By a vote of 56-43, the Senate failed to reach cloture this afternoon, which would have led to debate and a full vote on the 2011 defense authorization bill, which includes language to repeal “don’t ask, don’t tell.”
Just now on the floor of the Senate, Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell offered a consent agreement that would have allowed for a vote on Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell repeal and provided a fair framework for the debate. Unfortunately, Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid rejected this offer – and as a result, Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell repeal has died in the Senate.
That would be outrageous, if it were true. Reid (who is still by all means worthless) voted ‘no’ so that he’d have the chance to bring the bill up again at a later time. So, either GOProud has no problem using an issue that (presumably) affects them to barf up false political rhetoric or they’re too stupid to understand procedural maneuvers in the Senate. I’m leaning towards the latter. Also, such language! “Repeal has died”? Nothing died. Quit being so dramatic. Quit being drama queens, queens. The bill will come up again.
Harry Reid is playing political games with the lives of the brave gay men and women serving in our military. It’s clear now that Lady GaGa should have held her Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell repeal rally in Nevada instead of Maine.
Yes. If you want to be taken seriously as a political organization that purports to be interested in saving the lives of brave gay men and women (so they don’t literally die), conclude your official press release by invoking Lady Gaga.