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Donald Ian Rankin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-02-10 07:17 AM
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28. You need to take off the rose-tinted spectacles.

There is no longer any hope whatsoever of DADT repeal via Congress - it might well have been possible in the last two years if the Democrats in general and Obama in particular had made a serious attempt at it, but the Republican takeover makes it impossible. The only hope now is the court challenge, which Obama is doing his best to prevent.

There are currently 50,000 US soldiers in Iraw and 71,000 in Afghanistan. I don't know what your 90,000 figure represents - is it "number of troops who have come home" or "number who have come home, minus number who have been sent out"?

We're currently in the middle of a slow-motion collapse by the Dems on Bush's tax cuts for the rich.

Freezing pay for the poorest arguably is part of Obama's agenda, to be fair. It's just a shame he's only delivering on the bad bits of it.
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