Skip to comments.Confirmed: Obama to call for repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” tonight
Posted on 01/27/2010 4:40:48 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
As I said on Monday when I wrote about this, the politics of it are a no-brainer. And getting to be more so every day: If you believe Michael Barone, the Dems are now staring not at a 1994 wave but possibly a 1974 wave, when congressional Republicans were obliterated by the deep blue tide that washed in after Watergate. If they dont repeal this soon, they may not have the votes to try again for a long time.
Even if you disagree with rescinding the policy, take comfort in knowing that the roll call in the House and Senate will be pure fun to watch. Im sure theyll have some bipartisan support for doing it; the question is how much and how many skittish Blue Dog no votes will have to be replaced. Exit question one: Is The One going to demand any deadline for doing this or will it be another of his no, really, soon promises? Exit question two: John Shalikashvili already weighed in on Obamas side earlier today. Can Colin Powell be far behind?
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I’ve got your backside said the Private Dick to Private Johnson
As long as it goes something like “don’t ask, don’t tell, just leave”, I’m okay with it.
This will mean the end of America’s military power.
As Beck says, always watch the other hand.
I’d be interested in the details. Is “The One” going to change the UCMJ, order military leadership to ignore the UCMJ, or just change the name of “Don’t ask, don’t tell” to something that polled better with focus groups but means the same thing in the real world. The only fun thing about having this socialist in the White House is that he stabs those who think they are his friends almost as often as he stabs our country.
Obama is a fool to do this in this manner. Congress is not going to be happy.
So this is his master plan to distance himself from the far left special interests and reacquaint himself with the middle? Seriously, this is the thing he came up with?
recruitment levels fall
as gay pride parades cross the parade grounds...
RED is the socialists banner, and is exactly the reason why the socialist press switched overnight after the Carter election and started calling the free states "Red" and the socialist states "Blue".
Early on, some channels used a scheme of red for Democrats and blue for Republicans. The first television news network to use colors to depict the states won by presidential candidates was NBC.
In 1976, John Chancellor, the anchorman for the NBC Nightly News, asked his network's engineers to construct a large electronic map of the USA. The map was placed in the network's election-night news studio. If Jimmy Carter, the Democratic candidate that year, won a state it would light up in red; if Gerald Ford, the Republican, carried a state it would light up in blue. The feature proved to be so popular that four years later all three major television networks would use colors to designate the states won by the presidential candidates on Election Night. NBC continued to use the color scheme employed in 1976 for several years; NBC newsman David Brinkley famously referred to the 1980 election map as showing Ronald Reagan's 44-state landslide as resembling a "suburban swimming pool".
CBS, from 1984 on, used the opposite scheme: blue for Democrats, red for Republicans. ABC used yellow for one major party and blue for the other in 1976. However, in 1980 and 1984, ABC used red for Republicans and blue for Democrats. As late as 1996, there was still no universal association of one color with one party. If anything, by 1996, color schemes were relatively mixed, as CNN, CBS, ABC, and The New York Times referred to Democratic states with the color blue and Republican ones as red, while Time Magazine and the Washington Post used an opposite scheme.
In the days following the protracted 2000 election, major media outlets began conforming to the same color scheme because the electoral map was continually in view and conformity made for easy and instant viewer comprehension. On Election Night that year there was no coordinated effort to code Democratic states blue and Republican states red; the association gradually emerged. Partly as a result of this eventual and near-universal color-coding, the terms "red states" and "blue states" entered popular usage in the weeks following the 2000 presidential election. Journalists began to routinely refer to "blue states" and "red states," even before the 2000 election was settled.
After the results were final, journalists stuck with the color scheme, as the December 2001 The Atlantic's cover story by David Brooks entitled, "One Nation, Slightly Divisible" illustrated. Thus, red and blue became fixed in the media and in many people's minds, despite the fact that no "official" color choices had been made by the parties.
If gays can do the job and at least pretend to be straight while on duty I don’t care if they serve or not, and that’s why the don’t ask, don’t tell policy works.
The problem is that being openly gay means gay pride parades on bases, pink bandanna neck scarves with their fatigues, hot pants at PT, and everything that comes with it. Yea I don’t think so.
They have equal rights now. What they want is special rights for being gay.
0 is determined to double down EVERY mistake the Arkansas mafia made.
Just another way to show his disrespect for our military.
This is the military, not some sort of kumbaya club.
Save social experiments for groups of idiots, like Congress.
Make sure to congratulate GOPROUD when you go to CPAC.
he states he heard loud and clear the public and then does this.
MO , obama have lost their heads if they think congress will ever pass this.
having served and still know many others left in then this will be the demise of our military.
I know of not one person who wants this and who serves and I know a few who will not stand for this either.
this is just plain nuts, he and his wife while she sits next to her guest the lesbian activist need to wake up and the obama’s to leave the white house before they do even more damage to our country
even the Dems will be like WTF is he on..
I’m taking bets he back on drugs , he has to be as is his wife.
we’re talking about men having sex with another mans arse and we’re to think they’re normal and should be accepted openly in the military