In this press conference from last night, Sens. Joe Lieberman and Susan Collins seem pretty convinced that the 60 (or more?) votes for repealing DADT exist somewhere on the Senate floor and that it's just a matter of uncovering them at the right time and under the right conditions.
I had no idea that legislative work was so similar to the Raiders of the Lost Ark video game for Atari 2600. Jeeze! I hope Lieberman is able to find a shovel in the Black Market and cross the mesa toward the Map Room to find the location of the Lost DADT Repeal Votes before the sun sets on the Lame Duck Session. Or before he gets spit on by a cobra.*
Given their frustrations with the timing of the vote, it sounds like there may be some credence to Christopher R. Barron and GOProud's claim that fault for the DADT repeal failure lies (at least in part) with Harry Reid.
Still, a bunch of gay Republicans blaming a Democrat for a near-unanimous voting down by Republicans is about as rational as being a gay Republican.
* Please feel free to mentally replace this non-timely reference with practically any other one from any time during the past 20 years.
Tags: DADT, Harry Reid, Joe Lieberman, LGBT, Military, Senate, Susan Collins
Jon Stewart on John McCain's Heroic Efforts to Maintain Military Subjugation of Gays at All Costs (to His Soul)
This John McCain guy… I'm tellin' ya…
I'm just sayin' is all.
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Tags: DADT, House of Representatives, Joe Lieberman, John McCain, Jon Stewart, LGBT, Mike Mullen, Military, Pentagon, Robert Gates, Senate, Susan Collins, The Daily Show, Video
Hello, future people. Today, Tom Tomorrow and your holographic teaching device will be teaching you all about America's Wankiest Generation. They're the ones that lived in the early 21st Century, and left behind them such stunning cultural artifacts as Jersey Shore, Real Housewives of New Jersey and Jersey Couture. Near as we can tell, everybody on the planet lived in New Jersey back then. Which, if you think about it, probably goes a long way toward explaining what happened to the rest of the planet…
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Tags: Constitution, Joe Lieberman, John McCain, New Jersey, Science & Technology, This Modern World
"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" to Definitely Maybe Be Repealed Eventually Hopefully Under Certain Conditions For Real!
Oh my God! Have you heard about the gay people and the military and the gay people in the military?
Apparently, the White House nodded its head in approval over some kind of "deal" between gay rights activists, Congress and the Department of Defense, and now "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" could be shit-canned by as early as this week! Or maybe even as early as never? I think? I don't know. Maybe…
The White House budget office sent a letter supporting the proposal to remove the Clinton-era "don't ask, don't tell" law even as the Pentagon continues a review of the system. Implementation of policy for gays serving openly would still require the approval of President Barack Obama, Defense Secretary Robert Gates and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen. How long implementation might take is not known, but the proposed amendment would have no effect on current practices.
"The proposed amendment will allow for completion of the comprehensive review, enable the Department of Defense to assess the results of the review, and ensure that the implementation of the of the repeal is consistent with standards of military readiness, effectiveness, unit cohesion, recruiting and retention," budget chief Peter Orszag wrote in identical evening letters to Pennsylvania Rep. Patrick Murphy, Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman and Michigan Sen. Carl Levin — the Democrats leading the push for repeal.
There go those Democrats again. Shoving their radical liberalism down the throat of America when only a mere 75 percent of the country are asking for it.
Tags: Barack Obama, Carl Levin, DADT, House of Representatives, Joe Lieberman, LGBT, Mike Mullen, Military, Obama Administration, Robert Gates, Senate