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  •  I'd be more grateful if he'd issue (0+ / 0-)

    an executive order implementing a non-discrimination policy.

    As it is, Obama's plan has played out to lift mandatory discrimination and leave the LGB soldiers to the wolves.

    They will be in an environment that has been virulently homophobic for 200 years, and have no avenues or resources for redress if they encounter job discrimination, or are denied admission to ROTC or academies, or any number discrimination complaints the Military Equal Opportunity office mediates each year on behalf of other discriminated minorities.

    So your armchair psychologizing is off base. It's not because I don't want to feel in debt. It's because he still owes on the debt of equal opportunity for these men and women. He needs to finish the job.

    "New York was a big win for gay-marriage advocates, no question." -- Maggie Gallagher, Wall Street Journal

    by Scott Wooledge on Sat Jul 23, 2011 at 01:16:47 PM PDT

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    •  the cause of justice is never DONE. (0+ / 0-)

      you are have a residual argument with a person other than me.

      the only thing I was pointing to was why a person like Lt. Dan would be advocating for voting against Obama who have a record (albeit incomplete of advancing the cause of justice) and for a candidate who has no chance of getting the GOP nomination. What would make a person like him to make that jump, you said it was because Obama had fired him,..well that did not stop him from attending the signing ceremony and praising the president afterward. Dan did what he did not because he was concern about his job but because he wanted to correct an injustice DADT, I remember, the night he came-out as a gay soldier (RMS..Rachel was hosting her own program)...now that DADT is repealed, Dan has taken his activism on the road, heard of him getting beaten up by Moscow brown shirts or police. Dan has every right to be dissatisfy with the pace of progress but the answer to the problem is not bailing out.

      •  What's the obsession with Dan? (0+ / 0-)

        How many voters do people think he influences?

        How many people would vote for the guy who fired him and is now suing them for $3,000 to pay back the signing bonus, and threatening to cut off his VA benefits.

        I think Obama's the best bet and am confident "my community" mostly agrees. But I don't blame Dan for disagreeing. We have the right to all make up our own minds on candidates. I mean, we're supposed to have that right.

        Most people wouldn't vote for the boss who shit canned them after 11 years of serving the country.

        "New York was a big win for gay-marriage advocates, no question." -- Maggie Gallagher, Wall Street Journal

        by Scott Wooledge on Sat Jul 23, 2011 at 02:38:25 PM PDT

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