I’m very happy to see our two U.S. Senators vote “yea” on funding the military and repealing the discriminatory, counter-productive, obsolete, idiotic “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy. Unfortunately, in the U.S. Senate, majority does NOT rule, nor do 57 Senators voting “yea.” Instead, it takes 60 “yea” votes to invoke “cloture” on a “filibuster” to…oh forget it!
Anyway, the bottom line is that the monstrosity known as “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” lives to see another day, thanks to yet another FAIL by the Senate, mostly by Senate Republicans (and one “Democrat,” Joe Manchin of West Virginia). I’m hoping that this story is correct, that a separate repeal of DADT “will be cosponsored by Sens. Joseph I. Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine), and they said it will have bipartisan support.” Just get rid of this damn thing already!
UPDATE: Video from the Senate floor on the “flip.”