Obama Tries to Breathe New Life Into ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

Friday, July 15, 2011

Well boys and girls, our “fiercest advocate”, President Obama, is at it again.

After the Ninth Circuit federal court told the government to stop enforcing ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’ the Pentagon reportedly stopped discharging gay men and lesbians and started permitting openly gay soldiers to enlist, the Obama administration wasted no time filing an emergency motion with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals pleading with the court to reconsider its order to vacate the stay.

The Log Cabin Republicans — who filed the original case, have the details:

“This latest maneuver by the President continues a pattern of doublespeak that all Americans should find troubling. All this does is further confuse the situation for our men and women in uniform,” said R. Clarke Cooper, Log Cabin Republicans Executive Director, combat veteran and captain in the United States Army Reserve. “Let me be clear – the president is asking the court for the power to continue threatening servicemembers with investigation and discharge, and the right to turn away qualified Americans from military service for no reason other than their sexual orientation. Even if the administration never uses that power, it is still wrong, and the Ninth Circuit was clear that there is no justification for continuing the violation of servicemembers’ constitutional rights. ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ is an offense to American values that should have been gone long ago. It is shameful that a president who has taken credit for opposing the policy is taking extreme measures to keep it on life support.”

Got that? Despite the fact ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ was repealed in 2010 and President Obama signed the repeal bill into law, his hapless administration is trying to defend it.

Can 2012 get here any sooner?

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17 Responses to Obama Tries to Breathe New Life Into ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

  1. Joe in Colorado says:

    This is terrible. I can understand at a legal level how the DoJ is required to defend a law the president may object to or disagree with, but “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” was repealed by Congress and the repeal bill signed into law by Obama. All the Pentagon is waiting for is a certification. Obama can’t chew gum and walk at the sametime. Does he even care how this looks to the American people?

  2. Brigadoon says:

    I thought I was having a brain hiccup when I saw this. Why is Obama, who is mired in debt tussles with the GOP, and his DOJ, mired in defending the ‘Fast and Furious’ operation in Mexico, trying to defend a law that is no longer a law? Seriously folks, it’s time for Obama to fold the tent and go. He’s in way over his head and doesn’t have a clue.

  3. I have an idea for Barack Obama?

    Maybe he can direct the Department of Justice to revisit miscegenation laws or Jim Crow? I mean, if you can’t create jobs, or close GITMO, or end the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen and Libya, at least you will look like you’re doing something useful. Right, Barry?

  4. Marcus Ybanez says:

    This is precisely why the Gay ATM is closed to Obama in 2012.

    While the HRC may still worship at Obama’s feet, LGBT support for this president has been winnowing since the early days of his administration. Google “LGBT donations for Obama” and you will see what I’m talking about. But it isn’t only the gay community who is disenfranchised with him At POLITICO this morning, there’s an article about Obama losing rich liberal donors too.

  5. Sayingwhatneedsaying says:

    Obama……………. you ‘Shit-burger’ STFU!!!!!!!!

  6. Chad Lebanon says:

    Maybe he can direct the Department of Justice to revisit miscegenation laws or Jim Crow?

    I have no doubt Obama would if he thought it might earn him points with Boehner and McConnell.

  7. Harry says:

    The Obama Administration doesn’t want DADT repealed because it needs DADT to shake the gay money tree.

  8. FDRWeeps says:

    “You gotta feel sorry for the guy. His most ardent supporters are the dumbest motherfuckers in the world, and they don’t realize he thinks they are digging his political grave.” – Jane Hamsher, founder of FireDogLake on blast and keeping it real.

    Obama’s circle of support keeps shrinking, and shrinking, and ………, you get the idea.

  9. DMason says:

    Cue the O-Bots: “Obama had no choice!

  10. Arizona Leatherneck says:

    “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” was repealed. Period.

    The president has no legal obligation to begin threatening soldiers with a military investigation and discharge. All we’re awaiting is the certification from the Pentagon. It’s a formality — nothing more.

    Obama is trying to enforce a law that doesn’t exist. Is he certifiably insane?

  11. Eric Equality Kuntz says:

    The Log Cabin Republicans nailed it.

    President Obama continues a pattern of doublespeak. He can’t be trusted when it comes to LGBT rights. Personally, I don’t think Mr. Obama can be trusted on any matter of great or lesser import. He’s a snake and an opportunist.

  12. Tiny Dancer says:

    “Can 2012 get here any sooner?”

    Nope. Not for me.

  13. Randy Arroyo says:

    Obama held a big, festive, bill signing photo-op, surrounded by Nancy Pelosi and Barney Frank, and gave a speech about how important the repeal was to ending discrimination against gays who want to serve their country. Am I the only person who remembers this signing ceremony? Now, Obama is dragging his feet on implementation of the repeal. Which is why nobody in the gay community trusts him now. Even when he gets it right, he manages to fuck it up.

  14. Adirondacky says:

    OK, I’m confused. Obama’s DoJ is instructing the Pentagon to enforce ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ despite the fact that ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ was repealed and signed by the president? How do you enforce a law that doesn’t exist?

  15. feminazi says:

    I’m with you, Adirondacky. With DADT repealed, what purpose is served by the DoJ getting involved in an enforcement matter of a policy repealed and removed from the books? Is Obama so naive as to think this won’t reinforce the impression many in the gay community have already of him as a man who says he’s on their side but never misses the chance to kick them in the teeth when no one is looking?

  16. Unconditional1 says:

    Sexual encounters between two consenting adults is their business and their free-will right to choose for themselves. It does not matter what Obama, the Military, or anyone thinks about someone else’s inalienable right to decide for themselves, with whom to partner up.

  17. Unconditional1 says:

    Sometimes it is best to let a sleeping dog lie! Perhaps, if Barack really wants to effect some change that might actually have some precedent and redeeming benefits, he should get behind the Medicinal Marijuana and Industrial Hemp issues. He could leave a legacy that might actually have some relevance. This “Don’t ask, don’t tell” issue, like a sore, does not need to be picked at or have the “Band Aid” torn off. Barack, focus on something meaningful!

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