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Jon Stewart Calls Out Obama on Don't Ask, Don't Tell

Jon Stewart Calls Out Obama on Don't Ask, Don't Tell

On last night's show, Jon Stewart pondered whether gay people frighten Americans more than terrorists. Why else would Obama stall the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell (DADT), turning away openly gay Americans ready to fight for the country?

The official word from the Obama administration is that they have too much on their plates right now to figure out how to let gay Americans serve in the military. Jon thinks this a bogus excuse, and points out that Obama continually made promises as a candidate to make repealing DATD a priority.

Perhaps surprisingly, DADT has been shown to have a greater impact on women. A 2007 report revealed that although women make up only 14 percent of Army personnel, 46 percent of those discharged under DADT were women.

Do you agree with Jon Stewart that it's time for Obama to find time to repeal DADT?

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wassy988 wassy988 7 years
I personally feel that when he speaks at the Equality march he will announce his movement towards repealing the act. I think by just supporting gay rights he is doing better than any other president. It would be wonderful for more rights, but such things take time.
zeze zeze 7 years
lol, Jon should be the analogy czar. And Obama can't get rid of DADT until next term, all the people that voted for him on the fence last time won't vote for him if he heats the gays...while those who would be upset with him for not doing it will vote for him regardless...basic politics.
janneth janneth 7 years
Just do it.
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 7 years
This should be a priority - get rid of DADT.
Beauty Beauty 7 years
Jon continues to win my adoration. DADT has got to go.
Chouette4u Chouette4u 7 years
Lay off, Jon! Obama is too busy campaigning to get the 2016 Olympics for Chicago and appearing on David Letterman to work on trivial things like getting rid of DADT.
fashionplate525 fashionplate525 7 years
Jon, I could not agree more! Call him out!
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