Sunday, December 19, 2010

Senate Repeals Don't Ask Don't Tell - Pick Of The Week

If you couldn't tell, December has been a pretty slow month at The Midnight Review, partially because of some slow news cycles and because it has been a very busy couple weeks.  For that reason, this weeks Pick Of The Week is one single headline - the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell.

The Senate passed a bill repealing the military's 17-year-old discriminatory policy against gays with a 65-31 vote. A handful of Republicans - the ones typically called RINOs - voted in favor of the legislation. The House passed a version of the bill three days ago.

What is interesting is that despite having a clear majority, Republicans are throwing a temper tantrum by claiming they won't vote on a new START treaty. It is nice to see them try to increase their obstructionist behavior in the face of a Democratic success.

I wonder if they will add repeal of this repeal to their overall legislative agenda next year, along with repeal and replace of health care reform.


  1. During the lame duck session; the President should just past everything and move on.

    His point was made on trying to be bi-partisan. We have a broken system; it needs fixing.

  2. Agreed. For some reason though, I have a feeling Obama is going to screw this one up somehow...

    I can't wait for Republicans to twist this vote in the 2012 election...

  3. This is just part of the huge problem the Republicans are going to have with their right wing. The Republicans also defeated the Dream Act. This vote was simply childish. Basically, this acted gave a path to citizenship to illegal aliens who graduated from college or served in our armed forces. Hmmm. These persons are going to be taxpayers, not leeches. Totally ridiculous. As a result, they managed to piss off every Latin American voter. So now, the religious right is going after the repeal of DADT. It is going to be a very interesting two years.


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