Skip to comments.EXCLUSIVE: Obama to delay repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell'
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
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America’s enemies are snickering.
Proposition 8 and now this!! There will be some flamers out there now.
He saw the results in FL CA and AZ...............
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.
Do you like gladiator movies?..........
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?
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...
Can you say “Clinton”...Bubba still has his hands all over everything....and everyone.
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.
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.
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
Heads are exploding at Dumpsterunderground. LOL!
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.
Is the US president still honorary head of the boy scouts?
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!!!!)
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.
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?
“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.
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.
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!!
Is that another howl from the left I hear?LOL
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.
Looks like LaBamba learned a few things from the Slick Willie years.
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.
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.
Obama may have won the election/smells like clinton ran the operation from the get go.
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.
I almost want to see for myself, but I can't. Thanks for the laugh though!
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...