At a campaign rally on Saturday, former President Bill Clinton made an astonishing statement about America’s military. You can watch the clip here or read below:
One of the things the decider-in-chief has to do is decide whether he’s going to bring this country together across all its diversity or let it drift apart. Look at how much stronger the American military is because it is less racist, less sexist and less homophobic and we’re just looking for people who can do the job.
Let me get this right: Bill Clinton believes that President Obama has made the military less racist, less sexist, and less homophobic during his four years in Washington. This statement—by extension—specifically implies that the military was, and is, a racist, sexist, and homophobic institution. Does this historical indictment apply only to the George W. Bush administration . . . or does his timeline extend to the 1990s when, wait, Clinton was the “decider-in-chief”? Probably not . . . but I digress.
My guess is that Clinton’s comment was an allusion to Obama’s repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” — which, if you have your facts straight, was never a Department of Defense policy to begin with. In fact, as Clinton might remember, that policy was enacted by Congress in 1993 and signed into law by, wait, him. Clinton is therefore saying that Obama has freed the military from a supposed homophobia imposed by none other than himself.
As for racism, wasn’t it Clinton who inherited a military that included the first African-American Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff? Do you think Colin Powell believes he was leading an inherently racist organization? Must we remind the former president that it was the United States military that was one of the first major integrated institutions in this country—an institution that had to build schools on its bases so that the children of soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines serving without regard to race or creed could attend integrated schools. Must we remind him that it was members of the U.S. military that stood strong in the chaos of the 1950s and 1960s, as schools and universities were integrated across the country.
The hypocrisy continues with sexism. Leaving aside the obvious jokes about cigars and interns, one might also point to Clinton’s 1994 policy “excluding women from units at the level of battalion and below that engage in direct ground combat.” Regardless of what you think about women serving in infantry units, it’s clear that during Clinton’s presidency, he restricted the options of women to serve in any role they please. To this end, I’m not sure what Obama has done to right this wrong, considering the same limitations apply today.
As it is, serving members of the U.S. military who uphold their oaths to defend the Constitution of the United States — the greatest instrument of freedom the world has known — preserve the former president’s right to make stunningly ignorant statements about an institution which, after eight years of service as commander-in-chief, he clearly knows nothing about.
The larger question is — will President Obama disavow the statement? Does he believe our military has been racist, sexist, and homophobic? If so, the burden of proof is on him to explain why? If not, why would he tolerate a former Democratic president — and top campaign surrogate — saying it? Veterans across this country would love an answer.
CLINTON CAN SOAK HIS CIGAR IN OBAMA. MAYBE ALREADY HAPPENED. YOU KNOW HOW THE DOWNLOW WORKS. TIME TO SWITCH.
Slick Willie is a liar, he was impeached for lying. I'm sick of him and Hillary.
Uh he was NOT impeached no matter what they tell you. According to the Constitution only the Senate can impeach a sitting president and remember the Senate did NOT agree with Congress on that part. So he was NOT impeached.... But as usual the want to call the Military bad names and may I refer back to something Obummer stated before the 08 election? "Maybe we don't need a Military rather a PRIVATE SECURITY FORCE as strong as our Military".... Yep they (Obummer and Slick Willie) just love the Military sure they do just ask them they will tell ya SOMFAL.
Clinton was impeached, but the Senate failed to convict. Impeachment is the bringing of charges by the House. Look up Andrew Johnson, the only president to be impeached...until Clinton.
I served in Vietnam and Germany with guys that I knew to be gay. Nobody cared because it wasn't shoved in our faces. As long as you did your job and kept it to yourself no one cared.
Bill Clinton destroyed our military capabilities to the point that when 9-11-01 happened we were forced to use our National Guard and Reserves as our standing Army wasn't up to the task.
Anyone who takes anything Billy the rapist has to say seriously is an idiot. But then we have lot's of those in this Country.
Oh, this is really something to be proud of, an officer disrespecting the military and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to show off he's a homosexual. Most people would even think this would be wrong for a man and a women to do, note the people in the picture, not very impressed with the disrespect . . By the way call it what it is "HOMOSEXUAL". GAY never in the English language meant same sex lovers, if their proud of being a homosexual call it what it is.
That's just not right,sick.
You are right and thank you for clarifying the meaning of "gay."
