Skip to comments.House Republicans who votes for DADT repeal
Posted on 12/15/2010 6:57:28 PM PST by ejdrapes
Bono Mack (CA)
Diaz-Balart, L (FL)
Wasn’t Djou being touted as the Republican version of Barack Obama?
I will fight and donate my time and money like mad to target these republicans and any others in the senate who votes for this.
This is disgusting and if these idiots thought about it then they would know that it is sick that two of the same sex have sex and then think they should have equal rights just because it’s how they get off.
This brings nothing positive and many cons and yet they still vgte for this ,
Not quite. California has like 20-something Republican congressmen. I see 3 listed here.
Now Ron Paul probably needs to sit Rand Paul down and talk to him about a serious topic or something. You know, like what daddy does on his own time.
Can not understand why these people would intentionally harm the US Military like this..
This must stop.
I always thought he was crazy, but this confirms how far over the line he is.
The man (?) needs to resign, or shift his party allegiance.
Hey Rabs, here's another stoopid thing your "conservatist" hero did, you gonna come and defend him?
I believe that there are “republicans” out there who would like to accelerate the destruction of the U.S. military. These are just some of them.
Has it passed the Senate yet?
I am, and I have an idea how to do it.
I work until midnight Friday, and then dont need to be back until about noon Monday (though I might call in for Monday if we do this).
Im willing to drive my minivan from Grand Rapids, Michigan to Washington DC and back, starting from an agreed rally point at 12:30 AM Saturday, with at least three but no more than five GR FReepers (the van will hold seven, but six will be more comfy). Each person should have cash for gas and tolls for the group, and meals for themselves. There would be a fifteen to thirty minute break every three to four hours (that is, at the three hour mark the driver would start looking for a roadside stop with fuel and amenities). Driver relief would be voluntary, but expected.
On arrival, the van would make one complete circuit of the Beltway, and then proceed into the city across the Arlington Memorial Bridge, east along Independence Ave., past the Capitol to First St., north to Constitution Ave, west across the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Bridge, back onto the Beltway.
But wait, theres more.
We would proceed along the Beltway to the River Road Exit, take River Road until it crosses Nebraska Ave NW and becomes Wisconsin Ave NW, follow Wisconsin to Massachusetts Ave NW, left on Massachusetts, past the Observatory, around DuPont Circle to Connecticut Ave NW, south on 17th St past the White House, to Constitution Ave, left (east) on Constitution to 14th St, left (north) on 14th to Massachusetts, to Wisconsin, to River Road, and out of the city.
And then home.
No marches, no speakers, no bands, few if any signs. No parking. No porta-potties. Just a quick driving tour of the city.
So this. How many others in the Grand Rapids area have cars and can get away from early Saturday morning until sometime Sunday?
How many in Kalamazoo?
How many in Battle Creek? Lansing? Ann Arbor? The Detroit burbs?
How many in Cadillac, Kalkaska, Traverse City?
How many in St Ignace, Sault Ste Marie, even Marquette?
And this. How many in Illinois could do it? Indiana? Ohio? Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia? How about it, Tennessee? Georgia?
Could we get a thousand FReepmobiles to show up in Washington, on the same day, driving the same predetermined route? Imagine the sight, on that part of Constitution Ave between the Washington Monument and the Ellipse, with a line of Freepers completing the first circuit going west, and another line of them halfway through the second going east? And what if they had their horns a-blowing?
Could we get 10,000 cars? A quarter million? Can you imagine a caravan that long, horns blowing, not stopping (except for traffic signals), just looping around the Seat of Government? Just a few minutes per vehicle, but hours on the ground.
No muss, no fuss, and we all go home. Some of us even make it to church next morning.
No schedules, apart from meeting people with whom you would be riding. We dont want to arrive all at once; just a steady stream throughout the day. I would expect that if my group could leave by 12:30 AM, wed arrive around 2:00 or 3:00 PM and be back home by 6:00 or 7:00 Sunday morning (thats a mental SWAG, and I could be way off).
Well, it seems like a good idea to me, and Im willing to do it.
Im going to do something I havent done on purpose before; Im going to post this in three or four promising threads, and then Im going to close my browser, and go do other things, and leave FR alone for 36 hours. When I come back Friday morning, Ill be looking to see if this idea has taken root and flourished. Ill be looking for FReepmails from GR FReepers wanting to ride along with me; from other FReepers who will bring their own cars and carloads; a couple thousand posts from several states, each indicating a desire to participate.
You gotta get your Rep on a short leash. She’s off the reservation.
Indeed, lawmakers say that they are seeing fewer objections from voters to a repeal than in past years. Rep. Ron Paul (R) of Texas, who voted to repeal of the ban as a matter of civil liberties, says his office has received no letters from voters on the issue in the run-up to the vote.
“Feelings are not as strong as they used to be,” he says. -- 'Don't ask, don't tell' repeal goes to Senate again. Has anything changed?
Can't hardly wait to see how Paul uses his subcommittee chairmanship. Somebody pull that chair out from beneath him, please!
Paul has always been openly in the queer camp; nothing’s changed with him. I’m even willing to bet his son in KY is in favor.
Such is Libertarianism: the Liberalism with even FEWER taboos.
Thanks, I didn’t think so
If that’s true, he’s worse than I thought, and I never thought very highly of a considerable amount of what he stands for.
I happen to like Ron Paul. He is pretty good on some other issues. One thing I will say about Paul is that he relentlessly sticks to his principles.
You know upfront he is a libertarian kool aid drinker. Hence, this vote with Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and Wikileaks, which is typical Paul behavior.
At least with Paul, you know what you are getting. If you know his principles, you know which way he will vote.
What I hate is having to sit on the edge of my seat (as with the DREAM Act) for these other RINOs who vote depending on whichever way the wind is blowing.
Sucks he voted for his bill though.