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42. Then he needs to read this OP's links.
In the report by the Military Law experts, they state that that 'specific law' actually makes it possible for him to issues an Executive Order halting the dismissals. I though he was a Constitutional Lawyer? Maybe he hasn't seen this report

I don't think specifically it's the Senate, or even the President, I think it's the Military. Gates was having apoplexy over the judge's ruling yesterday. Our military has been 'Christianized' and I am beginning to think they run the country right now. The MIC and Big Corps seem to have taken control of the U.S.
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  -Obama can halt Gay discharges with Exective Order, study shows sabrina 1  Oct-14-10 05:00 PM   #0 
  - sounds like that would only last untill stop losses ended.  Egnever   Oct-14-10 05:04 PM   #1 
  - He can stop the obvious injustice NOW, while working hard to make it permanent.  stillwaiting   Oct-14-10 05:46 PM   #16 
  - It lasts until the U.S. is no longer in a 'State of Emergency'.  sabrina 1   Oct-14-10 05:54 PM   #18 
  - Of course he can.  VMI Dem   Oct-14-10 05:04 PM   #2 
  - My response exactly.  Hell Hath No Fury   Oct-14-10 05:13 PM   #4 
  - wouldn't that require, I don't know, political courage or something?  villager   Oct-14-10 05:07 PM   #3 
  - exactly. +1  Divine Discontent   Oct-14-10 08:12 PM   #58 
  - Mmm - quelle amuse! Nt  xchrom   Oct-14-10 05:18 PM   #5 
  - Gibbs and Pelosi have suggested that he might if the Senate drops the ball.  Unvanguard   Oct-14-10 05:21 PM   #6 
  - They have already pretty much dropped the ball.  Hell Hath No Fury   Oct-14-10 05:24 PM   #7 
     - They are going to try again in the lame-duck session.  Unvanguard   Oct-14-10 07:30 PM   #52 
  - An executive order would be a band-aid.  jaxx   Oct-14-10 05:29 PM   #8 
  - yeah so lets dont apply a band aid to help the victim. uh huh sure nt  msongs   Oct-14-10 05:34 PM   #9 
  - Do you want it ended, or don't you?  jaxx   Oct-14-10 05:39 PM   #11 
  - That bandaid would mean possibly thousands of gay troops  sabrina 1   Oct-14-10 06:33 PM   #28 
  - I'm so glad you're deeply worried about that scenario.  Bluebear   Oct-14-10 05:37 PM   #10 
  - You bet I'm worried.  jaxx   Oct-14-10 05:41 PM   #12 
  - How's that working out?  laconicsax   Oct-14-10 05:50 PM   #17 
     - Was that necessary?  jaxx   Oct-14-10 05:58 PM   #20 
        - Can YOU explain why this hasn't been done yet?  sabrina 1   Oct-14-10 06:08 PM   #21 
        - Cause they didn't have the votes.  jaxx   Oct-14-10 06:12 PM   #23 
           - I didn't realize executive orders and court decisions needed votes to pass.  laconicsax   Oct-14-10 06:22 PM   #25 
           - Jeez  jaxx   Oct-14-10 06:24 PM   #26 
              - And of course laws can't ever be repealed.  laconicsax   Oct-14-10 06:35 PM   #30 
              - It's harder to repeal a law than to just write another exec order  jaxx   Oct-14-10 06:37 PM   #32 
                 - And it's even harder to overturn a court decision.  laconicsax   Oct-14-10 06:51 PM   #38 
                 - As laconicsax said in the comment above, it is even harder  sabrina 1   Oct-14-10 07:24 PM   #50 
                    - *crickets*  laconicsax   Oct-15-10 03:52 PM   #70 
              - This one cannot be overturned until the President ends  sabrina 1   Oct-14-10 06:52 PM   #39 
                 - Please don't assume I'm making excuses, as you charged.  jaxx   Oct-14-10 07:02 PM   #43 
                    - Well, it sounds like an excuse considering the information in the OP.  sabrina 1   Oct-14-10 07:09 PM   #46 
           - You don't need votes for an Executive Order. Did you read  sabrina 1   Oct-14-10 06:43 PM   #36 
