Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R-MN): "I'd support restating" DADT.

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    Jan 13, 2011 9:02 PM GMT
    Another day, another homophobic Republican nutjob who thinks every person here at RJ isn't worthy of protecting the nation.

    http://www.slate.com/blogs/blogs/weigel/archive/2011/01/13/tim-pawlenty-i-d-support-reinstating-don-t-ask-don-t-tell.aspx

    With bated breath I await response from the usual Republican apologists.

    And Aussie? Put away the vodka and please resist the temptation to add yet another psychotic "Pure homosexual" post, m'kay? You make the world stupider when you do that.
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    Jan 13, 2011 9:29 PM GMT
    And this is why he lost -- and I'm kind of glad after seeing this. A social conservative will never win in MN.
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    Jan 13, 2011 9:32 PM GMT
    He lost what? What are you talking about? His star is on the ascent. He was a two-term governor who wants now to fuck the country over like he did the State of Minnesota. He has widespread support across the country, for some reason. Today's GOP seems really fond of him.

    He and Jon Stewart really went at it the other night.

    Obviously, Pawlenty's kind of insanity is a bit more palatable than Palin's brand.

    I wouldn't bet against him as the 2012 nominee.

    Just what we need...another Christofascist in the WH.
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    Jan 13, 2011 9:40 PM GMT
    I'm totally sorry I thought this was Emmer...I got confused.

    And now that I remember who Pawlenty is, yes, I can't stand him.

    Btw, he's far more socially conservative (anti-gay) than Sarah Palin.
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    Jan 13, 2011 9:42 PM GMT

    Mock, he not only won twice, but declined to run a third time.

    "Timothy James "Tim" Pawlenty (pronounced /pəˈlɛnti/;[2] born November 27, 1960), is a Minnesota politician who served as the 39th Governor of Minnesota. In the Minnesota gubernatorial election of 2002, he was elected governor and was inaugurated on January 6, 2003. He was re-elected in 2006 with 46% of the vote. On June 2, 2009, he announced that he would not seek re-election in 2010."



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    Jan 13, 2011 9:46 PM GMT
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    Mock, he not only won twice, but declined to run a third time.

    "Timothy James "Tim" Pawlenty (pronounced /pəˈlɛnti/;[2] born November 27, 1960), is a Minnesota politician who served as the 39th Governor of Minnesota. In the Minnesota gubernatorial election of 2002, he was elected governor and was inaugurated on January 6, 2003. He was re-elected in 2006 with 46% of the vote. On June 2, 2009, he announced that he would not seek re-election in 2010."





    Yikes, I can't even believe Minnesota would have a governor that extreme -- guess I never bothered to know much about him.
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    Jan 13, 2011 9:52 PM GMT
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    meninlove said
    Mock, he not only won twice, but declined to run a third time.

    "Timothy James "Tim" Pawlenty (pronounced /pəˈlɛnti/;[2] born November 27, 1960), is a Minnesota politician who served as the 39th Governor of Minnesota. In the Minnesota gubernatorial election of 2002, he was elected governor and was inaugurated on January 6, 2003. He was re-elected in 2006 with 46% of the vote. On June 2, 2009, he announced that he would not seek re-election in 2010."





    Yikes, I can't even believe Minnesota would have a governor that extreme -- guess I never bothered to know much about him.


    If both parties started going after and purging themselves of their extremists, instead of catering to them to get votes from the stupids, just imagine what it could be like.

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    Jan 13, 2011 10:18 PM GMT
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    Yikes, I can't even believe Minnesota would have a governor that extreme -- guess I never bothered to know much about him.


    And he's one of the darlings of today's Republican party. Many GOP leaders consider him rather moderate.

    I'm encouraged that you find Pawlenty "extreme." He is exactly that. Now...go further. Talk amongst your fellow conservatives about him. Because I fear that he may well be the GOP candidate for 2012.

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    Jan 13, 2011 10:21 PM GMT
    if that is a pic of him ont he clip that is because he has a boyfriend on the side is is trying to hide his insecurity.
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    Jan 13, 2011 10:25 PM GMT
    It's always DADT's fault. Birds are dying in Italy due to that. The Bible predicted it would happen 2000 years ago. And last summer's Russian heat wave. Heck, communism AND fascism were both solely due to DADT.
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    Jan 13, 2011 10:26 PM GMT
    OtterJoq said
    With bated breath I await response from the usual Republican apologists.



