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Toomey to Support Donít Ask / Donít Tell Repeal
NRO ^ | 12/16/2010 | Daniel Foster

Posted on 12/16/2010 11:42:12 AM PST by OldDeckHand

Senator-Elect Pat Toomey has just issued a statement supporting repeal of “Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell.”

“As I’ve said previously, my highest priority is to have the policy that best enables our armed services to do their job,” Senator-Elect Toomey said. “Our civilian and professional military leadership have now spoken and said we should repeal Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. I would support a free-standing measure to do so.”

If Majority Leader Reid keeps his word, the freestanding repeal measure passed by the House yesterday will be voted on in the Senate in the lame duck, before Sen.-Elect Toomey is seated. Still, the support of a credible conservative like Toomey is a sure sign that repeal is likely to pass.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: dadt; gays; homos; homosexualagenda; newarlenspecter; pattoomey; pennsylvania; repeal; showandtell; toomey; traitor
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Et tu, Toomey?
1 posted on 12/16/2010 11:42:20 AM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

“Toomey to Support Don’t Ask / Don’t Tell Repeal”

Well someone just signaled that he is not interested in being on a presidential ticket in 2012.


2 posted on 12/16/2010 11:43:14 AM PST by Grunthor (Silence is golden, Duct Tape is silver.)
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To: OldDeckHand
I would support a free-standing measure to do so.”

Hmmmmmm.....

3 posted on 12/16/2010 11:45:12 AM PST by mewzilla (Hey, Schumer, how's that Lockerbie bomber deal investigation coming along?)
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To: OldDeckHand

Ugh...and I voted for this ass-clown. Of all the things to be working on in these times. Amazing that our government is in the business of destroying this country.


4 posted on 12/16/2010 11:45:13 AM PST by The Iceman Cometh (What do Snap-On and Obama have in common? They're both tools.)
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To: OldDeckHand

Well I thought my wonderful state Pennsylvania was going in the right direction....Maybe Bush was right after all.


5 posted on 12/16/2010 11:46:34 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: OldDeckHand
RINO

DADTShow
6 posted on 12/16/2010 11:47:41 AM PST by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: OldDeckHand

This is a joke right? I thought he was a real conservative, socially too?


7 posted on 12/16/2010 11:48:14 AM PST by GoCards (Why me? Why not me?)
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To: OldDeckHand

I guess this didn’t come up in the vetting process.

Here’s what I think: people who serve in Congress should have the ability to understand the concept of long-term or unintended consequences. I don’t believe many of them do. So it’s not enough to vote on what sounds good or feels right. But how do we figure out who has the WISDOM to be in the Senate or the House?


8 posted on 12/16/2010 11:48:14 AM PST by ElayneJ
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To: OldDeckHand

Epic failure.


9 posted on 12/16/2010 11:48:14 AM PST by bvw
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To: OldDeckHand

I suppose if we are premiting homo activists to molest and sexually degrade children in the public schools, we should let the mlitary deal with it too. We are doomed.


10 posted on 12/16/2010 11:49:17 AM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Grunthor

The only way to possibly stop DADT is the House rejects or changes the Bush Tax cut extension bill that they are voting on today, and the Repubs stick to their fig leaf promise not to vote for any other legislation until it passes both houses.


11 posted on 12/16/2010 11:49:38 AM PST by Red Steel
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To: OldDeckHand
Him too?

This is making me sick. I'm completely convinced that America has become so totally diabolically disorientated that we're incapable of saving ourselves at this point.

12 posted on 12/16/2010 11:50:02 AM PST by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: OldDeckHand
Still, the support of a credible conservative like Toomey is a sure sign that repeal is likely to pass.

Keep dreaming leftists...

13 posted on 12/16/2010 11:50:22 AM PST by DBeers (†)
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To: napscoordinator
"Well I thought my wonderful state Pennsylvania was going in the right direction....Maybe Bush was right after all."

I get why Brown jumped ship - he does, after all represent perhaps the most socially liberal state in the Union. But Toomey represents a fairly othodox conservative state, at least on the social issues. I don't think that there's nearly the clamor in PA as there clearly is in MA to repeal DADT. Plus, Toomey just got elected, and Brown is up for reelection in less than 24-mos. Toomey couldn't keep his yap shut?

14 posted on 12/16/2010 11:50:22 AM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: napscoordinator

“Our civilian and professional military leadership have now spoken and said we should repeal Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.”

