Don't worry. I won't be voting for him next time either, no matter how these gay rights issues turn out.
What I do care about is what politicians do. The ball is in Congress's court right now. Anything Obama does concerning DADT should be taken into context of what he has been doing so far and how Congress deals with this issue. In fact, the best thing that the Republicans could do, would be to completely support repealing DADT to allow gays to serve openly before Obama gets a chance to repeal it with executive powers. Then, the nation could actually believe that Republicans did want what's best for the military and Obama would get less credit for doing this, if much credit at all. Afterall, many gay rights supporters now consider Obama to be, at the very least, delaying efforts to allow gays to serve openly.
"A woman is like a teabag, you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
I believe allowing open gays in the military will add to their demands and make them even more arrogant. It will bring hate speech into the military and gays hitting on straight people. This will open Pandora's box to all kinds of new problems
My Way News - Pentagon study dismisses risk of openly gay troops
Nov 30, 1:16 PM (ET)
By ANNE FLAHERTY
WASHINGTON (AP) - A Pentagon study on gays in the military has determined that overturning the law known as "don't ask, don't tell" might cause some disruption at first but would not create any widespread or long-lasting problems.
The study was expected to provide some much-needed ammunition to congressional Democrats struggling to overturn the law. But despite supporters' hopes to force a vote during the lame-duck legislative session, it remains unclear whether the findings would be enough to sway skeptical Republicans, led by Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.
Last edited by BDBoop; 11-30-10 at 01:58 PM.
That's the way I see it. Don't ask, don't tell is BS anyway. most of the time if there is a gay dude/girl in the unit someone, if not everyone, is going to know/find out and most people really don't give a ****. I have been in the military since 1984 and I can count on one hand the number of times someone's being gay has caused any disruption/problems at all.
That said, I still disagree with the "it's about their civil rights" arguement. Serving in the military isn't about civil rights, it's about the good of the country. Gays serving openly will not harm that in any measureable way.
The only idiots who will be bothered by openly gay people serving are the same retards who still call blacks "nigger" behind closed doors and treat women like sex dolls. Those are the dip****s that should be prevented from serving.
Seems to me the military has a much bigger problem with straights hitting on straights. Following this logic, prehaps we should flush out all women (or all men) from the military or at least extend "Don't ask, don't tell" to all sexuality. If anyone shows themselves as sexual, they get washed out....