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Romney Says He Will Continue Obama's Policy of Having Homosexuals in Military
www.cnsnews.com ^ | December 21, 2011 | By Michael W. Chapman

Posted on 12/22/2011 7:24:15 AM PST by JSDude1

CNSNews.com) – Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, says he has no plans to reverse the Obama administration’s repeal of the ban on homosexuals serving in the U.S. military

In an editorial meeting in early November with the Des Moines Register, which endorsed him for the Iowa caucuses pending on Jan. 3, Romney was asked, “How do you feel about gays serving openly in the military?”

Romney said, “That’s already occurred. I’m not planning on reversing that at this stage.”

The reporter followed up, “But you’re comfortable with it?”

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AND THIS guy calls himself a 'Republican'?

Romney is nothing but a Democrat in Republican clothing and MUST BE stopped!

1 posted on 12/22/2011 7:24:19 AM PST by JSDude1
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bump!


2 posted on 12/22/2011 7:26:15 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: JSDude1

So please tell me again, what ARE the differences between Obama and Romney? I can’t seem to find any.


3 posted on 12/22/2011 7:26:25 AM PST by circlecity
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To: JSDude1
Who loves ya' baby?


4 posted on 12/22/2011 7:26:32 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: JSDude1

Bush II wouldn’t have changed it either had Congress pushed it.

A President Romney would be a Bush III and any Bush is a watered-down Obama.


5 posted on 12/22/2011 7:27:07 AM PST by ZULU (Anybody but Romney, Ron Paul or Huntsman)
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To: JSDude1

Lol. I’m baffled that so many Republicans have fallen for this dude. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like this. The stuff he says and the fact that he’s somehow a leading Republican nominee right now…? It’s getting twilight-zonish.


6 posted on 12/22/2011 7:29:53 AM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: JSDude1

Anyone surprised? This little WORTHLESS COWARD NEVER served a DAY in Uniform(ran to France on his “missions” trip). Then a “Deferrment Baby”! POS!


7 posted on 12/22/2011 7:31:37 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: trisham

Oh boy. Just goody. /s


8 posted on 12/22/2011 7:33:02 AM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: JSDude1

Romney’s going to have homosexuals? Well, that time in France wasn’t wasted after all.


9 posted on 12/22/2011 7:33:13 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: JSDude1

DOH!

Hasn’t even gotten the nomination or even a single vote and he is already showing his true colors!

Freaking Liberal Romney! I WILL NEVER VOTE FOR YOU.


10 posted on 12/22/2011 7:34:21 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Newt Gingrich 2012!)
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To: JSDude1

Unfortunately, Newt would be sodomite friendly too, as would RP.


11 posted on 12/22/2011 7:35:18 AM PST by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: Utmost Certainty

I said at hotair: “By the way, this election has to be about something bigger than the economy. If we make it about the economy, we likely lose. It has to be about, regardless of the current economy: ‘govt is too big, faith / freedom is under attack.’”

Gays in the Military... that also is a step too far by the ultra-libs, imho.


12 posted on 12/22/2011 7:36:30 AM PST by Hokestuk
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To: ZULU
Despite strong opposition from congressional Republicans, the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010” passed in the then-Democrat controlled House (and Senate) and was signed into law by President Obama on Dec. 22, 2010.

That disgraceful vote was taken one year ago today. If there really would have been "strong opposition from congressional Republicans", those in the Senate could have filibustered it. Even if that had failed (which I doubt it would have because congress was anxious to get home for vacation), then the solid GOP majority in the house taking office just a couple of weeks later could have immediately voted to cut off funds for its implementation.

You are 100% correct. Romney's statement here reflects nothing more and nothing less than the view of the GOP establishment. He is the legitimate successor to Bush I, Bush II and McCain. If we want an alternative, we have to support an alternative, not a different flavor of the same.

13 posted on 12/22/2011 7:37:58 AM 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: JSDude1

If he thinks he is wearing Republican clothing, he paid too much for it.


