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The Dishonesty of Elaine Donnelly

Timothy Kincaid

May 1st, 2008

elainesux.jpgElaine Donnelly has made it her life’s mission to return the military to the 1930’s. Through her Center for Military Readiness, she agitates against gays in the military and women in combat.

While gay people make her shudder, women are grudgingly acceptable in the service – as long as they don’t fight. It’s just not very lady-like, ya know.

But while Donnelly actively campaigns to reduce equal opportunities for women in the Military Service, you’d never know that from her new anti-gay campaign. On her new website established “build an online army” to fight against “gay activists”, there’s no reference to Donnelly’s hostility towards “Pentagon feminists” or any other anti-woman policies she espouses.

Instead, Donnelly states her purpose as “Support for Military Men and Women“. [emphasis mine]

Perhaps she realizes that being both anti-woman and anti-gay may seem just a little too hateful even for those who might support her agenda of restricting the Military to heterosexuals.

And like so many anti-gays, Elaine Donnelly has given up even the slightest shred of integrity she may have ever held. To Donnelly truth is subjective and honesty inconvenient.

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L. Junius Brutus
May 1st, 2008 | LINK

Because of bigots like Elaine Donnelly, the military has to make exemptions for sex offenders, even child molesters. I don’t hear her about that. But God forbid that anyone who is gay is allowed to serve, what a tragedy that would be!

May 1st, 2008 | LINK

Is it just me…or does this women look terribly constipated?

Regan DuCasse
May 1st, 2008 | LINK

A young woman who is a medical engineer, just got awarded the Silver Star for her SHEROICS in combat. During a fire fight, she even threw her body protectively over a fellow soldier.

Some people are really taking it for granted that women and gay men aren’t brave in combat.
Donnelly is an embarssment to her own gender by not supporting women in combat.
Perhaps she’s projecting, we know that even in a political conflict, she’d rather throw women and gay soldiers under a bus, then have any bravery with regard to equal service for all it’s members who have the skills.
What a B**ch!

a. mcewen
May 1st, 2008 | LINK

I would like to know what’s Ms. Donnelly’s expertise and who is funding her.

May 2nd, 2008 | LINK

Fascinating that homophobia and mysogyny are fellow travelers with the authoritarian crowd. She shows scratch a mysogynist find a homophobe.

Jason D
May 2nd, 2008 | LINK

Scott, it shouldn’t be that surprising, homophobia and mysogyny go hand in hand, they are fraternal twins.

A poor view of women and their roles in society, leads to an unhealthy view of gay men, since stigma and simplistic reasoning pretty much state that gay men are little more than women with penises and not “real” men. Simplistic dogma implies and states that men = good and women = not as good.
If you feel women are inferior, anyone who assumes “the woman’s role” sexually and or socially, is considered to be degrading onself.

Men who see women as equals, deserving of equal pay, equal rights, and equal voice in society tend to have no problem with homosexuality.

Pepe Johnson
May 2nd, 2008 | LINK

What would Ms. Donnelly say about MAJ Alan G. Rogers? He was killed when an IED exploded in Iraq. Because of him, two soldiers lives were spared. And he was gay.

What would have happened had MAJ Rogers not been present? I hope that someone would have done the same as him. Actually I’m sure that someone would have. But if he hadn’t been there, and another soldier had died instead, we’d be down two soldiers instead of one. Even the cold, hard mathematics don’t support her position.

Finally how much experience does Ms. Donnelly have as military leader? None. She has never served a day in uniform. Sure, she’s got a right to free speech like everyone, but she seems determined to shut us up.

May 2nd, 2008 | LINK

Actually I’m NOT shocked about the connection, sadly. However I am net saracasm deficient.

Tim Hulsey
May 2nd, 2008 | LINK

Is Elaine Donnelly’s website actively dishonest? Certainly the name of her advocacy group is misleading, but that sort of thing is by no means uncommon, especially when a group lobbies on potentially disputatious issues. Examples of advocacy groups with such monikers include “Human Rights Campaign,” “Voters for Marriage” or “Equality [insert state here]”.

Donnelly seems to support women in the military, but not in actual combat. That’s a policy military higher-ups and the Bush administration agree on, and there’s no indication that it will change in the near future. (One wonders what Donnelly does with all that free time.) This is sex discrimination, to be sure, but does it necessarily constitute full-blown misogyny? It seems to me that a real misogynist would advocate dropping topless women soldiers into the middle of Sadr City with blanks in their M16s.

Tim Hulsey
May 2nd, 2008 | LINK

A young woman who is a medical engineer, just got awarded the Silver Star for her SHEROICS in combat. During a fire fight, she even threw her body protectively over a fellow soldier.

Yes. She was initially rewarded with a transfer to another unit, far away from the combat zone. It was as if the military brass had said, “Exceptional job, soldier — don’t do it again.”

Jim Wates
July 29th, 2008 | LINK

People like Elaine Donnelly prove the case of devolution in many pockets of the country.

Here is what I want to know… what makes her an expert on the military – as I have never seen a mention of her having any role in the military, in any capacity, a side from her mentally challenged “organization” for promoting policy.

Secondly, why is she such an authority that she is allowed to testify before Congress? She attended (note it doesn’t say graduated) the University of Detroit and Schoolcraft Community College. Are you kidding me? Seriously… I cannot wrap my head around how:
a random moron, with logic that makes my toddler comparable to Einstein, a vocabulary of a 5th grader, and absolutely no first hand knowledge of anything gets a soapbox, on the floor of Congress no less.

This country is full of idiots with really strong opinions, a dangerous combination. I think we all need to stop getting political correct and let people know they are not qualified for making decisions for other people at a early age when their lack of ability to rationalize in a logical manner is evident. Otherwise, this is what you get. People who think they can solve problems by creating disasters.


Elaine Donnelly, a pathetic excuse of for an America and a insult to the human race.

September 22nd, 2010 | LINK

God please break that mold : Elaine Donnelly

OK from what I can see she’s just Anita Bryant all over again, but on a new soap box. Spewing her hatred all over TV . I’ve known many that served our country that were gay. Not one of them ever said they had time to check out the other solders. It was more like I’ll cover your back and you cover mine so we make it out of here alive.

…is so unAmerican, for it opposes equality.
And so unChristian, for it’s dripping with judgment and bereft of love.

Don’t let these people on your show it only hurts our soldiers.

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