Rep. Duncan Hunter filing bill to halt implementation of DADT repeal

  • metta

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    Jan 14, 2011 11:20 PM GMT
    Rep. Duncan Hunter filing bill to halt implementation of DADT repeal

    http://www.pamshouseblend.com/diary/18439/surprise-surprise-rep-duncan-hunter-filing-bill-to-halt-implementation-of-dadt-repeal




    Tell your member of Congress to reject legislation designed to paralyze repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and focus on real priorities instead

    http://www.couragecampaign.org/page/s/RealPriorities
  • GQjock

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    Jan 15, 2011 12:09 AM GMT
    Lemme guess

    Might there be an "R" after this dolt's name?
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    Jan 15, 2011 12:39 AM GMT
    Luckily this will probably not go very far. Democrats still control the Senate and Obama would veto it.
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    Jan 15, 2011 1:11 AM GMT
    I'd be willing to bet that this is just another case of Tbagger vote chasing, This for the republican politicians is like the tail wagging the dog and is dumbing them down to the point of embarassment to the inteligent onlookers. I'll also bet that it won't go anywhere !!
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    Jan 15, 2011 1:55 AM GMT
    It seems that Republicans are ignorant to checks and balances. It would have to pass the House (which it might), then pass the Senate (which it won't), then pass Obama (which it won't).

    Political move, nothing more.
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    Jan 15, 2011 2:53 AM GMT
    Duncan Hunter needs buttsex. This will NEVER pass considering the mild bipartisanship in creating the bill. He should be removed from congress for investing effort into something so meaningless.
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    Jan 15, 2011 3:03 AM GMT
    For all those dimwit, self-loathing gay republicans, you can see right in front of your face the hatred that the republican party exhibits toward you, yet still, you support them fully with your money, your vote and your voice, PATHETIC!
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    Jan 15, 2011 3:13 AM GMT
    Much to do about nothing....it passed and Duncan is a conservative asshole...BUD
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    Jan 15, 2011 3:34 AM GMT
    spidey54 saidFor all those dimwit, self-loathing gay republicans, you can see right in front of your face the hatred that the republican party exhibits toward you, yet still, you support them fully with your money, your vote and your voice, PATHETIC!

    Um, 8 Republicans voted to repeal DADT. So you can see right in front of your face that not all Republicans are bad, just most.
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    Jan 15, 2011 3:49 AM GMT
    Damn why doesn’t this guy go grocery shopping in Tucson, Kidding… mostlyicon_smile.gif
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    Jan 15, 2011 3:52 AM GMT
    What is he so scared of? The big, bad gays? Strong, powerful women? Self-confident, strong-willed 'minorities?' I think this man needs to join the modern age.
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    Jan 15, 2011 10:47 AM GMT
    A Last-Ditch Effort to Stall DADT Repeal
    By Advocate.com Editors

    http://www.advocate.com/News/Daily_News/2011/01/14/A_Last_Ditch_Effort_to_Stall_DADT_Repeal/
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    Jan 15, 2011 1:54 PM GMT
    GQjock: Might there be an "R" after this dolt's name?

    jockfever: Congressman Duncan Hunter is a Marine officer with combat experience in Iraq and Afghanistan. Marines and combat troops oppose openly gay behavior in the military.

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    Placing national defense and military culture ahead of catering to a special interest group makes sense to Capt. Hunter and probably to the majority of Americans.

    The smears directed against anyone who disagrees with the radical gay agenda don't impress me, quite the contrary.

    Those with no military experience (and no interest in serving) are the first to libel a combat veteran.

    Who has the higher probability of being a dolt? A Marine officer who ran for Congress and won - or a Lib RJ member who tries to smear him?
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    Jan 15, 2011 2:01 PM GMT
    [quote][cite]jockfever said[/cite]GQjock: Might there be an "R" after this dolt's name?

    jockfever: Congressman Duncan Hunter is a Marine officer with combat experience in Iraq and Afghanistan. Marines and combat troops oppose openly gay behavior in the military.

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    This guy has republican written all over him. I don't know where he gets his information, but I can tell you that for every one Marine or Army combat troop opposed to it I can know of 3 in support of it. Most aggree that it makes no difference. Gay or straight.
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    Jan 15, 2011 2:03 PM GMT
    On the contrary, a good officer should be able to follow orders.

    If they're commanded to STFU and deal with it, they should. If they can't follow that order, then they should leave.

    Do you side with members who didn't want to serve with black soldiers because they disagreed with allowing them?
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    Jan 15, 2011 2:08 PM GMT
    NoNoNo. A good officer should and will follow what ever orders givin. I didn't mean to imply otherwise. I was an officer for over 10 years and did so. I'm just stating that I know of more that support repealing DADT then support keeping it. Most don't really care if the man next to him is gay or straight.
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    Jan 15, 2011 2:10 PM GMT
    GwgTrunks saidOn the contrary, a good officer should be able to follow orders.

