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EXCLUSIVE: Obama to delay repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell'
Washington Times ^ | 21 November 2008 | Rowan Scarborough

Posted on 11/21/2008 6:46:04 AM PST by PhatHead

President-elect Barack Obama will not move for months, and perhaps not until 2010, to ask Congress to end the military's decades-old ban on open homosexuals in the ranks, two people who have advised the Obama transition team on this issue say.

Repealing the ban was an Obama campaign promise

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: gaysinthemilitary; obama; obamatransitionfile

1 posted on 11/21/2008 6:46:04 AM PST by PhatHead
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To: PhatHead

America’s enemies are snickering.


2 posted on 11/21/2008 6:47:51 AM PST by ElkGroveDan (Reagan is back, and this time he's a woman.)
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To: PhatHead
And that big tubular thing, right there... that's the driveshaft.
3 posted on 11/21/2008 6:48:16 AM PST by Steely Tom (RKBA: last line of defense against vote fraud)
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To: PhatHead

Proposition 8 and now this!! There will be some flamers out there now.


4 posted on 11/21/2008 6:48:29 AM PST by johniegrad
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To: PhatHead

He saw the results in FL CA and AZ...............


5 posted on 11/21/2008 6:49:54 AM PST by Red Badger (Never has a man risen so far, so fast and is expected to do so much, for so many, with so little...)
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To: PhatHead

This is a canard. He’s backing down on the smaller issues to look moderate. It will not change his attitude toward his march to marxism.


6 posted on 11/21/2008 6:50:11 AM PST by raybbr (You think it's bad now - wait till the anchor babies start to vote!)
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To: Steely Tom

Do you like gladiator movies?..........

7 posted on 11/21/2008 6:51:25 AM PST by Red Badger (Never has a man risen so far, so fast and is expected to do so much, for so many, with so little...)
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To: johniegrad

Why doesn’t he do this on his second day in office, like Bill Clinton tried to do? If one is liberal, and sees this as a civil rights issue, then there can be no debate, right?

And when don’t ask/don’t tell is abolished, will the city of S.F. welcome the military back? Will the marines open a recruiting office in The Castro and be welcomed there?? Since gays have targeted the military about don’t ask/don’t tell, will there be big numbers eager to join when that ban ends?


8 posted on 11/21/2008 6:51:52 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: raybbr

I agree, he hasn’t changed his views. It will be interesting to see how the loony left reacts to some of this “moderation” though...


9 posted on 11/21/2008 6:52:14 AM PST by PhatHead
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To: raybbr

Can you say “Clinton”...Bubba still has his hands all over everything....and everyone.


10 posted on 11/21/2008 6:52:28 AM PST by Sacajaweau (I'm planting corn...Have to feed my car...)
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To: PhatHead

Right now I am sorry I didn’t follow the One’s campaign. Maybe somebody that did could present a list of his campaign promises.


11 posted on 11/21/2008 6:54:53 AM PST by rocksblues (Sarah and Joe, Real Americans!)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Why doesn’t he do this on his second day in office, like Bill Clinton tried to do? If one is liberal, and sees this as a civil rights issue, then there can be no debate, right?

He had to run to the left to win the nomination and he had to run to the center-right to win the presidency. He has been willing to say anything to anyone to get elected. I think that people know about as much about his views as they do about his background......nothing.

12 posted on 11/21/2008 7:00:27 AM PST by johniegrad
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To: rocksblues

You know theres a reason why we dont let openly Gay men into the Service. The other men who arent gay will acidently shoot them. i mean come on its the same with the BSA no straight guy want some homo tenting with him and eying him up


13 posted on 11/21/2008 7:00:43 AM PST by republicansforever
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To: PhatHead

Heads are exploding at Dumpsterunderground. LOL!


14 posted on 11/21/2008 7:03:39 AM PST by pabianice
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To: PhatHead
...President-elect Barack Obama will not move for months, and perhaps not until 2010,...

And perhaps never.

LOL, boy will the libtards be mad when they wake up and realize old Zero lied to them in order to get elected.

