Melanie Nathan; Nov 28-2010 -What I noticed while viewing Senators Claire McCaskill and Lindsey Graham, on FOX News was a new Mantra emerging from the Republican Lexicon, and its not one that should surprise anyone. This one though will be sure to attest President Obama’s biggest challenge; which may overtly seem possible given the GOP drone! No its not quite as blatant as “move the goal post,” instead its couched in the usual rah rah – a simple talking point – of course!
It is clear from today’s Press rounds that the new drum beat is “thou shalt pass nothing” for as long as President Obama is President!” Oops sorry that was the old one – the new one is a little more specific, as conveyed today by Senator Lindsey Graham, the yet to come out Senator, who was adamant in his echo “Don’t’Ask Don’t Tell will not pass the lame duck session – because they do not have the votes and the main new drum roll which initially traversed the senile throat box of McCain is ”The study I would be looking for is asking military members: Should it be repealed, not how to implement it once you as a politician decide to repeal it,” the latter being the new roar. Since when is the military a democracy – I though the USA was the democracy. As a lesbian I don’t ever remember electing a military servicemember. This administration must do the right thing in changing laws and policy to keep up with the rest of the civilized world; we must shape up and repealing DADT is a political decision and the Democrats are still in charge Mr. Graham and some of your colleagues may declare a familiar “thy protesteth tooooo loud!
There is no groundswell of opposition to Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell coming from our military. This is all politics. I don’t believe there is anywhere near the votes to repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. On the Republican side, I think we will be united in the lame duck,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. on FOX News Sunday.
GOP politicians are clearly wanting to oppose the repeal of DADT period and if it will not be one mantra to effect feigned legitimacy to their obstructionism, it will simply be another. What came out of the house was the necessity for the report now due this week. Has Graham, and gang seen it and afraid that it is too supportive of repeal? Too bad Lindsey but its too late to change the strategy on this Congress and so lame duck it shall be. You are not psyching me out ; with thanks for the heads up Activists are now going to step up the ante instead of allow your male fideis to rule again.
Lindsey failed to purge any narrative whatsoever when it came to the very obvious question – “What about the Defense Budget desperately needed to fund our at war troops?”
Mmmmm to I detect a silence or is there a mantra for that too?
Graham said the results the new Pentagon study is not as important as finding out whether the military rank-and-file believe gay and lesbian troops should be able to serve openly. ”The study I would be looking for is asking military members: Should it be repealed, not how to implement it once you as a politician decide to repeal it,” Graham said. Too late Mr Graham – time is up – you should have won that point some months ago – but this is wjhat congress requested as the next step…… so Leila tov…
The Huffington Post said Graham’s comments may not reflect the sentiments of all of his GOP colleagues.
While Graham’s top ally in the chamber — Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) — has also moved the goalposts for DADT repeal, others have been more sympathetic to revising or overturning the law. That list includes Sens. Lisa Murkowksi (R-Alaska), Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) and even Jon Ensign (R-Nev.).
Yes its all politics damn right…..
Now Repeal DADT and Fund the Military enough of your horse crap already!