Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.’
Tonight, Rick Santorum disrespected our brave men and women in uniform … That brave gay soldier is doing something Rick Santorum has never done - put his life on the line to defend our freedoms and our way of life. It is telling that Rick Santorum is so blinded by his anti-gay bigotry that he couldn’t even bring himself to thank that gay soldier for his service.
Statement from conservative group GOPROUD, responding to Republican candidate Rick Santorum’s call for the military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy be reinstated.
Santorum and the other candidates were replying to a question from Stephen Hill, a gay soldier serving in Iraq, who had asked if they would reverse the repeal of DADT if they became president.
There is no limit to their penchant for disrespect.
(via the New York Daily News)