It is beyond absurd to demand that Republican candidates pledge not to consider altering a recent rule change overturning a military policy that had been in effect from the beginning of warfare until the last few weeks of the 111th Congress.
Of course there was booing for that!
At the time of the vote -- five minutes ago -- only eight Republicans in the entire U.S. Senate supported eliminating Don't Ask, Don't Tell. It's safe to assume that no one on the stage supported this sexualization of the military, except maybe one of the nut candidates polling at 3 percent.
This is not an anti-gay position; it's a pro-military position. The basic idea is that sexual bonds are disruptive to the military bond.
Soldiers, sailors and Marines living in close quarters who are having sex with one another, used to have sex with one another or would like to have sex with one another simply cannot function as a well-oiled fighting machine. A battalion of married couples facing a small unit of heterosexual men would be slaughtered.
That's why instead of pushing openly gay servicemen on the military, patriotic gays should come out against girls in the military. Fair is fair. (In 1994, the first year servicewomen were allowed to serve on naval aircraft carriers, 39 women assigned to the USS Eisenhower alone ended up pregnant.)
But liberals enjoy engaging in wild social experiments with other people's lives, safety and money in order to feel better about themselves. So now the next Republican president is going to have to repeal open sexuality in the military along with Obamacare.
Let's just hope the Germans don't start feeling militaristic before then.
What if, instead of asking Republicans to agree that gays should forevermore serve openly in the military, the soldier had asked Republican candidates for president to promise not to repeal Obamacare -- or agree to establish Marxism in America? Would liberals demand that Republicans not "boo a soldier" in that case?
This is the Jersey Girls method of argument: You can't disagree because of the sacred status of the questioner -- or else we'll cry.
Step Two is to demand abject groveling from all other Republicans, on behalf of people they've never met.
In this round, our Pussy Awards go to: Jon Huntsman, Gary Johnson and Rick Santorum -- all of whom apologized for the audience members who booed the grandstanding question.
Past Pussy Award winners: Former governor of New York George Pataki, who apologized for what I said about the Jersey Girls, and House Speaker John Boehner, who apologized to the media for racist comments that were never uttered on the day of the Obamacare vote. (At least Mitt Romney has finally learned not to pander to the liberal lynch mob.)
The reason liberals have to engage in these bullying tactics in political discourse is that their ideas collapse whenever exposed to the warm breeze of logic. Their hysterical sobbing blocks reason.
No booing, please. I'm a former Brownie.