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Could the judges ruling on DADT be a blessing in disguise for GOP Politicians?

It is very possible we may well have a Republican majority in the Senate next year. Without this decision the survival of DADT, they don't have to fight the social fights in DC and can focus on fiscal issues?

Could it pose problems for Obama?

Does Obama appeal or not? If he decides not to, he’ll undercut Gates’s request for the Pentagon to complete its review of impact on military readiness/logistics...

If Obama does appeal, he’ll upset the left (primarily young voters who he needs to "get out and vote").

Anyone think Obama with divert and avoid decision until after the election?

All a game of politics, isn't it?

 
grlygrlz2

Asked by grlygrlz2 at 12:34 PM on Oct. 13, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Another one of those wedge issues that both sides trot out in election years, to rile up the base, and ignore the rest of the time.

    Friday

    Answer by Friday at 4:50 PM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • Anyone think Obama with divert and avoid decision until after the election? probably

    All a game of politics, isn't it?yep.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 2:29 PM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • Thats a complicated question.

    I agree, it benefits republicans more than it benefits democrats because they won't have to deal with it but i don't think it causes problems for Obama. I think a lot of people (dems) think Gates is full of shit when it comes to DADT.
    UpSheRises

    Answer by UpSheRises at 3:28 PM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • There are MILLIONS of unemployed American's and the economy is in the tank...............why oh why are we putting so much attention to less than 1% of the nations military force? IMO all the social issues need to be shelved while we focus on more important issues.

    To answer the question, I do think it will help put it on the back burner so more important things can be addressed. However, I am sure BO and the minions will find a way to use this against the conservatives.
    yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 2:44 PM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • There are MILLIONS of unemployed American's and the economy is in the tank...............why oh why are we putting so much attention to less than 1% of the nations military force? IMO all the social issues need to be shelved while we focus on more important issues


    yep
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 4:35 PM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • I heard that they are going to put a hold on that decision, so that congress can decide. You are right he is going to upset the left on this. He should leave it be. That is what they want ultimately, but they are trying to make everyone happy. The democrats are wimps, if the republicans wanted to do this they wouldn't care about the other side they would just do it. I can't stand that they are always trying to work with the other side. It wasted so much time.

    mommom2000

    Answer by mommom2000 at 2:39 PM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • I can't stand that they are always trying to work with the other side. It wasted so much time.


    The "other side" you speak of is actually the Pentagon. You do realize that, don't you?

    grlygrlz2

    Comment by grlygrlz2 (original poster) at 2:42 PM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • Lets be honest , the other side is the conservative right, or this would have been one along time ago.

    mommom2000

    Answer by mommom2000 at 3:24 PM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • It sure could be a problem for the military and that makes it a problem for the President and the congress
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 3:57 PM on Oct. 13, 2010

  • Lets be honest , the other side is the conservative right, or this would have been one along time ago.

    ~Yes and No... Democrats have been in control for how long? They could have rushed this through like they rushed massive spending bills that catered their special interest groups, right?? Instead of hiding it in other bills, right? Accountability? McCain (head of the committee overseeing this issue) is wanting to honor the Pentagon's request for review/readiness. Innearly every poll that has been done on this issue, I think it is pretty safe to say~even REPUBLICANs polled are ok with DADT being repealed... What is wrong with wanting it reviewed/handled properly and not rushed without a readiness plan?
    grlygrlz2

    Comment by grlygrlz2 (original poster) at 3:58 PM on Oct. 13, 2010

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