RNC Votes To Back Trump’s Trans Military Ban

The Associated Press reports:

The Republican National Committee is siding with President Donald Trump on his order to bar transgender individuals from serving in the U.S. military.

In a resolution passed at its annual winter meeting Friday, the committee voted to support Trump’s August demand that military recruitment policy consider transgender as “a disqualifying psychological and physical” condition

Trump’s order has suffered legal setbacks. Three federal courts have ruled against the ban, prompting the RNC to take the position standing with Trump. An effect of one court ruling was that the military would be required to allow transgender people to enlist beginning Jan. 1.

The DNC reacts via press release:

Over the last month alone, the Trump-Pence administration has rolled back significant protections for the LGBTQ community, ripped apart families, and allowed health care workers to discriminate access to medical care.

Today, the RNC decided to go even further and pass a hateful resolution, which only serves to subvert and further demean hardworking men and women who want to serve their country in the most honorable way they can.

The RNC has proven they are more than willing to deny basic rights to LGBTQ Americans all while accepting money from an accused sexual predator and funneling money to an alleged child molester. Every American deserves respect and Democrats will not rest until every American is given the opportunity, respect, and rights they deserve under the Constitution.

  • bkmn
  • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)
    • Oscarlating Wildely

      That nose looks kind of vag like. Just saying.

  • The_Wretched

    Good thing it’s not up to the RNC what military policy is.

  • Dayglo

    They serve at his pleasure.

  • Cackalaquiano

    Caitlyn! Where you at girl?

    • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

      “Golf, honey. It’s beautiful outside. Why do you ask?”

      — Caitlyn

    • Dayglo

      Don’t conjure that dimwit. She’s still trying to bring charges against Bruce for those many years of inappropriate touching.

    • leastyebejudged

      The private GOP baths.

    • Judas Peckerwood

      “Picking out my kapo outfit — does this one make my ass look fat?”

    • greenmanTN

      If myopic self-interest was an Olympic sport Caitlyn could be on the Wheaties box again.

  • Yeah, sure, right. Disqualifying mental and physical condition. Uh huh.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/877de805a277a36699041342a351a33b3f7e31e9955573d23468357650bdcc4a.png

    • Blake J Butler
      • The Milkman

        If Mr. Ortega isn’t available, I’ll take the boy in the gif.

        Have him washed and brought to my tent.

    • Cackalaquiano

      and it’s people like this pushing the GOP to instigate these transgender attacks: http://freethinker.co.uk/images/uploads/2012/10/pastor_youngblood.jpg

      • Steverino

        “The Grease of the Lard be upon thee.”

        • The Milkman

          And also with thee. Let us pray.

      • Boreal

        Ah, white supremacy.

        • m_lp_ql_m

          Survival of the fattest.

          • Boreal

            They’ll eat the plump ones first.

          • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

            I hate gristle.

          • margaretpoa

            Now, now, be nice. He’ll be a great source of bacon when the zombie apocalypse hits.

          • Todd20036

            Also, if he’s sitting next to you on an airline, he’d make a great floatation device in the event of a water landing.

        • Whale Supremacy?

      • Paula

        Quick! Push him back out to sea.

        • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

          Too late. He already stinks.

      • Oscarlating Wildely

        “No, really, I used to be this big! I’ve slimmed down. I’m just big boned.”

    • William of Glynn
      • Todd20036

        Is Simmons ok these days?

      • The Milkman

        LOL

    • AmeriCanadian

      Wow. He puts many men to shame.

      • Joe

        stunning… who is he?

      • margaretpoa

        Most.

    • Rebecca Gardner

      OMG! Hot!!!
      I have a thing for transmen.

    • Kruhn

      He’s trans? Damn!

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      That many tattoos takes a certain body type.

      He wears them with perfection– like the rest of him.

    • JCF

      I love how it looks he’s giving side-eye TO the RNC’s transphobic bullshit. ;-/

    • The Milkman

      I know, right? Day-um. I’m not at all into vaginas, but wow.

      • Chris Baker

        The question to conservatives is, are they ok with a man marrying Shane, since technically, in their eyes, he is a woman?

        (not sure what orientation Mr. Ortega is, just putting out a thought experiment).

        • The Milkman

          That would be an interesting argument. I wonder whether there’s already precedent for this?

  • DisqusD37

    The RNC under Trump has been an abject failure. The kindest thing you can’t do is euthanize the whole lot of them.

    • safari

      Train wreck wasn’t enough

      • agcons

        And it took out the wrong people.

    • That_Looks_Delicious

      Isn’t it just Romney’s niece now? Who else is left in it?

  • jimbo65

    Just another step to align themselves with Fascist Donny

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    The only thing they can ever manage to pass is mean / evil / ignorant shit.

