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Rep. Todd Akin Had No Problem With Gays In The Military, So Long As Their ‘Gayness’ Didn’t Get In The Way

Missouri’s Republican Rep. Todd Akin, a veteran who sits on the House Armed Services Committee, still doesn’t understand what the big fuss about about Don’t Ask Don’t Tell was all about! Just like John McCain, Akin thinks the law was working just fine! “There is a misunderstanding,” he tells Fox News. “If people are gay, they can serve in the military now. It’s just that they can’t allow their ‘gayness’ to get in the way of getting the mission done.” And, uh, they won’t, and never did.

Adds Akin: “The way the policy works now, if somebody’s gay that’s not a problem. As long as it doesn’t get in the way of their performing their job. But if it starts to become a big issue, then you have the ability to basically remove the person from service. Now, when you repeal that, what then do the rules become? Somebody can be openly gay, well to what degree?” TO THE NTH DEGREE!

(NB: Akin seems to applaud Marine chief Gen. James Amos for having “stuck his neck out politically” in opposing repeal, which is sort of funny: since when did politicians like military leaders involving themselves in lawmakers’ jobs?)

On:           Dec 23, 2010
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    • Kev C

      Todd’s got the smarmiest gay smile I’ve ever seen. Jes sayin.

      Dec 23, 2010 at 10:33 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Comixbear

      I actually had someone at work yesterday trying to say that DADT was a good thing for gay people because 1) The Government wasn’t doing a witch hunt for gays, and she knew that because she used to be in the military and 2) There are a lot of military people who won’t stand (she said especially Marines) who won’t stand for working with openly gay people and that some gay people will be killed for it.

      I couldn’t stand being near such stupidity and she wasn’t listening to my comments, so I finally had to walk out. It makes me upset to be related to the human race, some days.

      Dec 23, 2010 at 11:30 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • justiceontherocks

      The congressman looks like another fella with a “wide stance.”

      Dec 23, 2010 at 1:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • kityglitr

      I know people are sick of the comparison, but I’m black so here goes. Replace every instance of this man saying “gay” with “black”. It’s repugnant. A person’s supposed gayness (WTF is that anyway?)wouldn’t keep them from doing their job any more than their blackness. This guy needs a brain enema.

      Dec 23, 2010 at 2:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mr. Enemabag Jones

      Holy shit! Trollface is real!

      Dec 23, 2010 at 6:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Aaron in Honolulu

      Tough shit, Mr. Akin :)

      Dec 24, 2010 at 6:57 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Matt S

      A gay soldier can be gay to the same degree that a straight soldier can be straight. Period. Simple neough for him?

      Dec 30, 2010 at 3:25 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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