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Santorum: “Boos? What Boos?!! Oh And… Uhh, Thank You, Soldier”

Rick Santorum finally got around to condemning the people who booed Stephen Hill, the gay soldier who asked about gay military equality at last night’s debate. Please enjoy looking at Santorum’s nervous smile and wrinkles as he envisions his “presidential bid” circling ever closer to the drain.

Here’s his apology:

“I condemn the people who booed that gay soldier. That soldier is serving our country, I thank him for his service to our country. I’m sure he’s doing an excellent job. I hope he is safe, and I hope he returns safely, and does his mission well. I have to admit, I seriously did not hear those boos. Had I heard them, I certainly would have commented on them. But as you know, when you’re in that sort of environment, you’re focused on the question and formulating your answer. And I just didn’t hear those couple of boos that were out there. But certainly, had I, I would have said that that was—I would have said, don’t do that, this man is serving our country, and we are to thank him for his service.”

That’s nice, but he still doesn’t want homos in the military.

By:           Daniel Villarreal
On:           Sep 23, 2011
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  • 29 Comments
    • Little Kiwi
      Little Kiwi

      So much for him being a faithful God-fearin’ Christian bible-follower, eh?

      He just broke God’s Ninth Commandment.

      Sep 23, 2011 at 4:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Michael Bedwell@LeonardMatlovich.com
      Michael Bedwell@LeonardMatlovich.com

      Yes, he apologized and behind all the fog from the original hissy fits NOTHING HAS CHANGED ABOUT WHAT REALLY MATTERS—he would STILL reinstate the ban if elected and he still COULD because OBAMA was STILL telling the court [the SAME day he was taking bows for repeal] that DADT was “constitutional.” WHERE is the anger, the DEMANDS about THAT?

      “The job of the gay community is not to deal with the extremist who would castrate us or put us on an island and drop an H-bomb on us. Our job is not to get those people who dislike us to love us. Nor was our aim in the civil rights movement to get prejudiced white people to love us. Our aim was to try to create the kind of America, legislatively, morally, and psychologically, such that even though some whites continued to hate us, they could not openly manifest that hate. That’s our job today: to control the extent to which people can publicly manifest antigay sentiment.” – Bayard Rustin.

      Sep 23, 2011 at 5:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jimmy Fury
      Jimmy Fury

      Watch it again and pay attention to the fact that Captain Frothy PAUSES TO LET THEM FINISH BOOING.

      didn’t hear it my ass.

      Sep 23, 2011 at 5:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Marie Cohn
      Marie Cohn

      When Santorum gets onto something, the most appalling messiness ensues, and no matter how much clean-up occurs, Santorum still lingers, hanging around, leaving unpleasant residue.

      Sep 23, 2011 at 5:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • adam
      adam

      So he was too busy coming up with that stupid, obnoxious and incredibly bigoted answer to hear the loud bigoted boos or condemn them?

      Sep 23, 2011 at 5:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hf2hvit
      hf2hvit

      Let’s get a move on…Nothing to see here, folks…just a bunch of Talibaggers spreading a little Santorum…Please wash your rubber boots!

      Sep 23, 2011 at 6:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • chpinnlr
      chpinnlr

      his fucing smirk when they start cheering his reply says it all! He is, and always will be a first class Douch nozzle. I normally don’t advocate violence but damn I would love to see somebody smack the shit out of his grin!

      Sep 23, 2011 at 6:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • christopher di spirito
      christopher di spirito

      The clip of Rick Santorum from the debate played on the media this afternoon showed him equating DADT and sex. He clearly doesn’t get it. DADT had absolutely nothing what so ever to do with sex. It has everything to do with systematic, government sponsored bigotry and homophobia. Santorum isn’t terribly bright. He sees the world through the distorted lens of the Roman Catholic Church.

      Sep 23, 2011 at 7:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • newcityspot
      newcityspot

      I used to wish that gay people would wear something on them so you’d know who you could talk to…now I just wish homophobes or gay-hating people would wear something so I’d know from who to stay away.

      Sep 23, 2011 at 7:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Patsy Stoned
      Patsy Stoned

      Didn’t hear it? He clearly stops to let the booing finish. His “apology” is meaningless and a huge lie. You know how you can tell Santy is lying? His thin, ugly little lips are moving.

