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Military brass do not applaud Obama’s mention of DADT repeal during SOTU
Daily Caller ^ | 1/26/11 | Matthew Boyle

Posted on 01/26/2011 4:21:33 AM PST by markomalley

The military brass in attendance didn’t stand, cheer, applaud or even break a smile when President Barack Obama lauded the December repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy in his State of the Union speech Tuesday night.

Air Force General Norton Schwartz and Marine Corps General James Amos looked like statues after the president played up the congressional repeal of the military policy.

“Our troops come from every corner of this country – they are black, white, Latino, Asian and Native American,” Obama said. “They are Christian and Hindu, Jewish and Muslim. And, yes, we know that some of them are gay. Starting this year, no American will be forbidden from serving the country they love because of who they love.”

U.S. Navy Admiral Gary Roughhead, Army General George Casey and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Michael Mullen, who publicly supported repeal of DADT, didn’t give Obama any positive reaction either.

The Joint Chiefs have in the past stood and applauded certain policies during State of the Union addresses.


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: communism; doaskdotell; homonaziagenda; homosexualagenda; homostalinism; moralabsolutes

1 posted on 01/26/2011 4:21:35 AM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley

I noticed that, and several of the people I was with remarked on it.

The link leads to a 404 error, though. Flushed down the memory hole?


2 posted on 01/26/2011 4:25:40 AM PST by LouD ("against all enemies, foreign and domestic...")
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To: markomalley

So is Barry Dunham going to use UCMJ Article 88 to kick them out?

In another country, people got sent to the GULAG under Article 58 for not applauding Comrade Stalin to the point of exhaustion.


3 posted on 01/26/2011 4:29:03 AM PST by Fred Hayek (FUBO! I salute you with the soles of my shoes.)
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To: LouD

Try this: http://dailycaller.com/2011/01/26/military-brass-do-not-applaud-obama%E2%80%99s-mention-of-dadt-repeal-during-sotu/


4 posted on 01/26/2011 4:29:23 AM PST by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good-Pope Leo XIII)
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To: markomalley

U.S. Navy Admiral Gary Roughhead:

How appropriate...


5 posted on 01/26/2011 4:30:53 AM PST by FatherFig1o155 (Still fighting the fight. njconservative.wordpress.com/)
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To: markomalley

As I recall the military members in attendance never applaud political aspects of the speech.


6 posted on 01/26/2011 4:43:19 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Fred Hayek

Well.... Article 88 UCMJ prohibits “contempt toward elected officials” by commissioned officers. I first heard it about when I came back into the Army Reserve after a break in service, and was warned by my commander to restrain my anti-Clinton remarks while on duty.

Simply refusing to stand and applaud the POTUS wouldn’t fill the bill, IMO.

BTW, Article 88 was published in 1867 (not 1993 as some believe) and was intended to prevent Union generals with presidential ambitions from criticizing the incumbent President, who at the time was the unfortunate Andrew Johnson.


7 posted on 01/26/2011 4:44:50 AM PST by elcid1970 ("O Muslim! My bullets are dipped in pig grease!")
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To: elcid1970

Simply refusing to stand and applaud the POTUS wouldn’t fill the bill, IMO.

What you describe is a rational interpretation, however, with this Regime a more “fast and loose” interpretation would not surprise me.


8 posted on 01/26/2011 4:50:27 AM PST by Fred Hayek (FUBO! I salute you with the soles of my shoes.)
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To: markomalley

.“Our troops come from every corner of this country – they are black, white, Latino, Asian and Native American,” Obama said. “They are Christian and Hindu, Jewish and Muslim. And, yes, we know that some of them are... PERVERTS


9 posted on 01/26/2011 4:58:53 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA
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To: markomalley

Interesting that he lumps the “gays” in with the people of different faiths.


10 posted on 01/26/2011 5:14:43 AM PST by stayathomemom (Beware of cat attacks while typing!)
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To: elcid1970

Recognizing that they are unable to express their contempt for one so ably UNFIT to lead. I will be their voice. Obama is the man who NEVER should have been elected-Should never have been allowed to take Office— WHO should NEVER have seen his agenda passed.He is A LIAR,and a Deceiver, and a Fraud—and when America cared about the Office of the President -one like him would have been IMPEACHED for proposing such immoral acts -then taken out and tarred and feathered-and run out of town on a rail for deceiving the people.


11 posted on 01/26/2011 5:23:52 AM PST by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: markomalley

“Our troops come from every corner of this country – they are black, white, Latino, Asian and Native American,” Obama said. “They are Christian and Hindu, Jewish and Muslim. And, yes, we know that some of them are gay. Starting this year, no American will be forbidden from serving the country they love because of who they love.”
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It hasn’t stopped Obama from being President either.


12 posted on 01/26/2011 5:25:20 AM PST by Venturer
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To: markomalley

If you didn’t notie, the chiefs did not stand other than at obviously non-political comments, like thanking our troops for the heavy lifting hey do, etc.

It is protocol for the military in uniform/on “duty” to not acknowledge politics period. We are all appointed to office by the POTUS (confirmed by the congress) or via authority (in the case of enlisted) by officers so empowered.

Best;


13 posted on 01/26/2011 5:34:55 AM PST by Manly Warrior (US ARMY (Ret), "No Free Lunches for the Dogs of War" (my spelling is generally korrect!))
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To: SECURE AMERICA

Amen!


14 posted on 01/26/2011 5:42:37 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (When the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn (Pr.29:2))
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To: markomalley

The military should put all the queers in the same unit, send them to the fiercest fighting, repeat as necessary.


