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    Re: 'Don't ask' repeal fails in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    A win for the good guys......Looks like a repeal of DADT is dead..........

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    'DON'T ASK' STAYS: The Senate has failed to vote in favor of repealing "don't ask, don't tell." Democrats got 57 votes in favor of repealing it, three short of the 60 required.
    "good guys"? Listen, I've been pretty nice in other threads to people opposed to this civil rights issue, but this is the single most bigoted post I've ever seen on here. It's pathetic that this is even an issue.
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    Re: 'Don't ask' repeal fails in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    I am just glad its over and morale and troop readiness will not be affected.........
    My morale is greatly affected by this. And I think there are plenty of troops that want to see this done, since everyone in the military knows that it will eventually happen, no matter how bad some may not want it to. This is stupid. Just do it, and let everyone get on with their lives.

    I hate that this is being screwed up by stupid old Republicans that obviously can't hear what they are being told or understand what is being told to them. The American people want this, even the majority of Republicans. The military doesn't think there will be any serious issues with this happening. These Republicans are voting on their own biases.
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    Re: 'Don't ask' repeal fails in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    I am just glad its over and morale and troop readiness will not be affected.........
    You should never underestimate liberals. You make the mistake of assuming that R=Good Guys and D=Bad Guys. This just like amnesty is one of those issues they will continue to always push. Now Obama could actually grow a pair of balls and just like Clinton put in DADT with a presidential order, Obama could use a presidential order.
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    Re: 'Don't ask' repeal fails in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    You should never underestimate liberals. You make the mistake of assuming that R=Good Guys and D=Bad Guys. This just like amnesty is one of those issues they will continue to always push. Now Obama could actually grow a pair of balls and just like Clinton put in DADT with a presidential order, Obama could use a presidential order.
    The problem with a presidental order is they can be overturned (likely one reason he hasn't).
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    Re: 'Don't ask' repeal fails in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    I am just glad its over and morale and troop readiness will not be affected.........
    Except the estimated 46,000 gay ones I guess.

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    Re: 'Don't ask' repeal fails in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    It was an asinine comment on his part. And it is sad that anyone would look at it that way.
    I agree; this is what I'd prefer, but it doesn't look like that they're going to budge anytime soon, especially with the election results. At least a lot of the people in congress voted against DADT's repeal due to some conviction over it, but Obama has stated his support for repeal several times. Why doesn't he just do it?
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    Re: 'Don't ask' repeal fails in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    I am just glad its over and morale and troop readiness will not be affected.........


    Over. Right. Oh Navy, you're so adorable.
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    Re: 'Don't ask' repeal fails in Senate

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    Over. Right. Oh Navy, you're so adorable.
    I'm 99.9999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999% sure we'll hear about this being brought up in congress at some point in the future...From one angle or another...
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    Re: 'Don't ask' repeal fails in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Remember when 51% was a majority and votes actually happened, instead of these lame "intent to filibuster" votes? I mean, 57 of 100 support this. There's a clear majority. But apparently that's not good enough, ever since the anti-equal rights camp decided that every single bill is filibustered by default and these frail old men ensured that they didn't have to actually speak. The whole tactic is the mark of a coward.
    So you admit that everytime the dems filibuster when republicans were in control back in 1994-2006 they and everyone that supported them filibustering were cowards. Thanks for clearly that up. BTW, how many times did you support the dems during this time?

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    Re: 'Don't ask' repeal fails in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by Heavy Duty View Post
    So you admit that everytime the dems filibuster when republicans were in control back in 1994-2006 they and everyone that supported them filibustering were cowards. Thanks for clearly that up. BTW, how many times did you support the dems during this time?
    Do you disagree that the filibuster has become overused due to lack of consequences/publicity on part of the senators that do it? Ignoring party lines here, I mean.
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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