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Obama campaign touts repeal of DADT ("Signature Achievement" -- BARF)
The Hill ^ | 09/20/11 | Alicia M. Cohn

Posted on 09/20/2011 10:02:18 AM PDT by markomalley

President Obama’s re-election campaign on Tuesday touted the end of the military policy “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” as one of the Obama administration’s “signature achievements.”

The ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the military officially ended on Tuesday, following a vote to repeal in December. President Obama, who ran on the pledge to repeal in 2008, called it an “honor” to sign the repeal into law in July, setting into motion a 60-day waiting period.

In an email, Obama campaign manager Jim Messina called it both a “policy promise” and a “personal promise” kept by Obama to “the thousands of people who needed and deserved this change.”

Obama on Tuesday praised the end of the policy, which was enacted in 1993 under then-President Bill Clinton, and several Democratic members of the Senate Armed Services Committee hailed the date as “historic.”

“As of today, patriotic Americans in uniform will no longer have to lie about who they are in order to serve the country they love,” Obama said in a statement released by the White House early on Tuesday.

Obama’s campaign began touting the repeal as a major accomplishment prior to the official repeal date with campaign merchandise for sale on the re-election website. The campaign released a web video this week that includes stories of members of the military celebrating the repeal.

“It's a reminder that -- as broken as Washington is and as long as change can take -- people and organizations can do amazing things when they work together and never waver from the vision that unites them,” Messina wrote.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: communism; dadt; deathofthemilitary; doaskdotell; homonaziagenda; homonazism; homopsychoagenda; homosexualagenda; homosexualism; homotyranny; obama; obamalegacy; sexualanarchy; sodomy
I imagine that this will utterly alienate him from about 60% of the population.

Trouble is that he was alienated from them already, so he'd view it as no loss.

1 posted on 09/20/2011 10:02:21 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

“No matter how bad Washington is busted, we can bust it more!”


2 posted on 09/20/2011 10:04:32 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: markomalley

I hope he uses this in every campaign speech he makes.


3 posted on 09/20/2011 10:05:24 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: markomalley

Of course he is pleased. The left has been trying to destroy the Military for years.


4 posted on 09/20/2011 10:06:52 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Venturer

Will the GOP have the nerve to get really vicious about this? I hope it will.

Like showing some stained underpants as told in Bummer’s own memoirs.


5 posted on 09/20/2011 10:07:15 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: markomalley

Homosexuals are NOT “normal”- they ARE mentally ill. We USED to know that.

This blow to the military may well be fatal.


6 posted on 09/20/2011 10:08:35 AM PDT by 13Sisters76 ("It is amazing how many people mistake a certain hip snideness for sophistication. " Thos. Sowell)
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To: markomalley

Does this mean that the defiant rebellious left wing freak Universities will now ALLOW recruiting on campuses?


7 posted on 09/20/2011 10:14:24 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: 13Sisters76

“This blow to the military may well be fatal.”

They’re going to have to enforce homosexual quotas in the military.

Hussein just paid 25 SEALs for “peace” on 9/11.
Bet they’ll be “hiring”....


8 posted on 09/20/2011 10:17:10 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: 13Sisters76
Homosexuality is not an illness, it is an abomination to God.

Sin is sin in God's eyes, I don't know any other that He calls an abomination.

9 posted on 09/20/2011 10:22:29 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: Coldwater Creek

You are right, but all illness and mental disorders are due to man’s fallen nature. That is a topic much too deep for this thread.

Just speaking in secular terms, homosexuality is an illness and those suffering from it should not be allowed to claim special rights for it, other than treatment. It should NOT be allowed to destroy one of our greatest traditions. Geo. Washington must be spinning in his grave.

This is a sad day, indeed.