15 posted on 01/26/2011 5:49:58 AM PST by thethirddegree
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To: markomalley

I noticed that too. Clearly a politically motivation decision that detracts from the efficiency and effectivity of the military body. The CiC just made their jobs a whole lot more difficult and expensive. No wonder they are not pleased. As a tax payer, knowing I'll have to fund these social changes to the military, I'm not happy either.


16 posted on 01/26/2011 5:58:26 AM PST by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: Venturer

The Ft. Hood massacre reminded us that there are muzzies in our military. But I shouldn’t jump to conclusions.


17 posted on 01/26/2011 6:07:48 AM PST by crosshairs (The word for actor in Greek is hypocrite (its true).)
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To: thethirddegree
The fascinating thing about all of this is that Admiral Mullen and Admiral Roughead were the biggest advocates of foisting open homosexuality into the military.

Then we have Captain Honors or whatever the hell his name was masturbating on a camera and broadcasting his show throughout an entire aircraft carrier.

I swear, if I meet anyone who defends the behavior of today's Navy officers, I will gladly remind them of just how disgusted most people are with this behavior.

At least the hierarchy in the Army, Marines and Air Force publicly announced that they were against a repeal of DODT. General Amos and General Casey were totally against it, and the USAF brass said that now is a totally inappropriate time for it given the wars and other stress factors.

18 posted on 01/26/2011 6:09:02 AM PST by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them.)
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To: StonyBurk

I am in strong agreement with you. However, I am also amazed at the many persons,particularly young people of voting age, who see Obama as a true patriot with kindest regards for the people. They don’t seem to see his tongue-in-cheek lies.


19 posted on 01/26/2011 6:16:30 AM PST by noinfringers2
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To: markomalley

It was telling. The military is going to be turned into a cruel selfish tool.


20 posted on 01/26/2011 6:19:52 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: stayathomemom

Even more interesting, he mentions them after Mooslems......


21 posted on 01/26/2011 6:22:59 AM PST by sniper63 (Did you plug the hole in the border yet daddy........)
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To: thethirddegree; SECURE AMERICA

So you are all for limited governing and individual liberty, the promotion of freedom and basic inalienable human rights unless, what? That individual is gay?

Perverts? Send them off to do our fiercest fighting?

Shame on you.


22 posted on 01/26/2011 6:27:40 AM PST by dinodino (Mrs. Dinodino)
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To: dinodino

Actually it is an appropriate response given the misguided effort to keeping them off the front lines as some are suggesting...due to health concerns, blood, and % of AIDS/Hep rates among sodomites.
While it is reasonable and understandable that soldiers wouldn’t want to be exposed to the risk in battle situations, I think units composed strictly of infected blood carriers on the front line is far more reasonable than keeping them off the front line entirely.

I am completely against healthy straight fathers and potential family men(our countries future) fighting while sick sodomites come home untouched and protected from the battles our healthy young future risk their lives in....


23 posted on 01/26/2011 6:52:26 AM PST by glassylassie
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To: markomalley
didn’t give Ø any positive reaction either.

Most troops don't support the repeal either.

24 posted on 01/26/2011 7:23:37 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (America has two cancers - democrats and RINOS.)
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25 posted on 01/26/2011 8:06:30 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: markomalley
Nobody would or should expect them to promote the sin of Sodomy by applauding it.
26 posted on 01/26/2011 8:17:46 AM PST by 444Flyer ("The contest for ages has been to rescue liberty from the grasp of executive power." -Daniel Webster)
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To: markomalley

They know the damage the repeal of DADT will do, have told him,but will he listen; NO.


27 posted on 01/26/2011 10:04:27 AM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Manly Warrior

And yes, you are correct in your statement that the military brass in attendance do not display approval or disapproval of any policy, especially military policy.


28 posted on 01/26/2011 10:20:25 AM PST by trumandogz
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To: dinodino

I understand your sentiment, but place "shame" where it belongs. The U.S. military has one mission and one mission only : to be the most efficient and effective fighting force on the face of the Earth. When we battle, we win, period. Anything that advances that cause is welcome. Anything that detracts from it is unwelcome. The decision to introduce open homosexuality into the military body is rooted purely in social politics. The Pres__ent has politicized the safety and defense of the nation because a subset of liberals need to "feel good" about themselves --- and the effectiveness and efficiency of the military be damned for it. That kind of selfishness is "shameful". Who else with the need to feel good about themselves should we allow to cripple the fighting force? How about the morbidly obese? They too have special health considerations and require certain special accommodations made for them in order to serve. If the liberals decide the obese need to feel good about themselves and have access to military service, would it be wise for our Pres__ent to welcome them in too? Clearly not. I grant you that a healthy respect for the sanctity of life ought to be encouraged. But I include with that the sanctity of life for those capable servicemen put in harms way with crippled military capabilities covering their flanks? They are worth far more to us than the hurt feelings of minute portion of the citizenry.

29 posted on 01/26/2011 11:28:21 AM PST by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: noinfringers2

Someone once said better than I can recollect that to be anything but a liberal when you are young is to have no heart—but to be anything but a conservative when you mature shows you have no brains. I tried to be a good “progressive” Democrat when I first left the Army. They looked more unified and willing to set aside personal opinion for the good of the Party. Then I saw how their rhetoric did not match reality.
These young sculls full of mush will get some experience and will perhaps regret being so blinded by the Obamanation. We
Americans seem to have a habit of trust- and when the enemy gives us back our scrap iron in bombs -then we get back up and set things right.


30 posted on 01/28/2011 5:07:58 AM PST by StonyBurk (ring)
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