Defense Bill Stalls on Procedural Vote, Senate Blocks 'Don't Ask Don't Tell' Repeal

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    Interesting how most of us realized this political ploy by Reid and Associates, to recently add a few extra program ideas to make DADT a Dream Bill, knowing it would go down to defeat and then blame the Republicans. Obama campaigned on the repeal of DADT but was just now getting around to taking it seriously. Republicans wanted to take this Bill one add-on at a time. Two Dem Senators voted against it also. Political timing. :eusa_whistle:

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    The routine bill authorizing $726 billion in defense spending had turned into a political football in recent days as lawmakers feuded over add-ons that dealt with cultural hot buttons ranging from immigration to abortion to gays in the military. [Abortion and Illegals going to college ]

    The vote Tuesday was a blow to gay rights advocates who saw the defense authorization bill as the only vehicle through which to repeal the law before the election.

    FOXNews.com - Defense Bill Stalls on Procedural Vote, Senate Blocks 'Don't Ask Don't Tell' Repeal
     
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    Interesting that the wingnuts would put those serving in harms way at higher risk because of their homophobia.
     
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    Thanks for proving us right:clap2:


    Hey Dick Tucker :rolleyes: Ummmmm anyways..... Hey DT, go blame Mr. Reid. Its his fault!
     
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    Does not supersede their unadulterated hatred of homosexuals.

    FOXNews.com - Defense Bill Stalls on Procedural Vote, Senate Blocks 'Don't Ask Don't Tell' Repeal

    Ain't that some shit? After all the rabble-rousing about Democrats holding up a defense bill in 2007, holding out for withdrawal dates, the entire GOP and 2 Dems refuse to even let the $768B defense authorization bill proceed to debate due to opposition to repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."

    First Question: Does the GOP really give that much of a shit about DADT, or are they just trying to corner Obama into "Breaking another campaign promise?"

    Second Question: Do the dems stand their ground, to the point of letting the bill fail and defunding the military? Or do they fold like a lawn chair, once again, to the minority party?
     
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    The Republicans do not give a shit about the nation, period. It is all partisan politics to them.
     
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    And it's the same for you. Don't lie but at least be honorable and tell the truth.
     
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    The Democrats do not give a shit about the nation, period. It is all partisan politics to them.
     
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    Why is Rdean allowed to post as Cuyo?
     
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    Ya cause the dems never found a defense bill they couldn't tack some odious amendment on, right? The Defense bill is not the place for the Dream act or the removal of Don't ask Don't tell. If the Democrats were honest they would create a separate bill for each. They lost in an attempt to politicize this. The American people know what this attempt was. A blatant political ploy.
     
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    The dems campaigned on this issue, and the dems won. The electorate spoke very clearly.

    I, for one, am sick of 41 dodos holding up the will of the nation.

    So tell me, why is it more important to you to oppress homosexuals than it is to support our troops? It's a simple question.
     
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