    Well, I hate to disappoint one of the mis-informed resident RJ Liberal ranters who think ALL Republicans are anti-gay, and all more conservative RJers follow Republican politicians like sheep. NEWSFLASH: We don't. I have never cared for Tim Pawlenty, but this just secures the fact that I would NEVER vote for him -- or ANY candidate --- who would do something so ridiculous as to support taking a step backwards like bringing back DADT.
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    Jan 13, 2011 10:26 PM GMT
    Pawlenty became Minnesota governor when I was living right on the border in Fargo, North Dakota. And one of his very first acts as governor was to end domestic partnership benefits for gay state employees, that his predecessor Jesse Ventura had signed, of all people. Explain that one, Republican cheerleaders here.
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    Jan 13, 2011 10:30 PM GMT
    Art_Deco saidPawlenty became Minnesota governor when I was living right on the border in Fargo, North Dakota. And one of his very first acts as governor was to end domestic partnership benefits for gay state employees, that his predecessor Jesse Ventura had signed, of all people. Explain that one, Republican cheerleaders here.



    Do not make the very misinformed and unfair mistake of judging ALL Republicans based on the words and/or actions of a few. The Republican party is starting show some signs of changing, and I think campaign 2012 will reflect that. We will have to wait and see how things take shape and the platforms of the candidates who rise to the top.
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    Jan 13, 2011 10:42 PM GMT
    The point that some of you are ignoring is that Pawlenty's star is on the ascent. Palin's a joke which ended last Saturday with a horrific punch line; Romney is as exciting as Kerry was; I think it's going to be one of two homophobes for GOP 2012: Pawlenty or Huckabee.

    And some of you are fine with that?

    I can only come up with one explanation for that, but I get yelled at every time I type its name.
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    Jan 13, 2011 10:50 PM GMT
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    Art_Deco saidPawlenty became Minnesota governor when I was living right on the border in Fargo, North Dakota. And one of his very first acts as governor was to end domestic partnership benefits for gay state employees, that his predecessor Jesse Ventura had signed, of all people. Explain that one, Republican cheerleaders here.

    Do not make the very misinformed and unfair mistake of judging ALL Republicans based on the words and/or actions of a few. The Republican party is starting show some signs of changing, and I think campaign 2012 will reflect that. We will have to wait and see how things take shape and the platforms of the candidates who rise to the top.

    Perhaps the Republican Party will do this, and I welcome it. Do you know that both of my parents, and me, too, held elective office as Republicans?

    But the proof is in the results. As that silly TV commercial said some 20 years ago: "Where's the beef?"
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    Jan 13, 2011 10:52 PM GMT
    OtterJoq saidThe point that some of you are ignoring is that Pawlenty's star is on the ascent.


    THAT remains to be seen. I think Pawlenty's star is just as likely to fade out as early as the IOWA primary. I think the most you can really say about Tim Pawlenty is that he is getting talked about.


    Palin's a joke which ended last Saturday with a horrific punch line;

    THAT also remains to be seen. This sounds a whole lot more like liberal WISHFUL THINKING than anything. Palin still has a great deal to prove -- whether she is up to the task, or that she can oversome her many detractors, is another story. She has proven several times that she is not a woman that should be underestimated. Stay tuned for that one.

    Romney is as exciting as Kerry was;

    I definitely disagree with you here the most. Mitt Romney, in my opinion, has the best shot at going the distance and getting the nomination. His "Presidential" charisma and business background may make him the right nominee for the times.

    I think it's going to be one of two homophobes for GOP 2012: Pawlenty or Huckabee.

    In light of the revelation of Pawlenty wanting to support going back to DADT, he doesn't appear socially liberal enough to be someone who can beat Obama. I can barely stand to look at Huckabee, much less listen to him. I think he will fade out rather quickly in the primaries this time around.

    And some of you are fine with that?

    I kind of doubt you'll find all that many takers here who are fine with your assessment. You don't give many of us more open-minded conservative thinkers nearly enough credit.
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    Jan 13, 2011 10:58 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    But the proof is in the results. As that silly TV commercial said some 20 years ago: "Where's the beef?"



    I think you will start to see changes in 2011 and definitely early in 2012 within the Republican Party and on the platforms of several of the candidates. There is simply no way that a Republican can carry the younger voters, and have any hope of beating Obama, without becoming more socially liberal. I'm not sure that any Republican candidate will be able to beat Obama -- but a lot can happen in the next few years. Stay tuned.
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    Jan 13, 2011 11:02 PM GMT
    OtterJoq saidThe point that some of you are ignoring is that Pawlenty's star is on the ascent. Palin's a joke which ended last Saturday with a horrific punch line; Romney is as exciting as Kerry was; I think it's going to be one of two homophobes for GOP 2012: Pawlenty or Huckabee.