14 posted on 12/22/2011 7:39:06 AM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Utmost Certainty
Lol. I’m baffled that so many Republicans have fallen for this dude. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like this. The stuff he says and the fact that he’s somehow a leading Republican nominee right now…? It’s getting twilight-zonish.

And they wonder why we call them RINOs...

This explains why I think Mitt would beat Obama. He would be perceived by dems and the squishy independants as better on the economy that Obama, and "just as nice" as Obama. The losers would be us conservatives, stuck with Obama lite.

15 posted on 12/22/2011 7:40:59 AM PST by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: JSDude1

Romney and Barney Frank see eye-to-eye.


16 posted on 12/22/2011 7:41:33 AM PST by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: JSDude1

Might as well face it, the policy will never be changed by ANY future president, no matter what. The political fallout would be just too much to weather. A Republican Congress COULD change it, but would face strong opposition that would be politically unpalatable, so that’s not likely, either. ....


17 posted on 12/22/2011 7:41:41 AM PST by Red Badger (Every child should have a meadow to play in..............)
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To: Hokestuk

I agree with you.

It’s also worth pointing that Romney wouldn’t even be that good for the economy—he’s already championed OWS platitudes about “no tax cuts for the rich cuz they make too $$$ anyway” and his proposed spending reductions are a drop in the bucket.

I’m just trying to figure what the hell people are seeing in this guy that makes them think he’d be such a wonderful president. It’s quite baffling.


18 posted on 12/22/2011 7:42:04 AM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

Better those two than two that look like a Pat and Chris or a Chaz and Rosie.


19 posted on 12/22/2011 7:44:15 AM PST by VicVega (LSU is without a doubt the #1 team in the nation. GEAUX TIGERS, Geaux Saints)
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To: Sans-Culotte

EEO was a great democrat scam. Every woman who left home and went to work became the source of bigger government.

The increase in the tax base expanded government at the expense of gullible women who thought they were making a difference


20 posted on 12/22/2011 7:44:46 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: Sans-Culotte

EEO was a great democrat scam. Every woman who left home and went to work became the source of bigger government.

The increase in the tax base expanded government at the expense of gullible women who thought they were making a difference


21 posted on 12/22/2011 7:44:55 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: circlecity

You beat me too it....EXACTLY...there are no differences...medicare, fags, immigration, gun control, all the same.

May as well as run as Ozero’s twin.


22 posted on 12/22/2011 7:45:46 AM PST by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: JSDude1
Does anyone really believe that any Rep will reverse this policy? I strongly disagree with the policy, but this issue is a distraction in the runup to the general election. The courts have become involved and the service chiefs including the Chariman of the Joint Chief of Staff have supported it. And I bet that public polls will show the majority of Americans support the policy, especially younger voters. It would be counterproductive to make this a big issue during the election campaign. Theer are bigger fish to fry.

Until we can show that the policy is hurting operational readiness, recruitment, and retention, it is far better to fight this battle as a later date.

23 posted on 12/22/2011 7:48:17 AM PST by kabar
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

Even with the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” this is still a violation of UCMJ. Public Display of Affection (PDA) is punishable...


24 posted on 12/22/2011 7:48:17 AM PST by Antoninus II
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To: JSDude1

Fascistdum and Fascistdee...


25 posted on 12/22/2011 7:48:27 AM PST by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: JSDude1

This needs to become a litmust test issue.

period.

Gingrich at least said he will push for the federal marriage amendment.


26 posted on 12/22/2011 7:48:27 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Red Badger

I was wondering when someone would bring that up.


27 posted on 12/22/2011 7:48:47 AM PST by truthkeeper (Vote Against Barack Obama in 2012! (That's my story and I'm sticking to it.))
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To: Vigilanteman

Totally agree. Right now the alternative is Gingrich. I like Bachmann, but she doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. Too bad. I would love being able to watch an intelligent, attractive woman give Presidential speeches instead of another idiot political automaton.


