dayumm saidPost-DADT, the inability to even pretend all soldiers are soldiers BECAUSE they're heterosexual has turned the barely-hinged into the completely unhinged. (See the GOP debate for Exhibit B). Now they've completely Cut-and-Run from the institution they once loved to uphold as a shield at every opportunity.
Save for the occasional "chaplains" with a self-professed "conscience", they no longer look to the American military force as role models for their bigoted blathering.
This is exactly right. The GOP's old mantra of "Support Our Troops" was a complete fraud -- the Republicans pretended to care about our military in order to achieve political goals. (Starting more wars, getting re-elected, funding military contractors who have bribed said politicians).
Now that the Neo-Cons have been exposed as incompetents and liars, and Americans are finally pulling the plugs on their endless wars, Republicans don't even pretend to care about our troops. Remember, during one of Romney's debates, the Republican audience collectively booed a gay service member who was serving in war-torn Iraq, and not one GOP candidate defended the soldier.
"Support Our Troops" my ass.