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.
I guess even if you don’t have morals you can still have principles. Immoral principles.
WA ping please. RINO Reichert strikes again.
You will find plenty of sacks of crap with Libertarians. We get all wee weed up when Paul makes sense, but that usually lasts for about a minute and a half. You should hear his sacks of crap on fighting wars, you will barf. He may run for POTUS again and I hope he doesn't screw up someone that could win.
I know his record, it’s made me not like him very much for a long time.......
Hi Palladin! Still gloating over O'Donnell's loss?
Since you were posting hit pieces from a gay advocacy website, is it safe to assume you approve of Castle's vote?
Can anyone explain what it means to be “openly gay” in the military?
Kinda like hiring a pedophile to baby sit your kids because he dusts and is a good cook.
Currently under DADT, homosexuals can serve but not openly. If they engage in homosexual acts or show a likeliness to do so, they can be booted. If they remain strictly celebate, they are OK.
I assume "openly" means that they would be free to engage in homosexual acts with impunity.
Well, with Diaz-Balart and Ros-Lehtinen, I’ve learned that Cubans are apparently big homosexual supporters.
Thanks to matt1234 for the ping.
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Djou, from Hawaii, has turned out to be a wimp. He was defeated in the last election and is being replaced by an uber progressive labor attorney who will make Nancy Pelosi look like a moderate.
1. What is wrong with these people?
2. Also, don’t they realize we are sick of these crap votes being taken practically on Christmas Eve, when it’s obvious these cockroaches think we won’t be paying attention — nor should we have to be spending the holiday season with one on the Christmas tree and the other on our stupid congresscritters.
At least we got rid of Castle here in Delaware. It cost us a Senate seat but it was well worth it.
Whatever staff member encouraged her to vote for that should be fired. I don't know what to say, I've been out of that loop for a few years. Very disappointing.
She also supports the terrorists in the CIA. I think she is becoming senile and some of the lefty staff members are now calling the shots.
I wonder. Will there be Special Event Nights at the Officer's and Enlisted clubs? Gawd, the nightmares to come, should the Senate fail to derail this travesty.
Jeff Flake's name says it all. I'm in his district and can't tell you how many letters, calls and emails I've sent him in the past. He's very pro amnesty as well. Yeah, he's big into "no pork" but that doesn't make up for all the rest of the crap he's for! And guess what? In another 2 years he'll run again...and win. Stupid, stupid people around here.
She really needs to retire. That’s a horrible vote.
Does that mean things like "shower games" or barracks "bunk parties"?
I honestly don't understand how far they mean to take this. I have a gay relative that is very quiet about his lifestyle and relationships. If he were in a military unit I doubt anyone would know his sexual proclivities. But, I've also seen pictures of events like the Dore Alley Fair in San Francisco and wonder if this is they ultimate end for what the left is working on doing to our military.
Coming out of the closet and expecting special rights.
This bill needs to be killed. Then your question will not have to be addressed.
Can some one explain why homo-sexuals wish to flaunt their sexual preference openly in the military? They can serve now so long as they don’t tell.
As for serving with hetero-sexuals, men and women serve together now, and it has not hurt the military, because if it was hurting it would have been banned.
So why would a openly gay soldier be any worse? Inquiring minds want to know.
Flake leans libertarian.
It’s a new special interest group, with government backing for their protection from discrimination....perceived or real.
IIRC, Jeff Flake is gay.
“Well, with Diaz-Balart and Ros-Lehtinen, Ive learned that Cubans are apparently big homosexual supporters.”
I don’t know about that, but I suspect these votes have something to do with the districts they represent...both in FL.
I’d support the idea of California as a State sliding into the sea. Democratic /”progressive” queer politics has destroyed the State to where a Patriotic Christian can’t even enjoy a walk on the beach there anymore.
For at least six years, David Dreier has been dogged by claims from activists and political opponents that he's a gay man.
I do wonder about David Dreier. Have heard rumors he might be gay.
... comeon, just cause Davie is a hot item with his “chief of staff” (what a cute nickname!) doesn’t necessarily mean he’s ahhhh, gay ya know? Just needs to relax once in a while by going on an overseas trip to “factfind” with his #1 staffer!