    If they're commanded to STFU and deal with it, they should. If they can't follow that order, then they should leave.

    Do you side with members who didn't want to serve with black soldiers because they disagreed with allowing them?


    The difference is that back when the military was desegregated, it was done by executive order and Congress respected their place in the balance of power.
    This should never have even been an issue. In 1992 when President Clinton issued the order, Congress should have stayed out of it.

    I think that we are ALL putting words in soldier's mouths on both sides of this. I'm sure some aren't thrilled with this, but I know that 99% are good soldiers who will follow orders and continue to execute their jobs effectively and efficiently. I can't believe how much this issue has been blown out of proportion. All it is is a political football that politicians use to stir up emotions on both sides of the issue.
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    Jan 15, 2011 2:11 PM GMT
    jockfever saidGQjock: Might there be an "R" after this dolt's name?

    jockfever: Congressman Duncan Hunter is a Marine officer with combat experience in Iraq and Afghanistan. Marines and combat troops oppose openly gay behavior in the military.

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    Placing national defense and military culture ahead of catering to a special interest group makes sense to Capt. Hunter and probably to the majority of Americans.

    The smears directed against anyone who disagrees with the radical gay agenda don't impress me, quite the contrary.

    Those with no military experience (and no interest in serving) are the first to libel a combat veteran.

    Who has the higher probability of being a dolt? A Marine officer who ran for Congress and won - or a Lib RJ member who tries to smear him?



    So, in other words, Hunter is a dolt.

    Thanks for clearing that up.

    I'll bet his penis is really small, too.
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    Jan 15, 2011 2:14 PM GMT
    jockfever saidThose with no military experience (and no interest in serving) are the first to libel a combat veteran.

    Who has the higher probability of being a dolt? A Marine officer who ran for Congress and won - or a Lib RJ member who tries to smear him?

    I'm an RJ member who served, for longer than Duncan Hunter and at a much higher rank. No one here even mentioned his military experience until you did.

    We are critiquing his actions in CONGRESS, not in the military. Having once worn a US uniform does not immunize him from criticism for the rest of his life, after he takes off that uniform and goes on to something else. And certainly not against political criticism of him, or else our government would soon be comprised of former military officers that voters could not question, like in some Banana Republic.

    And also because if that were the case, then nobody here on RJ could criticize ME for what I say, now could they? icon_wink.gif

    As for your claim that "...combat troops oppose openly gay behavior in the military" that's simply not true, not what recent polls have been showing. Just right-wing wishful thinking. Right wingers really wanna keep beating this dead horse, don't they?
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    Jan 15, 2011 2:15 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said Right wingers really wanna keep beating this dead horse, don't they?


    It's about all they have left, frankly.
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    Jan 15, 2011 2:20 PM GMT
    I wonder hot he is when the uniform comes off.icon_wink.gif
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    Jan 15, 2011 2:27 PM GMT
    jockfever saidGQjock: Might there be an "R" after this dolt's name?

    jockfever: Congressman Duncan Hunter is a Marine officer with combat experience in Iraq and Afghanistan. Marines and combat troops oppose openly gay behavior in the military.

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    Hmm, he seems to be giving that Marine a meaningful stare.
  • coolarmydude

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    Jan 15, 2011 2:30 PM GMT
    jockfever said
    Who has the higher probability of being a dolt? A Marine officer who ran for Congress and won - or a Lib RJ member who tries to smear him?



    The fact that he served should be more impetus toward supporting repeal than reversing the repeal, wouldn't you think?
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    Jan 15, 2011 2:33 PM GMT
    Everyone with a shred of common sense knows this isn't going to happen. It's all about posturing for the base. This will amount to nothing more than a few sound bytes and a signature to say, "hey you socially backwards asses, look what I did for you. Vote for me, support me, let me be your posterboy for all of 5 minutes."
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    Jan 15, 2011 2:41 PM GMT
    BeingThePhoenix saidEveryone with a shred of common sense knows this isn't going to happen. It's all about posturing for the base. This will amount to nothing more than a few sound bytes and a signature to say, "hey you socially backwards asses, look what I did for you. Vote for me, support me, let me be your posterboy for all of 5 minutes."

    But if he thinks that's what's most important to his base, not the rest of the country's legislative business, what was his base really concerned about all along during the 2010 election?

    Economic issues or social issues? Or were they using (distorted) economic issues to win over moderate voters to their side, while their own core concerns always were, and remain, social?

    That's what I surmised at the time, and wrote here to much criticism from the Right, and I think it more than ever. Duncan Hunter provides evidence of it, as other Republicans & Teabaggers are beginning to, as they start to exercise their new majorities around the US.