Unfortunate and Telling Quotes from Today’s Debate on Repealing ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

Representative Mike Pence of Indiana, the No. 3 Republican in the House, accused Democrats of trying to use the military “to advance a liberal social agenda” and demanded that Congress “put its priorities in order.”

Shutting down a policy that has eliminated more than 10,000 uniformed solidiers should be a pretty high priority, but maybe the Republicans are more interested in furthering their social bigotry agenda than their national defense agenda.

“We are dissing the troops, that is what we are doing,” said Representative Howard P. McKeon of California, senior Republican on the Armed Services Committee.

Sorry, bro, but the real “diss” was when you sent the military into Iraq.

via Senate Panel Votes to Repeal ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Policy – NYTimes.com.