#1 Confirmed: Obama to call for repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” tonight
01-27-2010, 08:59 PM
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As I said on Monday when I wrote about this, the politics of it are a no-brainer. And getting to be more so every day: If you believe Michael Barone, the Dems are now staring not at a 1994 wave but possibly a 1974 wave, when congressional Republicans were obliterated by the deep blue tide that washed in after Watergate. If they don’t repeal this soon, they may not have the votes to try again for a long time.
Axelrod: Obama Will Call for Repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Policy
Even if you disagree with rescinding the policy, take comfort in knowing that the roll call in the House and Senate will be pure fun to watch. I’m sure they’ll have some bipartisan support for doing it; the question is how much — and how many skittish Blue Dog “no” votes will have to be replaced. Exit question one: Is The One going to demand any deadline for doing this or will it be another of his “no, really, soon” promises? Exit question two: John Shalikashvili already weighed in on Obama’s side earlier today. Can Colin Powell be far behind?
01-27-2010, 09:20 PM
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Megi if there is any one thing the Dims might get done before Nov. this just might be it. DADT is unpopular. It will cause an uproar in the Mil. as well as Congress, and serve as a means to bash the "Homophobic Right" with if the GOP opposes receding DADT come Nov.
Even thou the States oppose Gay Marriage, Gays in the Mil. is not as important.Rest In Peace America
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01-28-2010, 12:18 AM
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Yeah, I don't really know how this sort of thing would affect military culture, so I would pretty much defer to military leaders on it. I think I'm probably in the majority in that thinking.
01-28-2010, 01:12 AM
Does this mean going back to "Like no one already knows?" Hells bells!
What about a 1.3 trillion dollar deficit, nearly 14 trillion dollars in debt, and some 40+ trillion in unfunded obligations into the future? Forgive me if gays wanting to defend this country isn't high on my list of of shit I want to put the kibosh on.
Talk about rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. Hello?"Our president delivered his State of the Union message to Congress. That is one of the things his contract calls for -- to tell congress the condition of the country. This message, as I say, is to Congress. The rest of the people know the condition of the country, for they live in it, but Congress has no idea what is going on in America, so the president has to tell 'em." ~ Will Rogers
"Our president delivered his State of the Union message to Congress. That is one of the things his contract calls for -- to tell congress the condition of the country. This message, as I say, is to Congress. The rest of the people know the condition of the country, for they live in it, but Congress has no idea what is going on in America, so the president has to tell 'em." ~ Will Rogers
01-28-2010, 03:23 AM
This is a poll from The military times from 2004, things may have changed since then. I can't find the officers poll I saw and I'm really not interested enough to look for it very hard. My gut feeling is that gays serving openly is a bad idea. I also think that anyone in the military that goes out of their way to brag about how they have sex is pretty stupid. I think it should be left to the generals and officers in the military what kind of policy they would like to adopt. I would except any decision the military leaders decide and I think politics should be left out of it.
6) Do you think openly homosexual people should be allowed to serve in the military?
Yes: 25 No: 65 No opinion: 9
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