    And some of you are fine with that?

    I can only come up with one explanation for that, but I get yelled at every time I type its name.


    I think you're exaggerating his prominence.
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    Jan 13, 2011 11:06 PM GMT
    I love it when people hate on me!

    That means that I made such an impression on them that they had to talk trash!

    Guess I am doing my jobicon_wink.gif

    Wow I have had thread dedicated to one just to bully, insight hate, and abuse all in an attempt to repress and censure, now one is even making it as a headliner too; wowicon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 13, 2011 11:17 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidYou don't give many of us more open-minded conservative thinkers nearly enough credit.

    Ummmm... about the time you were still in grade school, I was corresponding regularly with conservative William F. Buckley, Jr. I had the great pleasure of meeting him in New York City. His limousine was built by Checker, the taxi maker, maroon as I recall, which I thought was a wonderfully democratic gesture. Not a Cadillac, or a Lincoln, or a Rolls Royce, but a Checker. (Now out of business)

    Now THAT was a gentleman. And a Conservative I could respect. With integrity, class, and values. I didn't care for his infamous TV hissy fit against Gore Vidal, and his apparent homophobia, but a brilliant mind one could indulge.

    I'm prepared to give conservatives as much credit as they earn. per your post. Now what credit for conservatives do you claim?
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    Jan 13, 2011 11:21 PM GMT
    I just love the way 1 or 2 here love to put themselves up on a pedestal, so they can look down on others.icon_lol.gif

    I myself creating the term "pure homosexual' is not putting oneself up on a pedestal by the way, it's just highlighting the diffrence to one of us pure homosexuals, gay men who have never had sex with a female, to bisexuals who have, thats all.
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    Jan 14, 2011 12:21 AM GMT
    Who cares what he thinks. DADT is/will be history. If he goes with that during the campaign, it'll simply be a broken promise.
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    Jan 14, 2011 12:59 AM GMT
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    CuriousJockAZ saidYou don't give many of us more open-minded conservative thinkers nearly enough credit.

    Ummmm... about the time you were still in grade school, I was corresponding regularly with conservative William F. Buckley, Jr. I had the great pleasure of meeting him in New York City. His limousine was built by Checker, the taxi maker, maroon as I recall, which I thought was a wonderfully democratic gesture. Not a Cadillac, or a Lincoln, or a Rolls Royce, but a Checker. (Now out of business)

    Now THAT was a gentleman. And a Conservative I could respect. With integrity, class, and values. I didn't care for his infamous TV hissy fit against Gore Vidal, and his apparent homophobia, but a brilliant mind one could indulge.

    I'm prepared to give conservatives as much credit as they earn. per your post. Now what credit for conservatives do you claim?



    As I said in my previous post, I believe you will start seeing some changes within the Republican party in 2011 and definitely once candidates start announcing they are running and the platforms they run on. Stay tuned.

    As for William F. Buckley, Jr parading around in a Checker limo -- how ugly! icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 14, 2011 1:14 AM GMT
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    Art_Deco said
    But the proof is in the results. As that silly TV commercial said some 20 years ago: "Where's the beef?"



    I think you will start to see changes in 2011 and definitely early in 2012 within the Republican Party and on the platforms of several of the candidates. There is simply no way that a Republican can carry the younger voters, and have any hope of beating Obama, without becoming more socially liberal. I'm not sure that any Republican candidate will be able to beat Obama -- but a lot can happen in the next few years. Stay tuned.


    actually, I think Obama won't get relected, unless he does some miracles with the economy.
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    Jan 14, 2011 2:29 AM GMT
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    Art_Deco said
    But the proof is in the results. As that silly TV commercial said some 20 years ago: "Where's the beef?"



    I think you will start to see changes in 2011 and definitely early in 2012 within the Republican Party and on the platforms of several of the candidates. There is simply no way that a Republican can carry the younger voters, and have any hope of beating Obama, without becoming more socially liberal. I'm not sure that any Republican candidate will be able to beat Obama -- but a lot can happen in the next few years. Stay tuned.

    I think Obama is quite vulnerable. Depending on the Republican candidate, I think he can be defeated. If the Republicans have a decent candidate, I strongly believe he will be defeated. The younger people are starting to wake up, seeing how they will be increasingly called on to fund an expensive health system, etc.