Tuesday, November 10, 2009

500 Broken Promises

On the eve of Veteran's Day, 500 service people have been discharged from the military under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." A policy Campaigner in Chief, Barack Obama, claimed he would end once he became Waffler In Chief. In the first actual interview with the GLBT media The Advocate during the campaign, he said:
I reasonably can see “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” eliminated... I would never make this a litmus test for the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Obviously, there are so many issues that a member of the Joint Chiefs has to deal with, and my paramount obligation is to get the best possible people to keep America safe. But I think there’s increasing recognition within the Armed Forces that this is a counterproductive strategy -- ya know, we’re spending large sums of money to kick highly qualified gays or lesbians out of our military, some of whom possess specialties like Arab-language capabilities that we desperately need. That doesn’t make us more safe, and what I want are members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff who are making decisions based on what strengthens our military and what is going to make us safer, not ideology.

So, he can "see" doing it, it's just the ACTUAL doing it with which he seems to have problems.

As a bonus, here is something else Candidate Obama said in this interview when asked this questions:
What event or person has most affected your perceptions of or relationship to the LGBT community?
Somebody else who influenced me, I actually had a professor at Occidental -- now, this is embarrassing because I might screw up his last name -- Lawrence Goldyn, I think it was. He was a wonderful guy. He was the first openly gay professor that I had ever come in contact with, or openly gay person of authority that I had come in contact with. And he was just a terrific guy. He wasn’t proselytizing all the time (emphasis mine), but just his comfort in his own skin and the friendship we developed helped to educate me on a number of these issues.

Oh, yes, we LGBT people are practically missionaries. So glad this one professor didn't "proselytize" his students, or push his "gay-ness" on them. What a guy. I'm sure it was difficult for him since, you know, that's just how we are. Ahem.

And people wonder why I have said all along that Obama is not our friend? Because he is not.

Here is the story of one highly decorated pilot:



Here is a follow-up to Lt. Col. Fehrenbach's story:



Did you catch the very beginning, the ways in which someone can have a service member investigated in both videos? Shocking. Just shocking.

As is the lack of any action whatsoever by Obama on this issue. Sure he gave a talk to the (sell out) HRC a month or so ago, claiming, once again, that he would abolish DADT at some point. But that's just talk. Here is what President Obama has done thus far on this issue:







How many more broken promises before DADT is abolished? One thing is for sure. On the Eve of Veteran's Day, there are too many new Veterans as a result of this law. 500 too many.

9 comments:

SFIndie said...

This is unbelievable. Here we have a hero, who has dedicated 18 years of his life to this country, and he's being fired, with a loss of his pension, for no other reason than his sexual orientation. The same as 500 other loyal Americans. WTF!!!

The fact that the Liar in Chief did not abolish DADT immediately upon taking office should show every LGBT that he cannot be trusted. There's no excuse for this, none at all.

Rachel Maddow is upset? Well, hell, Rachel, you kissed O's ass and dedicated yourself to putting him in the position he's in. When you apologize on-air to everyone, when you admit you were wrong and stupid and blind and you wish you could take your vote and your support back, that O is a complete fraud, then - maybe - I'll feel a little sorry for you. Maybe.

And yet, if the Liar in Chief does repeal DADT, he'll get a pass. No one will care anymore that it took him a year (or longer) to do anything. No one will remember the 500 whose careers were ruined. No, they'll just dance in the streets and tell us all how fabulous he is because he kept his word after all.

Word verification: spared - How I wish and pray we all could have been SPARED the pain and suffering heaped on us by O and his army!

Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy said...

SF, you nailed it, friend. Absolutely spot on.

Can you imagine working hard, getting to the very top of your profession, have accolade after accolade heaped on you, then have it all taken away because you were, say, left-handed? That is basically what they have done to Lt. Col. Fehrenbach.

At the very least, you'd think some people would be pissed off that millions and millions were spent to train this man, and now he has been given the boot.

SO RIGHT abt Rachel! I could not believe the vitriol dripping from her lips when she would have to discuss Hillary, who, btw, would have done what she SAID she would do. But, no. She backed the Empty O, and is now pissy that he has done NOTHING he said he would do. You'd think she coulda figured that out if she had bothered to read or look at ANYTHING he had said - heck - she could have read the interview in The Advocate and known how he really feels abt us.

