OBAMA FLIP-FLOPS ON “DON’T ASK, DON’T TELL” STANCE…

Posted on June 10, 2009. Filed under: News And Politics... |

 
Look at this picture, which is a frequent Obama pose.  It is the face of an arrogant, cunning, self-centered narcissist…
 

For someone who campaigned that he would reverse the "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" policy preventing gays and lesbians from serving openly in the U.S. military, Obama is showing his true colors…Black and Blue.  Obama has shown that he favors blacks and Muslims by his words and his actions.  Remember his statement, "Blacks have it worse"?  That phrase is getting old, Obama…real old, and he likes the blacks cowering to him.  Remember his statement to Muslims that "America is arrogant"?  Talk about the pot calling the kettle black.  Obama and the rest of the Democrats have this strange strategy of keeping blacks poor, angry and, like fools, they keep voting for these Democrats.  In doing so, they’re letting the devil himself in.  They are naive if they think that Obama has their best interests at heart.  The only thing in his heart is an insatiable appetite for greed, arrogance and the pursuit of his own happiness.  He married well because his comrade-in-arms, Michelle, is a racist bull-dog in a dress with an equally insatiable taste for pork and the good life.  She has this chip on her shoulder where she feels that she deserves to be treated like royalty.  Sightseeing in Paris for a vacation is the Obama way to go while the rest of us are stuck vacationing at "back porch beach".  Remember when Obama said, "The American people don’t have the luxury of just focusing on Wall Street.  They don’t have the luxury of choosing to pay either their mortgage or their medical bills.  They don’t get to pick between paying for their kids’ college tuition and saving enough money for retirement.  They have to do all these things.  They have to confront all these problems."  Apparently, the Obamas are living in Upper America now so they don’t have to follow the same rules as the rest of us do.  They’re living as large as their egos, and it’s a crime because it’s on our dime.  The best thing that can happen to America is to remove him from the White House because America and all it stands for is slowly becoming an endangered nation.

James Pietrangelo II, the man behind this case, correctly stated about Obama:  "He’s a coward, a bigot and a pathological liar.  This is a guy who spent more time picking out his dog, Bo, and playing with him on the White House lawn than he has working for equality for gay people.  If there were millions of black people as second-class citizens, or millions of Jews or Irish, he would have acted immediately."
 
People are learning slowly, but surely that the Obama they saw strutting like a peacock on the campaign trail, reassuring everyone that he "is not George Bush" is nothing but an angry black guy who is incessant on coveting power as only a dictator could.  The other dictators of the world must be proud.  As far as him saying "he’s not like George Bush"…he’s right.  He couldn’t hold a candle to George Bush, and Obama #2, and I do mean #2, couldn’t hold a candle to Laura Bush either.  The Bush’s brought morality and elegance back to the White House after Bill Clinton disgraced it.  Imagine if that had been a Republican or Independent who did what Clinton did?  They’d never live it down.  While the Bush’s were in the White House, we were safe, and people weren’t clamoring at their computers wondering what he was going to do next.  No, most of us felt that he had our backs, and he did, for almost eight years after the September 11th attacks.  Now with Obama at the helm, our country is sinking.  Give me Bush any day.  The day Obama got into the White House is the day democracy died.  
 
Here’s an excerpt from a recent interview Laura Bush had with ABC’s "Good Morning America":
 
Former U.S. President, George W. Bush, feels he owes his public silence to his successor, former first lady, Laura Bush, says.
 
Unlike former Vice President, Dick Cheney, who has been outspoken in his arguments with the policies of current President Barack, Laura Bush told ABC’s "Good Morning America" Monday that her husband has kept his silence because he feels it’s the right thing to do. The former president believes he "owes President Obama his silence on issues, and that there’s no reason to second-guess any decisions that he makes," Laura Bush said. "I think (Cheney) feels obligated. You know, these are issues that are really important to him, and he knows a lot about them. So you know, I understand why he wants to speak out."
 
Laura Bush, however, defended her husband’s anti-terrorism record, saying it was successful in preventing more attacks on the United States.
 
"There are different times, and it’s easy to look back and say, ‘We should have done this’ or ‘We should have done that,’" she told ABC. "But, in fact, we are safe, and we didn’t have another attack. And I think that’s important."
 
