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They were told if they voted for a Republican that Gitmo would stay open

And, they were right:

  1. The current President of the United States campaigned on a platform that included the closing of the prison for international terrorists at Gitmo.
  2. Gitmo is, in fact, still open. But they’ll get to it Real Soon Now (SPOILER WARNING: they won’t).
  3. The Right noted at the time that Gitmo was going to remain open. On more than one occasion. We, in fact, told people time again and again and again and again that Barack Obama was not going to close Gitmo. Which means that nobody really has an excuse for being surprised.

One of the minor points of record that Barack Obama is going to be reminded of in the next few months.

The Obama campaign has decided on a new campaign slogan – “Forward”.

As you might imagine, the right is having a ball with that on Twitter under the hashtag #FORWARD.

You might want to join in the fun.

~McQ

Twitter: @McQandO

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12 Responses to They were told if they voted for a Republican that Gitmo would stay open

  • As I recall, there was an attempt to ready a couple of prisons in US for transfer of detainees, but an out-cry from Republicans put an end to that.

    • @tadcf No. Wrong as usual. There was an out-cry from the NOT insane. What an idiot.

    • @tadcf LOL … yeah, and the Democrats ALWAYS listen to the Republicans. If you’ll actually do your homework, you’ll find that the Democrats had majorities in both houses of Congress at the time and THEY chose not to close the place, not the Republicans. Additionally, you’ll find the Obama legal team concluded it was handy to keep it open. And they have.

      • @McQandO The Republicans have always controlled the House, Obama has never had both branches of the legislature under the same party as his own, we have always been a war with EastAsia.

    • @tadcf Thank God they listen when there is an outcry though eh? Otherwise we’d be saddled with that nightmare of a national healthcare plan! I have to tell you I’m glad the Republicans put an end to THAT! You betcha!

    • @tadcf So? To quote Obama, “We won”.

    • @tadcf To quote Obama, “It’s all Bush’s fault!”

    • @tadcf But let’s give Obama credit for his policy to keep out any new inmates from arriving at Gitmo. You know, his policy of greeting them with a HellFire missile (i. e. take no one alive).

  • “Forward”.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Obama Signs Equal-Pay Legislation

    “It is fitting that with the very first bill I sign — the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act — we are upholding one of this nation’s first principles: that we are all created equal and each deserve a chance to pursue our own version of happiness,” the president said.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/30/us/politics/30ledbetter-web.html

    ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Women paid significantly less in Obama White House than their male counterparts

    All of President Barack Obama’s employees may not be treated equally in the White House, as recently released financial records show that female employees earn significantly less than their male counterparts.

    Using the 2011 annual report of White House staff salaries that was submitted to Congress, an $11,000 difference is clear between the median female employee salary and the median male employee salary.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2128513/Women-paid-significantly-Obama-White-House-male-counterparts.html

    ,,,,,,,,,, “Forward”

  • Here’s the definition of ‘forward’, as used in the English language (notice that there’s no reference to communist, Marxists, or socialists):

    Definition of FORWARD

    1
    a : near, being at, or belonging to the forepart b : situated in advance

    2
    a : strongly inclined : ready b : lacking modesty or reserve : brash

    3
    : notably advanced or developed : precocious

    4
    : moving, tending, or leading toward a position in front; also : moving toward an opponent’s goal

    5
    a : advocating an advanced policy in the direction of what is considered progress b : extreme, radical

    6
    : of, relating to, or getting ready for the future <forward buying of produce>

    for·ward·ly adverb
    for·ward·ness noun

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    Examples of FORWARD

    the forward deck of a boat
    the forward movement of history
    a very forward young woman