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(DIABLO) Kirk votes to support repeal of military gay ban
AP ^ | 2010-12-18

Posted on 12/18/2010 10:31:32 PM PST by rabscuttle385

(AP) Republican Mark Kirk broke with his majority of his party Saturday to support repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on gays in the military, casting one of the first high-profile votes he’s faced as Illinois’ junior senator.

The Senate voted 65-31 to let gays serve openly in the military. President Barack Obama was expected to sign the legislation next week, although the change wouldn’t take immediate effect. The House had passed an identical version of the bill, 250-175, on Wednesday.

Kirk was one of six Republicans to break ranks. The move was a reversal for him after he’d earlier helped block repeal legislation. A spokesman said as recently as two days ago that Kirk was still undecided on the issue.

(Excerpt) Read more at newssun.suntimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: 111th; dadt; diablo; homosexualagenda; markkirk; markkirktruthfile; mclamesrevenge; mclamesrinoparty; quisling; rino; rinopurge; traitor; vichy

1 posted on 12/18/2010 10:31:38 PM PST by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

Another useless bum. He needs to be defeated in 2016. If by a Dem, then so be it. Better an enemy in front of us than a traitor behind us.


2 posted on 12/18/2010 10:34:04 PM PST by Antoninus (Fair warning: If Romney's the GOP nominee in 2012, I'm looking for a new party.)
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To: BillyBoy; Impy; fieldmarshaldj; chicagolady

Where are all the Mark Kirk bootlickers now?!?!


3 posted on 12/18/2010 10:39:26 PM PST by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: rabscuttle385

Hmm, McCain did stand against this one though, and one’s dislike of him is nearly legendary..:D

Burr is the one who surprised me, 6 yrs may seem an eternity in political time, it is not for me, I live to see him booted out on his opportunistic silken clad behind.


4 posted on 12/18/2010 10:58:03 PM PST by padre35 (You shall not ignore the laws of God, the Market, the Jungle, and Reciprocity Rm10.10)
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To: rabscuttle385
The Senate voted 65-31 to let gays serve openly in the military

So it wasn't even close. Disappointing.

Every Repub who voted for this needs to be targeted and removed, whatever the cost. This was an important call, and anyone who got it wrong is not a Repub. Or if they are, I'm not.

5 posted on 12/18/2010 11:01:49 PM PST by marron
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To: rabscuttle385

Swish!


6 posted on 12/18/2010 11:03:58 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Merry Christmas to all of my FReeper FRiends!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Sen. Richard Burr (N.C.)
Sen. John Ensign (Nev.)
Sen. Mark Kirk (Ill.)
Sen. Scott Brown (Mass.)
Sen. George Voinovich (Ohio)
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (Alaska)
Sen. Olympia Snowe (Maine)
Sen. Susan Collins (Maine)

These people disgust me.


7 posted on 12/18/2010 11:09:29 PM PST by marron
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To: marron

Murkowski voted FOR the Dream Act also. Why is she still a Republican?


8 posted on 12/18/2010 11:14:41 PM PST by nbenyo
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To: rabscuttle385
Photobucket

The military needs sexual deviants!

9 posted on 12/18/2010 11:15:00 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Merry Christmas to all of my FReeper FRiends!)
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To: nbenyo

I suspect that she will be even more liberal now than she was before the 2010 election, she’s going to be giving Snowe and Collins a run for their money as to who is the biggest RINO.


10 posted on 12/18/2010 11:19:49 PM PST by ConservativeTeen (Proud Right Wing Extremist)
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To: nbenyo

We’ve located eight Repubs who are actually even worse than McCain. Who let them in? Who are they working for, since it clearly isn’t us?


11 posted on 12/18/2010 11:21:14 PM PST by marron
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To: rabscuttle385

Check out these archived articles at HillBuzz, I remember reading a good one about 2 months ago about Kirk.

May explain why he voted this way!

http://hillbuzz.org/?s=mark+kirk


12 posted on 12/18/2010 11:22:20 PM PST by blondee123 (IMPEACH THEM ALL! FREEDOMS SLIPPING AWAY DAILY!)
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To: rabscuttle385

This leftist Rhino is a disaster.