  • safari

    Mother smiles

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      Mother moistens

      • greenmanTN

        Not within any of our lifetimes.

      • MBear

        Downright soggy

  • whollyfool

    Bastards

  • Ninja0980

    Where are Catilyn Jenner, Guy Benson, Chris Barron and other homocons to come along and tell us that this doesn’t prove Republicans are bigots and that the GOP is good on economic issues so we should ignore this stuff and Obama and Hillary didn’t fully support same sex marriage and the other crummy excuses to justify this act of bigotry?

  • leastyebejudged

    This is what the RNC is doing, eh ?

    And somehow Democrats can’t muster something more compelling ? Really ?

    Maybe we should take a closer look at the finances of Democrats, figure out why they’re so incompetent just at the right moments, every time.

  • Mr. M

    Awaiting comment from Guy Benson and Greg Angelo saying “Yeah, but anywhoooooo…..”

  • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)
  • Tomcat

    Yep, trump loves LGBT people,,, if they are rich and white.

  • PickyPecker
  • MBear

    Good luck everyone!
    By Dec all LGBTQ people will be in camps

    • Gretchen

      Then by December, my husband and I will have surprised everyone by coming out as bi. This shit isn’t happening on my watch.

      • Oscarlating Wildely

        Preach it, girl. There with you.

    • Paula

      I’ll never make it to a camp. I will take a lot of them with me.

  • AtticusP
    • PickyPecker
    • Christopher
    • Gustav2

      WOLF BLITZER (HOST): I want to get Bob Baer’s reaction to what’s unfolding right now. You used to serve in the CIA.

      ROBERT BAER (CNN INTELLIGENCE AND SECURITY ANALYST): Well, I’m
      worried about the FBI. If I were an FBI agent in the field now and
      picked up some information on Russia that was damaging to the president,
      or even helpful, I would not report it. I would think twice about it. I
      left the CIA, same thing. I reported stuff on Russian money coming into
      the campaign, and as the messenger, I became the target and I resigned
      from the CIA. It’s as simple as that. So what you’re having is an agency
      we depend upon to stop terrorism, that FBI agents are putting their
      lives on the line. And you look at this — I’m sorry, it’s a piece of
      trash, this 3 and a half-page memo. There’s nothing classified in it.
      There’s nothing — it’s a partisan attack on the FBI. And it’s going to
      do our institutions serious damage, and I really worry about it.

      • AmeriCanadian

        And there you have it. An open invitation to an influx of foreign influence, money, terrorism, etc.

        • netxtown

          Donnie needs the foreign influence and money….it is why he approved the ‘release’

      • Halou

        #GotToGetAlongWellWithRussia

  • Judas Peckerwood

    Can’t wait for the official Log Cabinette statement on how this is actually a major step forward for equal rights.

  • HZ81

    Hitler Youth like Hitler—news at 11pm.

  • Anastasia Beaverhousen
    • Amanda B. Rekendwith

      Here’s Justin Trudeau telling some faith-based groups, exactly that…
      http://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1150925379965/

      • Christopher

        I wish he was our president.

        • Todd20036

          I wish he were my lover.

          #yesIwenttherenoregrets!!!

          • Robincho

            I wish I could be the bearer of his children. The first few attempts might not “take”, but when it comes to bearing Mr. Trudeau’s children, I will keep trying and I will keep trying, for I am a faith-based entity…

    • Boreal

      Ramen, Honey.

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      And don’t wait until your death bed, to write the bigots out of your will!
      Seeing their money-grubbing faces drop is PRICELESS and will add many contented bliss-filled years to your lifespan.

    • JCF
  • Blake J Butler

    This was in reference to a 17 year old girl that wants to run for office one day, and her dotard father is the antithesis of her and said she was what is wrong with the country. it was a buzzfeed story.

    Anyhow she received a personal letter from HRC.

    https://twitter.com/jtes/status/959541846627233792

    • Tread

      God this makes me want to cry. What could (and should) have been…

    • bkmn

      This type of co-existence is what the GOP has been working against since Newt Gingrich. It is why Fox and right wing media and the Teavangelists.paint liberals as heartless and evil.

    • PickyPecker

      Such a lovely response letter from HRC. I’ll bet Lily keeps that for the rest of her life.

      • Todd20036

        I know I’d keep a letter like that.

    • Joe in PA

      Class act. But then again…her emails….

      KIDDING!

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      Trump would have said :

      Dear Lily,

      Shut up & listen to your Dad.

      MAGA!

      • Dana Stinson

        The Evangelicals would have prepared this speech.

