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Perry blasts repeal of Ďdonít ask, donít tellí
Dallas Morning News ^ | November 8,2011 | TOM BENNING

Posted on 11/09/2011 7:32:05 AM PST by casinva

Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry on Tuesday blasted as “irresponsible” the repeal of the policy that barred openly gay troops from serving in the military, saying “don’t ask, don’t tell” was “working well.”

“The idea that the president of the United States wanted to make a political statement using our men and women in the military as the tool for that was irresponsible,” Perry said in an interview with ABC News’ Christiane Amanpour.

The ban was lifted in September, ending a provision that President Barack Obama said had forced gay and lesbian service members to “lie about who they are.”

Perry, a former Air Force pilot, accused Obama of playing to his political base at a time when the U.S. is fighting two wars. But the governor wouldn’t say whether he would have been uncomfortable serving with openly gay service members.

“I don’t ask that question,” he said. “If an individual in their private life makes a decision about their sexuality, from the standpoint of how they’re going to practice it, that’s their business.”

Among other snippets from the exchange, part of ABC News’ daylong effort to talk with every GOP presidential contender:

Perry declined to delve into the sexual harassment allegations against rival Herman Cain, saying he doesn’t “have an interest in getting off my message of how we create jobs.”

He brushed aside assertions that his flat-tax plan would bring in less revenue, requiring cuts in federal entitlement programs. He said the “best safety net for an American is to have access to a job.”

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Q&A: Lighter side of Perry

Worst job he’s ever had? “Building fences with a jackhammer.”

Favorite junk food? “Vienna sausage and crackers.”

His personal theme song? “It’d have to be something that Beethoven wrote.”

(Excerpt) Read more at dallasnews.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: deathofthemilitary; doaskdotell; heartless; homosexualagenda; illegals; military; openborders; pederastagenda; perryastroturfing; rickperry; rino; romneyperry2012
Governor Rick Perry on the repeal of the "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy and his belief that the military should never be used to make a political statement.
1 posted on 11/09/2011 7:32:10 AM PST by casinva
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To: casinva; shield

Ping please.


2 posted on 11/09/2011 7:32:45 AM PST by casinva
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To: casinva

This is all wonderful. I hope Perry understands the importance of not blowing it all by foolish immigration policy. Why should the US be the only country in the world with the onus of accepting any tramp with scarcely a peep? At least without asking very much of the tramp in return? We believe in the dream of going from rags to riches here, but we do insist the dreamer wakes and walks that way too.


3 posted on 11/09/2011 7:36:48 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (ya don't tug on Superman's cape/ya don't spit into the wind--and ya don't speak well of Mitt to Jim!)
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To: casinva
Get back to me when he really gets courageous and does the right thing on all things border/Illegal Immigration related, you know, like:

1. Federalizing E-Verify across all 50 states as a requirement for getting a job.
2. Full support for a complete border fence along the southern border to make it much harder to illegally enter the country.
3. Full support for all state measures that can possibly use to deter Illegals and Illegal Immigration such as AZ1070 and the related Georgia law.
4. Come out completely against Comprehensive Immigration Reform and it's kissing cousin Amnesty.

When your boy gets a backbone on these issues, then he actually is a conservative and no longer the 2nd option for the GOP elite.

Until then, he is a failed conservative, more like a faux conservative.
4 posted on 11/09/2011 7:44:03 AM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: casinva

Don’t ask don’t tell is the de-facto policy almost everywhere in business

I dont know the sex lives of anyone here at work and don’t care to. If someone started talking about it every day (gay or straight) people would set him straight about only talking about work at work really quick or fire them for wasting company time

Why do Military people get to flounce around openly?


5 posted on 11/09/2011 7:46:53 AM PST by Mr. K (The enemy of my enemy is my candidate.)
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To: Mr. K

I totally agree. Sex should not be discussed in the workplace and the last thing I want to know is what my co-workers do in or out of the bedroom.

By the way, this thread is about Perry’s position on don’t ask, don’t tell so take your whining about other issues somewhere else.


6 posted on 11/09/2011 7:51:28 AM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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To: altura

Unfortunately military men and women share their bedroom(s).

Not a ‘private’ matter and once accepted the repeal of DADT cannot be repealed. What has been done (affirmative action) cannot be undone!!!


7 posted on 11/09/2011 7:55:39 AM PST by sodpoodle (Cain - touching the better angels of our nature. Newt - knowledge is power.)
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To: sodpoodle

Larry Sinclair can tell you why Obama repealed it.


