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Rudy Giuliani: Repealing DADT ‘Eventually Going to Happen,’ So GOP Should Support It

Oh hey, it’s that mayor guy Rudy Giuliani! He thinks the GOP can now “ease up” on Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, because we’re no longer at the “height” of the Iraq war, and dropping support of the law would let Republicans lose that awful anti-gay reputation. So that should make things all better.

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  • gregger

    That’s the first sensible thing that asswipe has said in years.

  • reason

    Giuliani has been a tepid supporter of GBLT for a while, since some gays took him in after his wife threw him out. Though as proven during the primary election he will run the bus over GBLT people in the twinkling of an eye if it benefits him. It is no surprise that he couldn’t win during the 08 election, living with a gay person made him persona non grata for the base of the GOP. Sarah Palin is also the new watchdog for members of congress, cross her and she will drown you in tea during the next election. That may make it more difficult for any members to support GBLT rights regardless of how limited or compromise on anything for that matter. If you can believe it they have Senator Richard Luger in their cross-hairs for to much bipartisanship, i.e. working with then Senator Obama on controlling lose nuclear weapons around the globe!!!! If a strong powerful conservative can be put in the cross-hairs for doing something that literally benefits everyone in the world what message does that send to the rest of the GOP caucus. As frustrated as I get with the Democrats every once in a while, I hope that the base never tries to force the party into purity, it is bad for everyone.

  • Michael

    DADT will be repealed someday, and people will look back and wonder, “what were they thinking?” Sadly though, all politicians live for the today, that’s how they get elected, and that’s why it takes so long to get things right the first time.

  • the crustybastard

    Another out-of-office dipshit who suddenly tears open his shirt to reveal he’s another Fierce Advocate. Quick, everybody swoon!

    TODAY’S RUDY: “I support gay rights.”

    Oh really?Let’s review how Rudy “supported gay rights” just three years ago at the 2007 Orlando Republican primary debate:

    MODERATOR: You said that if DOMA were to fail, or states began to legalize gay marriage, you would [withdraw your opposition to] a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.

    GIULIANI: I do not believe under the state that presently exists, with the Defense of Marriage Act and basically one state that has by judicial fiat created same-sex marriage — I don’t think we need a constitutional amendment at this point. If a lot of states start to do that — 5 or 6 states — then we should have a constitutional amendment.

    MODERATOR: Recently several talented linguists — Arabic speakers trained by the US government — were dismissed from the military because they announced they were gay. Is that appropriate?

    GIULIANI: This is not the time to deal with disruptive issues like this. Back in 1994 we went through this and it created a tremendous amount of disruption. In time of war, in a time where we’re trying to deal with this transition to a new kind of warfare that we have to be fighting — and we haven’t gotten all the way there yet, we need a hybrid army, we need to look at nation-building as part of what we have to teach our military — I don’t think this would be the right time to raise these issues. And I think we should rely on the judgment of our commanders in a situation like this. They know what’s disruptive and what’s not. And at a time of war, you don’t make fundamental changes like this.

  • the crustybastard

    And of course only last year Rudy “I support gay rights” Giuliani said in an interview with the NY Post:

    “Marriage, I believe, both traditionally and legally, has always been between a man and a woman and should remain between a man and woman,” said Giuliani, who has been married three times. “And Democrats, including President Obama and Hillary Clinton, have essentially the same position I have, which is let’s have civil unions but not go so far as to change the definition of marriage.

    “And that has to embrace many Democratic voters, if two Democrats like that nationally have the same position essentially that I have.”;jsessionid=EF04E7A21798B8B58826650A2D74B0F9#ixzz14KuCHH9m

    Funny how the Democratic party position on gay rights is “however lousy we are, Republicans are worse,” which enables certain Republicans to truthfully say, “I’m not any worse than the Democrats on this.”

  • skzip888

    Well, look who came crawling back. I guess filling Times Square with Sbarro’s and Disney Stores only gets you so far when the right chucks you over for the likes of Paladino. Maybe if you’re real nice to all your old Democrat friends, they’ll let you sing “I Feel Pretty” with Rosie O’Donnell and Elmo on SNL at the Weekend Update desk.

    And don’t forget to mention 9/11 for the seventy-thousandth time. Jackass.

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