28 posted on 12/22/2011 7:49:19 AM PST by ZULU (Anybody but Romney, Ron Paul or Huntsman)
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To: Sans-Culotte
And they wonder why we call them RINOs…

I've seen RINOs, but never one as brazen as this. Romney's openly denounced positions that've been basic to the GOP platform over the last 20+ years. And yet aside from FR, nobody seems the last bit alarmed by this.
29 posted on 12/22/2011 7:50:50 AM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: MestaMachine

I’m guessing he hopes to gain some votes with this. He’s despicable.


30 posted on 12/22/2011 7:50:55 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Sans-Culotte
And they wonder why we call them RINOs…

I've seen RINOs, but never one as brazen as this. Romney's openly denounced positions that've been basic to the GOP platform over the last 20+ years. And yet aside from FR, nobody seems the least bit alarmed by this.
31 posted on 12/22/2011 7:51:19 AM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: JSDude1

Romney = Obama-lite


32 posted on 12/22/2011 7:51:19 AM PST by kimoajax (Rack'em & Stack'em)
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To: JSDude1

The Willard has already detonated himself twice - first with his line about Obamacare mandates being ‘conservative’ and now coming out in favor of keeping the meat whistlers in the military. What will he suggest next - marrying your pet goat is OK - gotta keep the muzzies on board. I say let him keep on detonating - after all he’s making his RINO handlers’ heads explode. Has anyone called Miss Coulter about her sweetie’s meltdown? Wow! And oh yeah - The Willard IS a fricking coward - you can see it in his eyes. He is as jumpy as a cat in a run full of bored Siberian Huskies. Why is he so spooked, anyhow?


33 posted on 12/22/2011 7:52:18 AM PST by Bedford Forrest (Roger, Contact, Judy, Out. Fox One. Splash one.<I>)
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To: JSDude1

Homos haave always been in the military. The difference now is they are allowed to flaunt the perversion and force straights to deal with it.

DADT should have never been repealed.


34 posted on 12/22/2011 7:52:36 AM PST by dforest
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To: JSDude1

If so I’d not be able to vote for him in the General even as a choice v Obama.


35 posted on 12/22/2011 7:52:49 AM PST by bvw
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To: JSDude1

Barry and Willard are the same....”Birds of a feather, stick together”


36 posted on 12/22/2011 7:53:11 AM PST by angelcindy ("If you follow the crowd ,you get no further than the crowd!")
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To: Antoninus II
"Even with the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” this is still a violation of UCMJ. Public Display of Affection (PDA) is punishable..."

You can say that. But when my units came back from overseas deployments, I saw a lot of Public Displays of Affection going on and I was guilty of it also. I never saw anyone get hauled up on office hours for it.
37 posted on 12/22/2011 7:54:01 AM PST by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: achilles2000

Newt Gingrich tells gay Iowa man Scott Arnold:You’re better off voting for Obama

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/newt-gingrich-tells-gay-iowa-man-scott-arnold-better-voting-obama-article-1.994735#ixzz1hHLSi4dF


38 posted on 12/22/2011 7:54:41 AM PST by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: VicVega

I never got into the idea of two women making out even if they are both “hot”. It just does nothing for me. This whole thing is another in-your-face by the Left. I’m sad that so many people (like the ship captain) go along with it.


39 posted on 12/22/2011 7:55:53 AM PST by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: JSDude1
The village people might say that having perverts in the Navy (or other services) is nothing new. The big change is pretending it's normal and acceptable.


40 posted on 12/22/2011 7:55:59 AM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: achilles2000

You stated that Newt “would be sodomite friendly too”.

This quote from Newt on Dec.11 in the Wash. Times says you are wrong:
Mr. Gingrich, who is leading in the polls for the GOP presidential nomination, told the Military Culture Coalition he would have voted against allowing open homosexuals in the military and, as president, would favor an extensive review for repeal of the gay ban known as “don’t ask, don’t tell.”

Could you please back up your statement?Thank you.