I had to laugh the day after the election. The local lib paper had a headline that read: "Obama: Don't Get Your Hopes Up".

The point was that he had a lot of work to do but oh, the irony.

15 posted on 11/21/2008 7:12:01 AM PST by FReepaholic (Diversity = .45 .357 .223 .38 ...)
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To: republicansforever

Is the US president still honorary head of the boy scouts?


16 posted on 11/21/2008 7:12:43 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: raybbr
You're 100% right, but it's still delightful to see Obama backing off from promises that are dear to the hearts of the social lefties.
17 posted on 11/21/2008 7:13:01 AM PST by utahagen
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To: Sacajaweau
Can you say “Clinton”...Bubba still has his hands all over everything....and everyone.


18 posted on 11/21/2008 7:16:03 AM PST by raybbr (You think it's bad now - wait till the anchor babies start to vote!)
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To: Red Badger

Speaking of Gladiator movies....

Marcus Licinius Crassus: Do you eat oysters?
Antoninus: When I have them, master.
Marcus Licinius Crassus: Do you eat snails?
Antoninus: No, master.
Marcus Licinius Crassus: Do you consider the eating of oysters to be moral and the eating of snails to be immoral?
Antoninus: No, master.
Marcus Licinius Crassus: Of course not. It is all a matter of taste, isn’t it?
Antoninus: Yes, master.
Marcus Licinius Crassus: And taste is not the same as appetite, and therefore not a question of morals.
Antoninus: It could be argued so, master.
Marcus Licinius Crassus: My robe, Antoninus. My taste includes both snails and oysters.

(RUN ANTONINUS RUN!!!!)


19 posted on 11/21/2008 7:22:12 AM PST by allmendream (Wealth is EARNED not distributed.... so how could it be Redistributed?)
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To: PhatHead

0bama has only one issue - ‘12. He is perfectly willing to let the market tank until his SOTU address. Then he will announce that he is not going to raise taxes, but will proceed with his middle class tax cuts (handouts).

If the market sees that his admin will not be a total Marxist take-over, it will start to comeback-and he will get credit simply for not jumping off the cliff.

He will also announce that there is an agreement to leave Iraq and thus pick up a cheap save like a relief pitcher who throws the ninth inning in a blow out.

Finally he hooks up the union goons with card check and auto-bailout.

Spends the next three and half years shooting hoops and destoying evidence of his birth.


20 posted on 11/21/2008 7:38:41 AM PST by Lou Budvis
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To: Sacajaweau
Can you say “Clinton”...Bubba still has his hands all over everything....and everyone.

It's amazing to me that Zero and Crusty went from being bitter rivals, to the Obama presidency becoming Bubba's third term so very quickly. It almost makes me wonder if the whole thing was a sham, or there is some sort of trickery going on that we don't know about.

The Clinton slime machine might have come up with something they're holding over Barry's head, what could it be?

21 posted on 11/21/2008 8:10:15 AM PST by hunter112 (We seem to be on an excrement river in a Native American watercraft without a propulsion device.)
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To: Sacajaweau

“Can you say “Clinton”...Bubba still has his hands all over everything....and everyone.”

Agree. Obama may have won the election, but it appears we are getting a Clinton administration.


22 posted on 11/21/2008 8:17:50 AM PST by mouske
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To: allmendream

Crassus’ argument is false. There are societies that consider some foods to be a moral issue. Case in point would be the Jewish and Moslem prohibition on pork.

Regardless of what 0 does, homosexuality is still a violation of the UCMJ.

Article 125


23 posted on 11/21/2008 8:23:51 AM PST by rjsimmon (1-20-13)
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To: Lou Budvis

You might be onto something. Obama is not a stupid man. If we underestimate him like the Dems did with Pres. Bush in the beginning, we will pay the price. We need to keep our eyes on what we believe are his ultimate goals for this country. Like you say, he’s not going to show his hand until he’s no longer running for re-election. Then, watch out, my fellow Americans!!