10 posted on 09/20/2011 10:34:36 AM PDT by 13Sisters76 ("It is amazing how many people mistake a certain hip snideness for sophistication. " Thos. Sowell)
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To: 13Sisters76

Right you are. Homosexuality was a diagnosable mental illness until political correctness changed that scientific research in the 1970s. The same types of people who declassified homosexuals as abnormal are the ones pushing to declassify narcissistic personality disorder as a clinically diagnosable mental disorder. I hate when the assholes at the APA allow the political agenda of a few on the left to supersede scientific analysis and research.


11 posted on 09/20/2011 10:48:14 AM PDT by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them.)
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To: 13Sisters76

Mental health issues 3x greater for homosexuality :

http://www.mygenes.co.nz/whiteheadcomorbid10_2.pdf

...and now they’re armed!


12 posted on 09/20/2011 10:53:39 AM PDT by massmike (Massachusetts:Stopped hanging witches;started electing Kennedys.Coincidence?)
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To: markomalley

As their enlistments end, I anticipate that the military will lose our best people.

With all of the leftist manipulation of our military, in a few years we will be unable to defeat Holland’s military.


13 posted on 09/20/2011 11:31:57 AM PDT by DustyMoment (Go green - recycle Congress in 2012!!)
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To: 13Sisters76

This blow to the military may well be fatal.

>>>

The left’s goal of destroying our nation is dependent upon destroying our military.


14 posted on 09/20/2011 11:35:09 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Another Maryland girl for Palin in 2012)
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To: DustyMoment

Destroying our military is the goal.


15 posted on 09/20/2011 11:37:21 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Another Maryland girl for Palin in 2012)
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To: Coldwater Creek
I don't know any other that He calls an abomination.

Proverbs 6:16-19 - King James Version (KJV)

16 These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:

17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,

18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,

19 A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.


Deuteronomy 25:13-16 - King James Version (KJV)

13 Thou shalt not have in thy bag divers weights, a great and a small.

14 Thou shalt not have in thine house divers measures, a great and a small.

15 But thou shalt have a perfect and just weight, a perfect and just measure shalt thou have: that thy days may be lengthened in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

16 For all that do such things, and all that do unrighteously, are an abomination unto the LORD thy God.

There are many other examples. Leviticus Ch. 18, which includes the oft quoted, "Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind," wraps up saying the long list of sexual prohibitions are of abominations:

26 Ye shall therefore keep my statutes and my judgments, and shall not commit any of these abominations; neither any of your own nation, nor any stranger that sojourneth among you:

27 (For all these abominations have the men of the land done, which were before you, and the land is defiled;)

28 That the land spue not you out also, when ye defile it, as it spued out the nations that were before you.

29 For whosoever shall commit any of these abominations, even the souls that commit them shall be cut off from among their people.

30 Therefore shall ye keep mine ordinance, that ye commit not any one of these abominable customs, which were committed before you, and that ye defile not yourselves therein: I am the LORD your God.


16 posted on 09/20/2011 11:42:49 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Will racist demagogue Andre Carson be censured by the House?)
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To: 13Sisters76
This blow to the military may well be fatal.

If the sane people left in this country, and the people they elect, don't do anything to reverse it, you may be right.

17 posted on 09/20/2011 1:11:52 PM PDT by fwdude ("When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve ...")
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To: Bigg Red

They went after the most conservative institution in our nation first. The rest will be a cake walk.


18 posted on 09/20/2011 1:13:04 PM PDT by fwdude ("When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve ...")
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To: Bigg Red
This blow to the military may well be fatal.

Would you like to re-phrase that?

19 posted on 09/21/2011 3:22:36 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: central_va; 13Sisters76

Would you like to re-phrase that?

&&

I guess you’ll need to ask the person whom I was quoting....


20 posted on 09/21/2011 5:16:24 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Another Maryland girl for Palin in 2012)
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To: Bigg Red

?


21 posted on 09/22/2011 6:30:44 AM PDT by 13Sisters76 ("It is amazing how many people mistake a certain hip snideness for sophistication. " Thos. Sowell)
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