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Obama Bashes GOP for Gay-Soldier Boos

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WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 01: (AFP-OUT) U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks during the Human Rights Campaign's 15th Annual National Dinner at the Washington Convention Center on October 1, 2011 in Washington, DC.

President Obama bashed the Republican presidential candidates for not speaking out against the booing of a gay soldier during a recent televised debate. Obama said he did not believe in the "smallness" that's allowing major political leaders to be silent when an American soldier is booed. "You want to be commander in chief? You can start by standing up for the men and women who wear the uniform of the United States, even when it's not politically convenient," Obama told the annual Human Rights Campaign dinner Saturday night.