24 posted on 11/21/2008 8:32:56 AM PST by twigs
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To: PhatHead

Is that another howl from the left I hear?LOL


25 posted on 11/21/2008 8:42:14 AM PST by chris_bdba
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To: rjsimmon
Do you consider it to be immoral to eat pork, or only if one is a Jew or Muslim is it immoral?

But I wasn't arguing either for or against Crassus’s argument. I was making a joke about Gladiator movies and homosexuality.

The scene was from Spartacus, and Crassus was using snails and oysters as metaphor for sex with men or women.

26 posted on 11/21/2008 8:44:07 AM PST by allmendream (Wealth is EARNED not distributed.... so how could it be Redistributed?)
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To: PhatHead

Looks like LaBamba learned a few things from the Slick Willie years.


27 posted on 11/21/2008 8:46:23 AM PST by Antoninus (America didn't turn away from conservatism, they turned away from many who faked it. - Mark Sanford)
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To: allmendream
(RUN ANTONINUS RUN!!!!)

You don't have to tell me! BTW, ol' Crassus apparently had a taste for gold as well. And it proved to be the end of him as the Parthians who defeated his army, killed him by forcing him to drink molten gold.
28 posted on 11/21/2008 8:49:40 AM PST by Antoninus (America didn't turn away from conservatism, they turned away from many who faked it. - Mark Sanford)
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To: Antoninus
Crassus’s policy of using the power of the state to dissolve entire families private property was also eventually the undoing of the Republic.

When the Senate recalled Julius Caesar to Rome to stand trial he had three options. Fall on his sword. Go back to a “trial” that would lead to his death and the dissolution of his families fortune. Cross the Rubicon with his army and become Emperor.

29 posted on 11/21/2008 9:00:09 AM PST by allmendream (Wealth is EARNED not distributed.... so how could it be Redistributed?)
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To: allmendream

The eating of pork (in this example) is immoral to both religious groups. I was merely stating that Crassus’ argument was false.

I am with you on the Spartacus movie, a fantastic film and one of my Kirk Douglas favorites. Larry Olivier does quite well as Crassus.


30 posted on 11/21/2008 9:11:35 AM PST by rjsimmon (1-20-13)
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To: mouske

Obama may have won the election/smells like clinton ran the operation from the get go.


31 posted on 11/21/2008 10:25:39 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: PhatHead

Maybe the I’m-taking-a-stand,-I’m-voting-present! Obama will rule after all. A do-nothing administration would be a godsend at this point.


32 posted on 11/21/2008 11:21:33 AM PST by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me know)
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To: pabianice
Heads are exploding at Dumpsterunderground. LOL!

I almost want to see for myself, but I can't. Thanks for the laugh though!

33 posted on 11/21/2008 11:23:31 AM PST by Aquinasfan (When you find "Sola Scriptura" in the Bible, let me know)
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To: PhatHead
A detroit radio station called the Kenyan embassy after the election of Obama. After a lot of trouble they get through to the ambassador of Kenya.

The ambassador of Kenya says that obama was born in Kenya and that his birth place has become a national shrine.

Listen to the recording here

Be sure to download the recording as well. The chances of it remaining online for long is remote.
34 posted on 11/21/2008 11:39:07 AM PST by ckilmer (Phi)
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To: Aquinasfan
A do-nothing administration would be a godsend at this point.

No kidding! I often say if a candidate ever runs on the platform of "I promise to do absolutely nothing in office" I would donate, volunteer and vote enthusiastically...

35 posted on 11/21/2008 11:42:20 AM PST by PhatHead
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To: ckilmer
You cannot seriously believe this is some kind of "smoking gun." A morning radio guy asks a question about "Obama's birthplace" trying to trick the ambassador into "admitting" something he is very unlikely to know in the first place, and, golly gee - he tricked him! Just two days before this call, the ambassador was telling a group of kids in Cleveland about what a tourist attraction Obama's ancestral home is. He is obviously talking about the same thing in this recording. How would Peter Ogego know where Obama was born in the first place?
36 posted on 11/21/2008 12:07:44 PM PST by PhatHead
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