“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Repeal Vote Today

Saturday, December 18, 2010

The long awaited “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal vote is expected before noon today with proponents saying they are confident they have more than 60 votes needed to pass the legislation.

A stand along bill repealing the 17-year old, Clinton-era ban on gay Americans serving their country was introduced by Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) and Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) and received supported from Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME).

The stand alone bill passed the U.S. House earlier this week.

As longtime reader Brigadoon opined, the price of winning Republican support for the repeal measure was the $858 billion tax cut giveaway that overwhelmingly favored the wealthiest Americans.

I will update this Blog later today once the votes are counted.

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7 Responses to “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Repeal Vote Today

  1. Arizona Leatherneck says:

    Fingers crossed. Let’s hope this is it.

    As to what Brigadoon said, he’s correct. But Obama and the Dems have had two years of one-party rule to get DADT repealed and they failed. Obama’s a nitwit and Reid and Pelosi are ineffective leaders.

    So if the repeal comes with a $900 billion dollar price tag, so be it.

  2. Brigadoon says:

    Taliban Texan Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) said on the Senate floor Friday that many of his Republican colleagues could vote against Obama’s new START nuclear treaty with Russia if Democrats move forward with a plan to vote on DADT repeal Saturday. Poor Barry. He thinks he’s made friends with these idiots but the biggest idiot is Barry.

  3. Peace Nick says:

    Just do it. The eyes of the nation and the world, are watching.

    If the senate fucks this up, Obama will shrink before our eyes and I predict he will not only not win reelection but, will face a serious effort in the GOP controlled House to impeach him. There’s enough anger on both sides of the aisle that impeachment could happen.

  4. Walk on Socks says:

    Newsflash: gays are already serving in the military!

    We’re in the Navy, Army, Air Force and yes, even the Marines. We’ve served this nation for many decades and honorably.

    Morons like Sen. Corker from Texas needs to read the reports from the Palm Center. If he can’t read all the big words, have an aide read the reports to him while he plays video games in his office.

  5. enchantedrocker says:

    We did it! Happy holidays to everyone, especially our brave LGBT service members!

  6. DMason says:

    Final senate vote due at 3PM today. Let’s hope no one fucks it up.

  7. Vivzzz says:

    I’m delighted beyond words DADT is going away. My heart is heavy when I think of the 14,000 men and women who were kicked out of the military just for their sexual orientation. Bill Clinton was a coward for signing this law back in 1993. He should be ashamed of himself. DADT was in way, shape or form a compromise as many Clintonistas now want to claim.

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