      Sep 23, 2011 at 9:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Shannon1981
      Shannon1981

      He not only heard it and didn’t say anything but he stopped talking to let them finish. Despicable. You are on tape Santorum, and now your lying ass is exposed for what you are. You hate gay people enough to allow your supporters to boo a US military member, a man risking his life for your freedom to be a disgusting bigot without consequence, because you are just that much of a disgusting homophobic turd. Frothy mix, crawl back under the rock from whence you came and never surface again.

      Sep 23, 2011 at 10:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • .
      .

      A lot has been made about how shameful and embarrassing it is that a gay soldier stationed in Iraq was booed during the GOP presidential candidates’ debate last night in Orlando, Florida.

      That’s fair. It would be shameful and embarrassing for an American audience to boo a soldier who was putting his life at risk for others — an act which is the highest form of love, according to Jesus Christ.

      But is that really what happened?

      That is certainly the story many in the media want to tell about it. Here is the version I heard driving through Kansas City traffic this morning:

      “So here’s this guy, right, this soldier, and he calls up from Iraq and says he’s gay, and asks what the candidates’ position is on guys like him. And the audience totally boos him! This soldier is over in Iraq for them, and they boo him! Unbelievable!”

      But, alas, that’s not what happened. Watch the video.

      1. For one thing, the audience didn’t boo. A couple of people booed, from what it sounds like. Those people should not have booed. But the fact that they did is hardly a national scandal.

      2. For another thing, the soldier didn’t ask the candidates’ positions on gays in the military. He said: “Under one of your presidencies do you intend to circumvent the progress that has been made for gay and lesbian soldiers in the military?”

      That is an extremely contentious, loaded way to put the question. It assumes that the repeal of the current law, which military manuals call “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Don’t Pursue, Don’t Harass” is progress, and that those who believe otherwise aren’t interested in continuing the Democratic process but “circumventing” it.

      So, while it would not be okay to boo Stephen Hill for being gay, as the Catechism makes crystal clear, it is not clear that his sexual orientation was the reason for even the few boos he received.

      Hill’s question was meant to create heat, not light. The fact that his words did what he intended is probably no great surprise to him — and it shouldn’t be to us, either.

      Sep 23, 2011 at 11:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe
      ewe

      The question was about sexual orientation. Santorum degrades everyone by talking about sex. No one but Santorum should be put on the defense. Santorum is like someone apologizing for animal abuse while owning a dogfighting club.

      Sep 23, 2011 at 11:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Shannon1981
      Shannon1981

      @.: Santorum let his supporters, no matter the number, boo a US soldier stationed in Iraq. End of story. It should not have happened at all, but certainly should not have happened without being addressed right then, and the fact that it did is a testament to Santorum’s hatred of gays to the point of allowing a US Soldier to be ridiculed and booed for asking a simple question. Do not make excuses for this despicable behavior. To do so is tantamount to saying that there is something wrong with the gay community being concerned that Santorum would turn back what little progress we have made if elected. The question was legitimate and fair.

      Sep 24, 2011 at 12:44 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AedanRoberts
      AedanRoberts

      @Shannon1981:

      I wouldn’t bother with things like Logic or Reason with “.” Whoever this person is, he or she is obviously a troll. And a really boring one at that. When you can’t even put together a cogent argument that actually has any credibility it kind of makes getting angry about it less likely that feeling sorry for the overabundance of ignorance one person could spew- even if it is just for a reaction like this obviously is.

      Sep 24, 2011 at 1:24 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tony
      Tony

      HE ABSOLUTELY HEARD THEM BOOING. NO QUESTION ABOUT IT, THE COWARD. WATCH IT AGAIN, SEVERAL TIMES AND IT’S CLEAR, HE ACTUALLY RESPONDED TO THE BOOS BY SAYING “YEAH….(and followed up with his disgusting response)….WHAT IS MORE DISGUSTING IS THAT NOT ONE OF THE DOUCHE BAGS ON THE STAGE MADE ANY EFFORT TO STOP THE BOOING OF THIS BRAVE AMERICAN HERO. AND NOT ONE OF THE COWARDS THANKED THE HERO FOR HIS SERVICE TO HIS COUNTRY AND RISKING HIS LIFE TO PROTECT ALL AMERICANS. THESE CANDIDATES ARE A DISGRACE TO OUR COUNTRY. AND THE PEOPLE WHO BOOED THE SOLDIER ARE TREASONOUS TRAITORS WHO DON’T DESERVE TO CALL THEMSELVES AMERICANS. THIS PARTY HAS DEVOLVED INTO A NAUSEATING SWAMP OF SCUMBAGS. GOD HELP US ALL IF ONE OF THEM GETS ELECTED. WE NEED A NATIONAL LEADER WHO REPRESENTS THE LGBT COMMUNITY…SOMEONE WHO IS OUT, LOUD, AND PROUD–AND SOMEONE WHO MAKES PEOPLE LISTEN ACROSS THIS COUNTRY AND THE WORLD. WHY DON’T WE HAVE ONE ?? MARTIN LUTHER KING, NELSON MANDELA, GLORIA STEINHAM….WHERE IS OUR CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER ?? FINDING A LEADER FOR THE MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF LGBT PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD SHOULD BE OUR BIGGEST PRIORITY !! OUR CURRENT “LEADERS” SUCK !!