Army, Air Force, Marine Chiefs Against DADT Repeal
Dec 3, 2010 • By JOHN MCCORMACK

At today’s Senate hearing, three of the four service chiefs expressed opposition to repealing the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT) policy on gays in the military. “My recommendation is that we should not implement repeal at this time,” said Marine Corps commandant General James F. Amos (watch his opening statement here). “I cannot reconcile, nor turn my back on the Marines most engaged in the day-to-day work of operations in Afghanistan,” said Amos. The Pentagon’s survey showed that 67% of Marines in combat arms units—infantry, artillery, armor—believe repealing DADT would have a negative effect on their unit’s performance.


15 posted on 12/16/2010 11:51:01 AM PST by flowerplough (Pennsylvania today - New New Jersey meets North West Virginia. Or maybe we're North Alabama.)
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To: FrankR

Toomey is a POS but do not post filth on here. We have to put up with these old pro-obama shill anti-birthers but do not post filth,


16 posted on 12/16/2010 11:52:13 AM PST by Frantzie
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To: OldDeckHand

hmm. I distinctly remember cautioning everyone that Toomey isn’t as conservative as he’d like you to think or as some on FR tried to paint him. After all, this is a guy who historically was pretty pro-UN, was favorable of Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination, & voted for the appoval of RU486. I was flamed & called a troll.

Bottom line is, if you wanna be a Tea Party candidate (which Toomey claimed he was) then expect to have our feet held to the fire. I’ll be calling his office reminding him of this. I had to hold my nose to vote for this Sotomayor-lover.


17 posted on 12/16/2010 11:52:49 AM PST by surroundedbyblue
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To: OldDeckHand

Good grief!! Freaking idiots everywhere!!


18 posted on 12/16/2010 11:53:19 AM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Nuke the corrupt commie bastards to HELL!!)
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To: Grunthor
Well someone just signaled that he is not interested in being on a presidential ticket in 2012.

You got that right. i voted for this twerp; he is going to hear from me as soon as I find out how to contact him.

19 posted on 12/16/2010 11:53:25 AM PST by thethirddegree
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To: OldDeckHand
Liberal Scott Brown and conservative Pat Toomey support this trash.

Who’da thunk it.

20 posted on 12/16/2010 11:53:46 AM PST by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: OldDeckHand

“Fragging” someone just took on a-HOLE new meaning!


21 posted on 12/16/2010 11:54:27 AM PST by LeonardFMason
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To: AAABEST

They are unable to think things through to their logical end. They ride an emotional high of “fairness” by which they invite chaos and degradation of society. Civilized Society needs boundaries to survive, as soon as you set a boundary, by definition, some group of people are going to be outside that boundary. By trying to be “fair” to everyone you remove all boundaries and therefore invite chaos.

Fools!


22 posted on 12/16/2010 11:55:23 AM PST by HerrBlucher (Defund, repeal, investigate, impeach, convict, jail, celebrate.)
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To: DBeers

And you think it won’t?


23 posted on 12/16/2010 11:55:23 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: OldDeckHand

The country is burning to the ground and all our esteemed leaders are concerned about are the feelings of guys who enjoy butt-sex with other guys


24 posted on 12/16/2010 11:55:27 AM PST by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: OldDeckHand

Put all the queers in the same unit, send them to the fiercest fighting, repeat as necessary.


25 posted on 12/16/2010 11:55:31 AM PST by thethirddegree
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To: flowerplough

“In the rear with the gear” soon will have a whole new meaning.


26 posted on 12/16/2010 11:55:37 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: OldDeckHand

When I first read this, I forgot that he can’t even vote until January. Why is there a need to even say this? Before today, I would have been blasted to he!! for saying this, but I believe that he is a little light in the loafers and I am serious. He definitely doesn’t seem 100 percent hetro for sure. I did vote for him of course because of his conservative views or what I thought were conservative views.


27 posted on 12/16/2010 11:56:00 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: OldDeckHand

This scumbag Toomey has just lost me.
I want to throw up.


28 posted on 12/16/2010 11:56:15 AM PST by Lancey Howard (Pray for 3/5.)
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To: OldDeckHand

WTF


29 posted on 12/16/2010 11:56:56 AM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: bvw

I guess Mitch Daniels call to just give up on social issues had merit to Republicans. Screw conservative people.


30 posted on 12/16/2010 11:57:40 AM PST by GoCards (Why me? Why not me?)
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To: OldDeckHand

Funny how quickly they forgot THIS lesson from Massachusetts...

New Mass. Republican Party Chairman says party will no longer oppose same-sex “marriage”, abortion, other “social issues”
April 8, 2009
http://www.massresistance.org/docs/gen/09b/nassour/index.html

Mass. Republicans lose ALL statewide & Congressional races
Nov 4, 2010
http://www.massresistance.org/docs/govt10/election10/general/results_statewide.html


31 posted on 12/16/2010 11:58:10 AM PST by massmike (...So this is what happens when OJ's jury elects the president....)
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To: Lancey Howard

This is truly disappointing.

