House republicans aim to stop DADT repeal

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by yg17, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. yg17 macrumors G5

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    You knew it was coming

    This is significant when you consider the fact that James Amos, the chief of the marine corps, is a homophobe and has come out strongly against DADT repeal.

    The Republican house is passing health care reform they know won't pass the senate. They're now going to try to block DADT repeal, which they know won't pass the senate. This is the best they have to offer. They don't have any real solutions for this country's problems. Just crap like this to fire up their right wing base.
     
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    They need to stop wasting our time and money. They won't get this, and they know it.
     
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    Yes GOP, we get it... You hate gays and affordable health care... Can we please get back to fixing this ***** hole you dug us into?
     
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    And they complain the government is wasting money. HA! They are such pests. They dont get it do they? Their agenda has failed. What a bunch of sore losers. Idiots.
     
  5. leekohler macrumors G5

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    The military wants DADT gone, the American people want it gone. The only people who don't are right wing nut jobs who can't stand the fact that they lost the "culture war" they started.
     
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    Funny part is the GOP spent all of last year whining about how the democrats don't listen to the American people, and here they are trying to pass legislation that the vast majority of Americans oppose. Go figure.
     
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  9. NickZac macrumors 68000

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    The large study did by the DoD showed hard evidence that allowing people of "alternate sexual identities" has absolutely no threat to military function and does not compromise the current people serving. This **** just needs to all go to the Supreme Court and have a ruling that it is unconstitutional to discriminate against gay people. Perhaps the current issues may be able to drive other rulings to give gay people more basic human rights that they deserve. The way our country has been handling this is disgraceful and it is why I call myself a fiscal Conservative and NOT a Republican.

    Kind of like the issue with the pharmacist not filling the script for birth control, I feel that much of this resistance is due to policymakers' personal feelings and that a lot of people in power have not been able to function in an objective manner.
     
  10. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    But what does Andy have to say to this topic????
     
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    Who is Andy?

    Hugh
     
  12. leekohler macrumors G5

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    It was a bad joke- as in Amos and Andy.
     
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    You belay your age. ;)
     
  15. leekohler macrumors G5

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    That was still way before my time. I just remember hearing my grandma talk about it. ;)
     
  16. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    It is incredibly unlikely that a ban on gays in the military is ever going to be reinstated. The GOP probably couldn't even muster enough votes within their own party to do this.

    This is merely the death-rattle of a few hardliners.
     
  17. 63dot macrumors 603

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    The right wing could fire up their base like the OP said, but there are a couple of problems with this theory.

    1) The GOP base are not bigots who fight the gay movement and socially progressive ideals, but more fiscal conservatives interested in cutting spending. The only problem is the the Republicans (or the far right of that party) have lost their popular recipe on just how to cut back. If anything, they have become the party that spends without representation or accountability. Two baseless wars turned into occupations does not answer 9/11 and if anything it just recruits new people for Al Qaeda.

    2) If the GOP tries to represent itself as just the right wing of that party, they will lose moderates in droves. So far the right wing of the GOP has ditched the once Republican ideal of saving money and have gone after their pet causes of picking on the gay movement, minorities, and non-Christians.

    The Tea Party prank of stealing away the entire movement from the moderate Libertarians and trying to slip in on populist appeal is pretty much shown as a cheap shot to try and get seats. It worked in 2010 but won't ever work again. Few think the so-called Tea Party members of Congress are fooling anybody. We all know they are Republicans under a different banner. They are nothing more than W's henchmen coming back to try and hang onto a memory. If the GOP does not get back to its core fiscally conservative issues, they will end up looking like the failure George W Bush was in his economic policy and that won't win any popularity contests. People are out of jobs, or not getting raises, and this is not a time to play failed trickle down economics.

    Like John Boehner predicted if this Congress of 2011-2013 doesn't show a cutback in spending and attack the deficit, they will be thrown out as quickly as they came to power.
     

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