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Inhofe: Obama forced military to abandon 'apolitical stance' (Marching in gay parade in uniform)
The Daily Caller ^ | 7-25-2012 | Melissa Quinn

Posted on 07/26/2012 4:38:37 AM PDT by servo1969

Oklahoma Republican Sen. James Inhofe told The Daily Caller he believes President Barack Obama pressured the military into granting an unprecedented exception to rules that prohibit participation in political activities while in uniform.

The Defense Department authorized a waiver to allow uniformed service members to march in last weekend’s San Diego gay pride parade, overriding a Defense Department directive‘s specific rules against uniformed service members’ participation in political events.

“The Department of Defense isn’t allowing this to go on, it’s the president,” Inhofe said in an interview with TheDC. “The secretary of defense answers to the president, and the military answers to the commander in chief. Clearly this is Barack Obama.”

In a letter to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, Inhofe asked for an explanation of the decision.

“This apolitical stance has served our military well and earned the respect of not just Americans but nations around the world as being a professional organization, set aside from policies and agenda,” Inhofe wrote.

The Pentagon officially said military members could march in their dress blues and whites because the parade was garnering “national attention.”

This is the first time in Inhofe’s 25 years in Congress the Department of Defense has issued a waiver to override the directive, he said.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gay; parade; pride; uniform

1 posted on 07/26/2012 4:38:49 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

I wonder if on the National Day of Prayer he would allow the troops to participate all in uniform in the same manner?


2 posted on 07/26/2012 4:42:41 AM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: servo1969

Anthing for a vote.


3 posted on 07/26/2012 4:45:31 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: FES0844

Correction. Anything for a vote!


4 posted on 07/26/2012 4:46:58 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: servo1969
CNN (1/4/2012): Army soldier rallying for Ron Paul violated military ban on political activity

If it weren't for Double Standards, the left and the MSM would have no standards at all.

5 posted on 07/26/2012 4:55:49 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: servo1969

That blockhead “O” thinks that just because he hit the ‘political popularity lottery’ he can MO FO 200+ years of representative government in this country!!


6 posted on 07/26/2012 5:07:25 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: servo1969

Since that was done, then the Marine Sargent who was discharged for his facebook/twitter entry... Should be reactivated and given all pay and allowances back.


7 posted on 07/26/2012 5:14:34 AM PDT by SERE_DOC ( “The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.” TJ.)
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To: SMARTY

I hate to tell you, but so far Dinglebarry has done a great job of circumventing the constitution. I’m still waiting for the congress to stop “The King’ and his royal mandates. The House controls the purse and the Repubs are in control, so where’s the denial of “The Queen’s” million dollar expenditures, GM bail out, Chrysler give away. crony capitalism like the green energy debacle?


8 posted on 07/26/2012 5:25:12 AM PDT by BTCM (Death and destruction is the only treaty Muslims comprehend.)
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To: BTCM

I would not hold my breath. In my opinion, the Republicans should be screaming to high heaven about his abuses. They are not. So, the only logical answer is that the Republican Party is in cahoots with him.


9 posted on 07/26/2012 5:30:34 AM PDT by sport
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To: BTCM
“I’m still waiting for the congress to stop “The King’ and his royal mandates.”

We all are waiting! Congress is like Rip VanWinkle... when will they wake up?

The Republicans in Congress have forgotten what power is and what to do with power... the Liberals have bullied and intimidated them to THAT extent!!

Fortunately, the voting Conservatives will redefine POWER for them very soon!

10 posted on 07/26/2012 5:31:42 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: servo1969

And the gay rights and same sex marriage and gays adopting pusher Willard said...

STILL CRICKETS


11 posted on 07/26/2012 5:32:21 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: SMARTY

It looks to me like he is doing it.


12 posted on 07/26/2012 5:32:38 AM PDT by sport
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To: servo1969

This is to be expected when we elect a gay president.


13 posted on 07/26/2012 6:03:02 AM PDT by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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To: servo1969

And has Mitt Romney had anything to say about this issue?

The sound of crickets is heard while Mitt Romney is again curled up in the corner hiding from an issue....


14 posted on 07/26/2012 6:19:56 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency.)
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To: layman
This is to be expected when we elect a gay president.

And you'll get the exact same behavior with Mitt Romney, the Father of Gay Marriage in America.
15 posted on 07/26/2012 6:21:53 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency.)
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To: servo1969; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; Gilbo_3; NFHale; Impy; ...
RE :”Oklahoma Republican Sen. James Inhofe told The Daily Caller he believes President Barack Obama pressured the military into granting an unprecedented exception to rules that prohibit participation in political activities while in uniform.
The Defense Department authorized a waiver to allow uniformed service members to march in last weekend’s San Diego gay pride parade, overriding a Defense Department directive‘s specific rules against uniformed service members’ participation in political events

Makes perfect sense, they can wear their uniforms at gay pride political marches but NOT at Tea party protests. That way the masses of voters get the right images planted in their heads. Ever wonder how Dems won their gay rights propaganda battle with young people?

In a way this a special right for political gays that the rest of us don't have.

16 posted on 07/26/2012 9:47:56 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obam-ney Care ))
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To: sickoflibs

WHO WAS THE BRASS????


17 posted on 07/26/2012 10:39:21 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: sickoflibs

” Makes perfect sense, they can wear their uniforms at gay pride political marches but NOT at Tea party protests. That way the masses of voters get the right images planted in their heads. Ever wonder how Dems won their gay rights propaganda battle with young people?

In a way this a special right for political gays that the rest of us don’t have. “

Exactly


18 posted on 07/26/2012 11:51:30 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: sickoflibs

what is Obama or anyone else doing asking special favors of the military and who granted it. someone had to sign off on it.


19 posted on 07/26/2012 3:19:32 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: BTCM

good question


20 posted on 07/26/2012 3:24:14 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: SMARTY

Republican havn’t forgotten..its just not a priority to themm..just getting their fair share of the pie ...


21 posted on 07/26/2012 3:26:04 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: SMARTY

Republican havn’t forgotten..its just not a priority to themm..just getting their fair share of the pie ...they are all like a bunch of vultures feeding of what remains of the carcus of the USA..


22 posted on 07/26/2012 3:27:03 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: dalebert

I think stuffing their pockets is the most important thing for politicians (ALL politicians) right up there, a close second to ‘getting re-elected’!!


23 posted on 07/27/2012 4:21:23 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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