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REPUBLICAN Sen. Collins, "welcomes" homosexuals into the US Armed Forces.
http://collins.senate.gov/public/continue.cfm?FuseAction=PressRoom.PressReleases&ContentRecord_id=ade8649d-010d-40c0-99f8-43ec52366ef0&CFID=64149682&CFTOKEN=13689783 ^

Posted on 12/03/2010 12:56:18 PM PST by roses of sharon

SENATOR COLLINS' STATEMENT ON 'DON'T ASK, DON'T TELL'

December 3, 2010

Following the conclusion of today's Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, Senator Susan Collins released this statement:

"Like our closest allies, the United States' Armed Forces should welcome the service of any qualified individual who is willing and capable of serving our country.

"After hearing powerful testimony from Secretary of Defense Gates and Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mullen, and reviewing the results of the Pentagon report, I remain convinced that the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy," implemented under President Clinton, should be repealed. And, I agree with Secretary Gates that the issue should be decided by Congress, not the courts.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: rino; sourcetitlenoturl; susancollins
Who wants to be a Republican anymore, raise their hand!
1 posted on 12/03/2010 12:56:23 PM PST by roses of sharon
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To: roses of sharon

Can we welcom Collins to the unemployment line next election?


2 posted on 12/03/2010 12:58:36 PM PST by LauraJean (sometimes I win sometimes I donate to the equine benevolent society)
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To: roses of sharon

Collins is no Republican.


3 posted on 12/03/2010 12:59:24 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (I'm with Jim DeMint ... on the fringe!)
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To: roses of sharon

That ain’t a Republican that’s a RINO!


4 posted on 12/03/2010 12:59:41 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: roses of sharon

They are welcome already. They just have to behave.


5 posted on 12/03/2010 1:00:08 PM PST by marron
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To: roses of sharon

She ignores the military survey, she is an abject RINO. Someone beat this Marxist in the next election!


6 posted on 12/03/2010 1:00:08 PM PST by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: roses of sharon

I agree with the first part of her statement. Those serving now are soldiers and patriots.

But that does not mean we need to create civil rights for gays in the military AS GAYS, that we need to drive out heterosexuals, or that we need political cliques of gays in the military. We also don’t need same sex romances within the ranks.

But then that all should be obvious.


7 posted on 12/03/2010 1:01:05 PM PST by Williams (It's the policies, stupid.)
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To: LauraJean

Collins. Democrat for Senate 2014
I see she is following the Specter re-election strategy.


8 posted on 12/03/2010 1:01:48 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT ("pray without ceasing" - Paul of Tarsus)
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To: roses of sharon

The two Dem senators from Arkansas are a good bet to vote against the repeal of DADT. And two other Dem senators Jim Webb and Joe Manchin may also vote against the repeal.


9 posted on 12/03/2010 1:02:04 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: roses of sharon

Is SHE GAY???? Does she have a KID that’s GAY??? This si DISGUSTING!! The once fine MORAL Military is going the way of the DODO bird becuase of DODOs like this half woman.


10 posted on 12/03/2010 1:02:24 PM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: roses of sharon

Well isn’t that sweet...she does not have to serve in close quarters with them.


11 posted on 12/03/2010 1:03:15 PM PST by celtic gal
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To: roses of sharon

Will there be special recruiting posters like “Be as queer as you can be, join the fighting fudgepackers.”


12 posted on 12/03/2010 1:03:23 PM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: roses of sharon

DADT is RINO truth serum. It is irresistible.


13 posted on 12/03/2010 1:04:25 PM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.)
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To: roses of sharon

Wonder how she’d feel if she was hunkered down in a foxhole with a half-dozen homos taking enemy fire?


14 posted on 12/03/2010 1:05:29 PM PST by NEMDF
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To: roses of sharon

Raising my hand! I shall remain a conservative, Tea Party Republican and Susan Collins has always been a RINO.

She will be TEA Party primaried.

She is unconscionable.


15 posted on 12/03/2010 1:06:14 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: roses of sharon
Sen. Collins, "welcomes" homosexuals into the US Armed Forces.

Sen. Collins IS NOT in the US Armed Forces. Why doesn't she "welcome" them into her bedroom and kitchen and workspace; every one of them; every day and night.

16 posted on 12/03/2010 1:09:36 PM PST by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: roses of sharon

Collins is a RINO and always was a RINO. The problem is not with RINOs like Snowe and Collins, who used to be “good” RINOs who behaved themselves. They voted with the leadership on key votes, and were allowed to say what they like when it doesn’t matter.

But it sure as hell DOES matter when these jokers come out with this kind of stuff during the lame duck session when there is a real danger that this stuff will be shoved through like it or not. And then it will be a lot harder, or even impossible, to change it back.

Collins would zip her lip when it matters, if the leadership of the senate had shown any willingness at all to discipline her. They have not. So, what does she have to lose?

The only alternative now is to organize a grass roots campaign to throw her out of the Senate. Maine appears to have swung to the right in this past election, so there might be some hope. I think she may be a bit stupid thinking she can play these business-as-usual games at this particular time.


17 posted on 12/03/2010 1:09:50 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: celtic gal

This is the way with out of touch elitists, no matter what the letter is behind their name.

THEY never have to actually experience the consequences of their own ideas that they impose on everyone else.


18 posted on 12/03/2010 1:11:21 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: roses of sharon

How can you welcome someone into something you are not part of?

