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Ari Fleischer: Why the House must pass ENDA (Remember-the Bushes are CONSERVATIVES!)
The Politico ^ | November 7, 2013 | Ari Fleischer, Bush White House press secretary

Posted on 11/07/2013 6:22:53 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

On Thursday, the U.S. Senate passed legislation to protect gay employees from job discrimination with an overwhelming bipartisan vote. Republicans should support these protections, and I hope the GOP leadership in the House schedules the bill for a vote. It’s the morally right thing to do. No one should lose their job, or not get hired, because of their sexual orientation.

Allowing people to be successful in their workplaces is an essential piece of individual opportunity and liberty. Working for a living is one of America’s freedoms. It’s a virtue to be encouraged — and supporting it is important to the future of the Republican Party. In an era in which the government often punishes hard work and individual success, this bill encourages it.

Since the 1960s, Congress has passed laws ensuring that employers can’t discriminate on the basis of race, religion or gender — personal characteristics that have nothing to do with how well someone does his or her job. These laws are widely accepted throughout our society. Who among us today would say an employer should have the right to fire someone because of their faith or the color of their skin?(continued)

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Issues; Parties; U.S. Congress; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: boehner; bush; enda; endavote; homosexualagenda

1 posted on 11/07/2013 6:22:54 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No, it doesn’t have to pass it.


2 posted on 11/07/2013 6:24:55 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededicaton to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If these people would STFU and not carry their being queer on their back like a sign, they wouldn’t have to worry about it.


3 posted on 11/07/2013 6:25:40 PM PST by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bushes aren’t even close to conservative and the queers can go piss up a rope!!


4 posted on 11/07/2013 6:31:09 PM PST by dalereed
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Who among us today would say an employer should have the right to fire someone because of their faith or the color of their skin?

The color of one's skin is not a moral choice. Sexual deviancy is.

If an employer doesn't want to be around a deviant all day (much less pay him out of his own pocket) the he shouldn't be FORCED by the Federal Gov't to do so.

5 posted on 11/07/2013 6:31:55 PM PST by what's up
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Anti-discriminaton laws, almost by definition, create protected classes of employees. This feeds into affirmative action, which leads to less-than-the-best people being hired, attempted indoctrination of all employees that they must never utter bad things about protected employees which, ultimately has led to an evil man becoming President of the United States.

Equal freedom and equal opportunity for all. No more “protected classes.”


6 posted on 11/07/2013 6:33:01 PM PST by be-baw (still seeking)
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To: dalereed

Where have all the ‘bushbots’ gone?


7 posted on 11/07/2013 6:34:24 PM PST by Ken H (What happens on the internet, stays on the internet.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Horsecrap, Ari.

No one is going to force me to have a pierced tattooed homo sitting at my reception desk because they want that job.

They can start their own enterprises and do whatever the hell they want.


8 posted on 11/07/2013 6:36:48 PM PST by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Advertisers make big, big money from homosexuals- they have less appreciation of ‘value’ than even dumb sluts.

So the media loves them and will reward any politician who nurtures them- it’s money in their pockets.


9 posted on 11/07/2013 6:39:49 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

will the discriminatory act of quota hirings end as well?? oh wait- its okay to discriminate against whitey....


10 posted on 11/07/2013 6:43:06 PM PST by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The abrogation of private property rights continues unabated in Mordor on the Potomac. Hat tip, Mike Church. Anyone still think we don’t need a A5CC?


11 posted on 11/07/2013 6:48:13 PM PST by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What a distraction. Gays/Transgendered aren’t being fired across the nation en masse.

Fleischer ought to be condemning this timewaster and demanding Reid pass a budget to end the Continuing Resolution drama.


12 posted on 11/07/2013 6:58:21 PM PST by RginTN
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To: 3Fingas

As soon as they figure out how to make a couple million each off of it, they will pass it.


13 posted on 11/07/2013 7:21:18 PM PST by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll eventually get what you deserve)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sure the House can vote on it—after Harry Reid scheduled votes on all of the House bills that have been sent to the Senate. Until then he can go to Hell.


14 posted on 11/07/2013 7:26:18 PM PST by Conservative Vet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Deviants apparently have the right to work wherever they please. The employer, being the one who provides the job; has no say in the matter.


15 posted on 11/07/2013 7:30:42 PM PST by yuleeyahoo (Liberty is not collective, it is personal. All liberty is individual liberty. - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mitt Romney 1994:

“We have discussed a number of important issues such as the Federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which I have agreed to co-sponsor, and if possible broaden to include housing and credit, and the bill to create a federal panel to find ways to reduce gay and lesbian youth suicide, which I also support.


16 posted on 11/07/2013 7:34:43 PM PST by ansel12 ( Democrats-"a party that since antebellum times has been bent on the dishonoring of humanity.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Homosexuals are already protected in the federal government.

Read
http://www.doi.gov/pmb/eeo/directives/2011-Zero-Tolerance-Memo.cfm

where DOI’s Salazar says: “ - - the Department’s long-standing policy that any type of unlawful discrimination or harassment will not be tolerated and must not occur. This policy affirms the Department’s zero tolerance for discrimination and harassment on the bases of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), age, disability, sexual orientation - - - “


17 posted on 11/07/2013 7:40:57 PM PST by redfreedom (GOP = Vichy colaborators at best, traitorous 5th Columnists at worst.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Religious schools and organizations should NOT be required to have openly gay employees. That would violate their freedom of religion which considers the gay lifestyle an abomination.


