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.
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Push him to the right? After we have proven that we will abandon our positions to vote for him, what leverage would there be?
Mega bump to your comments & I love your tagline!
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.
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.
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.
Do not forget prompted this exchange --your acceptance of a progressive homosexual military...
I will continue to ring the conservative bell -RINOs be damned!