Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Quotes of the Day

Well, I think it’s very powerful that both the Army and the Marines overwhelmingly opposed changing it, that their recommendation was against changing it. And if as president — I’ve met with them and they said, you know, it isn’t working, it is dangerous, it’s disrupting unit morale, and we should go back, I would listen to the commanders whose lives are at risk about the young men and women that they are, in fact, trying to protect.

--Newt Gingrich making up "facts" to support his assertion that Don't Ask/Don't Tell should be reinstated.  Most of the candidates at last night's Republican Presidential Debate in New Hampshire supported reinstatement of DA/DT after host John King asked them about it directly.

"Rights don’t come in groups. We shouldn’t have gay rights. Rights come as individuals. If we would (ph) have this major debate going on, it would be behavior that would count, not the person who belongs to which group."

--Congressman Ron Paul stating that he would not work to over throw DA/DT repeal, though he didn't specify what "behavior" he was talking about.

I believe that “don’t ask/don’t tell” should have been kept in place until conflict was over.

--Mitt Romney, avoiding the question. 

Via Towleroad