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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-15-09 11:17 AM
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23. These things are usually done with lots of care. You have to have your ducks in a row.
When you roll it out you do it with the strongest back up you've got: big military brass who agree with you coming on the talk shows on Sunday. You prep the media with backgrounders that cite facts w/regard to other countries that are successful in having openly gay members of their armed services. You cite studies that bolster your argument. You anticipate the questions, esp. the hostile ones. You line up Republicans who are in your camp.

It's naive to think that you can just throw something out there and hope for the best. Certainly, this issues deserves to be handled in the best way possible and displaying the greatest support there is for it among the experts and the rank and file. It can be done and done well. Or it can fall victim to sloppy handling and fail for the worst of reasons: lack of careful planning.
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  -Why isn't anyone offended that Obama is repealing "don't ask don't tell" /first/? LoZoccolo  Jan-15-09 01:19 AM   #0 
  - Why do witches burn?  jobycom   Jan-15-09 01:38 AM   #1 
  - A true story with vulgar language....not meant to offend...(adult language involved)...  HardWorkingDem   Jan-15-09 02:04 AM   #2 
  - Overcompensating homophobe if I've ever heard of one.  Vash the Stampede   Jan-15-09 08:12 AM   #10 
  - Enough. This is a GOP wedge issue and people differ on marriage. Wrong, stupid, to think homophobic.  MarjorieG   Jan-15-09 09:47 AM   #16 
     - My comments are refined to these quotes:  Vash the Stampede   Jan-15-09 10:57 AM   #20 
        - Seriously, I hope you didn't take offense at that memory..  HardWorkingDem   Jan-15-09 01:52 PM   #38 
           - Not at all.  Vash the Stampede   Jan-15-09 04:08 PM   #40 
  - I Had A Buddy Who Was Bisexual  DemocratSinceBirth   Jan-15-09 09:05 AM   #12 
  - because some of us actually read these quaint things called newspapers  dsc   Jan-15-09 04:30 AM   #3 
  - Don't mind the OP, his mind is still stuck in 1993...  Solon   Jan-15-09 04:58 AM   #4 
  - Yeah but does that mean they want to end it in the sense that...  LoZoccolo   Jan-15-09 11:20 AM   #26 
     - the 70% figure feels that gays and lesbians should serve openly.  dsc   Jan-15-09 11:26 AM   #27 
  - Maybe he's doing it first because it's so long overdue that even  pnwmom   Jan-15-09 05:30 AM   #5 
  - I think you are right. No one cares at this point.  harun   Jan-15-09 10:26 AM   #19 
  - 'EVERYONE KNOWS?'  elleng   Jan-15-09 05:44 AM   #6 
  - Who says this is gonna be his first act, anyways?  Darpaek   Jan-15-09 06:51 AM   #7 
  - Isn't it one of the fw things he can do w/o congress?  nemo137   Jan-15-09 08:06 AM   #8 
  - YES, and WHO KNOWS?  elleng   Jan-16-09 05:59 AM   #43 
  - Not true.  Vash the Stampede   Jan-15-09 08:08 AM   #9 
  - I think you're trying cause a poutrage. :-)  Clio the Leo   Jan-15-09 08:45 AM   #11 
  - These things are usually done with lots of care. You have to have your ducks in a row.  CTyankee   Jan-15-09 11:17 AM   #23 
  - Hahahaha  Uzybone   Jan-15-09 09:08 AM   #13 
  - Gibbs already said its not one of the first things he's going to do  BrentTaylor   Jan-15-09 09:09 AM   #14 
  - I Didn't Think He Was  DemocratSinceBirth   Jan-15-09 09:10 AM   #15 
  - Why not just speak for yourself?  Bluenorthwest   Jan-15-09 09:56 AM   #17 
  - Ah, but his superiority to everyone else is demonstrated by his keen use of the Socratic method  jobycom   Jan-15-09 10:08 AM   #18 
  - Sense - this post makes none  IAmJacksSmirkingRevenge   Jan-15-09 11:05 AM   #21 
  - I. SAID.  LoZoccolo   Jan-15-09 11:15 AM   #22 
     - He is not doing DADT "first"  bamalib   Jan-15-09 11:39 AM   #31 
  - Why? Because most of us aren't LOOKING for reasons to be offended...  scheming daemons   Jan-15-09 11:18 AM   #24 
  - It didn't get Clinton off on the best footing, IIRC.  WinkyDink   Jan-15-09 11:19 AM   #25 
  - Has there been another shift?  Dinkeldog   Jan-15-09 11:27 AM   #28 
  - It's dumb as hell to do risky things first.  Occam Bandage   Jan-15-09 11:33 AM   #29 
  - Wasn't there a huge attack thread saying that Obama wasn't  Truth Hurts A Lot   Jan-15-09 11:34 AM   #30 
  - With the state of our economy, if Obama puts anything else first the world will be pissed  LynneSin   Jan-15-09 11:42 AM   #32 
  - I don't think the 'risky things first so they'll be forgotten' thing is true at all  petronius   Jan-15-09 11:49 AM   #33 
  - Easy. Visibility  Aya Reiko   Jan-15-09 12:05 PM   #34 
  - Goodness gracious you are annoying.  Fran Kubelik   Jan-15-09 12:15 PM   #35 
  - correction:  sundog   Jan-15-09 01:03 PM   #36 
  - Correction...  PelosiFan   Jan-15-09 01:30 PM   #37 
  - seriously?  crimsonblue   Jan-15-09 01:54 PM   #39 
  - Why don't you get back to us if this actually happens.  yardwork   Jan-15-09 05:31 PM   #41 
  - Transition team members have said he's doing this in 2010.  mycritters2   Jan-15-09 05:49 PM   #42 
  - When someone does the right thing  Jake3463   Jan-16-09 06:12 AM   #44 
  - Why am I not offended that he's doing the right thing?  Iggo   Jan-16-09 09:41 AM   #45 
  - I'm more offended that such a policy ever existed. How stupid.  EmilyAnne   Jan-16-09 09:46 AM   #46 

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