Obama Fights To Preserve Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Before Supreme Court

President Barack Obama continued his effort to preserve the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy in a filing before the United States Supreme Court. A trial court had imposed an injunction to halt the discriminatory policy. The Administration could have allowed the injunction to stand pending an appeal but succeeded in getting the order reversed. Now, it is defending its intention to continue to discriminate against gays and lesbians in an appeal to the Supreme Court.


The Justice Department had secured an order from the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco to allow it to continue to discharge service members solely because they are known to be gay or lesbian. It is also seeking to reverse a decision finding that such discrimination violates the Constitution. The Administration had the discretion not to appeal or to allow the injunction to stand. Instead it is fighting for the right to discriminate and has argued for an extreme view of military discretion in the abuse of gays and lesbians — including opposing the very right of individual service members to show that they were not personally a threat to good order and discipline. The Obama Administration has argued that the court should just accept that any and all openly gay and lesbian service members are a threat to good order and discipline — and thus a threat to our overall national security . . . And they wonder why Obama and Bush are now virtually even in the polls.

Source: MSNBC

65 thoughts on “Obama Fights To Preserve Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Before Supreme Court”

  1. Bob,

    Compromised. I don’t know if you can call them all liars per se though, Bob. 1) They were lied to initially and I don’t have to explain fraud in inducement to you but I will point out errors tend to compound unless corrected, 2) their choices were limited and 3) some people have a different threshold for what’s acceptable from the man versus what’s acceptable from the office (although I’ll disagree with many on the third point).

  2. Buddha: “So how does it feel to be a two-faced lying sack o’ crap?”

    And what do we call his apologists?

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  4. You heard it here first:

    Birthers hate homosexuals according to the resident Birther.

    King of the Birthers, Obama

    hate homosexuals by not allowing them to repeal DADT.

    Who’s the real hater Obama.

    Who’s the star of the birther story, Obama

  5. Come on folks this is obviously part of a conspiracy to hide his ultra liberal agenda to turn this country into a socialist paradise where atheist gay overlords make all the decisions.

    Wake up sheeple!

  6. You heard it here first:

    Birthers hate homosexuals according to the resident Birther.

    Is there a connection between being too dense to properly evaluate evidence and homophobia?

    Curiouser and curiouser but speaking of walking like a duck coincidence is too much sugar for a nickel.

  7. And who would be this “they” you refer to? Birthers?

    Are you implying that Birthers – already demonstrably not the sharpest knives in the drawer as evidenced by Vince’s through debunking – also want to oppress homosexuals?

  8. You might be right. I just find it funny that they scheduled it for conference. Surely they’ve seen his birth certifcate on line by now. It’s been there for two years. 🙂

  9. If it’s irrelevant, why did you mention it?

    Other than your confessed role as Neocon troll that is.

  10. Isn’t bolstering an agenda that represses others by making irrelevant arguments what trolls do?

    Yep.

  11. You know it really doesn’t matter whether or not he’s a commie or whether or not he was born in America. It’s a matter of is his heart and soul are American and clearly they are not.

  12. Isn’t trying to draw attention away from the wasteful duplicitous elephant by making irrelevant arguments what trolls do?

    Yep.

  13. Yea but you fell off the turdnip truck so you don’t count. It’s obvious you bumped your head when it happened. Still looks swollen and gangrene looks to have set in.

  14. Isn’t this what they do with Global Climate Disruption

    Make it appear that everything is peer reviewed.

    The inspector general said the editing changes by the White House resulted “in the implication that the moratorium recommendation had been peer reviewed.” But it hadn’t been. Outside scientists were asked only to review new safety measures for offshore drilling.

  15. Specious reasoning at its best, badtroll.

    My grandfather was a carpenter and a plumber, ergo I’m a carpenter and a plumber is an argument of false of attribution.

    a=1
    b=x

    b is a variable, therefor it must be equal 1.

    Illogical in operation.

    And I should have known you’d know exactly what a two-faced lying sack o’ crap feels like.

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