13 posted on 12/18/2010 11:31:51 PM PST by ncalburt (Get Even on Election Day)
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To: rabscuttle385

14 posted on 12/18/2010 11:45:46 PM PST by ROTB (Sans Christian revival, we are government slaves, or nuked by China/Russia when we finally revolt.)
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To: marron

Me too. Why do they call themselves Republicans?


15 posted on 12/18/2010 11:46:36 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: rabscuttle385
Kirk looked straight into a camera before the election and told Illinois voters we had to vote for him because he would "stop the lame duck session" and not allow the Democrats to enact ANY of their pet items before January. He's now voted with them on at least half a dozen high profile bills. The socialist scumbag has no shame. NONE. He lies with impunity.

Most of Kirk's groupies have been hiding in shame since their guy was sworn in, but one of them is STILL on here pimping for the guy -- even defending Kirk when he betrayed on us permanent tax cuts, the ONE issue Kirk claimed be solidly in the conservative camp!

I'm not sure which is worse, Kirk or his "conservative" apologists.

16 posted on 12/19/2010 12:10:42 AM PST by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: rabscuttle385; All
Kirk supporter/Mainstream Media response to us holding him accountable:


:: sobs::
Leave Mark Kirk alone!!
LEAVE HIM ALONE!!!
How dare you!!!


17 posted on 12/19/2010 12:24:42 AM PST by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: rabscuttle385

how did Kirk vote on Dream?


18 posted on 12/19/2010 12:26:46 AM PST by Talf
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To: rabscuttle385; xzins

The fact of the matter is that the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy was the camel’s nose under the tent. An open homo policy became inevitable once the compromise of DADT was enacted into law. Pretty soon we will see gay marriage among troops. Indeed, under this new policy, a soldier can now get married in Vermont to to a same sex partner and then force the military to let his husband live with him on the military housing.

DADT was the first step. This is the next. Frankly I am not at all optimistic about the future of our nation. We are Sodom and Gomorrah.


19 posted on 12/19/2010 12:37:08 AM PST by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“Kirk votes to support repeal of military gay ban”

That’s because he’s one of them.


20 posted on 12/19/2010 1:39:12 AM PST by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: blondee123; Antoninus; little jeremiah; wagglebee
The money quote (from your link) is this one:

Both Democrats and Republicans have something like this — where closeted gay men of public prominence can meet guys for sex and fun without blowing their covers. Republican Congressman Aaron Schock, for example, used the Chicago Young Republicans organization extensively through the summer of 2009 to meet hot young guys here in Chicago. We know of several guys who “dated” Schock through the CYRs…and these guys were chosen because they are ambitious, bisexual/questioning, and closeted themselves…so they could be trusted to keep Schock’s secret. We imagine people like Mark Kirk, Lindsey Graham, Larry Craig, Eric Massa, Mark Foley, Charlie Crist, and others had similar arrangements with Cocktail Party Republican establishment organizations that introduced these closeted gay men with young, attractive guys who could be trusted not to talk about doing whatever they were doing with politicians. These are NOT male prostitutes…but rather young men who want to get ahead in the GOP, so they’re willing to give a little…head…fill in the blank if you know what we mean. Not every guy is as attractive as Schock, but if you knew anything about the CYRs you’d see just how many guys in a groupd like that would love to do just about anything to have a Congressman write him letters of recommendation…especially in this economy.

21 posted on 12/19/2010 2:22:05 AM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: FlingWingFlyer

What is going on with her election? I have not heard anything lately. Is Miller still fighting this? After yesterday, let’s hope so. (not that yesterday is the only reason but it put the icing on the cake).


22 posted on 12/19/2010 3:18:24 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: marron
They are opportunists ~ they think gay money will come their way for their campaign funds ~ based on the presumption the Democrats won't get back in the majority for a long time.

And, truth be known, this Kirk character and the Naked Guy probably engage in homosexual behavior themselves.

That might even be the case with Collins and Snowe!

23 posted on 12/19/2010 3:29:10 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: blondee123
Mostly propaganda ~ and another insight into what homosexuals think about the broader world around them. It's all in their imagination that no one cares, or that there are open homosexual societies that take over sections of aircraft carriers where they can play.

That article is typical of most homosexual literature ~ but that doesn't mean Kirk isn't gay.

