The entire WI GOP congressional delegation (Ryan, Sensenbrenner, Petri) disrespected the service and lives of gay and lesbian military members who have died and the ~14,000 who have been forced out of service with their lemming-like vote against the repeal of DADT. The delegation did not see fit to follow the will of the American people where all polls indicate that a vast majority support open service by qualified gay and lesbian service members to their country. The polls also show a significant majority of the GOP to be against DADT. In their continuing quest to be the “party of no” and to represent their vocal minority of tea party, right wing constituents; our GOP representatives once again showed their true colors as being against basic civil liberties for all Americans.
I guess this shouldn’t be surprising given their records in terms of voting along Party lines. These 3 representatives have joined John Boehner and Eric Cantor in voting with the “Party of No” to this extent according to Open Congress:
- James Sensenbrenner – 93%
- Paul Ryan – 95%
- Tom Petri – 92%
I suspect that they and their staff have spent too much time watching and following the direction of organizations like the religious hate group American Family Association about Hitler being a homosexual surrounded by a vicious group of gay troops:
or the hate-filled Family Research Council which according to the Washington Monthly envisions the following if Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is repealed:
“first, more straight soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines will be fellated in their sleep against their will. Then, commanders afraid of being labeled homophobes will refuse to do anything about it. Eventually, the straight service members will quit out of fear.”
This quote made me think that Mr. Spriggs is a fellow acolyte of the George Rekers school that is hoping to have his bags handled in the middle of the night.