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  •  This is the bone they throw us (0+ / 0-)

    This is the bone they throw us while making drastic cuts to Medicaid, closing schools for the blind, etc etc. Its like Obama ending DADT while committing us to years of more war. Don't be appeased.

    •  To many people both this and (11+ / 0-)

      the repeal of DADT were far more than a thrown bone.

      Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.

      by NMDad on Fri Jun 24, 2011 at 08:16:54 PM PDT

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    •  While I agree that there are certainly many (1+ / 0-)
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      issues we need to continue to be focused on and for us not to get complacent but that does not take away from this victory whatsoever! Just be happy for tonight and then we can get back to work on the other important issues of the day next.

      Democrats who enable implementation of Republican policies do more to destroy the Democratic Party than anyone. - Big River Bandido

      by pot on Fri Jun 24, 2011 at 10:48:54 PM PDT

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    •  Well (3+ / 0-)
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      The glass is half empty, isn't it?

      I think it's a great victory.

      •  A Good Thing (0+ / 0-)

        Look it's not that I think that the rights of LGBT people are not important. I'm happy that they did this here in my home state, and that gay servicepeople are finally being accorded the respect that they are due. My point is just that it's an easy win for Cuomo or Obama in the sense that it costs them very little and it gives them something they can point to come the next election period. What about the rights of the hundreds or thousands of "enemy combatants" in Guantanamo? Why is it still there? What about the rights of the poor and disabled here in New York who are being sytematically ground down by all the cutbacks in public services? Cuomo campaigned as this great crusader against Wall Street but the truth is he is just as much in their pocket as every other big time politician. I'm just annoyed by the hypocrisy of these guys pretending to care about "Human Rights."

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