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Tue Sep 25, 2012, 01:58 PM

Paul Ryan says Reversal of DADT is step in wrong direction

Source: WPTV

MIAMI -- One year after the repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy that barred openly gay and lesbian service members from serving in the military, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) said in an interview with WPTV NewsChannel 5 that the controversial policy should not be reinstated.

"Now that it's done, we should not reverse it," Ryan told WPTV NewsChannel 5 during a visit to Miami. "I think that would be a step in the wrong direction because people have already disclosed themselves."

Ryan was one of 160 Republicans and 15 Democrats in the House of Representatives to vote against the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" in 2010.

"I talked to a lot of good friends of mine who are combat leaders in the theater and they just didn't think the timing of this was right to do this when our troops were in the middle of harm's way in combat," Ryan said. "I think this issue is past us. It's done. And, I think we need to move on."


Read more: http://www.wptv.com/dpp/news/political/paul-ryan-says-reversal-of-dadt-repeal-is-step-in-wrong-direction-sets-out-to-revive-american-dream



So, in other words, "I didn't REALLY object, I just didn't like the timing". This is going to go over well with our FRiends...

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Reply Paul Ryan says Reversal of DADT is step in wrong direction (Original post)
brooklynite Sep 2012 OP
nolabear Sep 2012 #1
JustABozoOnThisBus Sep 2012 #6
BeyondGeography Sep 2012 #2
yardwork Sep 2012 #4
TheDonkey Sep 2012 #8
SoapBox Sep 2012 #3
msongs Sep 2012 #5
Iliyah Sep 2012 #7
oldsarge54 Sep 2012 #9
lib2DaBone Sep 2012 #10
alp227 Sep 2012 #11

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 02:01 PM

1. I think that shold be "Reversal of Repeal is Step in the Wrong Direction".

Double switchbacks are hard.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 02:55 PM

6. Or triple switchbacks

if you consider the "don't"s in DADT.

I'm not sure what it is that Ryan thinks is a bad idea, but the headline in the link made my head hurt.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 02:10 PM

2. What is the point of your party again, Paul?

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Response to BeyondGeography (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 02:41 PM

4. This.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 03:57 PM

8. To fight for America to go in the wrong direction.

Because I guess someone has to ???

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 02:39 PM

3. Just keep on talk'n, Paul PALIN!

Man oh man.

Coupon Care Man has gone off the rails this week...but...keep on talking! Let ALL of America see how Radical and Extremist you are.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 02:48 PM

5. its ok if gays die for US corporations, but not get married nt

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 03:27 PM

7. When Gov Walker for running for governorship in WI

did he mention anything about destroying unions? Same with Ohio's governor and so forth. Lyin'Ryan speaks with fork tongue, just like his fellow GOP party members.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 05:18 PM

9. Paul

You never served, and from your comments, you only talked to your good friends who have the same opinion as you. Obviously, not talking to troops.

I did serve, in combat and in peacetime while you were in elementary school, and retired before you got in congress. You don't deserve to have an opinion on what the troops actually say.

The real answer is, "so what."

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2012, 06:45 PM

10. DADT, Abortion, Gun Control... anything to distract...

 

Paul Ryan will do ANYTHING to divert attention from the fact that he is busy stealing Social Security and gutting Medicare.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2012, 07:27 PM

11. I did check with our FRiends, the archaic homophobia and nostalgia for DADT

and fearmongering "OUR MILITARY IS DOOMED" is rampant.

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