Skip to comments.Armed Services chairman won’t push to reinstate DADT if Romney wins
Posted on 06/21/2012 7:14:27 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) said he doesnt plan to try and reinstate Dont ask, dont tell (DADT), the former ban on gays serving openly in the military, if Republicans were to take the Senate and Mitt Romney won the White House in November.
McKeon and other Republicans were opposed to repealing DADT when the Democratic-controlled Congress passed it in 2010, but McKeon said Thursday that he didnt see a reason to re-start the fight over it.
We fought that fight, and I think right now its more important to get the things that our warfighters need, McKeon said at a breakfast roundtable with defense reporters, in response to a question about whether he would try to reinstate it under a Republican-controlled Congress and White House.
Thats not something I personally would bring up that doesnt mean that others wont, McKeon added.
(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...
He’ll do what he’s told to do by the Commander-in-Chief.
This is Mitt Romney in 1994.
QUOTE: "If we are to achieve the goals we share, we must make equality for gays and lesbians a mainstream concern. My opponent cannot do this. I can and will.
We have discussed a number of important issues such as the Federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which I have agreed to co-sponsor, and if possible broaden to include housing and credit, and the bill to create a federal panel to find ways to reduce gay and lesbian youth suicide, which I also support. One issue I want to clarify concerns President Clintons dont ask, dont tell, dont pursue military policy. I believe that the Clinton compromise was a step in the right direction. I am also convinced that it is the first of a number of steps that will ultimately lead to gays and lesbians being able to serve openly and honestly in our nations military. That goal will only be reached when preventing discrimination against gays and lesbians is a mainstream concern, which is a goal we share.
As we begin the final phase of this campaign, I need your support more than ever. By working together, we will achieve the goals we share for Massachusetts and our Nation.
W. Mitt Romney
thank you for the info.....
For you apparently -count me out of your passive limp wristed acceptance of the homosexual agenda 'progress' imposed by the leftists.
Elections have consequences UNLESS RINOs and their useful idiots lead a fake conservative charge.
I will stick by the GOP platform while you retreat to spineless RINO gaga land.
How about reading the GOP platform and embracing conservative principles RATHER than tell me and others to accept leftist inevitability?
YES, elections have consequences UNLESS RINOs and their useful idiots set the agenda.
IF you keep posting this acceptance drivel then the only conclusion I can come up with is that YOU are part of the problem...
Here is one paragraph from the Republican platform:
The all-volunteer force has been a success. We oppose reinstituting the draft, whether directly or through compulsory national service. We support the advancement of women in the military and their exemption from ground combat units. Military priorities and mission must determine personnel policies. Esprit and cohesion are necessary for military effectiveness and success on the battlefield. To protect our servicemen and women and ensure that America's Armed Forces remain the best in the world, we affirm the timelessness of those values, the benefits of traditional military culture, and the incompatibility of homosexuality with military service.
So Does Reality Romney support the GOP Party Platform today -has he flipped since being anointed the nominee by fellow RINO's and the MSM?
It seems odd that Romney is willing to lead an effort to overturn one leftist law, taking over healthcare, but not willing to lead an effort to overturn another leftist law homosexualizing the military?
It will be interesting to see if and how the RINO's attempt to change the GOP platform to match the Reality Romney platform. I, and I am sure many, will be watching what they actually do, versus what they say.
Wasnt Alexander Hamilton gay?
CC, it’s so simple I cannot believe you missed the beauty of it.
When Obama commits an act like repealing DADT, it’s an event worthy of gnawing, self flagellation, the gnashing od teehr and the lamentations of de’wimminz.
When Romney or this guy refuses to do what any sane person expects a ‘Republican’ to do and reinstate it, well, that’s OK because at least it wasn’t Obama!
This is the exact same crap we are going to hear for the next 4 years across ‘conservative’ websites and talk radio because the very people who created the scenario of Romney as candidate and soon as president, will take no freaking responsibility for having put him there, nor by doing so guaranteeing the Obama agenda will be continued as ‘the new normal.
I will not vote for that backstabbing s.o.b., period.
As for McKeon, we need to pull Boehner's Speakership and the new Speaker needs to pull McKeon's committee chairmanship.
We didn't send all those Republicans up there for McKeon to pull stuff like this, with Obama having Sodomy Days at the W.H. for all the homosexuals in uniform. This is b.s.!
No, a gay cabal in the RNC leadership cadre is more like it. Too many of them learned the Princeton rub when they were at good old Chancre U.
The gay lobby loves to pretend that DADT is some affront to them, yet it was they who pushed for it and celebrated it when Clinton and the Left got it passed.
He won't do that, either. Nancy the Witch and Barky drafted Obozocare to resemble Romneycare as closely as possible for a reason. They will now attempt to cash that reason.
Un-elect these pro-sodomite Congress critters
We have a kakocracy. I’m reading Ronald Kessler’s IN THE PRESIDENT’S SECRET SERVICE. We’ve elected sex maniac after sex maniac to the highest office. They cannot control their passions or act honorably toward their spouse what can we expect? Their passions forge our fetters.
I guess sitting at home is not an option then. Who in the Republican party will push for a law that orders the removal of homosexuals from the military? Nobody. I don’t like going into a hospital, or an office and seeing issues of “Out” magazine laying around and the marketing of “partners” but we don’t have a history of removing rights and any attempt will not past constitutional muster.
I’d like to see it, but it’s not gonna happen. It does us no good to die on a sword of last year’s battle.
You should be upset with those that felt McCain was “too liberal” to vote for because they are to blame for all of this.
Two thoughts on this matter, 1) that with Romney's record on Gay rights issues, this splinters the democrat voting block; 2) the Generals have no business doing anything other than what they are told by elected officials for they are not political people but career soldiers (I am retired Army).
While I agree with preventing gays from openly serving my opposition is based on the fact that accepting Gays makes acceptance of their sexual habits okay, and if gay sex is okay then hetrosexuals will have to defend themselves from charges of consentual sex if forced/black (maled/femaled) into a gay relationship, and further any flurting by gays can actually be more than unwanted but rather an intimidation factor since Gays have achieved protected status.
Maybe having Sandusky charged in the month of Gay Celebration will dampen the current sport for gay lifestyls? His son will certainly hope so.
Instead lets look at John Quincy Adams, his stand against Martian Van Buren and Slavery was vilified by many at the time and he was shouted down in Congress whenever he brought it up.
But has History not proven he was on the right side? The Threat of Civil War was huge in the 1820's and 30's and yet he stood up to say "NO"!
Men like J.Q.A. still exist out there today, but in order to do so, we must the break from the Notion of their only ever being 2 parties, especially after one has been usurped by the other, as seen here and with Romney.
Romney is not a conservative. Anyone expecting him to turn things around is a fool.
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