Poll to Repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell

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A Pentagon study on the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" is clearly biased towards service members who have no problem with gay people. (4:09)

>> WELCOME BACK, EVERYBODY.

AS YOU KNOW, I AM A HUGE

SUPPORTER OF THE MILITARY'S

"DON'T ASK, DON'T TELL" POLICY.

IT IS A TESTAMENT OF AMERICANS

TOLERANCE OF ALL PEOPLE WE NEVER

FIND OUT ARE GAY.

IN FACT, I BET I'M TOLERATING

UNNON-GAYS MANY MY AUDIENCE

RIGHT NOW.

LET'S SEE.

IF YOU'RE GAY, DON'T TELL ME.

COULD BE ALL OF THEM, YET I'M

FINE WITH NOT KNOWING THAT.

BUT LAST WEEK SECRETARY OF

DEFENSE GATES WENT BEFORE

CONGRESS TO ASK THAT "DON'T ASK,

DON'T TELL" BE REPEALED.

>> I STRONGLY URGE THE SENATE TO

PASS THIS LEGISLATION AN SEND IT

TO THE PRESIDENT FOR SIGNATURE

BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR.

I BELIEVE THIS HAS BECOME MATTER

OF SOME URGENCY.

>> Stephen: "SOME URGENCY"?

WHERE'S THE FIRE, BOB?

DO HOMOSEXUALS HAVE AN

EXPIRATION DAY?

BEST IF GAY BY?

EVEN INDEPENDENT SENATOR AND

HUMAN PUFF PASTRY JOE LIEBERMAN

RECENTLY TWEETED, "KEEP SENATE

IN SESSION UNTIL "DON'T ASK,

DON'T TELL" REPEALED."

IF NOT NOW WHEN?

I COUNTER-TWEET, IF WHEN, NOT

NOW.

FOLKS, THE MILITARY IS NOT YOUR

NORMAL WORKPLACE.

SUDDENLY ALLOWING OPENLY GAY

SOLDIERS IS NOT AS SIMPLE AS

ALLOWING KHAKIS ON FRIDAYS.

BY THE WAY, THE GUYS WHO SHOW UP

WITH NON-PLEATED KHAKI, DON'T

ASK.

YOU SEE, A FIGHTING FORCE HAS TO

PRESERVE SOMETHING CALLED UNIT

COHESION, WHICH IS MILITARY

SPEAK FOR NO GAY GUYS.

WHEN YOU'RE IN COMBAT, THE

NUMBER ONE THOUGHT IN YOUR MIND

AS BULLETS ARE WHIZZING OVERHEAD

IS I HOPE THE GUY WHO JUST SAVED

MY AS WASN'T SAVING IT FOR

LATER.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

NOW, A PENTAGON STUDY, A

PENTAGON STUDY CAME OUT LAST

WEEK THAT SAID THAT 70% OF

SERVICE MEMBERS WHO HAVE LITTLE

OR NO PROBLEM IF "DON'T ASK,

DON'T TELL" WAS REPEALED.

BUT THE STUDY IS CLEARLY BIASED.

I MEAN, THINK ABOUT IT, THAT 70%

WHO HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH GAY

TEEM HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH GAY

PEOPLE.

CHANGING THE POLICY REALLY

AFFECTS 100% OF THE 30 PRESIDENT

CLINTON WHO DO HAVE A PROBLEM

WITH GAY PEOPLE.

AN OUR MILITARY REDNESS WOULD BE

UNDERMINED BY THEIR VAGUELY

DEFINED DISCOMFORT.

BUT DON'T TAKE MY WORD FOR IT.

JUST ASK FORMER WAR HERO AND

CURRENT FORMER WAR HERO JOHN

McCAIN.

HE POINTED OUT THE STUDY'S FATAL

FLAW.

>> I'M REALLY KIND OF TAKEN

ABACK AT THE SECOND DAUGHTER'S

STATEMENT THAT WE WON'T HAVE A

"REFERENDUM" BY THE MEN AND

WOMEN IN THE MILITARY.

I NEVER MADE A MAJOR DECISION IN

THE MILITARY WITHOUT GOING

AROUND AND TALKING TO THE

ENLISTED PEOPLE.

>> Stephen: BECAUSE HAVING THE

TROOPS VOTE ON EVERYTHING THE

MILITARY DOES IS STANDARD

OPERATING PROCEDURE.

REMEMBER HOW GENERAL PATTEN BEAT

THE NAZIS.

>> WE'RE NOT INTERESTED IN

VOTING ON ANYTHING EXCEPT THE

ENEMY.

WE'RE GOING TO HOLD ON THE HIM

BY THE NOSE, AND WE'RE GOING TO

KICK HIM IN THE ASS.

WE'RE GOING TO KICK THE HELL OUT

OF HIM ALL THE TIME, AN WE'RE

GOING TO GO THROUGH HIM LIKE

CRAP THROUGH A GOOSE.

>> Stephen: [AS PATTEN]: IF

THAT'S OKAY WITH YOU.

SO WE'VE GOT TO POLL EVERYONE IN

THE MILITARY, FROM TOP GENERALS

TO THE TROOPS, EVERYONE WHO IS

INVOLVED, PEOPLE WHO SUPPLY THE

BASE, MILLION TEAR CONTRACTORS,

CIVIL WAR RE-ENACTORS AND

TEN-YEAR-OLDS PLAYING RISK IN

THEIR BASEMENT.

IF EVEN ONE OF THEM OBJECTS TO

REPEALING "DON'T ASK, DON'T

TELL," JOHN McCAIN AND I

BELIEVE THAT THAT'S TOO SOON.

AND IF NO ONE IN OUR MILITARY

WANTS TO DENY GAYS THE RIGHT TO

FIGHT AND DIE FOR THEIR COUNTRY,

THEN I SAY WE NEED TO ASK PEOPLE

WHO DO SHARE OUR TRADITIONAL

ANTI-GAY VALUES, THE TALIBAN.

IT'S ONLY FAIR.

AFTER ALL, IT'S

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