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    'Don't ask' repeal fails in Senate

    A win for the good guys......Looks like a repeal of DADT is dead..........

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    'DON'T ASK' STAYS: The Senate has failed to vote in favor of repealing "don't ask, don't tell." Democrats got 57 votes in favor of repealing it, three short of the 60 required.
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    Re: 'Don't ask' repeal fails in Senate

    A win for the good guys, really

    Does that mean LGBT people are the bad guys?

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    Re: 'Don't ask' repeal fails in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    A win for the good guys, really

    Does that mean LGBT people are the bad guys?
    LGBT people aren't the bad guys at all. They made the mistake of gambling on Obama caring about their issues. They were unwise.

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    Re: 'Don't ask' repeal fails in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    A win for the good guys......Looks like a repeal of DADT is dead..........

    'DON'T ASK' STAYS: The Senate has failed to vote in favor of repealing "don't ask, don't tell." Democrats got 57 votes in favor of repealing it, three short of the 60 required.
    Read some news. Collins and Lieberman are reintroducing a stand alone bill.
    One the other side of things, "the good guys??" Really? Give me one logical argument that is not based on the Bible (as our legal system isn't based on it) or how bad homosexuals are.
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    Re: 'Don't ask' repeal fails in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Di Salvo View Post
    LGBT people aren't the bad guys at all. They made the mistake of gambling on Obama caring about their issues. They were unwise.
    And McCain is, sheesh.

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    Re: 'Don't ask' repeal fails in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by qwertyuiop View Post
    Read some news. Collins and Lieberman are reintroducing a stand alone bill....
    Time is running out in the lame duck session, and Obama has other priorities like the New START Treaty he wants considered.

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    Re: 'Don't ask' repeal fails in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    And McCain is, sheesh.
    Obama could have gotten DADT repealed early in 2009. Republicans and conservatives were still stunned, demoralized and disorganized at that time. They wouldn't have been able to organize the same kind of resistance that materialized at the end of last year. Obama didn't give the LGBT community the priority he promised.

    Edit: I think DADT will be struck down by the federal courts. That's a good thing, but not as legitimate as legislative repeal would have been.
    Last edited by Albert Di Salvo; 12-09-10 at 06:27 PM.

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    Re: 'Don't ask' repeal fails in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Di Salvo View Post
    Obama could have gotten DADT repealed at the early in 2009. Republicans and conservatives were still stunned, demoralized and disorganized at that time. They wouldn't have been able to organize the same kind of resistance that materialized at the end of last year. Obama didn't give the LGBT community the priority he promised.

    Edit: I think DADT will be struck down by the federal courts. That's a good thing, but not as legitimate as legislative repeal would have been.
    I agree, Obama has been crap regarding LGBT issues, but it's not like the other guy in the race, McCain is any better. He is worse, he is leading the charge for DADT.

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    Re: 'Don't ask' repeal fails in Senate

    Remember when 51% was a majority and votes actually happened, instead of these lame "intent to filibuster" votes? I mean, 57 of 100 support this. There's a clear majority. But apparently that's not good enough, ever since the anti-equal rights camp decided that every single bill is filibustered by default and these frail old men ensured that they didn't have to actually speak. The whole tactic is the mark of a coward.
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    Re: 'Don't ask' repeal fails in Senate

    I am just glad its over and morale and troop readiness will not be affected.........
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