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    @Conservative: It's not a passionate issue to you, because you are not part of the 4%, and you do not care about the 4%. I'd say a small percentage of the population is composed of people from Swaziland, so does that mean if the army stops letting people from Swaziland into the army unless they get plastic surgery to change their skin-tone, nobody should care?
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    So still I am waiting for exactly what the Republicans obstructed with regards to the Obama Agenda and more to the point, why is this issue(DADT) now? It has been in effect since 1993 so what difference does another few months make? If it doesn't happen, it doesn't happen and I am still waiting for the national implications of this and why we are now into our 64th page on this thread. Sure is a lot of passion for something so irrelevant and something that affects about 4% of the population.
    Okay here's my theory for the timing (mind it's just a theory). DADT is about to cost the government/military a lot of money. There are a number of cases working their way through the court system involving homosexuals that were booted out of the military. Given that it takes many, many years for a case to work it's way up the court system, that's why we're hearing so much about it now. The politicians want to beat the courts in overturning it.

    Anyway, as far a passion, that's what us liberals do. I do agree with you that it wasn't an issue people voted on during the last election. But to me, it's an injustice being committed by my government and it really ticks me off.
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    @apdst: Yes, some of which are gay and shouldn't have to hide that fact to do so.
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    I don't get it, 65 pages of "debate" on a topic that affects 4% of the population in a country that has 9.8% reported unemployment, probably more like 17% unemployment, a 14 trillion dollar debt and an administration that has added 4 million to the unemployment roles and 3 trillion to the debt in two years. It was these results that led to the shellacking Democrats took in Nov. and yet 65 pages of debate on DADT. Some people really have their priorities screwed up.
    At least it's a real issue for some people. You have Americans out there shooting their televisions over Dancing with the Stars. I think we should start the questioning of priorities there.
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    Re: 'Don't ask' repeal fails in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    So still I am waiting for exactly what the Republicans obstructed with regards to the Obama Agenda and more to the point, why is this issue(DADT) now? It has been in effect since 1993 so what difference does another few months make? If it doesn't happen, it doesn't happen and I am still waiting for the national implications of this and why we are now into our 64th page on this thread. Sure is a lot of passion for something so irrelevant and something that affects about 4% of the population.
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    I am very disappointed. I've read back through several pages expecting hooplah and found none. Somebody owes me some.

    No?? Well I tried.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kelzie View Post
    Okay here's my theory for the timing (mind it's just a theory). DADT is about to cost the government/military a lot of money. There are a number of cases working their way through the court system involving homosexuals that were booted out of the military. Given that it takes many, many years for a case to work it's way up the court system, that's why we're hearing so much about it now. The politicians want to beat the courts in overturning it.

    Anyway, as far a passion, that's what us liberals do. I do agree with you that it wasn't an issue people voted on during the last election. But to me, it's an injustice being committed by my government and it really ticks me off.
    Just a reminder Bill Clinton signed it and a Democrat Congress passed it. It has been in place for 17 years. When it is repealed my bet is you are going to see a lot of retirements in the military. This is an all volunteer military that if someone doesn't like the rules, then don't enlist. Guess I don't see the injustice in this all volunteer military, but you would have a point if there was a draft.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    I don't get it, 65 pages of "debate" on a topic that affects 4% of the population in a country that has 9.8% reported unemployment, probably more like 17% unemployment, a 14 trillion dollar debt and an administration that has added 4 million to the unemployment roles and 3 trillion to the debt in two years. It was these results that led to the shellacking Democrats took in Nov. and yet 65 pages of debate on DADT. Some people really have their priorities screwed up.
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    What did they filibuster? Too bad they didn't filibuster the Stimulus and Healthcare for if they did they would have not won as big in Nov. I see a lot of claims but tell me what they prevented from becoming law?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kelzie View Post
    At least it's a real issue for some people. You have Americans out there shooting their televisions over Dancing with the Stars. I think we should start the questioning of priorities there.
    Just goes to show there are nuts on both sides. Bet there isn't 4% of the Dancing with the Stars fans that did that.

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