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Posted on 01/31/2013 1:08:32 PM PST by neverdem
Women may be ready for combat, but Republicans aren’t. When the Obama administration announced that it would allow women into combat units, prominent Republicans were quick to say that they supported the policy — generally without any reservations or hints that there might be reasons for concern. A party that fought for decades against allowing open homosexuals to serve in the military is now thoughtlessly accepting a much more problematic change in military-personnel policy.
They are doing so on naïve assumptions. The first is that physical standards will not change, and only those few women who meet ones developed for men will be placed on the front lines. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, has already breached that defense: “If we do decide that a particular standard is so high that a woman couldn’t make it, the burden is now on the service to come back and explain to the secretary, why is it that high? Does it really have to be that high?” Thus were the Armed Forces welcomed to the world of disparate impact that corporate attorneys have already come to know so well.
The second mistaken assumption is that only women who volunteer for combat will ever have to engage in it. It has been reasonably well understood until now that any man who joins the military, whatever his reasons for doing it, becomes the military’s to use as it sees fit. There is no reason to think women will be treated any differently by a military that officially denies that average differences between the sexes should have any impact on its treatment of individuals. (Nor will there be any reason to restrict draft registration to men — as we trust the courts will find in short order once this policy takes effect.)
Many women who have volunteered to serve our country in the military do not wish to play a combat role. As people come to see that a woman who joins the military may be effectively signing up for the possibility of combat, the number of female applicants may actually decline. The military bureaucracy will presumably see that as another reason to lower standards.
Initial polls suggest that the public likes the idea of giving women who want to serve in combat a chance. This support, no doubt, partly explains the reluctance of Republicans to say anything negative. But we suspect Americans would oppose lowering standards and forcing women into combat zones if these issues were brought to their attention. The pollsters have not asked whether it is possible that military men can be trained to treat their female colleagues in distress the same way they would treat men on the battlefield, or in enemy camps, or whether it is desirable.
Republicans — and for that matter, sensible Democrats — who have been silent about the new policy should speak up against it. Those who have prematurely endorsed it should read General Dempsey’s words, and reconsider. This policy barely even pretends to serve the goal of military effectiveness, which means it is not in the best interests of men or women, inside the Armed Forces or out.
REpublicans are AWOL on a lot of things.
Still cannot believe they confirmed a traitor to SOS because he belonged to their”club”.
The US government and many of our people don’t have the guts to do what it takes to win a ground war (i.e. break things and kill people, win their hearts and minds by twisting their balls off), so at least we can lose gracefully by telling the enemy, “Big deal, you beat a bunch of homos and girls!”
Hell, Repube Senators are AWOL on everything. Their no comment on anything shows us how little they care!
Let’s face the facts: conservatives have NO representation in ANY governmental body in America. Democrats are Democrats and Republicans are Democrat-lite.
The two-party system has become a 1-1/4 party system.
All the Republicans bring is a lot of noise makers, but no meaningful action and no effort to curb the Democrats who are determined to make the United States a gulag.
Remove the education, morals, trustworthiness, and honesty from a person and you have a politician.
If you remove the b*lls from the “thing” that is described above, you have a Republican politician.
What are the odds that a Jihadi will surrender to a man?
What are the odds that a Jihadi will surrender to a woman?
There you go.
The GOP is not just AWOL - they are now the Judenrat assisting the MarxoFascists of annihilating the Conservative movement.
The Political Ruling Class, all bow to Obama and do his bidding.
After the Democrats get 11 million new voters, the United States military will never be engaged in combat again.
I think this horrible decision is simply another reminder that our nation has forgotten truth, forgotten morality, and forgotten God.
In the News/Activism forum, on a thread titled AWOL Republicans , Venturer wrote:
REpublicans are AWOL on a lot of things.
Still cannot believe they confirmed a traitor to SOS because he belonged to theirclub.
Senator Cruz who voted against Kerry was on Levin’s talkie 1/31/13 and he pointed out that Hagel is way to the left of Kerry. But that Kerry had a better relationship with other of the senators (GOPES) where Hagel doesn’t and while not saying so intimated Hagel might be toast. Cruz also brought up Rand Pauls attempt to halt shipment of the F-16’s and 200 Abrams tanks to Egypt. Where most of the dems abstained killing the measure. He thinks it will come up again in another form.
“When the Obama administration announced that it would allow women into combat units, prominent Republicans were quick to say that they supported the policy generally without any reservations or hints that there might be reasons for concern.”
I’m in complete agreement with the Republicans on this (and I don’t agree with them on much); I could care less about what happens to any woman who pushes to get into a combat unit. As for the guys that are endangered by it, there are ways to remove such a problem from a unit (especially in combat).
The problem most have with republicans is they refuse to accept what they really see.
The republican leaders are all New World Order socialists, all are in bed with the democrat leaders in the house and senate. The republican party aided the democrats with the passage of the health care law. they continue to give the democrats whatever they wish for, they do not surrender their values, their values are the same as the democrats.
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dforest,the “Republican” senators do care: about their jobs, careers, pensions, investments, press coverage, consultants, etc. It’s the Republican primary voters who have cause so much damage with their foolish nominees.