Politics Obama to nominate openly gay civilian as Secretary of the Military.

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  1. JameGumb

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    http://www.washingtonpost.com/polit...b1aafe-5e30-11e5-8e9e-dce8a2a2a679_story.html

    President Obama, in a historic first for the Pentagon, has chosen to nominate Eric Fanning to lead the Army, a move that would make him the first openly gay civilian secretary of one of the military services.

    Fanning’s nomination is the latest in a series of actions taken by the administration to advance the rights of gays and lesbians throughout the federal government. The Obama administration has overhauled internal policies to provide benefits to same-sex partners, appointed gay men and lesbians to the executive branch and the federal bench and ended the 18-year ban on gays serving openly in the military.

    Fanning, who must still be confirmed by the Senate, has been a specialist on defense and national security issues for more than 25 years in Congress and the Pentagon. As Army secretary, he would be partnered with Gen. Mark Milley, who took over as the Army’s top general in August. Together the two men would assume responsibility for the Pentagon’s largest and most troubled service.

    “Eric brings many years of proven experience and exceptional leadership to this new role,” Obama said in a statement. “I look forward to working with Eric to keep our Army the very best in the world.”

    The Army, which swelled to about 570,000 active duty troops, has shed about 80,0000 soldiers from its ranks in recent years and plans to cut 40,000 more over the next few years. Those planned cuts would shrink the service to its smallest size of the post-World War II era.
     
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    The fucking guys last name is Fanning
    :facepalm:
     
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    hope and change. most military people hate him, they are just returning the favor.
     
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    He gave the guy the position based on his sexual orientation. What an awful way to handle the defense of our country.
     
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    it makes perfect sense to a progressive.
     
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    Just realized the articles fake. :jj:
     
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    Turns out the guy is bisexual, not gay.
     
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    Ugh. It is real and all over legit sites. The fuck is this country coming too.
     
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    It took five days of public pressure before Obama finally lowered the flag to half staff when we lost five Marine recruiters in Chattanooga. The White House was bathed in rainbow colors just MINUTES after Gay marriage was passed.

    And speaking of those rainbow colors- four pages of original Norman Rockwell art- done for the Saturday Evening Post that hung in the West Wing for forty+ years were recently removed and replaced by three large photos of the Rainbow White House.

    The final year of the Obama administration is going to look like the last 10 minutes of Godfather 1.
     
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    Now sit back and watch the people that believe it and come unhinged with outrage. :jj:
     
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    Article actually is legit. It's all over the AP
     
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    Obama pal, Dan Savage, with husband and Biden at the White House. Savage is the guy who tweaked Google to define "Santorum" as anal sex discharge.
     
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    Then why are you telling me its fake? :pissed:
     
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    If the man is qualified for the position what does his sexual orientation matter? Hopefully he is a person of intellect that will use caution when inserting us into conflicts and who will realize the costs in lives and material of our foreign adventures.
     
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    Everything with democrats is gay or black. No one gets anything based on merit within their group, just who is perceived as most marginalized.

    Gay military person? Make him the highest ranking officer.
    Black lawyer? Head of DOJ here we come.
     
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    In the mean time Russias leader wrestles with bears. Fuck you we got the Dominion and Klingons on the other side laughing at us.
     
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    SouthernListen posted the same article claiming it was an Onion article. I went to go see it for myself but realized it was legit :dontknow:
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Eric "Fanny" Fanning? The porn star?
     
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    Wouldn't fucking doubt it.