Thursday, December 09, 2010

Procedural vote in Senate dooms repeal of DADT

Sen. Scott (Brown-Eye) Brown, Asshole
Thanks to Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Scott Brown (D-MA) the vote to proceed to debating the Defense Authorization bill that includes the repeal of DADT failed on a vote of 57-40. Murkowski had signaled earlier in the week that she would vote for cloture and supported the repeal and Scott Brown had said that he supported the repeal as well. Manchin, being a cracker from WV had said nothing. 

All I can say is that Brown had better have a good excuse for doing this. The voters of Massachusetts have long supported equality for gays and lesbians and I suspect that we in the LGBT community in Massachusetts will be fairly well mobilized in 2012 to kick that shit-for-brains out of office for this clearly discriminatory vote. 

They didn't even respect the sacrifices of gay and lesbian service members enough to debate this on the floor of the Senate. I thought that this was at least one point where the people of America had decided not to let bigotry and hatred of us get in the way of fairness and equality for all who want to protect our country. 

This filibuster nonsense has got to stop.

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