Pssssssst.... Don't ask, don't tell. There is a Republican out there I like- and his name is Nathan Fletcher.

  • silverfox

    Posts: 3178

    May 17, 2010 12:56 AM GMT

    Every once in a there comes a politician that says something that makes a "Susan Boyle" moment for me.

    When the California Assembly voted a couple of days ago 51 -17 to approve a resolution urging President Obama to repeal "Don't ask, don't tell".... State Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher was one of the lone Republican to vote for the resolution.

    He also gave a speech which just about moved me to tears.

    The lesson to be learned- Republicans not always bad. It's only 4 minutes and 24 seconds guys and I think well worth your time. I would like to know your thoughts.




  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    May 17, 2010 1:36 AM GMT
    Spot on.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    May 17, 2010 4:43 AM GMT
    Nice speech, if only there were more like him out there.
  • RedCedar

    Posts: 42

    May 17, 2010 4:51 AM GMT
    Glorious.
  • Midas426

    Posts: 965

    May 17, 2010 4:56 AM GMT
    I could listen to him talk all night. icon_biggrin.gif
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    May 17, 2010 4:57 AM GMT
    silverfox1 saidEvery once in a there comes a politician that says something that makes a "Susan Boyle" moment for me.


    Well, I happened to like what he said.






    Oh wait, so did you. You meant that Susan Boyle thing as something positive.
  • silverfox

    Posts: 3178

    May 17, 2010 4:02 PM GMT
    heartrobb said
    silverfox1 said

    Well, I happened to like what he said.






    Oh wait, so did you. You meant that Susan Boyle thing as something positive.



    Note from the Op:

    I THINK this was a very funny comment you made heartrobb whether you meant it funny or not!
    icon_biggrin.gif
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    May 17, 2010 4:06 PM GMT
    that was pretty amazing.. glad to see a Republican stand up for this policy. He is a great speaker and well, im sure we can all agree with his statement.
  • CuriousJockAZ

    Posts: 19133

    May 17, 2010 4:20 PM GMT
    That was really great to hear. He reminded me a bit of John F. Kennedy, Jr.

    Thank you for posting.
  • coolarmydude

    Posts: 9190

    May 17, 2010 4:29 PM GMT
    I hope it's repealed before I retire from the Army.

    It's voices like his that will make a difference on the matter. Now hopefully he won't be attacked and vilified by far-righties for his comments.
  • silverfox

    Posts: 3178

    May 17, 2010 9:18 PM GMT
    coolarmydude saidI hope it's repealed before I retire from the Army.

    It's voices like his that will make a difference on the matter. Now hopefully he won't be attacked and vilified by far-righties for his comments.



    Note from the Op:
    I have been thinking about this all day coolarmydude. Maybe that is exactly what should happen. The far right would appear pretty crazy to go after a guy like this.
    In my humble opinion, I hope it happens. There are moderate Republicans being "bullied" by the far right.... and I don't think that the extreme wingnuts speak for the whole party
    .
  • LVJim

    Posts: 45

    May 17, 2010 9:50 PM GMT
    Thank you for sharing.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    May 17, 2010 10:07 PM GMT
    Call me a shallow Canadian, but damn! He's also pretty hot! LOL
    I've never heard of this guy!
    Very well written speech. Totally impressed, and yeah, I always wonder how many moderate Republicans are silenced by the GOP. I wish they would band together and make themselves known.
  • NashRugger

    Posts: 1089

    May 17, 2010 10:10 PM GMT
    excellent
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    May 17, 2010 10:15 PM GMT
    He looks great, dresses well, knows how to properly tie a necktie, has great hair and a nice voice, and yearns for equality. He also stepped away from the Republican rank and file, and will likely be condemned for it. What's not to like?
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    May 17, 2010 10:19 PM GMT
    Oh my gosh. Thanks for sharing that with us. Great speech and I am sure that we will be hearing more from him in the future.
  • Walt2005

    Posts: 83

    May 17, 2010 10:29 PM GMT
    You can always tell when someone has done his homework. This guy speaks with passion and sincerity about something that most people know is just wrong on core principle (asking people to lie about who they are). Thanks for bringing it to our attention.
  • Delivis

    Posts: 2332

    May 17, 2010 10:32 PM GMT
    Well said.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    May 17, 2010 11:31 PM GMT
    Thanks for posting that. Assemblyman Fletcher deserves to have a great political career.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    May 17, 2010 11:45 PM GMT
    I think I am in Love, haha.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    May 17, 2010 11:52 PM GMT
    Lol, FINALLY...a REAL Republican.
  • GQjock

    Posts: 11649

    May 17, 2010 11:55 PM GMT
    Bravo Mr Fletcher
    But I wouldn't be high fiveing him so soon

    His voting record happens to be the usual corporation know best crap
    and fetuses trump all else

    http://www.votesmart.org/issue_rating_category.php?can_id=104432
  • RSportsguy

    Posts: 1925

    May 18, 2010 12:21 AM GMT
    "It's the right thing to do! It's time"!

    Truer words have never been spoken!
    He is a very handsome guy too!! icon_biggrin.gif
  • silverfox

    Posts: 3178

    May 18, 2010 3:16 AM GMT
    GQjock saidBravo Mr Fletcher
    But I wouldn't be high fiveing him so soon

    His voting record happens to be the usual corporation know best crap
    and fetuses trump all else

    http://www.votesmart.org/issue_rating_category.php?can_id=104432



    Note from the Op:

    I read up on this also GQ before I posted the video. I wondered to myself if this issue alone would propel me to vote for him. I am not sure. But.... he shows compassion and that goes a long way with me. Unless I am reading the website you linked incorrectly, it looks like he has voted in favor of bills pertaining to racial equality as well. The only big downer is that he did not vote in favor of making public beaches in California a "no smoking zone". But I may be misinterpreting the site, or not understanding it fully because I am relatively new to it.

    And P.S to the guys who have labeled him "hot". Well...he is.
    Nothing wrong with that either imho
    .
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    May 18, 2010 3:21 AM GMT
    Well I'm be damned.

    Smart, truthful, respectful AND cute. A rarity if ever in the Rep pool.