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Rep. Murphy: White House Has Been ‘Terrific’ In Helping Push DADT’s Repeal. Huh?!

Rep. Patrick Murphy might soon have something to finally show off after all his bobbing and weaving over Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, with the Murphy Amendment set to be attached to National Defense Authorization Act. And he’s not at all worried that Defense Sec. Robert Gates isn’t so pleased with the compromise!

Bless this man, who is last night on Rachel Maddow’s program hit home all the reasons besides equality that DADT needs to go. It makes America safer. It saves taxpayer ($1.3 billion) dollars. But raise your hand if, toward the end of the interview, where Rachel asks if the White House has been a good working partner on repeal, and Murphy says they’ve been “terrific,” you believe him. Because from the looks of things, the White House would’ve happily sat on its hands were it not for folks like Nancy Pelosi and Carl Levin pounding on the gate.

By:           JD
On:           May 26, 2010
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  • 5 Comments
    • The Artist
      The Artist

      I’m sorry, but did you actually listen this piece on the show. It seems that people are not paying attention to the jockeying that goes on in DC to get things done. The title on this is STUPID and doesn’t help the cause. This is NOT spreading the word of… PEACELUVNBWILD!

      May 26, 2010 at 11:57 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JohnnyTrue
      JohnnyTrue

      Rep. Patrick Murphy deserves a ton of the credit for moving with this legislation; this couldn’t have been easy. But they say politics is the art of compromise – and the Rep. showed many folks how it’s done.

      It good to have loud forceful uncompromising folks as advocates, but to actually move votes and to move ahead the legislation – this is how it’s actually done (now fingers crossed).

      May 27, 2010 at 10:05 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sine
      Sine

      I know a lot of readers on this site would prefer Obama just drop everything and push for a full repeal, and that the democrats in contested seats just step in line and throw away their careers for this, and that republicans do the same… but that’s not the way this stuff works.

      DADT is a stupid, abhorrent policy, but “equality” isn’t going to get it passed in the current political environment. Spending cuts? That’ll pass it. Support our troops? Who doesn’t want to support the troops these days? But let’s be serious, most of America doesn’t care about “equality” (even though most Americans will say they are and most Americans say they’re against DADT).

      It’s a shame that “gay issues” are controversial. Even if they weren’t, politicians would still have to play the game.

      May 27, 2010 at 11:01 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • D'oh, The Magnificent
      D'oh, The Magnificent

      @Sine: I continue to be amazed at the destructive statements that OFA members are willing to make about our democracy just to defend this president. President’s juggle.

      May 27, 2010 at 11:05 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      No. 3 · Sine
      I know a lot of readers on this site would prefer Obama just drop everything and push for a full repeal, and that the democrats in contested seats just step in line and throw away their careers for this, and that republicans do the same… but that’s not the way this stuff works.
      _______________-

      Wow, complete dose of Stockholm Syndrome.

      Remind me, did Martin Luthor King get people to pressure the govt. on the Civil Rights act because of spending cuts?

      May 27, 2010 at 12:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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