Sweet baby Jebus, where does one even start?
Yesterday Alabama Senator Tommy Tuberville was questioned as to why he voted against the confirmation of Air Force four-star General Charles Q. Brown to become The Chairman of The Joint Chiefs of Staff and his answer will make your jaw drop:
“I heard some things that he talked about, about race and things that he wanted to mix into the military,” Tuberville said.
“Let me tell you something. Our military is not an equal opportunity employer.”
“We’re looking for the best of the best to do whatever. We’re not looking for different groups, social justice groups. We don’t want to single-handedly destroy our military from within,” he said. “We all need to be one. It’s like a football team I coached. You can’t have different groups. Everybody’s got to be together to win. There’s no second place in war.”
What a moron.
Of course our military is an equal opportunity employer, chucklehead, and has taken great pride in being one since 1948 when President Harry Truman signed Executive Order 9981 integrating the U.S. Armed forces. The order set, in its first sentences, an agenda and clearly stated its goals so that even some eighty years later an ignorant racist cracker Senator from Alabamee could not possibly mistake it’s purpose.
“It is hereby declared to be the policy of the President that there shall be equality of treatment and opportunity for all persons in the armed services without regard to race, color, religion or national origin. This policy shall be put into effect as rapidly as possible, having due regard to the time required to effectuate any necessary changes without impairing efficiency or morale.”
Perhaps English is not Tuberville’s first language.
Our friend Ron Filipowski and his followers quite rightly roasted Tuberville on Twitter:
This explains why one of the demands of the Freedumb Caucus ahead of the government shutdown includes, amongst other things is closure of the Pentagon's Office for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. Unbelievable!
— Tina2 (@tinamax74) September 27, 2023
This guy pic.twitter.com/vhdpz4pRxH
— Geodude (@geodude_mines) September 27, 2023
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Jesus fucking Chrysler
— Sarah Truckabee Sanders™ (@theliamnissan) September 27, 2023
My thought, exactly.
Tuberville should not be holding any office.
All of government is an Equal Opportunity Employer: it’s a Civil Rights requirement.
— Ruthie (@Ruth45080116) September 27, 2023
— Bruce Kanin (@bk9net) September 27, 2023
It is an embarrassment to Alabama, United States as a whole and The Republican Party in particular that a man so completely ignorant our history serves in the Senate.
But Republicans prove time and time again that they are beyond embarrassment and shame.