The American Right has a certain love/utter contempt relationship with the military, specifically as it pertains to our troops and veterans. On a meta scale, it tends to be conservatives who utter useless platitudes about supporting our troops, and then go into the voting booth and pull the lever for Republicans who will only provide our troops the things they need if a defense contractor is getting paid off in the process, and who will vote to cut benefits and medical care for veterans at every turn. The problem of suicide among our troops and veterans is huge, and it largely has to do with something called PTSD. Google it if you’re not familiar. There are other factors involved, but any sane person knows for damn sure that it doesn’t have a thing to do with gays serving in the military openly. Buster Wilson of the American Family Association hate group cynically and stupidly wonders if it does, though. Here’s his reaction to the news that suicide among active duty troops is on the upswing:
Look, we understand that you hate gay people over at the American Family Association, Buster. The thinly veiled contempt you’re showing for the troops, as if they’re pansy pawns in your culture war games, eaten up by the same bizarre, weak-assed Fear of the Gay that you are, makes me sick to my stomach.