8 posted on 11/09/2011 8:01:10 AM PST by Luther1917
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To: casinva
Perry is about a month behind.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbAlKkdka48

9 posted on 11/09/2011 8:09:07 AM PST by South40 (To Tear Down Herman Cain is to aid Mitt Romney & the Marxist Kenyan)
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To: altura; Mr. K
By the way, this thread is about Perry’s position on don’t ask, don’t tell so take your whining about other issues somewhere else.

Oh Goody!

The Thread Police have arrived!
10 posted on 11/09/2011 8:56:15 AM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; RoosterRedux; jonrick46; deepbluesea; RockinRight; TexMom7; potlatch; ...
Perry Ping....

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11 posted on 11/09/2011 9:36:14 AM PST by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: casinva

Anyone with a brain knew that the minute this was repealed the “social” lawsuits would start. Sure enough, wanted Military policy changed so that “Partners” would get same benes as Wives etc.

The MILITARY is not a Social Club. Their job is to protect Americans and America. AND THEY DO A GREAT JOB TOO.

If someone is so SENSITIVE about their personal choices. They DON’T belong in the military


12 posted on 11/09/2011 9:43:34 AM PST by marty60
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To: SoConPubbie; South40; HiTech RedNeck
Your thread hijacking attempts are making a mockery of FR.

Hope you numb-nuts are happy.

If you all get zotted for this crap I'm gonna LMAO.

13 posted on 11/09/2011 11:26:29 AM PST by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: wolfcreek

HUGE thank you for saying that!!!!!!!!!!


14 posted on 11/09/2011 11:41:08 AM PST by Katarina (Rick Perry the Best man for President ! NEVER Romney! And no thank you Cain.)
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To: wolfcreek
Thread hijacking? Hardly.

I recall several threads wherein Cain was being lauded for espousing his positions and several Perry supporters chimed in to say that Cain was behind and that Perry had already stated his position on those issues.

I did nothing more than what your fellow fellow PerryBots did in those threads; I commented that Perry was behind, in this case by about a month because he is. Get over it.

15 posted on 11/09/2011 12:51:43 PM PST by South40 (To Tear Down Herman Cain is to aid Mitt Romney & the Marxist Kenyan)
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To: South40

I didn’t do any of those things.

You [and your fellow hijackers], on the other hand, posted on a thread info that had nothing to do with that
particular thread.

That’s Hijacking, Buddy.

I’m not going to *Get Over* anything and I’ll call you on it everytime I see it.

Quit making a mockery of this site.


16 posted on 11/09/2011 12:57:58 PM PST by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: wolfcreek
I didn't say you did anything, did I? I said your fellow PerryBots did and they did.

And your opinion of this forum is really of no interest to me. Why don't you share it with the proprietors?

And this thread has not been 'hijacked'. It's hours old and has less than 20 posts. It's a dead thread because no one but you 3%ers gives a damn about your pro-ILLEGAL alien candidate, a man so stupid he purposely insulted the very people whose support and votes he needs. Not the sharpest knife in the drawer, that La Raza Rick.

17 posted on 11/09/2011 1:13:13 PM PST by South40 (To Tear Down Herman Cain is to aid Mitt Romney & the Marxist Kenyan)
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To: South40

You just keep in mind what I said.


18 posted on 11/09/2011 1:39:03 PM PST by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: wolfcreek

19 posted on 11/09/2011 1:40:41 PM PST by South40 (To Tear Down Herman Cain is to aid Mitt Romney & the Marxist Kenyan)
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To: wolfcreek

Lol....anti-Perry trolls are a hoot...must be their day off from shooting at illegals..


20 posted on 11/09/2011 1:42:16 PM PST by magritte
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To: magritte

No doubt! The losers need to get a hobby.


21 posted on 11/09/2011 2:13:37 PM PST by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: South40

You kid is ugly.


22 posted on 11/09/2011 2:14:06 PM PST by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: wolfcreek
You kid is ugly.

lol! Is English your second language?

It's not my kid; it represents you and your fellow PerryBots crying because your loser candidate is in single digits and still dropping.

SINGLE DIGITS! LOL!!!!


23 posted on 11/09/2011 2:22:44 PM PST by South40 (To Tear Down Herman Cain is to aid Mitt Romney & the Marxist Kenyan)
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To: South40

It’s not my kid.

Really? LOL!


24 posted on 11/10/2011 4:20:42 AM PST by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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