18 posted on 11/07/2013 7:41:46 PM PST by EinNYC
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To: EinNYC
Religious schools and organizations should NOT be required to have openly gay employees. That would violate their freedom of religion which considers the gay lifestyle an abomination.

The Freedom of Religion isn't just for religious organizations. It is for Americans. If my religious beliefs tell me it is wrong to hire such a person I have the same rights as a religious organization.

19 posted on 11/07/2013 7:46:50 PM PST by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
No one should lose their job, or not get hired, because of their sexual orientation.

This is true, but reverse sexism, where homosexuals in leadership positions favor hiring other homosexuals, is also wrong (though frequently practiced).

20 posted on 11/07/2013 7:58:18 PM PST by expat2
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To: Venturer; All
If these people would STFU and not carry their being queer on their back like a sign, they wouldn’t have to worry about it.

Exactly!

But also note that the states have never delegated to the feds, via the Constitution, the specific power to regulate workplace issues that don't fall under the Constitution's Clause 17 of Section 8 of Article I.

Constitution-ignoring Democrats and RINOs in DC are beating the drums concerning this issue undoubtedly to win votes from low-information voters who likely don't understand that, with the exception mentioned above, Congress has no constitutonal authority to address such issues.

21 posted on 11/07/2013 8:39:25 PM PST by Amendment10
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Every person who applies for a job should claim to be gay. Then if they’re not hired they can file suit.


22 posted on 11/07/2013 8:43:00 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: gitmo

I agree with you completely.


23 posted on 11/07/2013 10:25:56 PM PST by EinNYC
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To: ansel12
I'm sorry, did Romney win the Election?

I understand your fascination with him., well not really, but we are dealing with Obama now, not Romney. Remember, Obama won and he is doing his damnedest to make sure we never forget it.

I'm really not sure what your Post has to do with the discussion on this Thread, but whatever floats your Boat.

Just my opinion, carry on.

24 posted on 11/07/2013 10:47:41 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Good news, Federal Funding for my Tagline has been restored. Crisis averted.)
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To: Kickass Conservative

Republicans and ENDA, what is the connection, who is who in it, the republican presidential nominee of only months ago and Karl Rove, and George W. Bush from many years ago, all of them are too far back in history for mention? Is it using up too much of the precious bodily fluids of the limited internet space?

Is it OK to go back many, many years to mention Bush, or is it just Mitt Romney who needs to be left out of any negative connections, or ENDA history, or ENDA background, or context?


25 posted on 11/07/2013 11:17:04 PM PST by ansel12 ( Democrats-"a party that since antebellum times has been bent on the dishonoring of humanity.)
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To: Amendment10

The Constitution doesn’t mean a fugging thing to this bunch.

They ignore it like it never existed and their pal John Roberts endorses them in it. May Piss be upon him.


26 posted on 11/08/2013 3:26:26 AM PST by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They need to pass it like they passed Obama Care - like the stool sample it is - kinda looks like a Tootsie Roll so it might be good...


27 posted on 11/08/2013 3:58:04 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: what's up

You’re conflating orientation with activity.


28 posted on 11/08/2013 4:16:04 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: ansel12

Whatever Ansel.

My point was simply this, Romney wasn’t and isn’t President so blaming him for anything is a waste of time.

Try going after Obama with the same venom. He is one ruining our lives. Romney is background noise, a distraction.

We all know the Republican Party sucks, so what else is new?


29 posted on 11/08/2013 9:10:37 AM PST by Kickass Conservative (Good news, Federal Funding for my Tagline has been restored. Crisis averted.)
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To: Kickass Conservative

The election isn’t even a year past, Christie is being pushed for 2016, Palin and Cruz are under attack, things haven’t changed much over the months, and from that simple and short post, people here learned something more about GOPe support for ENDA, and just how long and deep that support runs.

Most people here are learning for the first time, that they voted for it in 2012.


30 posted on 11/08/2013 9:43:47 AM PST by ansel12 ( Democrats-"a party that since antebellum times has been bent on the dishonoring of humanity.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Remember: Hire the mentally handicapped.


31 posted on 11/08/2013 9:49:00 AM PST by Mashood
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To: 9YearLurker
Not sure what you mean.

Sexual orientation determines what kind of activity a person is involved with.

32 posted on 11/08/2013 10:18:03 AM PST by what's up
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To: ansel12

Like I said, the Republican Party sucks.

The only alternative is to change the Party since a Third Party Vote only gets the Democrat Elected.

When they make Sarah Palin the head of the RNC, I’ll give them the time of day. Prebis had his chance and he blew it and surprisingly he is still in charge. He is the Kathleen Sebilious (sic) of the GOP.

All that being said, when it comes to the General Election I follow the Levin Rule. I was one of those who wasted my Vote on Perot in 1992 and I will never repeat that mistake.

The Primaries are where the rubber meets the road, but when it comes down to the RINO or the Communist, I go against the Commie every time.

Some here disagree, so be it.

If not for the Third Party spoiler in VA, we would have had another Governorship. Instead we got slime dripping Terry. If only...


33 posted on 11/08/2013 10:32:32 AM PST by Kickass Conservative (Good news, Federal Funding for my Tagline has been restored. Crisis averted.)
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