Bachmann: I ‘Probably Would’ Reinstate DADT Because It ‘Has Worked Very Well’

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    Aug 14, 2011 4:35 PM GMT
    CROWLEY: If you became president, would you reinstitute the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy in the military, which said that gays could not serve openly in the military.

    BACHMANN: The Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy has worked very well. And I think…

    CROWLEY: Would you reinstitute it then? Because it’s been set aside.

    BACHMANN: It worked very well. And I would be in consultation with our commanders. But I think yes, I probably would.

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    Aug 14, 2011 4:38 PM GMT


    5/7 said yes. (T-Paw's out but I'm sure Perry will do so as well)
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    Aug 14, 2011 5:05 PM GMT
    For a Republican, Perry is pretty easygoing about gays as long as his party doesn't chastise him.
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    Aug 14, 2011 5:08 PM GMT
    carminea saidFor a Republican, Perry is pretty easygoing about gays.




    Don't let that fool you into letting down your guard, he'd be happy to go along with forces to 'put gays in their place'.
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    Aug 14, 2011 5:14 PM GMT
    carminea saidFor a Republican, Perry is pretty easygoing about gays as long as his party doesn't chastise him.

    http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2011/08/12/294979/top-5-examples-of-perrys-anti-gay-agenda/
    And what was that he said about a constitutional ban on gay marriage? icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 14, 2011 5:15 PM GMT
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    carminea saidFor a Republican, Perry is pretty easygoing about gays.

    Don't let that fool you into letting down your guard, he'd be happy to go along with forces to 'put gays in their place'.

    Bachmann fails to understand how difficult it will be to reinstate DADT. Perry is the governor of a state with a huge gay population and a lesbian mayor of the biggest city in said state. He's been governor for almost 11 years. He knows how to make compromise. Frankly, there are bigger issues happening in the country than gay marriage and DADT.

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    Aug 14, 2011 5:38 PM GMT
    why ANY gay man here would vote for ANY of these time warp GOP loosers is beyond my comprehension.


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    Aug 14, 2011 5:42 PM GMT
    rnch saidwhy ANY gay man here would vote for ANY of these time warp GOP loosers is beyond my comprehension.


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    Then your comprehension must be pretty limited, otherwise you would have at least remembered Ron Paul.
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    Aug 14, 2011 5:43 PM GMT
    rnch saidwhy ANY gay man here would vote for ANY of these time warp GOP loosers is beyond my comprehension.


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    Ron Paul is a very sound Republican.
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    Aug 14, 2011 5:50 PM GMT
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    realifedad said
    carminea saidFor a Republican, Perry is pretty easygoing about gays.




    Don't let that fool you into letting down your guard, he'd be happy to go along with forces to 'put gays in their place'.


    And where would that be?

    The back of the bus?

    Would he reactivate those prisoner camps where FDR kept all those innocent Japanese-American citizens during World War 2?

    Would he force gays to use separate water fountains?

    Would gays be branded with a letter "G" on their foreheads?






    The things that the Repubs advocate to "put gays in their place" (AKA keep gays second class citizens) are: passing a Constiutional ban on gay marriage and reinstating DADT.

    The Repubs have very clearly defined what concrete steps they'd like to take in order to impose the bigoted and perverted religious beliefs of the religious right on all Americans.

    And all that ridiculous crap you posted doesn't change the fact that the Repub party and the Repubs running for prez advocate an anti-gay agenda.
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    Aug 14, 2011 6:09 PM GMT
    For one thing, I'm sure that if she gets elected (horror!) she'll somehow get Medicare and Medicaid to pay "legitimately" for gay deprogramming (when all available science says it's voodoo). To start with, that is.
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    Aug 14, 2011 6:12 PM GMT
    carminea said
    rnch saidwhy ANY gay man here would vote for ANY of these time warp GOP loosers is beyond my comprehension.


