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Paul Ryan says reversal of DADT repeal is step in wrong direction
WPTV.com ^ | 09/23/2012 | Alex Sanz

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.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: dadt; homosexualagenda; military; paulryan; romney; romneyryan; ryan
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To: BurningOak

I can sort of almost a little bit respect the libs who sincerely support the gay agenda (military and all the rest of it).

But Ryan DID oppose it. He knows it’s wrong. Now he’s saying, “We made one try, that’s enough, getting the policy reversed now would be hard work, so the hell with it.”

This is “leadership” in today’s Washington, D.C.


51 posted on 09/24/2012 11:11:42 PM PDT by Eagle Forgotten
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To: BurningOak

Paul Ryan dodges the latest attempt by the lamestream to distract from the BIG ISSUES.

GOOD ON PAUL RYAN.

EYE ON BALL and PRIZE.


52 posted on 09/24/2012 11:14:38 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: BurningOak

Paul Ryan dodges the latest attempt by the lamestream to distract from the BIG ISSUES.

GOOD ON PAUL RYAN.

EYE ON BALL and PRIZE.


53 posted on 09/24/2012 11:15:06 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: liberty or death
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CLEAR UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT RYAN MEANT, AND OF THE ALL THE ISSUES AT HAND.

Stop with the distractions, already, and concentrate on dragging the sorry azz of obozo out of OUR White House. We have bigger fish to fry...don't play into marxist’s hands with negative comments about Ryan and Romney. Later for this subject...right now, concentrate, focus, make sure people are registered and have transportation to the polls, and volunteer at the polls, protect OUR vote...first things first.

Let this issue, like many others rest for another day. Homosexuals are not an immediate threat to my life. OBOZO IS A THREAT TO OUR LIVES RIGHT NOW AND WE MUST CONCENTRATE ON REMOVING HIM IN NOVEMBER.

54 posted on 09/24/2012 11:55:41 PM PDT by itssme
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To: Lancey Howard
Stop with the negative commentary. We don't need people folding up like cheap tents. You'll know when the “end” is here when the bombs hit your head. Until then, get out there and remove oboma in November, make sure people are registered to vote and offer them transportation if needed, volunteer at the polls, become active in POSITIVE efforts to make this a win in November.

Stop with the hand wringing and the whoa is me crap. Sure, I agree, do what is best to benefit you, and in the meantime get involved in making this a win in Nombember by kicking the azz of the obozo out of OUR White House.

55 posted on 09/25/2012 12:02:14 AM PDT by itssme
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To: itssme
Stop with the hand wringing and the whoa is me crap.

???

Are you responding to the right poster?

56 posted on 09/25/2012 12:09:07 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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I hate to tell all of you this, but the military has been one of the most PC orgs in the government, precisely because they are the government.

It was true when my husband was in the Navy, from 1969 - 1974, and it is even more so now.

It’s why he resigned his commission.


57 posted on 09/25/2012 12:26:56 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (~~~RAGE ~~~ I haz it.)
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To: JediJones
Back when I was in the Corps you would get Court Marshaled and Dishonorably Discharged for that behavior. It was called Moral Turpitude, guess they are going to have to rewrite the UCMJ.
While they are at it they might just as well legalize fragging, because it is going to happen. If we had had a known fag in our hooch, he would have had a fatal accident in the field.
58 posted on 09/25/2012 12:34:24 AM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: icwhatudo
So does that go for Obamacare as well?

Obamacare is so the rest of us can pick up the tab for the AIDS drugs and God-only-knows-what-else for the GiBLeTs.

It was never about granny's pre-existing conditions.

We're already paying for Medicaid, it's only the people who will fund it or be fined who are stuck in the middle ground of not being rich enough to afford it and not being poor enough to have it given to them, and there are a lot of self-employed folks caught in that group.

59 posted on 09/25/2012 12:42:57 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: BurningOak
Mitt Romney wanted to end DADT, as far back as 1994.

"One issue I want to clarify concerns President Clinton’s “don’t ask, don’t tell, don’t pursue” military policy. I believe that the Clinton compromise was a step in the right direction. I am also convinced that it is the first of a number of steps that will ultimately lead to gays and lesbians being able to serve openly and honestly in our nation’s military. That goal will only be reached when preventing discrimination against gays and lesbians is a mainstream concern, which is a goal we share."
Mitt Romney

60 posted on 09/25/2012 12:45:09 AM PDT by ansel12
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To: BurningOak
"I think that would be a step in the wrong direction because people have already disclosed themselves."

That would be like throwing all the Islamofascists out of the State Dept after they are all nice and cozy.

61 posted on 09/25/2012 1:30:05 AM PDT by UnwashedPeasant
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To: BurningOak

and people wonder why Christians dont vote anymore...


62 posted on 09/25/2012 1:33:54 AM PDT by RaceBannon (When Chuck Norris goes to bed, he checks under it for Clint Eastwood!)
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To: BurningOak

The best we can probably hope for is Romney gets the economy pointed in the right direction.
Thats not quite the same as reforming and restoring America to its former greatness.
I hope I am wrong but junk like this isn’t very encouraging.


63 posted on 09/25/2012 2:29:36 AM PDT by Leep (I'm a Chic-Fil-- A-merican)
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To: liberty or death
I really hope you're right.

Otherwise, it begins to sound like McLame redux   :-\

64 posted on 09/25/2012 2:45:12 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: onedoug

“If Obama wins the election, we’ll all see a rollback on homosexual ‘rights’ and feminism such as won’t be believed as his Islamism kicks in.”

