Sunday, November 22, 2009

Senate Puts Off Action On 'Don't Ask Don't Tell'

It seems that the gay community continues to mean nothing to the DNC, Barack Obama or Congressional Democrats as demonstrated by their own actions or inaction. And yet they blame bloggers and others for the growing "problem with the gay community." These dimwits ought to take a good look in a mirror if they want to see the source of the problem. First they - particularly Obama - made campaign promises they apparently never intended to keep. Then, even with control of the White House and majorities in both houses of Congress, the National Democrats can get little accomplished. Certainly, little on the gay rights front.
Yes, the Hate Crimes Act was enacted, but that has little impact on the day to day lives of LGBT Americans most of whom can still be fired or denied housing because they are gay. Meanwhile, the sad truth is that the armed forces are accepting individuals with felony records (some for violent crimes), gang members, and those without a high school diploma even as qualified and honorable LGBT service members are thrown out of the military because Obama and the Democrats are spineless wimps. And they wonder why there is a problem with the gay community? We are not as stupid and easily manipulated as the like to believe - at least those of us who are outside of the HRC leadership. Here are highlights from Yahoo News on the latest betrayal:
A planned November hearing by the US Senate Armed Services Committee to consider ending a ban on gays serving openly in the US military will be postponed, a spokeswoman indicated Friday. "We do not have a date" for the hearing, said the aide, Tara Andringa. Committee staff have been working on Afghanistan issues ahead of President Barack Obama's decision on whether to send more troops, and more recently on the aftermath of the shock rampage at the sprawling Fort Hood military base.
The panel's chairman, Democratic Senator Carl Levin, had said in late October that it would hold a hearing in November and that he hoped to "to find a way to repeal 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell,'" as the policy is widely known. . . . About 13,000 US service members have been discharged under the policy since then, and estimated costs through 2003 run at 95.4 million dollars in recruiting costs and 95.1 million in training replacements, according to the US Government Accountability Office. An overwhelming number of Americans support allowing openly gay men and lesbians to serve in the US military.

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