Skip to comments.Gays in military called settled issue
Posted on 06/22/2012 2:46:06 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
The Republican chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said Thursday that allowing gays to serve openly in the military is a settled issue that he will not try to reverse even if Mitt Romney wins the presidency in November and the GOP captures the Senate.
Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon of California said his focus is on restoring money for the military after the latest round of defense cuts - a planned reduction of $487 billion over 10 years that could nearly double if Congress fails to avert automatic, across-the-board cuts that begin in January.
Pressed on the divisive issue of gay rights that roiled Congress two years ago, McKeon said he would not revisit it.
"We fought that fight," McKeon told reporters at an hour-long breakfast interview. He said his goal is to "get the things that our war-fighters need."
The committee chairman said other GOP lawmakers might try to reinstate the "don't ask, don't tell policy" that was in effect for nearly two decades.
"That's not something that I would personally bring up," he said.
Remind me again why we support the GOP?
Notice which state he represents. ‘Nuff said.
Looks like ol’ Buck has neared the end of his time in Congress. Guess it’s time for him to retire to Seal Beach perhaps.
As soon as dems get their way, they declare the issue ‘settled’.
Nothing is ever ‘settled’ until they have a total win - at which point they don’t want any discussion of the issue - ever.
Well, according to the ABOs (who ALWAYs preface their remarks with "I don't like Romney but,")you are a scumsucking lizard lipped communist if you don't.
Well, I'm inspired. Nothing says, "Vote for me!" like announcing that nothing will change...
Dear God, please give us an alternative!
Because if you don't we may get Homosexuality normalized in the Military or a never ending stream of Continuing Resolutions instead of an actual budget!
Its almost like the Repubs have been usurped by the Democrats and we no longer have an opposition party......
VOTE 4 ROMNEY!11!!@!
However, with the election looming, it's not surprising that elected Republicans don't want to get mired in this contentious issue when a (small) majority of Americans seem to favor 'gays' serving openly and many are ambivalent about it, making the issue one that the GOP doesn't want to pursue. Unfortunately, although I believe Mitt Romney will defeat Obama, I doubt he'll be eager to dump the Obama policy that allows 'gays' to serve 'openly' in the U.S. military, so I think we're stuck with it, for awhile (until enlistments crater and sex scandals erupt).
It IS a settled issue. How can it be reversed? No C-in-C will ever be willing to “offend” the fags and hags by tossing them out of the military. The “pandora’s box” has been opened...
So is this another example of Romney hiding behind “it’s settled law” and staying liberal to boot.
BS. Nothing is settled unless a righteous people refuses to stand up. He can be voted out like the rest of the RINOS that got us here.
The GOPe knew that this issue was embraced by both parties, and that it would be settled in 2012 no matter who won, or 2008 if they could have gotten Romney into office back then.
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
See post 13, no matter who wins in 2012, he will have wanted this.
The only difference is that Romney has wanted it for many, many years longer.
I was going to say that the de facto “Dream” act passage and here, gay berets, are only temporary but then remembered our best possible outcome this fall: brave Sir Mitt, the Duke of Rhino, Massachusetts Shire.
They set the bar for being a Commie so low anymore. Why back in my day you had to be a mass murdering POS at a minimum, with a big moustache and a tractor somewhere.
Seems like I remember that Seal Beach was AKA Tin Can Beach.
one of ABO's then but if you please point to any post where freepers who support re electing bamey ever were called "scumsucking lizard lipped communist" even though the words fit nicely...
They want to slow down on the road to tyranny, not reverse course.
It’s time for serious conservatives to leave the GOP and start work on building a new Political Party home!
It’s a settled issue that conservative officers, the heart and soul of the military, will have a lot less enthusiasm for serving.
Sad, just sad, how amoral and degraded our society has become.
GOP = Gay Old Poofers
With a crowbar.
I prefer to consider it "SURVIVAL" over "SUBMISSION," (and in that to which our Community Agitator supports, Islam) but hey, you Hate-Romney-Mormons feel welcomed to stick to your "Principles" as our Dear Leader continues on his Stealth Jihad march toward facilitating the replacing of our Constitution with Sharia and working diligently toward our Destruction.
We’re not supporting “Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon of California”
That man makes me want to stop funding the federal military all together.
I agree, We cannot settle upon support for abomination.
I agree, we cannot settle upon support for abomination.
Changed noted. Will be incorporated in future replies.
Its easy, no longer accept butt pirates as a recruit and let the ones that are in out on a honorable discharge.
In the upcoming CWII, I predict the CSMC will have no faggots in their ranks.
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