******

Fat chance of that. Obama can’t even dig up a real girlfriend from the past. He’s got the wookie as his beard.

http://hillbuzz.org/is-barack-obama-gay


65 posted on 09/25/2012 3:27:42 AM PDT by peyton randolph (FUBO and his wookie beard)
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To: dixiechick2000

That’s a good point, DixieChick. To me, this has never been a question about whether homosexuals belong in the U.S. military. As far as I’m concerned, the bigger question is whether right-thinking, God-fearing people belong in the U.S. military. With the overt politicization of the military and its role as an armed force that is used to impose our secular culture around the world, I believe it’s long past the time for people with religious inclinations to get the hell out.


66 posted on 09/25/2012 3:47:27 AM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: JediJones

Military commanders aren’t making the decision - politicized generals are.


67 posted on 09/25/2012 3:59:25 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Lancey Howard

Your post made me sad because deep down, I know you are right.


68 posted on 09/25/2012 4:01:15 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: Dr. Pritchett

Exactly. If they aren’t going to repeal, adopt a policy of “Now that you are out, don’t act out, or you will be put out.”


69 posted on 09/25/2012 5:03:25 AM PDT by Molon Labbie (Prep. Now. Live Healthy, take your Shooting Iron daily.)
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To: BurningOak

Ryan we hardly knew thee....


70 posted on 09/25/2012 5:05:41 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: JediJones

STHU


71 posted on 09/25/2012 5:09:30 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Lancey Howard

Yank, there are other ways out of this morass.


72 posted on 09/25/2012 5:11:38 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: onyx

The destruction of the worlds greatest military is A HUGE ISSUE.


73 posted on 09/25/2012 5:13:58 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: itssme

Usually Republicans cave in AFTER they are elected, now they cave in pre election. More efficient that way.


74 posted on 09/25/2012 5:15:43 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: BurningOak

I can’t believe any of you thought it would go down any other way. Once Obama pulled the plug on DADT, that was it. There’s no going back. Homosexuals are far too politically powerful to entertain such a notion.


75 posted on 09/25/2012 5:28:54 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: BurningOak

http://www.selfgovernment.us/

http://www.tomhoefling.com/


76 posted on 09/25/2012 5:34:51 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (If your only choice is evil, you've either died and gone to hell, or you're a Republican.)
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To: onyx

“Conservative Strategist” have all said this during my lifetime and all I see is that government has expanded to obscene levels with cultural Marxism running wild throughout our Public institutions/Executive Branch Departments.

By the way, this has increased under those “conservative strategist’s” public servants who do win the popularity contests. When is one of your guys going to take a stand on liberty and not molding government in a moderate image of bloated bureaucracies? Why are dems making HUGE gains in their platform but Repubs play the cautious wimp when assuming power?


77 posted on 09/25/2012 7:46:39 AM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: Future Snake Eater
How did they get that way, lol? You mean they are grafted with Republicans? Why do dems manage to tilt the culture? Like I said up thread, Who Dares Wins. All it takes is some politician with brass balls to push the Repub platform, but “it's too suicidal”. Give me a break, dems push why can't Repubs push back? Don't give me this ingrained crap, Clinton fired AGs on his first several days and slammed his fist hard when shaping his government. Repubs are just too scared to emulate the reach in instituting the official Party platform. It's lack of will, not political boogeymen.
78 posted on 09/25/2012 7:53:44 AM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: central_va

I agree. Some people are pre-disposed to negative thinking, at every turn. We mortals do not have crystal balls to tell us the future. It is for us to stay focused, keep our eyes on the prize and do everything humanly possible to win this war in November. Negative talk, thought distracts us from from our goals.


79 posted on 09/25/2012 8:28:29 AM PDT by itssme
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To: jersey117

I’ve been sad for a few years, too. In the end, I am grateful I was able to grow up in an America that was still America, but sad that my children and their children will never get to see that America. Oh well. All you can do is grieve a little and get it out of your system, then get to work protecting your family and your property from the government and the selfish cretins who elect it. Think of it as a happy challenge! (/Bob Ross)


80 posted on 09/25/2012 8:36:55 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: rollo tomasi

I agree with you. Yet here we are.


81 posted on 09/25/2012 10:25:26 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Future Snake Eater

I am sorry about that, I read the context of your post wrong. You were in that “This is the reality of the situation” mode.


82 posted on 09/25/2012 4:42:30 PM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: rollo tomasi

Heh. I tend to have no other mode!


83 posted on 09/25/2012 4:56:41 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Alberta's Child

I don’t know what you are talking about. I was talking about the Navy being PC in general.

The reason he got out had a bit to do with unit cohesiveness. But, it also had a great deal to do with the Navy giving the best assignments to those pilots who didn’t make the grades. They were being “fair.”

My husband went to the PAC fleet right out of the training command. So, what good was it for him, career wise, to accept anything less for his next tour of duty? Even though he had the best fitness reports among his peers?

He was offered an accelerated promotion in rank...two years early...if he would stay in. It’s too bad that the best pilots left the Navy during that time due to PC thinking on their part.


84 posted on 09/26/2012 12:41:38 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (~~~RAGE ~~~ I haz it.)
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To: JediJones
I haven't served

Then you have no opinion and don't know what you are talking about.

In the Navy, we had very effective ways of resolving these types of issues.

85 posted on 09/26/2012 8:42:09 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for white collar criminals!!)
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