Saturday, January 29, 2011

Spread of an unbelievable meme

You know, when Susan Collins tried to spin the repeal of DADT as a bipartisan victory over Democratic bigotry, I scoffed. For crying out loud, when Clinton passed DADT it was not a step backward from some time of equality and Gay Pride in uniform. Before DADT it was HDKO - Hunt Down and Kick Out. With, by the way, a Dishonorable Discharge that pretty much ruined your life as far as employment prospects went.

And now I'm seeing that show up elsewhere - in the comments at Digital Cuttlefish's place for instance, where a commenter said
"Oh yes. Me too! I'm glad that most Republicans support the GOProud... Further, the terribly stupid half-measure of Don't Ask, Don't Tell enacted by (Democrat) Pres. Clinton has GOT TO GO."
Look, I'm glad that some, maybe even many, Republicans are coming around. But let's not lie to ourselves and pretend that before Clinton gays were happily accepted in the armed forces. DADT was a sad compromise forced on us by Republicans. Fact.

Labels: ,


At 10:53 PM, January 29, 2011 Blogger Astasia had this to say...

I haven't heard that new 'spin' on things.

That is pretty ridiculous - I find it hard to believe that even Republicans could convince themselves of that 'truth.'

At 12:36 PM, January 30, 2011 Anonymous Kathie had this to say...

Astasia, there are people gullible enough to believe Sarah Palin's claim that the US lost the space race. Like with opera, it's a case of suspension of disbelief.


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

Links to this post

Links to this post:

Create a Link

     <-- Older Post                     ^ Home                    Newer Post -->