    • margaretpoa

      Aren’t you glad we didn’t elect noted homophobe Hillary Clinton? Phew! Dodged a bullet there!
      SNARK, people. Seriously, I’ve had some tell me how very much Clinton hates LGBTQ people. People can be such Morans.
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/91c9a438cabd112389c707f78fceb98b510b61b0ef07c4d8e825b2a8885d89f4.jpg

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      I know it’s an antiquated sign off, but I always respect the I am Sincerely yours,

    • JCF

      WTF is wrong w/ this youngster? [I mean the 49 year old father.]

      “She yearns to pack up her political ambitions and her robust garage-sale
      vintage jewelry collection and head to one of the US coasts for
      college.”

      Then please go BACK to Iowa, Lily. That’s where you’re needed most!

  • bkmn
    • PickyPecker

      Build a bridge over America!!

      • bkmn

        You are going to get tired of all the winning, believe me

    • Halou

      Friendless America, just how Poots likes it.

    • yep. let’s ostrasize yet another ally.

  • Halou

    More a case of the RNC approving it’s own idea. This sort of thing isn’t Trump’s raw meat and all indications were once that he would go the complete other way for no reason whatsoever.
    Trump was told by the GOP fanatics to do this in the first place.

  • coram nobis

    Was that the meeting at the Trump Washington Emolument?

    • Halou

      Is there ever a policy defining event that isn’t?

      • coram nobis

        Not these days, no. I’m still a little puzzled about White Sulfur Springs, though. That train was on an old C&O track that probably hasn’t seen passenger service since 1950.

    • bkmn

      Was it near Bowling Green?

  • Boreal
  • Larry L

    Republican: the party of hate. The only party that insists on legal discrimination. And the self-professed party of a KKKristian base.

    • Halou

      “But her emails!”
      – Bernie or busters.
      – Steinbots.
      – Assorted other ‘left wingers’.

  • Harveyrabbit
  • Sam_Handwich
    • Halou

      What a weirdo.

      • PickyPecker

        It’s all he’s got.

    • Jay George

      There were several replies to Morgan thanking him for tweeting it because they hadn’t seen it anywhere else. 😀

      • AmeriCanadian

        He’s old school. Any publicity is good publicity.

    • leastyebejudged

      “tangerine hole”

    • olandp

      Is that Kellyanne getting ready to fist him?

  • Lazycrockett
    • Judas Peckerwood

      Fuck off Sen. Weasel!

  • JWC

    The RNC/GOP are the most obtuse group around they are a hateful bunch of bastards

  • David

    Looks like Dotard will soon lose yet another court case.

  • Michael R

    When Trump is removed from office everything he touched needs to be undone .

    • PickyPecker

      A bigly omnibus bill should take care of most of it.

    • JWC

      Including Gorsuch

      • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

        It should be a first in, last out, approach.

      • JCF

        I wish, I wish…

    • AmeriCanadian

      That and several tankers of bleach. I pity the next president.

      • They are going to have to recover every piece of upholstered furniture, because you know he sits on them naked.

      • Mark

        I was thinking muratic acid.

  • David

    The GOP hates the military. All of the senior US Generals & Admirals have come out against this; stating how it will damage the military.

    • AmeriCanadian

      Have you noticed a trend of bucking the established professionals in charge of their departments and even replacing them with incompetent, bumbling misfits?

      • David

        …who hate that particular department, everyone in it, and everything it does?
        Yup.

  • Andi Van

    I hate to break it to the RNC, but it’s not the fact that I’m trans that makes me unfit for service. It’s the whole “old, fat, and lazy” thing.

  • KarenAtFOH

    Fuckity fuck fuck the RNC

  • Lazycrockett

    Watching Jordan and Meadows on MTP its just so obvious the whole GOP is being blackmailed.

    • Ninja0980

      That or they fear a primary challenge if they dare go against Trump.

      • Lazycrockett

        Wouldn’t even concede that Russia meddled in the election.

        • Cuberly Deux

          I saw that and my jaw hit the floor.

          • Lazycrockett
          • Joe in PA

            Might be because Jim Jordan IS INSANE!!!

          • Lazycrockett

            Yeah does come off at the type to keep severed heads in his car trunk.

          • Cuberly Deux

            “Could we have a cleanup on the MTP set? An insane redneck just lost his shit.”

          • Joe in PA

            Again??? Sheesh.

          • Because they have all been swilling down laundered Russian money. It’s hard to bite the hand that feeds you. The current crop of GOP’ers are Russian yes men.

    • Cuberly Deux

      I love the GOP accomplice tactic of acting hysterical while basically saying nothing. Like the histrionic spin is what’s supposed to drive the perception, not the facts.

  • ClevelandJim

    Wow, is that really the best the DNC could come up with in response?

  • Friday

    Because of course the Republicans voted for the hateful and destructive (And incidentally expensive-to-taxpayers-while-impoverishing-Americans) option.