              - Is that a personal attack?  jaxx   Oct-14-10 07:03 PM   #44 
                 - Um, no. It was a question. Which you didn't answer btw.  sabrina 1   Oct-15-10 12:26 AM   #64 
        - It's very enlightening to see people advocate inaction on this issue.  laconicsax   Oct-14-10 06:20 PM   #24 
           - There are clearly many Democrats who do not believe in  sabrina 1   Oct-14-10 06:56 PM   #41 
              - It isn't just not fighting to encourage him to do the right thing.  laconicsax   Oct-14-10 07:07 PM   #45 
                 - A big tent is fine, but letting in to many infiltrators who share  sabrina 1   Oct-14-10 07:17 PM   #47 
                    - Who are the 'infiltrators' you refer to?  jaxx   Oct-14-10 07:26 PM   #51 
                       - Reagan Republicans, DLCers  sabrina 1   Oct-14-10 07:47 PM   #54 
                          - Nope. I've never heard a Democrat called an infiltrator before.  jaxx   Oct-14-10 07:57 PM   #55 
                             - Was Bill Clinton ever a Republican?  sabrina 1   Oct-14-10 07:59 PM   #56 
                                - I always thought Bill Clinton was a damned good Democrat.  jaxx   Oct-14-10 08:08 PM   #57 
                                   - Yes, I always thought so too. Which is why I asked the question,  sabrina 1   Oct-14-10 08:25 PM   #59 
  - Amazing logic, isn't it?  sabrina 1   Oct-14-10 07:20 PM   #48 
  - Great! That's exactly what we need to stop the bleeding.  Ignis   Oct-14-10 05:44 PM   #14 
  - Yes, put a bandaid on the wound then start preparing for the  sabrina 1   Oct-14-10 09:24 PM   #60 
  - No, it wouldn't. It would last as long as we are in a 'State of Emergency'.  sabrina 1   Oct-14-10 05:57 PM   #19 
  - I'd like to add to what you just pointed out.  laconicsax   Oct-14-10 06:26 PM   #27 
     - Exactly! So this is a perfect solution to make something good  sabrina 1   Oct-14-10 06:45 PM   #37 
  - So what? A band-aid is better than what we have now.  walldude   Oct-14-10 06:43 PM   #35 
  - But, but...  The Philosopher   Oct-14-10 05:44 PM   #13 
  - But we haven't surveyed the housepets yet!!  Starry Messenger   Oct-14-10 05:46 PM   #15 
  - I have surveyed our house pets, and the dog says  sabrina 1   Oct-14-10 06:10 PM   #22 
  - The anti-civil rights for Gays contingency of unreccers is here.  sabrina 1   Oct-14-10 06:35 PM   #29 
  - And all it takes is taking a stand.  MadHound   Oct-14-10 06:36 PM   #31 
  - Congress could do it also.  sabrina 1   Oct-14-10 06:39 PM   #33 
  - I didn't read all your references, but he just said on the MTV town hall that  gateley   Oct-14-10 06:39 PM   #34 
  - Then he needs to read this OP's links.  sabrina 1   Oct-14-10 07:00 PM   #42 
  - More than three-fourths of Americans favor repealing "Don't ask, don't tell." So don't see what  Hannah Bell   Oct-14-10 06:53 PM   #40 
  - Obama is on the wrong side of history on this issue.  sabrina 1   Oct-15-10 12:10 AM   #63 
  - kicking this again.  Hannah Bell   Oct-15-10 12:43 AM   #66 
  - Gotta make a choice here: anything Obama does will be used by Congress as an excuse  struggle4progress   Oct-14-10 07:21 PM   #49 
  - But think of it this way.  sabrina 1   Oct-14-10 07:37 PM   #53 
  - What happens if the next Prez reverses it?  dkf   Oct-14-10 10:20 PM   #61 
  - Well, hopefully that would not be for six years.  sabrina 1   Oct-14-10 11:01 PM   #62 
  - K & R nt  laughingliberal   Oct-15-10 12:27 AM   #65 
  - Anti Gay Civil Rights activists still  sabrina 1   Oct-15-10 01:29 AM   #67 
  - K&R Thanks a lot, Sabrina. I have to admit to not knowing much about this topic  Turborama   Oct-15-10 04:44 AM   #68 
     - Hi Turborama!  sabrina 1   Oct-15-10 10:58 AM   #69 

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