Why don't you try doing research on your examples of "Democrats" before you go talking about what is "right wing" and "left wing".I know. It's all a vast right-winged conspiracy, but look at the following:
Skelton opposes repeal of 'Don't ask, don't tell' - TheHill.com
How do you explain a Democrat being against this policy, or for that matter coming up with the idea in the first place?
[ame=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ike_Skelton]Ike Skelton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]
I think just looking him up on Wiki would have explained to you why a "Conservative Democrat" as opposed to a "Liberal Democrat" would vote for such a law. Being a Democrat doesn't make you "left wing" on social issues.Skelton is generally described as a moderate-to-conservative Democrat. He sides with social conservatives on hot-button social issues such as abortion, crime, gun control, and gay rights, but on the economic front his record is more varied as he is strongly supportive of labor. Skelton has a mixed record on environmental issues with his most recent rating from the League of Conservation Voters at 53 percent. He was one of the few Congressional Democrats to vote in favor of CAFTA and mostly supports free trade deals. Skelton voted against the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts.
Before the election, Skelton told Newsweek's George Will that his main priority as chair of the Armed Services Committee was "oversight, oversight, oversight!" While he voted for the War in Iraq, he has expressed serious misgivings about troop readiness. He favors reducing the number of troops in Iraq and even supports redeploying a brigade from Iraq to Kuwait. Will suggested that under Skelton, the Armed Services Committee would resemble a U.S. Senate committee created to examine defense spending during World War II. This committee was chaired by Skelton's hero, Harry S. Truman.