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Joe Biden condemns Republican booing of gay soldier

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  1. hank kelly 28 Sep 2011, 1:45pm

    Exactly Joe. As a veteran, I feel the same. It was reprehensible and disgusting, expecially when the 9 bozo’s candidates stood in silence to it.

  2. Cambodia Guesthouse 28 Sep 2011, 1:54pm

    I agree with Joe Biden.. (who seems like a great guy anyway)…

    But wasn’t that a GOOD thing to happen? Wasn’t it the RIGHT thing to happen during the debate? Isn’t that what the whole debate was FOR?

    Instead of being all mealy-mouthed and LYING, at least these 9 homophobic scumbags revealed themselves, one and all, in their true colours.

    After that debate then, surely only similarily brain-dead losers will vote for them?

    1. I agree with you. Just let these morons continue talking so the world can see their rampant bigotry. Still a cause for concern though as we have no shortage of brain-dead losers here in the US who will be more than happy to vote for them.

  3. There are three issues at play – Some people did boo, it is on tape and the fact cannot be argued with. All of the candidates failed to react, this is not conduct becoming of a potential Commander in Chief and shows them to be craven. The rest of the audience did not damn or cry shame on those that booed, which brings to mind the line – All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Everyone there that day, from the intolerant mob to the empty suits on the stage to those who sat in silence collaborated in that reprehensible act.

    1. jamestoronto 28 Sep 2011, 3:12pm

      Didn’t those who disagreed once sit by and do nothing back in the 30s and look what the world was almost doomed to? To paraphrase: ‘democracy is at its greatest peril when good people do nothing.’

  4. Miguel Sanchez 28 Sep 2011, 2:57pm

    Now if we can get rid of Michelle Backman and Sarah Pahlen we’ll have it made.

    1. Staircase2 28 Sep 2011, 3:47pm

      Not at all – the truth is there’ll always be a Sarah Palin or Michelle Backman…The only thing we have control over is in making sure that every single person is taught to think for themselves based on reasonably made research and is exposed to a wide diversity of opinion/people and experiences throughout their lives (and especially their childhood)

      …Its called ‘balance’

      So far in the West debate has been tied down to ‘dont know better and therefore lie’ to ‘think I know better than you and therefore lie to make it easier for you to understand’ – its about time it became about proper sensible and serious issues to do with moving society forward and bringing about positive and healthy change.

  5. jamestoronto 28 Sep 2011, 3:07pm

    “Reprehensible” doesn’t begin to describe this behaviour that is no better than school-yard bullying. In fact, worse since it was coming from so-called “adults” who want to lead a country. That not one of the candidates spoke out against the behaviour speaks volumes to what kind of a future they have in store for the States.

  6. Jock S. Trap 28 Sep 2011, 3:15pm

    Quite right. Thankfully is showed up the Republican party for what it is…an absolute disgrace.

    Lets hope the voting public take note and respond.

  7. An open goal for a politician like Biden – and, especially in the US, an opportunity to label an opponent as unpatriotic is irresistible. But I’m glad he didn’t let it pass by!

  8. I just ‘boo’ Republicans- constantly!

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