And while this travesty against equal rights, human rights (I'm not opposed to human rights, I'm opposed to prisoners having some of the ones they do), human decency and against all the fundamental freedoms which the West has, for decades, trumpeted as being what the West does best, we have the Uncharismatic Oven Chip over here telling us how repealing the ruling of the homosexuality ban is bad, and that Obama is bad, gays are bad, blah blah fucking blah.
Honestly, when is your country going to get the fuck over itself and stop electing prudish, bigoted, closed-minded, blinkered, Tory (and that's just America's skewed idea of a left-wing politician) social Luddites to governmental positions where they can do such catastrophic harm to good, honest, hardworking American citizens who have put their lives on the line proudly for their country? Is a man like John McCain really a credible (read: rational) candidate for US Presidency? I mean hell, he did run for it a coupla years back, and all signs point to him having another crack of the whip when the throne comes up for grabs again.
What you have to ask yourselves is this:
Is he opposing this repealing because he genuinely believes that 'don't ask don't tell' is the right way to go? In which case, he's a cretinous, intolerant shitbag who should never have gotten office in the first place on those grounds.
Or is he opposing this repeating because the man who put it forward is a Democrat - and more to the point, a Democrat President, and therefore he is obligated to oppose it because he is a Republican, and the two groups are so partisan they could not agree on the wetness of water? In which case, he's a partisan shitbag who - like a disturbing number of his ilk - thinks more of toeing the party line than voting with conscious rational and balanced thinking - and should never have gotten office in the first place on those grounds.
This indicates, above all else, a bit of both.
"I am not saying this law should never change," Republican Senator John McCain said, but that it should not be done now and in the way the president wants.
Seriously, why is this such a big deal? I mean, put it this way - not every gay soldier is automatically going to 'out' themselves as a result of this ruling, in much the same way not every gay individual makes it blatant and openly obvious all the time that they're gay. They don't walk around with a big rainbow-coloured tattoo saying 'LGBT' on their foreheads. And just because they bat for the other side doesn't automatically mean they're turncoats - as proven by that Lieutenant-Colonel in the USAF, they're just as combat-capable as anyone else. It doesn't make them less able to fight, or less likely to take a bullet for anyone else in the squad (Don't think of the innuendos inherent in this conversation...). It also doesn't automatically mean they're going to go bum-raping everyone else in the squad. Just because they're gay doesn't automatically mean they're interested in you.
"Don't ask don't tell" - well I'm sure most of them probably fucking wouldn't tell anyway because it'll leave them open to pillock. I wouldn't tell on that reason alone if I was that way inclined. But whom one chooses to invite to their bedroom - and whether one utters it to anyone or not - should not preclude them from service. Are the blood, hard graft, cameraderie and soldiering of gay people not worth as much as those of everyone else?