Absolutely shameful. At last night's FOX/Google GOP Presidential Debate in Orlando, members of the audience booed and hissed at a question posed by a gay soldier on active duty in Iraq.
The question was posed by Stephen Hill, who asked if the candidates would "circumvent" this week's historic repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" if elected. Without thanking the soldier for his service or condemning the audience reaction, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick "Frothy Mix" Santorum slammed DADT repeal as "tragic".
I would just say that going forward, we would reinstitute that policy if Rick Santorum was president. Period. That policy would be reinstituted ... I would not throw them out because that would be unfair to them because of the policy of this administration, but we would move forward in conformity to what was happening in the past, which is — sex is not an issue.
None of the other candidates condemned the audience reaction or thanked the soldier for his service.
"Support" our troops ... unless they are gay and until they return home and need health care. And this from the party that rushed us this soldier into Iraq.