24 posted on 12/19/2010 3:34:40 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: BillyBoy

For a guy who’s been in and supports “gay openess” baffles me . He (Kirk) was on WLS’s Don Wade & Roma show earlier before this vote Friday 12/17/10 with Wade gushing all over Kirk as “savior”.
Did 3 pieces for a WI state house candidate and took out a 40 year fixture in the state assembly,if you want to see what I did let me know.

What happened with Pollack ?


25 posted on 12/19/2010 3:41:07 AM PST by mosesdapoet ("To punish a province Let it be ruled by a professor " Frederick The Great paraphrased)
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To: rabscuttle385
Republican Mark Kirk broke with his majority of his party Saturday to support repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on gays in the military, casting one of the first high-profile votes he’s faced as Illinois’ junior senator.

Is Kirk gay, or is he clueless in connection with knowledge and experience with our military? He might just be an intellectual lightweight, too. He is now a heretic in my opinion.

26 posted on 12/19/2010 4:10:31 AM PST by olezip
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To: rabscuttle385

It would be intersting to this old screwup to see how many of the Lame ducks that got their Congressional Pass pulled voted for this abomination out of spite-to punish the American people for refusing their place at the public trough.
And equally interesting to see how many Americans remember the names of the Members in the House and Senate that voted for this “change” .I would love to see a Patriot Guard show up at EVERY political event where one of these Namby Pamby Reprobate
men and wombless women come holding big signs that say stuff like congress man fecal head voted for Sodomy in the Ranks.


27 posted on 12/19/2010 4:26:59 AM PST by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: olezip

A portent of thing to come. Watch these 8 people for more RINO activity.

America didn’t win the election we just placed a new set of trash in the old chairs.

The corruption in Washington is deep set in both parties.


29 posted on 12/19/2010 4:29:49 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Momto2

Oops! sorry - wrong photo ..... I’ve asked to have it removed ....


30 posted on 12/19/2010 4:30:26 AM PST by Momto2 (Love my Auburn Tigers! War Eagle!!!)
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To: olezip

“Is Kirk gay, or is he clueless in connection with knowledge and experience with our military?”

Kirk is a Commander in the Naval Reserves, and is a Intelligence Officer. He’s not clueless. He may be gay.

His ex-wife said in an interview earlier this year that she was disappointed with the views he was taking during the election, and that he had assured her privately that he would vote for the repeal of DADT when the time came.


31 posted on 12/19/2010 4:32:11 AM PST by Hawk720
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To: rabscuttle385
Gee, thanks a lot fellas. What is you're major malfunction?


32 posted on 12/19/2010 4:39:59 AM PST by mc5cents
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To: rabscuttle385

The American Military has been Sabotaged from Within! What a Horrific Act of Dispicable Disgust Obozo and his Goons have pulled off! Obozo and his boyfriend, Reggie LOVE, have QUEERED DOWN Our Great American Military AGAINST Our Will! OUTRAGEOUS!!!


33 posted on 12/19/2010 5:07:27 AM PST by True Republican Patriot (May GOD Continue to BLESS Our Greatest President :George W. Bush!!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Did Graham vote “No” on this or did he not vote?


34 posted on 12/19/2010 5:37:47 AM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: rabscuttle385
Shocking! If a politician favors killing unborn children, they can't be trusted on ANY issue.

It's time to cleanse the GOP of RINOs even if Democrats take the seats.

35 posted on 12/19/2010 6:30:18 AM PST by Ol' Sparky (Liberal Republicans are the greater of two evils)
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To: Antoninus

Exactly. RINOS GIVE THE ENEMY COVER AND MAKE IT EASIER TO BLAME ALL REPUBLICANS. Better to take a principled stand and get the message right. You cannpot win an argument if you have your side COLLABORATING WITH THE OTHER SIDE!!


36 posted on 12/19/2010 6:32:51 AM PST by SC_Pete
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To: Hawk720

Commander, Naval Reserves? That explains everything.


