Saturday, January 17, 2009

Barack Obama will end the "Don't ask don't tell" policy in regards to gays serving in the military.


Obama is set to show how little he cares about the United States Armed Forces as soon as he is sworn into office Tuesday. I've heard people tell me over and over that Obama isn't a radical socialist. They say that he's really a "centrist". Why do liberals think they can honestly fool people that are much smarter and more knowledgeable then they are? A few weeks ago I wrote a story about how the marines in Hawaii snubbed Obama. It didn't take long for his loyal supporters to attempt to explain away why it happened. Let's see if they can explain away this further evidence of the troops uneasiness over Obama. This is a poll conducted by the Military Times after Obama became President Elect. Here's the headline of the poll

2008 Military Times poll: Wary about Obama

The poll cites inexperience and an Iraq timetable as part of them being wary towards him. I don't recall the media or Obama's supporters making an issue of Obama absence of military experience. Four years ago, these same people used John Kerry's four months in Vietnam as a way to attack Bush's service in the Air National Guard. My what a difference four years make. During his campaign, Obama said he was going to "earn" the military's trust. I doubt repealing "Don't ask don't tell" will accomplish that huge goal of earning the troop's trust and respect. In the Military Time's poll several issues were cited. This is a quote from a marine that will never ever air on any television network or be printed in any liberal newspaper. A lance corporal that didn't want to be identified told the Military Times “Being that the Marine Corps can be sent anywhere in the world with the snap of his fingers, nobody has confidence in this guy as commander in chief”. He's absolutely right. All anyone has to do is look at the terrible mistakes that Bill Clinton made with the marines in Somalia. This has to be a record that two back to back Democrat Presidents not having one day of military experience under their belts. With Obama it's even worse. At least Clinton had executive experience as a Governor. Obama doesn't even have that either. Prior to the election, only 25% of the active military personal supported Barack Obama. Most of the military responds well to Republican leadership for some reason. I guess that could be because the military understands the difference between "appeasement and strength". Some reports are stating that 10% percent of active military personnel may not re enlist once "Don't ask Don't tell" is repealed. The Military Times conducted a poll on the troops thoughts on the appeal of "Don't ask Don't tell". The results shouldn't come as a surprise. The troops are opposed to the repeal. Why does Obama wants to demoralize the military? I think that is a good question that needs to be asked. Respect is earned not given, and Obama's soon to be first decision regarding troop morale is a reason why he should never be given true respect by the military. Here's my thoughts on the issue.



2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Republicans were all in a tizzy when Clinton introduced “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” so now they’re all upset that it could be repealed? Typical. More than 100 retired U.S. military leaders, including the former head of the Naval Acadamy, were pleased that this policy has been re-examined.

Regarding of the Marines’ “snub” of Obama in Hawaii: Soldiers serve the office, not the man. Military courtesy extends to every aspect of military life including what you do when a ranking officer enters the dining facility, and what unfolded was entirely appropriate. Obama was a civilian at the time.

The troops get our blind support because they do their job. Mouthing off about politics isn’t their job, frankly.

And blogs that don't check their facts, or don't even bother to use facts, really don't add anything constructive to the conversation. But something makes me believe you're not actually trying to have a conversation ...

And might I suggest that we wait until Obama takes the Oath before we start killing his presidency? Just a suggestion.

3:20 AM  
Blogger conservative brother said...

anon "Republicans were all in a tizzy when Clinton introduced “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” so now they’re all upset that it could be repealed? Typical. More than 100 retired U.S. military leaders, including the former head of the Naval Acadamy, were pleased that this policy has been re-examined."

Actually Don't ask and Don't tell was a perfect compromise. As for Repupublicans being ina "tizzy" when Clinton introduced it. it didn't matter if they liked it or not. The troops were comfortable with it,and that is all that mattered. The troops are the ones impacted by it,and they don't want it repealed.

anon "More than 100 retired U.S. military leaders, including the former head of the Naval Acadamy, were pleased that this policy has been re-examined."

I noticed you said 100 "retired" and not 100 "active" military leaders, also how many military leaders are in the military again? I'm sure it's way more then just 100.

anon "egarding of the Marines’ “snub” of Obama in Hawaii: Soldiers serve the office, not the man. Military courtesy extends to every aspect of military life including what you do when a ranking officer enters the dining facility, and what unfolded was entirely appropriate. Obama was a civilian at the time."

Say as you wish, the Military Times poll backs up my argument and reasoning for the snub.

anon "The troops get our blind support because they do their job. Mouthing off about politics isn’t their job, frankly."

According to both polls, the troops being wary of Obama has nothing to do wih politics but their doubt and trust in him as as Commander in Chief.

anon "
And blogs that don't check their facts, or don't even bother to use facts, really don't add anything constructive to the conversation. But something makes me believe you're not actually trying to have a conversation ..."

Funny you should mention "checking facts". I posted my sources which was the military times poll. I based my story on the poll results. So try a different approach or take it up with the soldiers that took part in the poll.

anon "
And might I suggest that we wait until Obama takes the Oath before we start killing his presidency? Just a suggestion."

Thanks for the suggestion, but I think I will just continue too see through Obama's catch phrases and platitudes. Thanks anyways.

7:19 AM  

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