"Senate Republicans, led by John McCain (R-Ariz.), have blocked the Senate from considering the defense authorization bill Tuesday afternoon. By blocking the bill from moving to the Senate floor, Republicans accomplish the objective of stalling the repeal of the military's 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy and blocking the Senate from considering the DREAM Act, which would give young, undocumented immigrants a pathway to citizenship if they enlist in the military or enroll in college."
Thank you President Obama for dragging your ass on this issue for the last two years and wasting the super majority the Senate enjoyed for a time after the 2008 elections. Your "fierce advocacy" of LGBT issues is a joke.
Thank you Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-Arkansas) for helping to filibuster this bill. I hope you lose your seat in November.
Thank you Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) for siding with a procedural maneuver over principal, you believe the policy to be wrong.
Thank you Harry Reid (D-Nevada) for not bringing up a vote to repeal on it's own, earlier.
Thank you Department of Defense for believing more study is needed in a 17 year old policy that has seen 13,000 service members discharged in that period of time.
I'm so over Republicans and Democrats. It's pretty sad when they fail to act when 80% of the American public are for repeal! We join the ranks of Cuba, China, Egypt, Iran, North Korea, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Syria, and Yemen, to name a few, in not allowing service members to serve openly. What a great list to be a part of!
It makes me physically sick...