Obama Warns GOP Could Bring Back Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

President Obama warned supporters during a fundraiser in McLean, Virginia on Sunday evening that Republicans would reinstate Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell if they regain power in 2012. “You know something about that in Virginia; the kinds of nonsense that’s been going on,” Obama began. “But that’s all across the country. When you have folks who talk about — want to repeal ‘don’t ask’ — repeal the repeal of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell.’ When you have folks who are talking about not just constraining women’s reproductive health, but questioning things like contraception as part of our preventive care.” Republicans in Congress — and former GOP presidential contenders — have indeed promised to bring back the policy, although Mitt Romney has said he would preserve the repeal.