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The Only People Believing Obama Thinks DADT Are Log Cabin Republicans

“Unconstitutional,” a word Obama and his minions refuse to attach to Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, is actually what the sitting president believes the law is — according to the Log Cabin Republicans.

In asking the Ninth Circuit to deny a lengthier stay on Judge Virginia Phillips ruling that knocked down DADT, the conservative gay group says in its brief “the president agrees with the district court’s decision.”

Except that’s only partially true. Obama agrees with the decision’s outcome, but he has yet to agree with its reasoning: Phillips struck down the law last month on the grounds it was unconstitutional. Ask Press Sec. Robert Gibbs about it, and he’ll say only that Obama believes the law is discriminatory, and that is the difference.

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15 Comments

  • wmcarpenter

    You’ve really got to proofread your headlines before you post them. I realize that the missing word is the first one of the actual article, but the headline doesn’t make any sense without it.

  • jack e. jett

    Let us be very clear…It WAS the Log Cabin Republicans who pushed the repeal of DADT all the way to the Whitehouse.

    It was ……President Bigot that put a stop to it.

    The Log Cabin folks deserve a lot of thanks for the work they have done. They are far more successful than HRC could ever hope to be.

    LCR may be our only road to equal rights in my lifetime. We can no longer expect blacks that we worked our ass off for to reciprocate. They think we are all sinners. Suddenly Jesus means more to them than human rights.

    It is a fucked up situation.

  • red phone

    Seriously. That headline.

  • Cam

    If the president does’nt think discrimination is unconstitutional, then is he for official resegregation of our schools? Is he for neighborhoods that don’t allow people of other races to move in? Is he for companies that don’t want to employ women?

    I mean if he really thinks discrimination isn’t unconstitutional, or does he just think that when it’s gays getting discriminated against?

  • David K

    “The Only People Believing Obama Thinks DADT Are Log Cabin Republicans”

    How does this sentence make any sense at all?

  • Chris

    @J.E.T.

    “We can no longer expect blacks that we worked our ass off for to reciprocate. They think we are all sinners. Suddenly Jesus means more to them than human rights.”

    You’re an idiot. Of the 10 million ways that this is a ridiculous, incorrect statement, the clearest is the support our community continues to get year in and year out on the local, state, and federal level from many, many straight African-American legislators. Most often, their efforts are blocked by white legislators.

    Do us all a favor and work out your racist assumptions in a healthy way before posting again.

  • Tarcash

    Queerty, time to fire your head blogger, he’s an idiot. He can’t write proper sentences, he never checks his spelling or grammar. Pathetic.

  • edgyguy1426

    Tarcash, maybe it was tactical on their part. The only reason I clicked on this link because I thought “WTF is with that headline?”

  • Ronbo

    Did anyone else think that, because Obama is a minority, that he’d be a strong supporter of LGBT rights? What I’ve learned is that bigots, like Obama, need to feel important by keeping another minority down.

    Here’s my question…

    When we finally have a LGBT President, what will be the minority the WE put-down?

    Icelanders? Black-socked flip-flop wearers? Guys with bad rugs? Help me out here! I need to pull and Obama and bite the hand that feeds me.

  • Michael @ LeonardMatlovich.com

    Hellooooooooooooooo in there!

    Obama to Anderson Cooper:

    “If Congress passes a law THAT IS CONSTITUTIONALLY VALID, then it’s not appropriate for the executive branch simply to say, we will not enforce a law.” AC 360, broadcast July 13, 2009.

    Even hack reporter Kerry Eleveld finally admitted he said that, but she ludicrously still needs her unlesbianlike crush to spell it out for her like teacher Anne Sullivan to Helen Keller: W-A-T-E-R!

    [img]http://blog.asldeafined.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/Helen-Keller-pump.jpg[/img]

  • Brutus

    @jack e. jett: “Let us be very clear…It WAS the Log Cabin Republicans who pushed the repeal of DADT all the way to the Whitehouse.
    It was ……President Bigot that put a stop to it.”

    Sorry, I missed where the bill containing DADT repeal was put on Obama’s desk after passing both Houses of Congress, and he refused to sign it. Could you link me, please?

  • Brutus

    @Cam: Gays aren’t necessarily the same as women, who aren’t the same as blacks. We’re still in the process of working that out as a society.

    It’s clearly OK to discriminate against drug users and pedophiles; so not all forms of “discrimination” are automatically bad. We still have a lot of people left to convince that discriminating against gays IS bad.

  • Brutus

    @Ronbo: You’ve clearly never met a real bigot.

  • B

    No. 4 · Cam wrote, “If the president does’nt think discrimination is unconstitutional, then is he for official resegregation of our schools?” Some forms of discrimination are constitutional and some aren’t. For example, the U.S. Navy has both height and weight restrictions. No one taller than 80″ or shorter than 57″ are allowed in. There’s a rational basis for it based on military equipment and operations – http://nomoremister.blogspot.com/2010/10/not-just-idiocy-but-inaccurate-idiocy.html describes some of it (and why restrictions on height are not an argument for restrictions on sexual orientation), but some things have to be handled on a case by case basis.

  • RLS

    First of all, our schools ARE segregated. If you don’t realize that you aren’t paying attention.

    Second all, if being a minority made you more tolerant of other minorities than the LGBT community would be a bastion of racial harmony instead of the cesspool of racism that it is.

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