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    Re: Poll: Most US troops OK with gays in the military

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Probably not...because there are lot of wimpy Democrats that are afraid of their own shadows and are afraid of being branded as pro-gay rights even when the overwhelming majority of Americans are ok with gays serving in the military.
    QFT. The Democrats are only slightly more brave than the Republicans at this point. Anyway, they used up all their political capital on health care.

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    Re: Poll: Most US troops OK with gays in the military

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Wouldn't it be very easy for the Democrats to pass legislation forcing it to end while they still have a majority in all branches on electable government?
    Until the Pentagon study is presented to congress on Dec 1, it would be difficult to get anything through the senate.
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    Uh oh Megyn...your vagina witchcraft is about ready to be exposed.

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    Re: Poll: Most US troops OK with gays in the military

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Wouldn't it be very easy for the Democrats to pass legislation forcing it to end while they still have a majority in all branches on electable government?
    They tried and they failed miserably..........The dems have to go back and get reelected and they know that a vote to repeal DADT could finish them.....they are gutless......
    "God Bless Our Troops in Harms Way."

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    Re: Poll: Most US troops OK with gays in the military

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    They tried and they failed miserably..........The dems have to go back and get reelected and they know that a vote to repeal DADT could finish them.....they are gutless......
    The real story:

    It failed by 3 votes, with 2 dems voting against it, one for procedural reasons(Reid voted no so he can bring it back up at any time). Further, if Reid had to tried to tie it with immigration legislation it is very possible it would have passed as at least 1 republican indicated a willingness to vote yes to repeal DADT itself.
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    Uh oh Megyn...your vagina witchcraft is about ready to be exposed.

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    Re: Poll: Most US troops OK with gays in the military

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    They tried and they failed miserably..........The dems have to go back and get reelected and they know that a vote to repeal DADT could finish them.....they are gutless......
    You are right and wrong. You are correct that many of the Democrats are gutless....but the public overwhelmingly supports the repeal of DADT and overwhelmingly favors allowing gays to serve openly in the military. The vote would not hurt them at all.
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    Re: Poll: Most US troops OK with gays in the military

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    And your story about the Marines being against gays serving was pulled from where?
    Here you go DD.. Read it and weep.............

    Marines Chief Warns Most Are Uncomfortable Serving With Openly Gay Troops - FoxNews.com


    WASHINGTON -- As many as 95 percent of Marines would be uncomfortable serving alongside openly gay troops, the retiring commandant of the Marine Corps told Fox News in an exclusive interview.Gen. James Conway told Fox News' Jennifer Griffin that a majority of his men and women think a repeal of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy barring gays from serving openly will be problematic, so he has to believe that, too.

    "When we take a survey of our Marines, by and large, they say that they are concerned that it will cause potential problems with regard to their order and discipline -- that it will impact their sense of unit cohesion," Conway said.
    "God Bless Our Troops in Harms Way."

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    Re: Poll: Most US troops OK with gays in the military

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    He never said the bolded part. Here is his quote:



    Nowhere that I can find does he give a figure. You can of course document where he said "90 to 95 %, since you claimed it.
    Here you go Redress....read it and weep.........

    Marines Chief Warns Most Are Uncomfortable Serving With Openly Gay Troops - FoxNews.com

    WASHINGTON -- As many as 95 percent of Marines would be uncomfortable serving alongside openly gay troops, the retiring commandant of the Marine Corps told Fox News in an exclusive interview.Gen. James Conway told Fox News' Jennifer Griffin that a majority of his men and women think a repeal of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy barring gays from serving openly will be problematic, so he has to believe that, too.

    "When we take a survey of our Marines, by and large, they say that they are concerned that it will cause potential problems with regard to their order and discipline -- that it will impact their sense of unit cohesion," Conway said.
    "God Bless Our Troops in Harms Way."

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    Re: Poll: Most US troops OK with gays in the military

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Here you go Redress....read it and weep.........

    Marines Chief Warns Most Are Uncomfortable Serving With Openly Gay Troops - FoxNews.com

    WASHINGTON -- As many as 95 percent of Marines would be uncomfortable serving alongside openly gay troops, the retiring commandant of the Marine Corps told Fox News in an exclusive interview.Gen. James Conway told Fox News' Jennifer Griffin that a majority of his men and women think a repeal of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy barring gays from serving openly will be problematic, so he has to believe that, too.

    "When we take a survey of our Marines, by and large, they say that they are concerned that it will cause potential problems with regard to their order and discipline -- that it will impact their sense of unit cohesion," Conway said.
    This is my favorite part...

    Conway says these few gays don't cause a problem now because their homosexuality is not known publicly. But he said if their sexuality does become public, "90 to 95 percent of the Marines" he has informally surveyed are concerned about the consequences. Conway cited impromptu surveys he has conducted by a "show of hands" among Marines at town hall style meetings.
    Now NP, do you want to take a guess why a show of hands at an open meeting in front of one of the leading commanding officers might not be the best ways to take a survey?

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    Re: Poll: Most US troops OK with gays in the military

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    This is my favorite part...



    Now NP, do you want to take a guess why a show of hands at an open meeting in front of one of the leading commanding officers might not be the best ways to take a survey?
    Names are not put on the surveys...
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    Re: Poll: Most US troops OK with gays in the military

    I wonder where Disney Dude and Redress are hiding today? They wanted proof on the Marines feelings on DADT and then the silence is deafning....I believe and apology is in order.....
    "God Bless Our Troops in Harms Way."

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