How much freaking money did I send his campaign again?


32 posted on 12/16/2010 11:58:45 AM PST by Reagan69 (Let me know when those health insurance premiums go down.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Does anyone else find it strange that the GOP elites are waving the white flag on social issues, saying we should set them aside until the fiscal crisis and economy are dealt with?

While they wave the white flag, the dems are shoving this social crap up our collective rear ends..........is anyone surprised?

33 posted on 12/16/2010 11:59:14 AM PST by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: OldDeckHand

It’s six years before he pays.


34 posted on 12/16/2010 12:00:01 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Red Steel
If that doesn't work, next step will be for the new House to block any funding to implement the damn thing.

Question: How long would I remain employed if I constantly harped about being an "open heterosexual" and discussed how often I did it, with whom and with what specific methods of mating?

35 posted on 12/16/2010 12:00:12 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: OldDeckHand

I give up. It’s time to replace the Republican Party.


36 posted on 12/16/2010 12:00:14 PM PST by jersey117
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To: Lakeshark

We need to “Versailles” Washington!!


37 posted on 12/16/2010 12:01:10 PM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: OldDeckHand

And so it begins


38 posted on 12/16/2010 12:01:28 PM PST by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: OldDeckHand

Someone remind me again why there shouldn’t be a movement for the creation of a viable, conservative third-party.

I know, I know. We don’t want to fracture the conservative vote and hand an election to the liberals, blah, blah, blah. But it’s becoming all too clear that voting for the GOP is about the same as voting for DemocRATS, just a more deceptive, less-fearless version of them.


39 posted on 12/16/2010 12:01:49 PM PST by Sister_T ("Calling ILLEGAL aliens "immigrants" is like calling shoplifters 'customers'!"-UCFRoadWarrior ><>)
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To: OldDeckHand
Our civilian and professional military leadership have now spoken and said we should repeal Don’t Ask Don’t Tell

To make matters worse, Toomey is a liar. Both the Marine and Army commanding generals said at congressional hearings that they DO NOT support repeal. Wow... and I enthusiastically voted for this homo-pandering Toomey. Never again.

40 posted on 12/16/2010 12:01:57 PM PST by Lancey Howard (Pray for 3/5.)
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To: OldDeckHand

I think it is time for an investigation as to what goes on during “orientation” for new Congresspeople.

I’m suspecting lobotomies, injections of mind-warping substances or the presentation of blackmail photographs.


41 posted on 12/16/2010 12:02:14 PM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: OldDeckHand
The new breed of Republican: They don't even wait until they're sworn in to back-stab the base.
42 posted on 12/16/2010 12:03:08 PM PST by bwc2221
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To: jersey117
It’s time to replace the Republican Party.

And what better day to start than today...the anniversary of the ORIGINAL Tea Party!

43 posted on 12/16/2010 12:03:36 PM PST by massmike (...So this is what happens when OJ's jury elects the president....)
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To: Lancey Howard

Call his office or write him.


44 posted on 12/16/2010 12:03:44 PM PST by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: OldDeckHand

Good grief. I’m really to the point of having all operations in Afghanistan and everywhere else just shut down and end, just to keep safe the decent folks in uniform so they can survive and safely rotate OUT of the new Brokeback Armed Services. God knows no truly decent American will enlist after all this.


45 posted on 12/16/2010 12:04:03 PM PST by greene66
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To: thethirddegree

>Put all the queers in the same unit, send them to the fiercest fighting, repeat as necessary.

Whose to say the opposite won’t be done, perhaps for “Affirmative action”.


46 posted on 12/16/2010 12:04:30 PM PST by ROTB (Sans Christian revival, we are government slaves, or nuked by China/Russia when we finally revolt.)
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To: OldDeckHand

I would love to see the military go on strike.

Will this get their attention in the District of Criminals?


47 posted on 12/16/2010 12:04:38 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (A Jimmy Carter got us a Ronald Reagan......A Barack Obama will get us a Sarah Palin)
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To: greene66
no truly decent American will enlist after all this

THE POINT AND GOAL of the policy, in a nutshell.
No "decent Americans" in the military.

48 posted on 12/16/2010 12:05:12 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: OldDeckHand
"leadership have now spoken"

Obey, obey, obey, obey....Baaah, baaah.

49 posted on 12/16/2010 12:05:42 PM PST by Celtic Cross (I AM the Impeccable Hat. (AKA The Pope's Hat))
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To: OldDeckHand

Ugh!


50 posted on 12/16/2010 12:06:30 PM PST by ConjunctionJunction
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