While George Bush eloquently keeps silent about the trashing of America and his name by Obama and his henchmen, Obama continues talking derogatorily about Bush and the past, even though he consistently states, that he doesn’t want to dwell on the past, but wants to look to the future.  How can he say that when he comes forward with Bush zingers like this:  “That is what I mean when I say that we need to focus on the future. I recognize that many still have a strong desire to focus on the past. When it comes to the actions of the last eight years, some Americans are angry…”.  Spoken like a true flip-flopper… 
 
QueenBee
 
 
Tuesday, Jun. 09, 2009

Dismay Over Obama’s ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Turnabout

By Mark Thompson / Washington

When Barack Obama sought the presidency, he pledged to reverse the "Don’t ask, don’t tell" policy preventing gays and lesbians from serving openly in the U.S. military. Yet on Monday, the Supreme Court rejected a gay Ohio soldier’s challenge to the law — with the legal backing of none other than the Obama Administration.

James Pietrangelo II, the former Army infantryman and lawyer whose case the high court declined to review, reserved most of his ire for President Obama instead of the court. "He’s a coward, a bigot and a pathological liar," Pietrangelo said in an interview with TIME shortly after the high court declined to hear his appeal. "This is a guy who spent more time picking out his dog, Bo, and playing with him on the White House lawn than he has working for equality for gay people," he added. "If there were millions of black people as second-class citizens, or millions of Jews or Irish, he would have acted immediately" upon taking office to begin working to lift "Don’t ask, don’t tell." Pietrangelo fought in Iraq in 1991 as an infantryman, and returned as a JAG officer for the second Iraq War, before being booted out in 2004 for declaring he was gay as he was readying for a third combat tour. He was representing himself before the high court. (See pictures of the gay rights movement.)

The Obama Administration, in its brief in the case last month, said a lower court acted properly in upholding the gay ban. "Applying the strong deference traditionally afforded to the Legislative and Executive Branches in the area of military affairs, the court of appeals properly upheld the statute," argued Elena Kagan, who as Solicitor General represents the Administration before the Supreme Court. The bar on gays serving openly is "rationally related to the government’s legitimate interest in military discipline and cohesion," her 12-page filing added.

The endorsement of "Don’t ask, don’t tell" by the Administration marks the latest rightward tack by Obama. The President denounced many of George W. Bush’s national-security policies during the campaign, but in office has adopted more conservative positions, including endorsing military commissions to try purported terrorists, and declining to release a second batch of photographs depicting alleged U.S. maltreatment of Iraqi detainees. His stance on "Don’t ask, don’t tell" may be more surprising, because Obama aides have made clear the President wants the ban lifted eventually. (Watch a gay marriage wedding video.)

Pietrangelo doesn’t buy the line from Obama aides — and the Pentagon — that they’re too busy grappling with a faltering economy and two wars to handle the gay ban right away. "It’s a complete lie that he has too much stuff on his plate — this is the guy who criticized Bush for not being able to multitask," Pietrangelo says. "We have an old saying in the military — the maximum effective range of an excuse is zero meters."

Pietrangelo and others argue that Obama has leeway under the law that codified "Don’t ask, don’t tell" after the 1993 outcry when Bill Clinton tried to allow gays and lesbians to serve openly. The President, they say, could instruct the Secretary of Defense, who has the sole power to carry out the law, to make investigations a rarity, so that "Don’t ask, don’t tell" simply does not function. Indeed, Obama could tell the Pentagon that, as a general matter, it is not in the best interest of the armed forces to expel a service member solely for saying he or she is gay or bisexual. (Watch TIME’s video "Gay Marriage in the Heartland.")

But the trouble is that the law was passed by Congress and, if Obama decided to go around the legislature, he would face political blowback. The current law allows gays to serve, so long as they keep their sexual orientation secret. The legislation means that a majority of the 535 members of Congress is going to have to vote to undo the ban — and that will have its political fallout. Obama is plainly taking his cue from the 1993 fiasco, which hurt Clinton’s relationship with conservative members of Congress, both Democratic and Republican, and with many in uniform.

But Obama also has some ammunition that Clinton never had: a new Gallup poll finds that most conservatives — 58% — now support openly gay people serving in uniform (nationally, 69% support the change; when Clinton assumed office, a Gallup poll found 53% of those polled opposed lifting the ban). Perhaps even more surprising, 58% of self-described Republicans, and 60% of weekly churchgoers, also support gay men and women serving openly in uniform. "While the Administration to date has not taken action on the issue," the polling firm reported last Friday, "the Gallup Poll data indicate that the public-opinion environment favors such a move."

 

 

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