Navy Ditches Drag Queen Recruiting Videos

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by Kerry Dougherty

Whoa. Stop the presses. Big news out of Washington.

Navy brass has confirmed that it’s scrapped its ingenuous recruiting tool. You know, the one we wrote about last spring: drag queens.

Yep, Yeoman 2nd Class Joshua Kelley, a non-binary sailor who likes to dress up like a woman and prance around on stage as drag queen Harpy Daniels, will no longer be featured in Navy recruiting videos.

We wrote about this sailor last May.

This is a stunning about-face. Who could have predicted that fishnet stockings and lipstick wouldn’t be an irresistible lure to bring in the sort of sailors we need in the modern American Navy? Who knew that drag queens would rather be reading to pre-schoolers than twerking to serve their country?

The U.S. Navy is expected to be 8,000 sailors short of its recruiting goal this year. Some of the Mensa members who make up the top levels of the Navy apparatus apparently thought that showcasing one enlisted sailor who can’t tell if he’s male or female would demonstrate that the Navy is a woke branch of the military. This would, in turn, cause young men and women to stampede to recruiting offices.

I suppose it’s politically incorrect to point out that the job of the military is to kill our enemies and keep America safe and that drag queens have no place there.

But it’s the truth.

And here’s another truth: no matter how many times the left howls that U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville is holding up key military promotions, it isn’t true. What he’s doing is demanding that the Pentagon reverse its policy of using tax dollars to pay travel for the out-of-state abortions for military members who are stationed in areas that have limited abortion availability.

I’d point these foaming-at-the-mouth abortion enthusiasts to the Hyde Amendment, a law which forbids the use of federal dollars to pay for abortions. What the Pentagon wants to do is illegal.

Tuberville just wants a Senate vote on the policy. He wants senators on the record. So do many of us.

Call the vote.

It’s the wokesters in Congress holding up those military promotions. Some of the same dim bulbs who would think that drag queens would make a terrific Navy recruiting tool.

Six words come to mind: we’re going to lose a war.

Republished with permission from Kerry: Unemployed and Unedited.