Defund DADT Withdrawal

  • GQjock

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    Feb 09, 2011 12:32 AM GMT
    Tim Pawlenty Minn republican and possible contender for the GOP Presidential election just came out and said he'd like to stop the implementation of the withdrawal by stopping its funding

    http://www.advocate.com/News/Daily_News/2011/02/07/Pawlenty_Wants_DADT_Back/

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    Feb 09, 2011 12:43 AM GMT
    He should find the $300-500 million dollars to pay for DADT then.
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    Feb 09, 2011 1:23 AM GMT
    What Pawdumbdumb doesnt seem to understand is that the military is SUBORDINATE to the US Congress.... period.
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    Feb 09, 2011 3:53 AM GMT
    He's easy to see through, He's just trying to win Tbagger and far right votes !!! He'll get nowhere with this one !!!
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    Feb 09, 2011 4:01 AM GMT
    He was seen as a centrist previously, and his right turn will work against him, I think. But that's OK. He's still going to save us from an asteroid.
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    Feb 09, 2011 4:15 AM GMT
    No one likes him!
    Also, hes not a nice person.
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    Feb 09, 2011 4:42 AM GMT
    Considering the fact that some 70+% of Americans support the repeal of DADT, Pawlenty is clearly making a sharp right turn in order to appeal to the religious right extremists who control the Republican party - and who determine who will be the 2012 Republican presidential nominee.
    He's running.
    But, this kind of radical right-wing posturing by him (and the other potential 2012 nominees) will make it even harder for him to win the general election.
  • Webster666

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    Feb 09, 2011 4:44 AM GMT
    Why does it cost anything to stop kicking soldiers out of the service simply for being gay ?
    Actually, they'll SAVE a lot of money because they won't be wasting time and money on the witch hunts, and on training new soldiers to do what the already trained gay soldiers were doing before they got kicked out.
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    Feb 09, 2011 5:00 AM GMT
    Webster666 saidWhy does it cost anything to stop kicking soldiers out of the service simply for being gay ?
    Actually, they'll SAVE a lot of money because they won't be wasting time and money on the witch hunts, and on training new soldiers to do what the already trained gay soldiers were doing before they got kicked out.


    I think the money is primarily for sensitivity training and other stuff related to ensuring out gay soldiers are accepted by their peers.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Feb 09, 2011 5:10 AM GMT
    rickrick91 saidPawlenty is clearly making a sharp right turn in order to appeal to the religious right extremists who control the Republican party - and who determine who will be the 2012 Republican presidential nominee.
    He's running.
    But, this kind of radical right-wing posturing by him (and the other potential 2012 nominees) will make it even harder for him to win the general election.



    I agree. This was a really REALLY stupid move on Pawlenty's part --- one that I think will come and bite him in the ass by the early primaries. The repeal of DADT is a done deal. The majority of Americans supported the repeal, as did congress. For Pawlenty to even suggest that we back-pedal into what was a poor policy to begin with shows that he has bad judgment, is out of touch, and that he isn't Presidential material for the 21st Century. Shame on him.
  • coolarmydude

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    Feb 09, 2011 8:23 AM GMT
    In the grand scheme of things, the GOP is doing nothing but pandering to their fractured base (moderates/social conservatives/libertarians) instead of actually doing things that moves this country forward. There is still no "country first". If they don't start putting forth realistic and pragmatic ideas forward, even if those ideas are right of center, they will not only destroy themselves as a party, but prove the defeat of conservatism.

    The success of the GOP has always been the Big Tent...the one that Rush Limbaugh singlehandedly collapsed in early 2009 by having elected officials apologize to him when they weren't in line with far-right ideology.