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Armed Services chairman wont push to reinstate DADT if Romney wins
The Hill ^ | June 21, 2012 | Jeremy Herb

Posted on 06/21/2012 7:14:27 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) said he doesn’t plan to try and reinstate “Don’t ask, don’t 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 didn’t see a reason to re-start the fight over it.

“We fought that fight, and I think right now it’s 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.

“That’s not something I personally would bring up — that doesn’t mean that others won’t,” McKeon added.

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To: cripplecreek

Push him to the right? After we have proven that we will abandon our positions to vote for him, what leverage would there be?


41 posted on 06/22/2012 1:20:36 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL
After we have proven that we will abandon our positions to vote for him, what leverage would there be?

There is none. He can do as he pleases now just like we said he would.
42 posted on 06/22/2012 1:27:06 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SoConPubbie

Mega bump to your comments & I love your tagline!


43 posted on 06/22/2012 5:35:48 PM PDT by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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To: KantianBurke

Thanks!


44 posted on 06/22/2012 5:43:21 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency.)
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To: newnhdad
I guess sitting at home is not an option then.

I see this straw man argument posted here many times recently.

One CAN be a conservative and NOT in good conscience vote for Romney -it is possible. REGARDLESS, even if one holds their nose and does vote for the RINO scumbag Romney, one does not have to agree with any of Romney's limp wristed leftist views.

You want Romney and his limp wrist agenda -fine. There is a difference between supporting a lesser evil candidate and embracing the evils of defeat -one does NOT stay at home to do that.

What good is winning an election when the elector is the enemy of your principles?

Staying at home and not voting for RINO or not staying at home and voting for RINO -misses the point completely as to THIS and many other principled topics.

We do NOT elect a king.

45 posted on 06/22/2012 7:19:27 PM PDT by DBeers (†)
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To: DBeers

As we all know, name calling always works, RINO, scumbag, enemy, evil, limp-wristed.. yea, okay..
You speak like a socialist democrat that just lost the logical argument and has nothing left except feelings and rage. Since you object to the Republican candidate both losing and winning, there is nothing left to say.

Your name-calling won’t change my mind and the minds of many other Americans that can see the forest past the trees.

You can utilize all the pretzel logic you want to justify your own feelings and I respect principled opposition, but my point still stands.


46 posted on 06/22/2012 7:46:18 PM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: newnhdad
Your name-calling won’t change my mind and the minds of many other Americans that can see the forest past the trees.

Romney is a RINO -that is a fact.

Supporting a RINO is what some may have to hold their nose and do (e.g. anyone but Obama); HOWEVER supporting progressive ideas is what NO conservative should do PERIOD.

You choose to vote for Romney -fine. However, don't expect to promote or push any progressive crap as inevitable and or acceptable and not expect to be called on it.

There are millions of leftist Americans -so what... Leftism remains leftism EVEN if it is a GOP RINO promoting it.

47 posted on 06/22/2012 9:16:26 PM PDT by DBeers (†)
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To: newnhdad
RE: That bell has already been rung...

Do not forget prompted this exchange --your acceptance of a progressive homosexual military...

I will continue to ring the conservative bell -RINOs be damned!

48 posted on 06/22/2012 9:22:39 PM PDT by DBeers (†)
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