Ok, I'd vote for Obama over Santorum

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    Santorum said that he'd reinstate DADT if he got elected.

    I gotta say that I hate everything about Obama's economic policies, but the military has always had gay servicememembers. Witch hunts for gays only reduces the capability of our fighting forces. I was never a fan of the activist elements pushing for the "rights" to serve in the military, but I don't think it's a good strategy to kick out trained capable warriors for what they do on liberty.

    Santorum calls the repeal of DADT "social engineering" and injecting social policy into the military mission. No, he's the one injecting social policy into the military mission. He's the one practicing social engineering.

    To be fair, Santorum was always marginal to me. On economic policy he's clueless. He's not a leader for shit, and he waffles. But using the military for political purposes to the extent of reducing our capabilities? That's horseshit.
     
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    I agree with Santorum. Sexual preference is irrelevant to military service. Keep your personal lives to yourself.
     
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    You realize that repealing DADT was entirely a political issue pushed by the Left and radical gays with an agenda, right? The military was fine with the way things were.
    Santorum is right: it was social engineering.
     
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    Then why reinstate DADT?
     
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    Actually, the military was not "fine" with the way things were. Thousands of linguists were discharged or left the military due to DADT. The military still has an extreme shortage of linguists.

    How does pushing those folks out serve the mission?
     
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    Because our soldier's sex life is totally irrelevant. We dont need to know it.
     
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    Yeah, that's stupid as sh1t. From both a practical and intel perspective.
    At this point, the only two candidates on the stage I would vote for are Herman Cain or Mitt Romney. And Cain's out. So it's either Romney or Obama. Like being offered the choice between boiled pig's feet and boiled monkey butt. Either way the reaction is "Yuck!"
     
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    Non-sequitur of the evening.
    Please show where the military establishment wanted DADT repealled.
     
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    Hint: If you think something is stupid, you probably don't understand it.
     
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    Now with that I must agree. Yuck indeed. Faced with that choice (or, really, faced with any of the current Republican candidates or Obama) I'll vote for Obama, but over the last few years I have ceased to have much hope in him. I think that's true of most of his supporters from 2008. He has really let us down.
     

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