69% now support gays serving in the US military

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    Jun 08, 2009 11:38 PM GMT
    Results of a recent Gallup poll:

    http://www.gallup.com/poll/120764/Conservatives-Shift-Favor-Openly-Gay-Service-Members.aspx
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    Jun 09, 2009 1:38 AM GMT
    Yeah, they finally figured out that only their straight boys were getting killed in Iraq and Afghanistan...and all the gay guys were being sent home to safety.
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    Jun 09, 2009 1:41 AM GMT
    What? I thought there had been polls that came out in the low 70% range.
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    Jun 09, 2009 1:44 AM GMT
    DCEric saidWhat? I thought there had been polls that came out in the low 70% range.


    The ones that came out got discharged.
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    Jun 09, 2009 1:58 AM GMT
    meh. Only giving that joke a 6/10. Sorry.
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    Jun 09, 2009 2:11 AM GMT
    Another interesting figure is that even if you separate (self identified) conservatives from liberals .. the majority of both favor gays in the military:

    88% of liberals and 58% of conservatives are OK with gays in the military.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/06/08/conservatives-shift-in-fa_n_212501.html
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    Jun 09, 2009 8:04 AM GMT
    Red_Vespa saidResults of a recent Gallup poll:

    http://www.gallup.com/poll/120764/Conservatives-Shift-Favor-Openly-Gay-Service-Members.aspx


    69% support it.

    If I may quote the CNBC commentator who made some news a few months ago:

    "President Obama, are you listening!"

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    Jun 09, 2009 8:14 AM GMT
    If true, another reason why Obama has let them down. So sad, for all the gays that voted for him. lol
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    Jun 09, 2009 10:36 AM GMT
    Triggerman saidIf true, another reason why Obama has let them down. So sad, for all the gays that voted for him. lol


    And McCain would've done better? icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jun 09, 2009 6:58 PM GMT
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    Triggerman saidIf true, another reason why Obama has let them down. So sad, for all the gays that voted for him. lol


    And McCain would've done better? icon_rolleyes.gif


    No one expected much of McCain.

    But for Obama, the expectations were high.

    Remember his "we are the change we've been waiting for"?

    There shouldn't be any more waiting. He's arrived. He's president. The time is now.
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    Jun 09, 2009 7:13 PM GMT
    Frandley saidThere shouldn't be any more waiting. He's arrived. He's president. The time is now.

    I agree my own patience is wearing thin, especially after this DADT Supreme Court Case, where the Obama Administration argued in favor of upholding it.

    I also understand some speculation that it's a tactical move, and time will tell. Plus Obama will have more strength in the Senate when Democrat Al Franken from Minnesota is finally seated.

    It's a mark of the selfish partisan interests of the national Republican Party that they place their own goals ahead of the people of Minnesota, who have been minus one Senator for 6 months, in order to politically weaken Obama in the Senate for as long as they can, even when they know Franken's victory is inevitable. There is almost no precedent in US politics for such low tactics, but the Republicans continue to demonstrate there are no depths to which they will not stoop.