Kind of like me welcoming some homeless guy into her Senate seat as a full member.


19 posted on 12/03/2010 1:20:27 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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To: roses of sharon

Where does/did she serve, again?


20 posted on 12/03/2010 1:24:49 PM PST by TitansAFC ("Mike Pence's Amnesty plan is the '86 Amnesty with a trip home tacked on." - The Heritage Foundation)
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To: roses of sharon
Senator Collins is a prime example of a RINO. She needs to be retired to a lesbian brothel where she can serve with pride.
21 posted on 12/03/2010 1:25:35 PM PST by Nosterrex
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To: roses of sharon

It is way past time for this RINO to be put out to pasture ... along with her sister Olympia


22 posted on 12/03/2010 1:27:26 PM PST by clamper1797 (Pray for Obama ... Psalms 109:8)
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To: roses of sharon

Would someone explain what “serve openly” means? They can already serve if they just shut up about their sex lives, no one should be talking about their sex lives. They are there to break things and kill people.


23 posted on 12/03/2010 1:27:30 PM PST by svcw
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To: forgotten man

24 posted on 12/03/2010 1:29:04 PM PST by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: roses of sharon

She wants Queers to be “Special” like her.


25 posted on 12/03/2010 1:30:38 PM PST by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: svcw
Serving openly means certain accommodations will have to be made, with new education and training. (and new disciplinary rules, for sure)

That is what Scott Brown said when he came out today! (for repeal)

26 posted on 12/03/2010 1:33:02 PM PST by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: Williams
"I agree with the first part of her statement. Those serving now are soldiers and patriots. But that does not mean we need to create civil rights for gays in the military..."

I have long argued that homosexuality (with which I have no personal experience) and alcoholism (with which I am intimately familiar) exhibit a large number of parallels. This is simply one more. We have alcoholics who serve honorably in the military, but we simply don't condone their being drunk on duty. Furthermore, their off duty activities can not be such that they discredit or reflect negatively upon the military. DADT essentially holds homosexuals to the same standard.

27 posted on 12/03/2010 1:33:49 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: roses of sharon

Hey susan... your ass is next... and then you too will be unemployed.

LLS


28 posted on 12/03/2010 1:39:08 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: TitansAFC


SEPTEMBER 21 - Lady Gaga speaks at a rally in Portland, Maine, September 20, 2010 urging members of the Senate to repeal the military rule banning openly gay people from serving in the armed forces.

Does Collins serve you ask? Why she serves Lady GaGa now.
29 posted on 12/03/2010 1:39:55 PM PST by roses of sharon (I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13)
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To: roses of sharon

If you haven’t ever been in the military, How in Heck can you think it’s a good Idea. I am NOT politically correct and will call a spade a spade, this is wrong.


30 posted on 12/03/2010 1:40:25 PM PST by JamesA (You don't have to be big to stand tall)
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To: roses of sharon

It hurts to see an R behind this woman’s name.

Insetead of an R they should just place three letters Senator Collins (Ass) Maine.


31 posted on 12/03/2010 1:47:13 PM PST by Venturer
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To: wac3rd

The Military discharges thousands more every year for failing to meet or maintain fitness standards do we retain them now as well because most of them can shoot as well as the homosexuals? They just —you know weight challenged.The Military discharges every year far more women for being Pregnant that it discharges homosexuals do we now retain them and force an abortion( es verdad that is covered in this legislation-they gonna make every Military hospital an abortion clinic force elective abortions-women who get pregnant will lose their early out) I guess the Military now will force women to have an abortion-or put their babe up for adoption Can forced sterilization be far off? by far the most discharges for homosexual behavior now are honorable-and most do not affect Military beyond the lower
ranks. And Most ,by far, are not contested. SO WHAT is the necessity? A Democrat from MissouriClaire McClaskey said on
Fox the other day they’ve served for decades with no problem-So again WHY the big rush to do this in Lame Duck Session—Why do it at all?


32 posted on 12/03/2010 1:58:38 PM PST by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: Venturer

Every time I hear her name I see attached how she is supporting the Democrat and acting as one who HATES America,
I have wanted to Puke every time I hear her name especially as the LIAR calls herself a Republican.


33 posted on 12/03/2010 2:03:31 PM PST by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: roses of sharon

Collins has spent her entire career as a politician and never done anything useful. She has never served in the military. She has never run a business. She has never even worked for a private company. Her opinions are as useful as one would expect, given her background.


34 posted on 12/03/2010 2:16:54 PM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Rose of sharon always appears to find these stinking RINO stories then claims the GOP represents SCUM like Collins. This b8tch Collins has to go.


35 posted on 12/03/2010 2:23:45 PM PST by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: Pollster1

Next on the agenda is establishing a position for a NAMBLA NCO in every unit.

This seems to be of a higher priority than counting military votes in elections.

Collins is a turd in the pool. (kindest way of puttin’ it)


36 posted on 12/03/2010 2:39:17 PM PST by libertyhoundusnr
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To: SandRat
A RINO she is.

Looking at her, she always reminds me of a dog trying to eat peanut butter.

37 posted on 12/03/2010 3:21:52 PM PST by IMR 4350
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To: Venturer
Insetead of an R they should just place three letters Senator Collins (Ass) Maine.

How about Senator Collins (POS) from Maine

38 posted on 12/03/2010 3:31:46 PM PST by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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