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    Ron Paul is a very sound Republican.


    perhaps so...but he would also be forced to "toe the company line"


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    Aug 14, 2011 6:36 PM GMT
    q1w2e3 saidFor one thing, I'm sure that if she gets elected (horror!) she'll somehow get Medicare and Medicaid to pay "legitimately" for gay deprogramming (when all available science says it's voodoo). To start with, that is.




    Not if she has a Republican controlled Congress to work with!

    If she has a Republican controlled Congress she and the Repubs in the Congress will just pass the Ryan budget bill and completely eliminate Medicare and Medicaid.
    And partially privatize Social Security.
    In order to pay for making deep permanent tax cuts for the richest 1% of Americans.
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    Aug 14, 2011 6:59 PM GMT
    Well DADT was the brain child of the democrats. So don't say she does not see things the Democrat way.
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    Aug 15, 2011 8:21 AM GMT
    carminea said
    realifedad said
    carminea saidFor a Republican, Perry is pretty easygoing about gays.

    Don't let that fool you into letting down your guard, he'd be happy to go along with forces to 'put gays in their place'.

    Bachmann fails to understand how difficult it will be to reinstate DADT. Perry is the governor of a state with a huge gay population and a lesbian mayor of the biggest city in said state. He's been governor for almost 11 years. He knows how to make compromise. Frankly, there are bigger issues happening in the country than gay marriage and DADT.






    Your exactly right gay issues aren't all that, but what I am getting at is if he is leaning so much toward religion and mixing it with politics, then whatever the far right fundy's put forward and means more votes from his base, he will go with it and history show's plenty of the results of mixing religion and politics, I shouldhn't have used just the example of gays, because his religion and tendency to mix it with politics can interfere in a lot of areas that we may not even think of now. (what bigger warning sign do we need than his state sponsored day of prayer)


    His state does have a lot of gays and a major city mayor is gay, but that was done by the people in those areas, none of that had anything to do with him. When the fundamentalists were putting through far right ideas for the texas school books and curriculum, did he speak out against it ? From what I remember he went right along with it. whats to say that if there had been a lot of fundies come out against gays that he wouldn't join them ? so far he's not even tried to speak out against the fundamentalitst christians and a lot of other issues, and doesn't it give you a warning that he infers that God is telling him to run for governor ? I don't want nobody in the presidents chair that God talks to, because you never know what that god might end up telling them to do that will take our country backward rather than forward. and yes this has a lot more far reaching possibilities than problems for gays.
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    Aug 15, 2011 8:25 AM GMT
    carminea said
    rnch saidwhy ANY gay man here would vote for ANY of these time warp GOP loosers is beyond my comprehension.


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    Ron Paul is a very sound Republican.





    I would choose Ron Paul over any of those fundy leaning repubs any day of the week. Just leave religion out of government. Sometime do a google search on Bush and his warped bible prophesy Ideas about Gog and Magog, and I believe it was involving a conversation he had with the french president.
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    Aug 15, 2011 8:30 AM GMT
    People who want to vote conservative in the USA are fucked. The only conservative who is electable is Obama and for some reason you lot have painted him as an extreme socialist (the reason... because that is how to demonise democrats). He is so far from being a socialist that it´s amazing to anyone outside the hermetic world of USA politics that he would be labelled that way

    Chavez is socialist. Obama, really not.
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    Aug 15, 2011 8:32 AM GMT
    rickrick91 said
    southbeach1500 said
    realifedad said
    carminea saidFor a Republican, Perry is pretty easygoing about gays.




    Don't let that fool you into letting down your guard, he'd be happy to go along with forces to 'put gays in their place'.


    And where would that be?

    The back of the bus?

    Would he reactivate those prisoner camps where FDR kept all those innocent Japanese-American citizens during World War 2?

    Would he force gays to use separate water fountains?

    Would gays be branded with a letter "G" on their foreheads?






    The things that the Repubs advocate to "put gays in their place" (AKA keep gays second class citizens) are: passing a Constiutional ban on gay marriage and reinstating DADT.

