Possible Odious Deal in the Works: Republicans May Make Maintaining DADT The Price of START Treaty.

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    Dec 18, 2010 2:12 AM GMT

    The haters just won't give up. Looks like some Republican senators are tying maintenance of DADT to maybe letting the new START treaty pass.

    It wouldn't be so concerning if I thought our President had the spine to let the Congress act (or not) on DADT and then use his role as wartime Commander in Chief to rescind enforcement of DADT. But I've seen worms with more spine than Obama.


    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/18/us/18military.html?hp
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    Dec 18, 2010 2:15 AM GMT
    I was about to post a link to the same article. Odious is not even the word for this.

    These people are beyond petty and hateful.
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    Dec 18, 2010 3:20 AM GMT
    These politicians are shameless, there's just no limits to what they'll pull to "WIN", its not new, I know that, but I think were we used to have 2 out of 10 that had no scrupples, now its 8 out of 10. It seems like these days the far right are on a race to see who can make the most shocking statement for attention. Take a listen to Olmert, Diment, Bachman, Palin, Ruth King, Peter King, Baehner, Kyle, and the list goes on and on.
    Now for these Repugs to actually come out and say this stuff about DADT, is just plain sick, they don't care if they play with our safety over the treaty or with peoples hearts and lives, nothing seems to matter but their winning.
    I certainly agree with you on Obama and spine, its kinda hard to detect at times.
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    Dec 18, 2010 3:33 AM GMT
    Senator John McCain said that his vote on the treaty would not influence his vote on the repeal, and vice versa.

    “There continues to swirl allegations that there is going to be a vote for or against because of another piece of legislation,” Mr. McCain said. “I reject that allegation.”
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    Omg, I agree with John McCain.
    That is, I agree that one piece of legislation (and the votes on it) will not effect other pieces of legislation.
    I certainly don't agree with his stand on DADT.
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    Dec 18, 2010 3:43 AM GMT
    Webster666 saidSenator John McCain said that his vote on the treaty would not influence his vote on the repeal, and vice versa.

    “There continues to swirl allegations that there is going to be a vote for or against because of another piece of legislation,” Mr. McCain said. “I reject that allegation.”
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    Omg, I agree with John McCain.
    That is, I agree that one piece of legislation (and the votes on it) will not effect other pieces of legislation.
    I certainly don't agree with his stand on DADT.

    But first you have to believe that McCain is speaking truthfully. He rarely does.
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    Dec 18, 2010 4:03 AM GMT
    There is no low they will not sink to.

    What's even more craven about it is that they don't really care if gays serve. Most of them are not the inbred, religious nuts that make up their base. This is purely political. They want to stop Obama from having a win that will bring the unhappy gays back into the fold. That is all.

    If we fall for it, we've only ourselves to blame.
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    Dec 18, 2010 5:56 AM GMT
    Christian73 saidThere is no low they will not sink to.

    What's even more craven about it is that they don't really care if gays serve. Most of them are not the inbred, religious nuts that make up their base. This is purely political. They want to stop Obama from having a win that will bring the unhappy gays back into the fold. That is all.

    If we fall for it, we've only ourselves to blame.


    Actually, I think some of them are pissed because they don't want to be forced into voting on it. It's a major-visibility vote.