Skip to comments.Paul Ryan says reversal of DADT repeal is step in wrong direction
Posted on 09/24/2012 9:07:08 PM PDT by BurningOak
MIAMI -- One year after the repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy that barred openly gay and lesbian service members from serving in the military, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) said in an interview with WPTV NewsChannel 5 that the controversial policy should not be reinstated.
"Now that it's done, we should not reverse it," Ryan told WPTV NewsChannel 5 during a visit to Miami. "I think that would be a step in the wrong direction because people have already disclosed themselves."
Ryan was one of 160 Republicans and 15 Democrats in the House of Representatives to vote against the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" in 2010.
"I talked to a lot of good friends of mine who are combat leaders in the theater and they just didn't think the timing of this was right to do this when our troops were in the middle of harm's way in combat," Ryan said. "I think this issue is past us. It's done. And, I think we need to move on."
The comment came after progressive groups criticized Ryan, the candidate for vice president, for an appearance at the 2012 Values Voters Summit and accused him of being "out of step" with the views of young Americans.
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Don't reverse course. Just keep moving
We are soooooo screwed.
Ryan is trying to throw the election.
Nobody but the queers want queers in the military.
check the polls on this issue and you’ll find a heck of a lot more people than only queers are for queers in the military
Ryan is correct . . . . . . . if we NEVER again want to have the best military on this planet.
IMO, the repeal of DADT will cause a ton of highly qualified, motivated and dedicated patriots to abandon our military. Anyone who has never served in the military has no idea how close the sleeping quarters are.
Exactly. You nailed it.
“Now that it’s done, we should not reverse it.”
He could also be talking about obamacare.
That makes it right then, ok, tyranny of the majority, it wins elections, part of the time, lol. I thought leaders lead, not stick their fingers up their own anus and enjoy the smell while taking advantage of the trappings of power.
Well, hell, then I’d rather see it reversed but I’d settle for at least enforcement of the current policy which says sexual preference is personal and private. It means no gay pride, no gay events, no special gay emphasis. Can we get someone to at least go that far?
I haven't served, but the repeal of DADT has already proven that homosexuals were serving in the military and were already in those sleeping quarters. I would expect there are still policies that would punish anyone for engaging or attempting to engage in lewd activity.
Sorry, Pandora’s jar has been opened. Any ceremony, etc... involving family support will prove the personnel and private sexual confusion/disorder is alive and open for all to see.
Just like Obamacare
“So does that go for Obamacare as well?”
That’s exactly what these party hyjackers are up to, Extortion-Care. RomneyHillaryRobertsBernackeites.
Plants, in the Post-Reagan hyjacked GOP Government Fascist Party.
“Replace” propaganda “it”. At the overt extortion of as many they can exploit. Front door phony no-collateral financial instrument and debt bailout.
The public with honest worked for assets, has had it with the facade.
DC and the Washingtonians are the problem and never will be the solution.
Just 2 factions fighting over who gets to control the cash extorted by the IRS from us suckers outside the Beltway.
Disappointing, but Obama has still gotta go....
WHAT? He’s supposed to be a believing CATHOLIC???
The GOP is making it DAMNED DIFFICULT to vote for R n R.
STEP IN WRONG DIRECTION? Yeah, if your destination is hell, then it is in the wrong direction.
So Ryan turns out to be a pandering coward after all.
Already sexual attacks on men by men have increased tremendously. Already homos are on the march, chaplains are silenced, it’s just the beginning; it will get much, much worse unless and until it goes back to “Ask, and if the answer is wrong, out the damn door!”
Homosexuals DO NOT BELONG IN THE MILITARY and there is so much evidence to prove this that only those pushing a depraved agenda ignore it.