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GOP block of Don't Ask/Don't Tell Repeal -- Hypocritical

  1. Mighty Mom profile image85
    Mighty Momposted 7 years ago

    75% of Americans favor repeal.
    60% of Republicans, including 53% of Conservatives favor repeal.
    Although the results of the DOD survey of military personnel is not yet complete, as of 2006, a Zogby International poll found that 73% of our "troops" are cool with serving next to openly gay compatriots.
    Not to mention the cost -- estimates of the cost to American taxpayers of enforcing the 1993 law have been close to $400 million.

    By any measure --
    a) representing their own constituents
    b) "supporting our troops" (surely we all remember that mantra)
    c) being the supposed party of fiscal responsibility

    the GOP is in the wrong and looks really bad on this one (and the two democrats who voted "no" are in the wrong also).

    Anyone got any insights besides pre-election day posturing?

    1. JayDeck profile image70
      JayDeckposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      As a veteran, i can tell you, not only that i wouldn't be averse to serving with homosexuals, but that i most certainly did and they performed their duties competently and with honor.

  2. mikelong profile image70
    mikelongposted 7 years ago

    I can confirm what Jay says based on my own experiences... 

    The political cowardice demonstrated here is ridiculous...

  3. Mighty Mom profile image85
    Mighty Momposted 7 years ago

    Is is cowardice or is it supreme arrogance?
    I know this is not the #1 issue on most Americans' minds (except, for some reason, Lady Gaga). However, is anyone else incensed that the GOP is so BLATANTLY ignoring the will of the people????

    Thank you for your honesty, gentlemen. And for your service to our country.