    The Repubs have very clearly defined what concrete steps they'd like to take in order to impose the bigoted and perverted religious beliefs of the religious right on all Americans.

    And all that ridiculous crap you posted doesn't change the fact that the Repub party and the Repubs running for prez advocate an anti-gay agenda.





    SB !!! just what Rick said here !!!


    and I'll add that with his bent toward leaning toward the fundamentalist christian block of voters, who know's what and how their god might lead them to affect our laws, did you forget the issues that Bush went along with like no embyonic research, the Terry schiavo case that all the fundy's in congress backed. Religion in Politics takes strange twists and turns, leave peoples versions of god out of politics. Study history, mixing them has never worked for the masses.
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    Aug 16, 2011 8:45 PM GMT
    uggggggggggh SHE IS SO INSANE. Doesnt her and her husband have a sexuality reversal clinic or something?! What a circus freak she is
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    Aug 16, 2011 8:47 PM GMT
    Bagh, reading all of this makes me scared to live in North America.... sheesh
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    Aug 16, 2011 8:53 PM GMT
    And this come as a surprise! REALLY!
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    Aug 16, 2011 8:53 PM GMT
    They only say these things to the OLD people who actually believe that they can vote it back to the way things used to be....
    They are not counting the minority vote that put Obama in and surprised them in the last election.
    They want it back the way it used to be where the poor did not vote and shut their mouths and did what they were told.

    It will never be that way again....no matter what they do.

    We need to vote. We need to let it be known that it IS different.

    Don't listen to this crap. Everytime you click on this story link, it is counted and they will only put more up.

    What does this OVERWEIGHT, uninformed fish have to say anyway, and how sad is it that these are the front runners.....
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    Aug 16, 2011 9:03 PM GMT
    I'm not sure what is more frightening --- Bachmann's ridiculous positions on things that make her thoroughly unworthy of a nomination, not to mention unelectable, or you cowering gay guys who honestly think any of this will really happen. My only advice to many of you is to try and step back, take a deep breath, and GET A FREAKING GRIP! Michelle Bachman is not, I repeat N-O-T going to get the nomination.
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    CuriousJockAZ saidI'm not sure what is more frightening --- Bachmann's ridiculous positions on things that make her thoroughly unworthy of a nomination, not to mention unelectable, or you cowering gay guys who honestly think any of this will really happen. My only advice to many of you is to try and step back, take a deep breath, and GET A FREAKING GRIP! Michelle Bachman is not, I repeat N-O-T going to get the nomination.


    Agree.
    But.
    Her presence in the race can have an effect: namely, the one who will drive the eventual nominee ever rightward during the primaries. I am less concerned about Sarah Palin (because so few people take her seriously), but "on a mission from God and my husband" people like Bachmann who are much better at staying on message can make more change in a primary. I'd be interested (if not scared, per se) in seeing how she manages to nudge the eventual nominee to increasing heights/depths of teahadism.

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    Aug 16, 2011 9:26 PM GMT
    torrentprime said
    Her presence in the race can have an effect: namely, the one who will drive the eventual nominee ever rightward during the primaries. I am less concerned about Sarah Palin (because so few people take her seriously),



    I agree that Bachmann's presence in the race may have an impact in terms of pushing the eventual nominee more to the right, though that doesn't necessarily mean he/she will govern that way once/if elected. After all, Obama didn't exactly turn out to be the darling of the left that he was elected to be. However, I totally disagree with you regarding Palin. I think a great deal more people take her seriously than many (here on RJ anyway) give her credit for. She thrives on being underestimated and the element of surprise. If Sarah Palin announces she's running, it will turn the whole race upside-down, and IF that happens, watch Palin leave Bachmann in the dust. Bachmann won't know what hit her. That's not to say Palin would get the nomination either, but I truly believe she has a far broader appeal than Bachmann does, and I also think she will be much kinder and gentler towards the gays. Just MY opinion -- nothing more, nothing less.