Skip to comments.Open comment to Mike Huckabee and Sarah Palin about DADT VANITY
Posted on 12/17/2010 10:14:54 AM PST by Sola Veritas
Why aren't you doing something to stop DADT from being repealed?
Mike I supported (donations) and voted for you in the primary of 2008. Sarah I vigorously supported McCain for president because you were his VP candidate.
Purportedly, both of you are considering running for POTUS in 2012. I could support either of you because I think we share common moral values. However, I'm starting to question that potential support because of your silence or little said against repealing DADT.
I cannot, as a Christian Evangelical, support either of you in 2012 IF today you do not use your public forums to speak out strongly against the potential repeal this Saturday of DADT by the lame duck congress.
Sir and Ma'am, it is time to show your real values. Taking a strong stand on stopping this nonsense today is called for by those that would ask for Evangelical Christian support. Of course, I can only speak for myself. However, I'm certain there are others just like me. Please don't allow the military to be homosexualized further than it is. Your silence is in fact helping to bring that about. I pray you will act in a proactive way and make it clear to the press and everyone that you oppose what is about to occur, and under your leadership it would not be allowed. Open homosexuality and military service are incompatible, and a moral people don't allow it to occur.
And they would do what? Vote against it?
Um, last I checked, neither had a vote!
At a minimum, they should be making concerted public efforts to get Congress to vote against it. The silence is deafening.
Speak out strongly against repealing DADT on Facebook, etc. They have not done so...they have evaded it.
They express opinions about everything else, why not this?
Palin came out against DADT in a Fox News interview. There are a lot of issues going on, and for a non-elected official, there isn’t much more she can do.
“At a minimum, they should be making concerted public efforts to get Congress to vote against it. The silence is deafening.”
Amen and thank you. I thought my point was clear.
What is being asked is that they make a public statement about their position on the subject given that a historic vote on it will take place very soon. I think it’s a perfectly legitimate question for all of the so-called front-runners: Palin, Huck, Romney, Gingrich, Ryan, Barber, etc.
They should all be put on record NOW....since it’s an issue now.
Moreover, I’d like to have them answer the question: Will you actively work against repeal of DADT during the remainder of this lame-duck Congress and HOW will you work against it.
I’m tired of the BS from these politicians.
Are you sure? Do you twitter?
“Palin came out against DADT in a Fox News interview.”
When and how strongly? Oh there is MUCH MORE both of them could do. This should be a priority issue with them.
They both have large public followings on twitter, facebook, etc. They can do more.
“Im tired of the BS from these politicians.”
Amen to that Chaplain!
And what are you doing about DADT?
I would argue that the Brian Aitken case is biger.
If he can be jailed for legally transporting a gun, anyone here can be jailed for anything.
“Are you sure? Do you twitter?”
No, but I have them both on facebook.
Well I'm sure they appreciate the advice from some anonymous person on the Internet. If the media showed DADT was a priority for them, someone would be yelling that START should be a priority. If START was a priority, someone would be yelling that the tax cuts should be a priority. If tax cuts were their priority, someone would be yelling repealing Obamacare should be their priority. If repealing Obamacare were their priority, someone would be yelling that stopping the dream act should be their priority.. and so on and so on and so on...
As my dad used to say when I asked someone to do something for me.. "What are you, a Democrat? Do it yourself."
This is an urgent issue, and I agree with rbpa that the gun issue is big.
It makes sense to have these folks on record. And to say “they’re not in office” is to pretend that they don’t have enormous influence.
Not even ONE venue has addressed the case against repeal. Not Fox and certainly not any of the alphabets, and I’ve not even heard it on the radio.
There is a rationale behind objections to repeal, and that rationale is being silenced.
A Palin or Huckabee has the microphone that could explain that rationale to the nation.
“And what are you doing about DADT?”
Well duh, I’m lobbying elected officials and potential POTUS candidates? And speaking out in every venue that I legally can.
I’m still serving in the reserve....this is VERY personnal to me.
You supported Huckabee?@!
Speaking of Al Sharpton...I just saw a video this week of Al on a talk show in what appears to be the late 70s or 1980s where he's describing someone as a "punk-ass fag*ot". It's hysterical - reminiscent of Jackson's own "Hymie town" comment.
“You supported Huckabee?@!”
Folks...stay on message. This isn’t a thread about Palin vs. Huckabee or visa versa...it is about getting both of them to do something to help stop this lame duck congress from repealing DADT.
