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Obama to Call for 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Repeal, Adviser Says
CNN ^ | January 27, 2010 | Laurie Ure

Posted on 01/27/2010 5:28:57 PM PST by Steelfish

Obama to Call for 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Repeal, Adviser Says By Laurie Ure, CNN Pentagon Producer January 28, 2010

In 2008, more than 100 retired generals and admirals called for a DADT repeal. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell has called for a review of the policy. During the 2008 presidential election, then-candidate Barack Obama promised to end the DADT policy.

Obama, as president, has been criticized by GLB groups for not pushing harder to get the law repealed.

Military statistics indicate that from 1997 to 2008 -- over 10,500 service members have been discharged under the law.

Servicemembers Legal Defense Network -- an organization providing legal help -- say over 13,000 GLB members have been discharged since 1994.

Barack Obama

"As a nation built on the principal of equality, we should recognize and welcome change that will build a stronger more cohesive military," said Shalikashvili. His letter was sent to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York, who supports repealing the policy. House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, flatly disagreed with the idea of ending it. "When it comes to 'don't ask don't tell,' frankly, I think it's worked very well. And we just ought to leave it alone," he said to reporters Wednesday morning.

(Excerpt) Read more at edition.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 111th; bho44; bhosotu; cicobama; dadt; dontaskdonttell; glbt; homosexualagenda; obama; sotu

1 posted on 01/27/2010 5:28:57 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

I’ve got your backside said the Private Dick to Private Johnson


2 posted on 01/27/2010 5:31:23 PM PST by ncfool (The new USSA - United Socialst States of AmeriKa. Welcome to Obummers world.)
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3 posted on 01/27/2010 5:32:43 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (I Upped My Monthly Donation To FR....Now, Up Yours.)
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To: Steelfish

What if he announced his resignation tonight?


4 posted on 01/27/2010 5:32:51 PM PST by Tenacious 1 (Government For the People - an obviously concealed oxymoron)
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To: Steelfish

That’s 30 Blue dog seats right there, IMO.......


5 posted on 01/27/2010 5:33:14 PM PST by Sybeck1 (Rush Hudson Limbaugh, Mmm, Mmm, Mmm)
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To: Steelfish

Anything to hurt America.


6 posted on 01/27/2010 5:35:24 PM PST by Touch Not the Cat
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To: Sybeck1

That’s also an assurance of 1/2 billion dollars in campaign contributions to con the masses.


7 posted on 01/27/2010 5:36:57 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

He just keeps stepping in it doesn’t he?


8 posted on 01/27/2010 5:37:31 PM PST by vpintheak (How can love of God, Family and Country make me an extremist?)
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To: Steelfish
In the new Army, we won't have fire teams - we'll have butt buddies!

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
9 posted on 01/27/2010 5:38:47 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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To: Steelfish

If I don’t ask, but someone tells, that puts images and opinions in my head that are not positive for me, my fellow service personnel and the homosexual.

Just shut up and serve.


10 posted on 01/27/2010 5:39:21 PM PST by amihow
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To: Steelfish

Funny kinda populism he’s got there.

Why doesn’t he just nominate Zoe Baird for something if he wants to duplicate the failed early years of the Clinton admin.


11 posted on 01/27/2010 5:40:41 PM PST by AmishDude
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To: Steelfish
And what's the MOS for Adjutant's Bugger Boy?

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
12 posted on 01/27/2010 5:42:25 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Do you think we may end up with a buggery platoon? If the Jihadists capture any of them, televised “death by stoning” won’t be pretty


13 posted on 01/27/2010 5:46:54 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Wow! Thank God he’s finally focusing on the important stuff. /snark


14 posted on 01/27/2010 5:47:27 PM PST by The Iceman Cometh (0bama is my President...and he's out to get me!)
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To: Steelfish

F*ck up the military, now deployed in two wars and in need of strong leadership! Who is this guy’s advisor? What a schmuck.


15 posted on 01/27/2010 5:47:55 PM PST by drew
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To: Steelfish

Bill clinton started right out, his first day in office, with an Executive Order authorizing gays in the military. But he quickly had to back off, and finally compromised with “Don’t ask, don’t tell.” Clinton signed that policy.

Obama is clearly feeling the heat, because he promised his gay supporters that he would give them the earth, and then seemed to forget what he said. If he loses the gays, he loses a major constituency.

But this is a hell of a stupid time to come out with this. Couldn’t be worse. He and his advisers really are dumb as rocks.

Obama is the new Hitler. Except, fortunately for us, he is dumb, dumb, dumb. He can’t even go to the men’s room without a teleprompter.


16 posted on 01/27/2010 5:49:17 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Steelfish

Wow, he couldn’t be getting any worse advise. This thing is going down like the Titanic.


17 posted on 01/27/2010 5:50:45 PM PST by truthandlife ("Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Ps 20:7))
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I think we'll end up with a buggery Nation. The only ones reproducing are the Muzzies.

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
18 posted on 01/27/2010 5:51:20 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN 1969. St. Michael the Archangel defend us in battle!)
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To: Steelfish
Another HUGE political pay off.

Shadow Government

This 2006 Article is Prophetic


The Gay Mogul Changing U.S. Politics

By Rita Healy/Denver Wednesday, Apr. 04, 2007

Tim Gill

January 2004

Who's Behind the Dean Money Machine?

19 posted on 01/27/2010 6:10:29 PM PST by mgist
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To: ncfool

Closest thing I could find to bawney fwank

20 posted on 01/27/2010 6:11:25 PM PST by RedMDer (Recycle Congress in 2010, 2012...)
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To: Steelfish

21 posted on 01/27/2010 6:13:59 PM PST by Iron Munro (God is great, Beer is good, People are crazy)
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To: Cicero

I think he is scared of Hillary. His reputation is tanking so fast he think’s there may be a chance of a challenge in the primary.

This shores him up with the radical base, and reminds them that the Clintons are responsible for DADT.


22 posted on 01/27/2010 6:47:43 PM PST by I still care (A Republic - if you can keep it. - Ben Franklin)
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To: Steelfish

Given the upcoming November elections, I doubt this will pass muster with Congress. But if by some quirk it does, one can expect many officers resigning their commissions and enlisted men getting out when their enlistments expire.

I suppose that then barracks can be done up in pink.


23 posted on 01/27/2010 7:18:52 PM PST by OldPossum
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