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  •  Without the non-discrimination clause (4+ / 0-)

    any GOP president could do that at any time (though I feel like once the cat is out of the bag it will be hard to put back in).

    One should no more deplore homosexuality than left-handedness. ~Towards a Quaker View of Sex, 1964 (Proud left-handed queer here!)

    by AUBoy2007 on Wed Mar 30, 2011 at 01:43:45 PM PDT

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    •  But it needs time to be in effect (5+ / 0-)

      The period when it is most dangerous, most susceptible to having opinion turned on it will be just after the repeal is affective. I'm sure the Fox News Propaganda machine and plenty of other "patriotic" Republicans will amplify any and every slight bump into being a situation where the entire future of the military and therefore the nation, democracy and freedom itself is on the line. We need for it to be a Democrat in office to get past that phase.

      But note, I'm not going to vote for Obama just so he can do that. If he puts himself into that quagmire, it is his own damn fault and he was warned well in advance.

      "So it was OK to waterboard a guy over 80 times but God forbid the guy who could understand what that prick was saying has a boyfriend."--Jon Stewart

      by craigkg on Wed Mar 30, 2011 at 01:53:58 PM PDT

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    •  I don't underestimate the craziness (5+ / 0-)

      of someone trying to return the cat to the bag.

      After all, the military was content, for years, to discharge mission-critical servicemembers simply because they were gay, no matter how much it was an instance of shooting themselves in the foot (and compromising national security).

      If ANY of the leading Republican contenders for President were to be elected, I think a purge of LGB servicemembers is overwhelmingly likely, even if it's disguised as something else and no matter how self-defeating it might be.

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