I write to them because both have courted the Evangelical Christians like myself. I cannot vote for someone that even passively allows the military to homosexualized further without a fight.
Mr. Robinson....what say you sir?
Loved the well, duh! I guess I should have known what you were doing. After all, you posted a whole vanity about it on FR. LOL!
That just isn’t so.
“But just because you do it does not mean others must do it.”
If they want my vote, and those of others of my ilk....then they better. That is the point of the post.
Start in your own house.
As for Mrs. Palin, she has made her position clear. You want someone to stand on a street corner with a megaphone. You'll have a better chance with the Huckster.
I have a novel thought. Buy your own and find a corner!
Oh, my word. You belong to an ilk. LOL!
“Wasn’t the private who did the espionage for wikileaks gay?”
Yes, he is a homosexual. Please don’t even remotely dignify that deviant behavior by using the term “gay.” That isn’t a rebuke, it is a request.
Don’t know these people and I am pretty sure I said MOST.
“Are you lobbying the Catholic clergy?”
I’m NOT Roman Catholic....I will leave it to my Catholic FRiends to deal with their own. I’m a Christian Evangelical...in my case Southern Baptist.
They have NOT been clear on this issue. Please go read a previous link I posted.
“As for Mrs. Palin, she has made her position clear.aa”
Not really, and neither has Mike.
Read the following:
Folks...I don’t expect them to devote there entire time to this issue....but with a significant vote imminent...they can spend a few hours on it today.
Would you like Sarah to come over to your house and explain it to you?
“Would you like Sarah to come over to your house and explain it to you?”
Don’t be assinine about this. She and Mike just need to be crystal clear (and RIGHT NOW) that they oppose repealing DADT. They need to spend some time on this issue TODAY when it will count. Some fresh public statements would be nice.
This isn’t an anti Palin or Huckabee thread...by my intentions. I have supported both, and would like to continue to do so...but it is time to throw me some red meat that they care about things I care about.
“You belong to an ilk”
“IOW, you think Sarah Palin has some sway with this Congress.”
NO, I think she (and Mike) have sway with the public and can stir up to public to lean on the RINOs in the Senate. It is the public apathy that is letting this go forward.
I’m looking to her and Mike for some LEADERSHIP to use their influence with the public.
I keep clearly stating this is NOT an anti Palin or Huckabee thread. It is a “I like you guys, but get off the fence” thread.
Please don’t post pictures of that pervert Frank on this thread.
Moderator...I know it wasn’t WVKayaker intent to be offensive, but would you please delete the Barney Frank picture from this thread. It degrades the message.
If it is so important to you, why are you not using Federal Express rather than FreeRepublic to post this vanity. I don't know that either of those people spend any time on FR, but I do bet they get mail...
I despise perverts. I am also a Christian, and I think all sexual conduct in the ranks should be grounds for dismissal. Our entire society is so obsessed with sex, and homos are only one part of it. Your vanity on this subject does nothing to forward the argument.
I am sure you can contact these people directly somehow. Posting a vanity here about this is definitely an attempt to bring some discredit. Nice try, but I'm not buying. Maybe you can get up with Willard!
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Oh, c’mon. I read a post by a reputable poster saying that Sarah had voiced her disagreement with repealing DADT.
I don’t know what the heck you want, so I thought maybe you wanted her to come over and tell you personally.
I don’t like repealing this but it’s not the most important issue in the world to me.
This should be a priority issue with them.
Why? Because it is for you?
If either of them are the R nominee against BO, your vote is in the bag for them. And they know it. They need not continue to court you, as they had you from hello.
Not so for the independent voters that they need to vote for them, and for that portion of the electorate, DADT is simply a loser issue (IMO). It will not endear them to the voter on the fence.
“I am sure you can contact these people directly somehow. Posting a vanity here about this is definitely an attempt to bring some discredit. Nice try, but I’m not buying.”
You are spreading an untruth. My motive was not to descredit, but exert pressure because many people read FR. If those persons that support these two (which I have) will attempt to push them to take a definitive stand...then their influence might come to bear. I have attempted to contact them both. And have been ignored.
“If either of them are the R nominee against BO, your vote is in the bag for them. And they know it. They need not continue to court you, as they had you from hello....Not so for the independent voters that they need to vote for them, and for that portion of the electorate, DADT is simply a loser issue (IMO). It will not endear them to the voter on the fence.”
So, you think fighting DADT repeal is a “loser” issue? You sould like a homophile troll to me.
“I dont like repealing this but its not the most important issue in the world to me”
More passive/latent homophilia
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