      Sep 24, 2011 at 1:32 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe
      ewe

      Santorum is like so many bible banging homophobes. They turn who we are into a sex act and it is time they fuck themselves.

      Sep 24, 2011 at 2:01 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hf2hvit
      hf2hvit

      @.: STEP AWAY FROM THE METH!

      Sep 24, 2011 at 8:55 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hf2hvit
      hf2hvit

      @hf2hvit: No. 12 ·

      Sep 24, 2011 at 8:56 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Michael
      Michael

      It should not surprise ANYONE in this community that Santorum did not speak out against the bigots.He IS one himself no big shocker there.Someone should slap the moron though for a lot of things but especially for dishonoring someones service that way and not speaking out against those who were booing.My father was straight and when he came back from the Vietnam War they threw fruit spit at them and so many other things they did not give a damn what they had done for them or how many had sacrificed their lives.Now its about gay men serving and how just because they are gay their service to this country and them fighting for this country is tarnished dishonored and spit on.Disgusting.

      Id love to see any of these people get off their asses and go serve this country to have that kind of bravery that kind of courage. They only WISH they could be half the men these gay men are who serve and defend this country everyday of their eating cheetos watching Oprah on their couches lives at home.

      Sep 24, 2011 at 9:13 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • the crustybastard
      the crustybastard

      @.:

      That’s a very long-winded way to say, “I’m a Catholic and I only hear what I want to hear.”

      It’s not something most people would brag about.

      Sep 24, 2011 at 10:24 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe
      ewe

      Notice Santorum says he “condemns” them. This piece of shit thinks he is some spiritually appointed judge and jury against anyone he fucking deems fit to be. The ego on this mad quack is insulting to the intelligence of our nation.

      Sep 24, 2011 at 11:33 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Little Kiwi
      Little Kiwi

      It’s plain as rain, folks. He clearly hear the booing, he stopped to let it go on, he addressed it in his manner and tone. He HEARD it. Now he’s saying he didn’t.

      That’s breaking the Ninth Commandment.

      Therefore, he has no faith at all, only pretends to to appease the low-thinkers who are his followers.

      typical hypocritical piety.

      Sep 24, 2011 at 11:39 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Michael
      Michael

      @ewe:

      That’s the problem with these religious wackjobs especially nowadays.They try to forcefeed their religion their beliefs their way of living down our throats constantly in this country.

      As I said before we need to stop people like Rick from having any kind of power or authority over this country.Otherwise this country will become a theocracy slowly but surely especially with extremists like Rick in charge.

      Sep 24, 2011 at 12:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hf2hvit
      hf2hvit

      DON’T FORGET! KEEP IT ALIVE!

      http://spreadingsantorum.com/

      Sep 24, 2011 at 4:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Shannon1981
      Shannon1981

      @AedanRoberts: One thing I would like to see change about Queerty is the ease with which trolling can be accomplished. Seriously. And you are right, this person is a troll. But I sometimes have what I like to call “last word syndrome,” and when confronted with ignorance, it comes out full force.

      Sep 24, 2011 at 11:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ned Flaherty
      Ned Flaherty

      Here’s a side-by-side comparison of all 13 presidential candidates, and their latest plans for DADT, equal pay for military personnel, DOMA, and related issues: http://www.marriageequality.org/Election2012

      Sep 25, 2011 at 4:49 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mav
      Mav

      Thou shalt not lie, motherfucker.

      Sep 26, 2011 at 12:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • RIF
      RIF

      “do you intend to circumvent the progress that’s been made for gay and lesbian soldiers in the military?”

      If an anti-Obama person asked Obama any question with the same phrase “do you intent/did you intend to circumvent”….the questioner would be boo-ed way worse than this guy.

      It’s called equality. You wanted that, right? not the kid gloves treatment. Oh wait.

      Oct 3, 2011 at 6:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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