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White House Can’t Commit to Killing DADT This Year, And Anyone Is Surprised?

C’mon people. Lower your brow. Pick that slack chin up. And your eyes are too wide for this news. The White House remains committed, or whatever, to repealing Don’t Ask Don’t tell. They just have no timeline for it, you see. And with Press Sec. Robert Gibbs refusing to tie the Obama administration to a repeal this year, we’re really right back to where we started. Maybe not Square One, but not exactly Square Three either.

Today’s dog and pony show before the House, where Army’s Gen. George Casey the Air Force’s Gen. Norton Schwartz will tell lawmakers their positions on their branch’s “readiness” for ending the law, is a necessary step to secure a legislative repeal. But it also serves as a means for the White House to stall on the issue — to let legislators have time to digest the testimony and form a cohesive “strategy.”

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12 Comments

  • Cam

    So they’ll talk a good game to get our donations for the upcoming election, got it.

  • Brian En Guarde

    Yea,a keep on dumping trained vets on the street every month, and see how happy you are when the base enthusiasm flatlines, the Republicans take the house, and the Democrats forever lose gay loyalties they could have counted on for years to come. Nice political move in waiting, ey fucktards??

  • Jon

    @Brian
    I love how you said that! Even so Sarah Palin didn’t like the last word there. LOL.

  • ChicagoJimmy

    Can this White House take a strong stance on any topic? It’s like they’re afraid to stick to a position on anything.

  • Mike in Asheville, nee "in Brooklyn"

    The sad fact of the matter is that the White House can’t / won’t / doesn’t commit to anything about everything. It is no wonder that Americans, from left to right, view the Administration as leaderless. Who kidnapped Candidate Obama?

  • Chitown Kev

    #4 & 5

    That’s what is frustrating me so much with this White House. And that’s on a lot more than LGBT issues. There seems to be no bottom line and nothing on which they are not willing to compromise.

    Hell, get the Congressional Dems in line, fuck the Republicans. Get the legislation signed and to your desk, Mr. President.

    That way if you have a number of victories, then you could probably peel off a few republicans for the joyride of future legislation.

    And…of course, the Republicans will say no to this.

    Doing the same thing and expecting a different result is sheer insanity.

  • schlukitz

    No. 5 ยท Mike in Asheville, nee “in Brooklyn”

    Who kidnapped Candidate Obama?

    The same people who put him in office…and just got told by Obama that they can contribute to Presidential Elections Campaigns without limit.

    Once he was installed in the Oval Office as a figure head, they probably told him to shut his mouth….and keep it shut.

    Welcome to Corporate America.

  • Josh AZ

    Wake up LGBT Community – you’ve been used again. Get used to it – or change.

  • Josh AZ

    Politics will never set us free.

  • Andrew

    Hope. Change. Obama 08.

    On second thought…….

  • dvlaries

    ” Two choices in politics: do nothing, do something.
    Nothing has fewer risks. ”
    Adam Schiff, Law & Order
    [img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v467/dvlaries/2008B/SHill01.jpg[/img]

  • Steve

    I don’t expect DADT to be repealed any time soon.

    I don’t expect to contribute to Democrat campaigns any time soon, either.

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