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04/07/2011

Tony Perkins: Democrats hold hostage the military they disdain

by Jeremy Hooper

Don't Ask Don't Tell repeal and even inclusive hate crimes laws are reasons why the Family Research Council pits the Democratic party against out nation's fighting forces:

This is of course nothing new: Tony's playbook is all about accusing Democrats of hating the military. Just moments after President Obama's 2010 State of the Union speech, the Family Research Council president said that the Commander in Chief is "willing to jeopardize our nation’s security to advance the agenda of the radical homosexual lobby." Comments that got him (rightly) disinvited from a speaking engagement at Andrew's Air Force Base.

Then a short time later, Tony said this about one of the President's SCOTUS picks:

"It's not that Elena Kagan does not want the military to defend our nation against terrorism; it's just that she wants to use the military to advance the left's radical social policy more. At least we know her priorities." [SOURCE]

And then once DADT repeal passed, Tony was all about blaming Dems for imposing "a tragic day for our armed forces." This coupled with more claims about the opposition party (and a few GOP voices) throwing open the door to global terrorism.

Because why wouldn't Tony make such claims? Our politics allows for far-right social conservatives to make such uber-incendiary charges. Just as long as these self-appointed moral voices roll out the "God" and "values" banner, then the Republican party will keep catering to groups like FRC, even if/when they do deeply darken our discourse with completely anti-Christian false-witness-bearing. Either because we are cynical, numb, or both, we've all just kind of accepted this as a normal part of our political game-playing.

We'll only get better when we demand better. With FRC (an SPLC-designated hate group, btw), the burden is on the GOP, whose slate of candidates will most surely all show up at the organization's fall Values Voters Summit (as they all did in the run up to '08).

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