So, this morning on FB I saw that several of my friends shared the following:
Here's a link to the story: Gay soldier booed at GOP debate; candidates stay mum.
These friends were outraged, and rightly so. Who the fuck boos a soldier? Especially one currently in Iraq?
I can hear you now: "Democrats, that's who!" And, well, you're right. Of course, it should go without saying that not all Democrats do this, which is why I'm saying it: not all Democrats boo active-duty soldiers.
And, well, Republicans don't make a practice of it either.
In fact, I will go so far as to say the debate audience wasn't booing the soldier who asked this question. They were booing the question. Which, yes, is childish. But not anti-military, which is what The Hill (and other left-leaning websites) wants you to think.
Freud had a term for this--projection. If someone boos after a question is asked, and you assume it's aimed at the questioner rather than the question...well, that says a whole lot about you, but very little about the people actually doing it.