 thoughts on “The Neo-Con Revolution Feeds On Itself”

  1. I should know better by now, BUT:
    This is actually the exact opposite of a generalization. It’s about a specific thing that actually happened (captured on video, no less!).

  2. The booing seems to be reflective of the Tea Party part of the Republican party’s base. Also, Rosie didn’t say “everyone”, he said “wingnuts”. There are left-wing nuts too, but in North America they have zero power and influence.

  3. I have no idea who brianmouland is or why he possesses such anger management issues. But it seems like a post that’s contrary to the spirit of enlightened discourse, unless he’s confusing this place with

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