It is now official. Not only do Rushthuglibots hate America, but they are terrorist sympathizers who hate the troops as well.
House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) and House GOP Conference Chairman Mike Pence (R-Ind.) are voting against the House/Senate fiscal year 2010 defense authorization bill -- because it contains hate crimes provisions designed to protect gays and lesbians.
Boehner, speaking at his weekly press conference Thursday, said the inclusion of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act in the defense bill was "an abuse of power" by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that sought to punish offenders for what they thought -- and not what they did. He accused the speaker of pursuing her social agenda "on the backs" of the troops.
Oh,the memories. When Democrats used to criticize to military spending bills for the Rethug bullshit attatched to them(tak cuts for the rich), they're terrorist sympathizers who can't be trusted on national security issues. When Republicans raise different policy objections to military spending bills, they're just doing their patriotic duty.Besides, everybody now knows that hate crimes bills lead to gay sex which leads to sex with dead people, children and farm animals which leads to Hitler and teh Nazis!! Or something.