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  •  How about the Log Cabin REPUBLICANS?! (9+ / 0-)

    The Log Cabin REPUBLICANS got DADT overturned. It's Obama who is appealing that ruling, and Obama who got the ruling stayed during appeal.  You may not have worked against gay rights, but the head of your party is.

    Besides, saying "you should vote Democratic, we don't hate you as much as Republicans do" encourages the soft bigotry of the left, and I refuse to do that any more.

    Minority rights should never be subject to majority vote.

    by lostboyjim on Sat Nov 06, 2010 at 11:45:39 AM PDT

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    •  So become a Republican (1+ / 0-)
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      By the way- Bill Clinton gave us DADT and DOMA.

      And the only way to overturn what is law is to have Congress write another law in place of that one, or have the Supreme Court decide.

      Also, the DOJ is supposed to work independently from the Executive Branch. I know for some this is a shock because Alberto Gonzales did such a bang up job working independently from Bush.

      The job of the DOJ is to DEFEND the laws that already exist in this country.

      I want NCLB repealed yesterday, too. But I realize that fixing that mistake will take time also.

      •  The job of the DOJ is to DEFEND the laws that (0+ / 0-)

        already exist in this country...

        What, like the ones against murder, torture, kidnapping, extrajudicial assassination, war crimes such as wars of aggression?  Yeah, they're really doing a bang up job of defending the laws that already exist in this country.

        Wow, Independents put down the centrist Blue Dogs, and somehow liberals are to blame?

        by Ezekial 23 20 on Sat Nov 06, 2010 at 02:15:44 PM PDT

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      •  get over it (2+ / 0-)
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        look, the question was, "What have republicans done for me"...I was answering the question.

        In regards to you, while the DOJ is independent, it will take orders from the executive.  You can look at Gonzales, I'm looking at Clinton chosing not to appeal then it was ruled that soldiers couldn't be kicked out because of HIV.  The Executive, can, and should, have a voice in what the DOJ does.

        And it isn't the job of the DOJ to "DEFEND" unconstitutional laws (which is what DADT was ruled to be).

        Minority rights should never be subject to majority vote.

        by lostboyjim on Sat Nov 06, 2010 at 02:33:31 PM PDT

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      •  Will you people nevr stop with (1+ / 0-)
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        the idiot talking points.  The DOJ is not independent of the executive.  It is part of the executive branch.  Politics should not dictate who gets prosecuted, but the executive decides where resources will be employed.  For example, why has the DOJ not investigated Bush crimes?  Because the chief executive decided not to look backwards.  So either inform yourself on the functioning of the executive branch (if you write from an uninformed position) and stop propogating this lie in defense of the president.  

    •  Dang, I skipped over this before posting the same (0+ / 0-)

      reply below :P

      Wow, Independents put down the centrist Blue Dogs, and somehow liberals are to blame?

      by Ezekial 23 20 on Sat Nov 06, 2010 at 02:14:04 PM PDT

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