    Nice response from the DNC on this one. No time to be pulling punches.

  • bkmn
    • Jay George

      That is positively heart-warming.

  • FAEN

    But but the Vichy Gays said BLOTUS would be really strong on LGBT equality!

  • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

    Is it too late in the day (or week for that matter) to start working?

    https://twitter.com/Spider_canyon/status/959556975217360897

  • margaretpoa

    Puh-lease. If Trump said that baby was the new white meat, the RNC would vote to back him on it.

  • Blake J Butler

    Frankly why i hate the dotards on CNN panels to begin with and Jones for his “presidential trump” remark along with the stein correspondent supporters they have on the panel acting like they didn’t play a role in 2016.

    https://twitter.com/MrDane1982/status/959552307225559040

  • Blake J Butler

    It’s time for smut, this shit is getting too depressing.

    https://twitter.com/ItsMickeyTaylor/status/959559021853396992

  • 2patricius2

    Log Cabin Republicans have really been having a major impact on their party. If they just keep hitting their heads against the wall, something may happen some day.

  • Blake J Butler
    • Lars Littlefield

      Is Colby Jansen transgender?

      • Blake J Butler

        No not that I believe

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    First it was #PunchaNazi, now it’s time for #PunchaLogCabinRepublican. Seriously, if they even one fucking word….

    • TheManicMechanic

      Punch? Not enough. Bash is more appropriate.

      • fuow

        Refuse to ever have sex with one.

        • TheManicMechanic

          They are too wedded to their palms.

  • Gay Fordham Prep Grad

    Of course they back Trump, but fortunately for us, the Joint Chiefs do not.

  • -M-

    ‘Only serves to demean hardworking men and women who are serving their country’, Dems.

    Pestilential Pence must’ve worked the Dotard’s fragile ego so he’d demand that the cowardly Ryans back him up versus the military and the courts on this hideous lie.

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    She is more of a patriot than he will ever be. And, as ironic as this may seem with that slogan, I will thank her for her service.

    https://img.huffingtonpost.com/asset/59793b0d15000021008b3c8a.jpeg?cache=bydahewtxv&ops=scalefit_720_noupscale

  • GanymedeRenard

    Shouldn’t being called Donald Trump suffice to have “a disqualifying psychological and physical” condition to serve in whatever branch or agency of the government?

  • No More GOP.

    Bigots.

    • fuow

      Yup – and all because far too many of us on the left (especially gay men who should know better) couldn’t get over ourselves and vote in 2010, 2014 and 2016.

  • SkokieGuy

    Dear evangelicals, if you bar trans people from the military (and gay & lesbian if you can figure out a way to do, cause you know you want to) that means more of YOUR children will be sent to fight and die, not for freedom, but for Trump to beat his chest and to compensate for his pathological levels of inadequacy.

    But don’t worry, when they die in our next pointless war, I’m sure your President will send his thoughts and prayers. Maybe you might be his guest at the next State of the Union (if we still have one next year) and the applause your dead child gets will set records!

    • fuow

      State of the Empire? State of the theocracy?

    • kat

      That’s logic. Just don’t expect the people who are full of Jesusy bullshit to understand it.

  • EdA

    Would I be correct in assuming that as part of their real-life B&D “Stockholm Syndrome” fixation, on behalf of the Log Cabin Republiscum Gregory Angelo will come out with some sort of rationalization for these puddles of santorum?

  • JCF
  • fuow

    You know what? First the come for the most vulnerable amongst us – the transgender. Then, they’ll come for us gay men.
    So does it always go.

  • JAKvirginia

    Oh… so something else from this “administration” that will be going to the courts. Spending your tax dollars to argue unjust discrimination that any fool of a judge can see as unconstitutional. And we’re paying for this shit! SWAMP=CLEAN=2018

  • Girlgoon

    Being transgender is no longer considered a disorder as it has been removed from the diagnostic and statistical manual, the catalog of all disorders of the brain and body. So there is no medical or psychological basis on which to disqualify a trans person from military service.

    Stupid right wing religious repubs driving this agenda still won’t accept anything as fact that their pastor doesn’t let them.

  • The Milkman

    Of course they did. It’s not at all surprising to those of us who pay attention to what’s in the Republican Party platform. The important thing is that the people who run the Pentagon disagree with them. Honestly I never thought I’d see the day when gay or trans people would have the support of the military brass to serve openly and honestly.

  • Correction. Rethuglicanism is “a disqualifying psychological and physical” condition that is untreatable. The only way to rectify it’s existence is by removal from civilized and sane society and then locking away in the dungeons of hades.

  • Ann Kah

    “The Republican National Committee is siding with President Donald Trump”. Full stop. Hands up, all you who are astonished.