Can you imagine O ever doing ANYTHING for the people discharged under his watch? Hahahahaha - yeah, no. Not a chance.

I know you're right, too, abt O being forgiven if he ever does get it repealed. If he does, it will be right before his next election comes up, right? That would be him.

Btw, Marc Ambinder has this "Chris Matthews leg-tingle" moment with Obama's speech at Fort Hood today. For some reason, it is lost on him that the REAL Obama is the one who gave a Shout Out - a SHOUT OUT - before acknowledging what had happened, and then read it mechanically from a piece of paper. I knew he was waiting to go there until his speechwriters could get this up on TOTUS to try and reset his image. Those words, just words - there are HIS words, and those of his speechwriters. The former just aren't all that eloquent, and show him to be rather cold and callused. The latter are the ones that give the tingly feelings.

Too bad people can't seem to separate the man from the words...

SFIndie said...

OMG, I read Ambinder's article. Blech! What a bunch of crap.

Obama had to lead a nation's grieving.

Uh, uh, uh, Obama, where've ya been? We've been grieving for almost a week already - without you.

...but sometimes, the man, the moment and the words come together and meet the challenge

This hero worship is painful to watch. Yeah, the first words he spoke all by himself from his cold, cold heart represented the REAL Barack Obama. The words he READ at the memorial were written for the fraud.

I couldn't listen to the fraud speak, though. His voice, the way he speaks, is awful. I'll never understand why people think he's such a great orator. I find him stilted and passionless. (I bet Michelle does too! Thus, the permanent scowl on her face...)

Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy said...

I should have given you the link right off the bat - sorry abt that, SF!

I cannot stand to listen to him either. Glancing oevr that Ambinder piece was abt all I could muster. Heck - I cannot get to the remote fast enough when those stupid credit card commercials come on with him talking!

You know, he has a knack for making it all abt him, "the man to lead the country. He is just unbelievable. What a narcissist.

You're right - it's the hero worship. As I said previously, they are trying to repair his image from the mask slipping the other day.

LOL abt Michelle and your word verification earlier! :-D

Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy said...

Oh, did you see the comment someone made at the Ambinder article saying he thought this was abt the dead soldiers, not Obama. He apologized for the confusion (a bit of snark there).

I was heartened to see the take people had on it. This one had an interesting take on it: http://riverdaughter.wordpress.com/2009/11/10/was-it-good-for-you-too/

SFIndie said...

Loved the comment at Ambinder's. There were a few that commented on his Obama crush!

Riverdaughter's take was perfect. It's been awhile since I'd stopped by The Confluence, I'll have to do that more often. Not a fan of Reagan, but it was refreshing to hear his speech again...as RD said, the SAME day as the tragedy, and not a week later, and with NO shout-outs to anyone!

Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy said...

Hey -

I haven't been to Riverdaughter's in ages, either. I saw it at memeorandum.com (yes, that's speled correctly). They have links to different posts dealing with particular issues. "Confluence" seemed familiar, but it wasn't until I was sending the link to you that I realized who it was!

Most definitely not a fan of Reagan's. I was at Union when he was elected, and I remember giving the one lone Republican who hung out with us (he lived on our floor) such crap abt supporting that guy. I was probably like these Obots now...Ah, youth - always right, never wrong, everything is black/white, and way smarter than anyone else. Or so we thought. Anyway - I was thinking this morning, as Bill carries the water for Barack, how the man who really COULD communicate - himself, not his speechwriters - feels abt TOTUS taking his place...

And Reagan looked upset. I know he was an actor or anything, but he looked sad. Unlike Mr. Shout Out Check My Scrap Of Paper Because I Cannot Speak From My Heart Obama.

Sigh.

Doc99 said...

Rev, Did you see the landmark move of the Mormons in Salt Lake City?

Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy said...

Thanks, Doc! I had not seen that article!

It is interesting given the whole Prop 8 thing, though I think it is disingenuous to blame its passage solely on Mormons. They are just a convenient scapegoat, it seems (not that they didn't play a part, but I trust you know what I mean).

Thanks, Doc99!