My Websters New World Dictionary says:
definition # 3. given to social life and pleasures: as, a gay life, hence, # 4. wanton; licentious: as, a gay dog.
"Gay" is an adjective, not a noun. So "gay" has to describe a noun. How about the noun, "sodomite"?
A gay sodomite, then, is a wanton or licentious person who practices sodomy (abnormal sexual intercourse) and who may be given to a social life of pleasure.
The sodomites have attempted to change the English meaning of "gay" by trying to turn the word into a noun. It is an adjective and is correctly used as a descriptive term with the noun it describes.
Hence, "gay sodomite".
AAARRAAGGAHHHHH!!!!! PUUUKKKEEEE!!!! VVVVOOOMMMMIIIITITTTT!!! GGAAAGGGGG!!!!
I say give them their OWN section in one of the States (Sanfrancisco will do) and make them ALL LIVE THERE. If you want to be HOMOSEXUAL, go where WE DON'T HAVE TO SEE IT!!!!
You can tell from the photo that THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE (EVERYONE but these to SUCK-FACES) are GROSSED OUT by what they're seeing. KEEP YOUR GROSS CONDUCT BEHIND YOUR OWN BEDROOM DOORS!!.................Aaauuugghhh!!!!
When I was in the Marines, during my Viet Nam tour(s), our whole hooch was GAGGINGLY STUNK UP LIKE A SEWER as a Marine and a Navy guy were caught PACKIN' each other's POOP SHUTE. Man it was SICK and SICKENING. Back then, when MEN were MEN, they did the RIGHT THING by IMMEDIATELY arresting them and then drumming them OUT of the service.
Any of you MEN got BALLS ENOUGH to tell the REAL TRUTH about this conduct and how it affects the MAJORITY OF STRAIGHT SOLDIERS in our military forces TODAY or have they WHIMPED you out and made you wear pink panties and made you AFRAID to speak out. WE HAVE FREEDOM OF SPEECH in America. It's GUARANTEED to us that the GOVERNMENT cannot INFRINGE on our FREE SPEECH and PRESS (written words) by the FIRST AMENDMENT to our Constitution WHICH ALL OF YOU took and OATH to PROTECT and DEFEND. Political Correctness is an outright OVERT ASSAULT on the 2nd Amendment, which is an ACT OF TREASON. No amendment is needed to PROTECT our rights to speak in nice, kind, cuddly words. We have the amendment so we can REACT OUT LOUD or in PRINT to the things in life that TOTALLY DISGUST US!!!
SPEAK OUT AMERICA!!!! WE ARE THE MAJORITY WHO BELIEVE THIS CONDUCT IS REPREHENSIBLE AND OUGHT TO BE KEPT OUT OF VIEW OF THE MAJORITY!! This is a MAJORITY VOTE nation. I'm tired, and I know YOU'RE TIRED of having to choke down perfectly LEGITIMATE feelings about this nauseating behavior because the LAME-STREAM MEDIA and the PERVERTED PROGRESSIVE, SOCIALIST, DEMOCRATS have control of the air-waves and SLOP us with their BILGE endlessly. COME ON AMERICA........TAKE BACK YOUR RIGHTS.........SPEAK OUT.
You HOMOSEXUALS don't LIKE what we SAY.......so what??? We don't like what YOU SAY either, and WE ARE THE MAJORITY!!! You don't have to SHUT UP and niether do WE!! It's the RIGHT OF ALL OF US, homosexuals and straights, to SAY or PRINT whatever we want......and GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS can either UPHOLD and DEFEND and PROTECT the CONSTITUTION or they can STEP DOWN or we can start bringing LAW SUITS charging them with TREASON, and make CITIZENS ARREST, on them and make them defend themselves in court.
STAND UP AMERICA. We're NOT going to get into a SHOOTING WAR, we don't have to. TIE UP THE COURTS with LAW SUITS against those in office who are NOT keeping their OATH of OFFICE. Make 'em state their MINORITY opinions for ALL the MAJORITY to hear.
Minorities DO have RIGHTS but so does the MAJORITY!!! And the MAJORITY RULES, otherwise we go DEEPER into the CHAOS of MINORITY rule over the MAJORITY! STOP THE INSANITY, AMERICA......SPEAK UP!
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