41 posted on 12/22/2011 7:56:06 AM PST by bramps (Hooray for Debates)
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To: kabar

I may not agree with the policy but it appears there to stay. But just because gays get to serve openly doesn’t mean they get a pass on acting professionally in and out of uniform, or get to be cowards in the face of nation’s enemies.

If you are going to be queer in the military, you better be a card carrying killer of men queer. Our very safety and soveriegnty demands it.


42 posted on 12/22/2011 7:57:18 AM PST by Molon Labbie (Occupiers- The world is watching....and alternatively laughing and vomiting)
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To: circlecity

Bingo.....!!!!!!


43 posted on 12/22/2011 7:58:21 AM PST by swampfox101
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To: Antoninus II

The UCMJ has been changed to allow sodomy, so what is the difference anymore? My son (in the service) tells me this is true because he went through several days worth of training on it not so long ago.

Face it, the military and the country is sunk if it isn’t changed now!


44 posted on 12/22/2011 7:59:17 AM PST by jurroppi1
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To: truthkeeper

It’s the way things are.......


45 posted on 12/22/2011 8:00:02 AM PST by Red Badger (Every child should have a meadow to play in..............)
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To: ZULU

Agree, Bachmann is the best of the lot, but keep in mind, there are no less than one million potential candidates that would make a far superior president to bo.


46 posted on 12/22/2011 8:00:12 AM PST by Neoliberalnot ((Read "The Grey Book" for an alternative to corruption in DC))
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To: indylindy
DADT should have never been repealed.

DADT should never have been passed in the first place. This was Colin Powell's idea of compromise. All it was was the camel's nose under the tent that evenually led to gays serving openly in the military. Once you acknowledged that being gay did not prevent you from being in the military, it was only a matter of time that it would become open.

When I served in the military in the 1960s and 70s, gays were expressly prohibited from joining the military. Homosexuals were not allowed period.

Trying to overturn the current policy will be very difficult politically and practically. It is worth remembering that it passed the House on December 15, 2010 (Yeas: 250; Nays: 175) and passed the Senate on December 18, 2010 (Yeas: 65; Nays: 31)

47 posted on 12/22/2011 8:00:23 AM PST by kabar
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To: Clock King

Under the rules, the Captain cannot do anything about it. Next a lamb will be on the dock waiting for his sailor. And McCain claims he didn’t know it was in the bill. Sure you didn’t.


48 posted on 12/22/2011 8:01:30 AM PST by VicVega (LSU is without a doubt the #1 team in the nation. GEAUX TIGERS, Geaux Saints)
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To: Utmost Certainty

“I’m just trying to figure what the hell people are seeing in this guy”

OK, and idea for a comment somewhere: “Some think Romney is an enigma, a puzzle. But he’s not. This is the key. Superficially he looks good. At first glance. But dig down a bit, and *everybody* dislikes him.”

A comment I actually just made at dailycaller:


Mitt is full out attacking everyone, all ‘our own.’ Just like he did to Huckabee - blatantly false character attacks. Huckabee was pissed. Ask him. Now he’s even attacking Perry [see politico]. And if it’s his PACs, Mitt has given [tacit striked] explicit approval.

But why attack Perry? I thought the unanimous consensus was that he was a blundering stupid hick who’s done. I think Mitt has heard my argument.

Only Perry can defeat O.

Because only he can inspire the base, such that Christians, and conservatives from every corner, will open their pocketbooks and donate huge $$. Perry will raise $2 billion. Don’t heed current polls. They are worthless. Perry has been trashed, but is rising again. The main thing: polls do not account for the dynamic of Perry spending $2 billion on advertising aimed square at Obama!! Money is going to be the key.



49 posted on 12/22/2011 8:04:55 AM PST by Hokestuk
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To: kabar
but this issue is a distraction in the runup to the general election

This is the bell weather issue. There is no issue that exemplifies what is wrong. It was and is the big fish. Any candidate that ran on this issue would energize the base and ruffle the establishment like no other. They would win. Too bad that won't happen.

50 posted on 12/22/2011 8:05:49 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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