Dick Cheney: The New Gay Rights Crusader

Former VP Dick Cheney wants Don't Ask Don't Tell repealed.

With so many people fighting over Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, it’s interesting seeing which side people are taking. Dick Cheney, known as one of the most far-right extremists in politics today (just below Karl Rove), and father of an out-and-proud lesbian, said yesterday that he thinks DADT should be revoked.

Most people only saw or heard Mr. Cheney and current Vice President Joe Biden battling over war and prisoner policies as they duked things out over several networks this past weekend. But during one interview, Cheney was asked if the policy that prevents gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military should be scrapped and he replied, “I think society has moved on.” He also added later that “Twenty years ago the military was a strong advocate of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell when I was the Secretary of Defense. I think things have changed significantly since then. My guess is the that the policy will be changed.”

It never ceases to amaze me when people who you fight with and disagree with over almost everything, still have the heart to recognize legitimate sufferings of their fellow human beings. Thanks Dick!


3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Curtis Jensen on February 15, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    And yet, he is still a fear mongering creep who is spending every other breath he takes, and using every other word he speaks to destroy every principle of American justice and constitutional notions of freedoms and the values that present LGBT folks with the very hopes of being treated as equals. He is an enemy of freedom and justice. Just because the snake said one reasonable thing does make him my friend. We can achieve equality and justice without his poisonous help.


  2. Did he say he supports it or did he say he believes it will be changed?
    The information above simply says that he thought it would be changed, not that he supports it.
    The guy scares me for the reasons Curtis states above.


    • Posted by ethingtoneric on February 16, 2010 at 12:22 pm

      In this specific interview he said he thinks it will change, but he’s said previously he thinks it should change. Plus, you know as far as hard-core conservatives go that’s a ringing endorsement.


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