37 posted on 12/19/2010 6:56:03 AM PST by Melchior
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To: Talf
(first, 'scuse me for buttin' in)

*** how did Kirk vote on Dream? ***

Kirk Voted NO. Helped kill the bill.
That was one of two votes in a row where Kirk voted the 'right' way. (can't recall the other now)

I was so shocked I posted on the IL Board that Kirk was going to give me a heart attack :-)

38 posted on 12/19/2010 11:08:27 AM PST by Condor51 (SAT CONG!)
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To: mosesdapoet; Impy; fieldmarshaldj; chicagolady; rabscuttle385; calcowgirl
Those of us living in Illinois may have noticed the front page of today's Chicago Sun-Times (Sunday edition) has the DREAM act passing with "bipartisan" support as the top story, with a beaming picture of their hero, Mark Kirk.

Obviously the liberal media is going to milk this guy's "Republican" status for the next six years to give the Dems cover for their radical agenda.

It's funny how the Kirk cheerleaders keep screeching about how horrible things would be with Alexi in the Senate due to the fact he's slightly to the left of Kirk, but they never want to talk about the fact he would have no sway whatsoever as a tainted crooked. Would Alexi voting for DADT repeal be front page news? That would be like a front page story telling us George Soros is against Bush.

39 posted on 12/19/2010 12:58:44 PM PST by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: mosesdapoet; Impy; fieldmarshaldj; chicagolady; rabscuttle385; calcowgirl
Those of us living in Illinois may have noticed the front page of today's Chicago Sun-Times (Sunday edition) has the DADT repeal passing with "bipartisan" support as the top story, with a beaming picture of their hero, Mark Kirk.

Obviously the liberal media is going to milk this guy's "Republican" status for the next six years to give the Dems cover for their radical agenda.

It's funny how the Kirk cheerleaders keep screeching about how horrible things would be with Alexi in the Senate due to the fact he's slightly to the left of Kirk, but they never want to talk about the fact he would have no sway whatsoever as a tainted crooked. Would Alexi voting for DADT repeal be front page news? That would be like a front page story telling us George Soros is against Bush.

40 posted on 12/19/2010 12:59:41 PM PST by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: ought-six
>> Did Graham vote “No” on this or did he not vote? <<

Graham voted NO on the DADT repeal, as did John McCain.

It's amusing when freepers say they can't stand John McCain but Kirk is OK as long as he doesn't "become another Lindsey Graham". In order for Kirk to become "another Lindsey Graham", he'd have to move about 20X to the right of where he is right now. He's currently another Jim Jeffords, c. 2000.

41 posted on 12/19/2010 1:05:14 PM PST by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: Hawk720
Kirk is a Commander in the Naval Reserves, and is a Intelligence Officer. He’s not clueless. He may be gay.

Since Kirk is knowledgeable of the position of the Marine Corps, then he must be gay. Even if gay, the repeal of DADT is nothing short of an attempt to wreck the effectiveness of our military. Gays have been serving well for many years.

Given the position of Islam on homosexuality, that policy really sticks it in their face, and may incite and motivate the Islamofacists even more. You would think that Kirk would know that, given that he is in intelligence.

But in spite of all that, these evil heretics put DADT at the top of the list of what is important to the lawmakers in America, not jobs, not employment, not our debt load, not our safety, not the will of the people, not science, not common sense, but a policy that will prove to further erode the ability of our country to defend itself, while increasing health and safety risks across the board.

42 posted on 12/19/2010 4:52:52 PM PST by olezip
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To: Melchior

The fact that Sen. Kirk is in the navy reserves doesn’t explain his vote, to me. I was in the navy for 21 years (11 on active duty and 10 in the reserves). I was in marine units for eight years. I never heard any of my co-workers say that gays should be allowed to serve, in the military.


43 posted on 12/20/2010 8:16:16 AM PST by PhilCollins
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To: olezip

“these evil heretics put DADT at the top of the list of what is important to the lawmakers in America, not jobs, not employment, not our debt load, not our safety, not the will of the people, not science, not common sense, but a policy that will prove to further erode the ability of our country to defend itself, while increasing health and safety risks across the board.”

Exactly.


44 posted on 12/20/2010 6:35:50 PM PST by Fu-fu2
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To: rabscuttle385

For those of us who don’t like the way Kirk votes, the moest effective thing we can do is find a local candidate to work for in the 2011 local elections.

If we replace a lousy village trustee or school board member with a good candidate, that will be heard louder than our whining about Kirk.

It has yet to be proven that the Tea Party is more than just a single election phenom.


45 posted on 12/21/2010 11:08:07 AM PST by spintreebob
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