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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.”

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: deathofthemilitary; doaskdotell; heartless; homosexualagenda; illegals; military; openborders; pederastagenda; perryastroturfing; rickperry; rino; romneyperry2012
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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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