Every single Republican senator votes against the repeal of DADT.

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    Sep 21, 2010 7:20 PM GMT
    http://www.advocate.com/News/Daily_News/2010/09/21/DADT_Repeal_Up_in_the_Air/

    Confirming yet again the fact that the Republican party opposes equal rights for gay Americans.
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    Sep 21, 2010 7:26 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidREPUBLICANS HATE THE GAYS!

    REPUBLICANS HATE THE GAYS!

    REPUBLICANS HATE THE GAYS!




    How refreshing, SB!
    You posted something that's TRUE.
    For a change.
    Although I think it's a bit unfair of you to state that ALL Repubs "hate the gays".
    It's not ALL.
    It's just MOST.

    Susan Collins might have voted for the repeal, as she has in the past, but it's an election year, and she was obviously bribed and threatened into voting against it by her fellow Republicans.
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    Sep 21, 2010 7:32 PM GMT
    While most Republican politicians are no friends of gay people, this was far more about denying Obama a victory than anything else. The Republicans care more about regaining their majority than what is good for the country or for gay people.

    On edit: I think Collins is not up for election this year, but she and Snowe have been very troubled by the Tea Party's internecine attacks on those they consider RINOs.
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    Sep 21, 2010 7:40 PM GMT
    What say ye, self-loathers? Still proud of your party?
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    Sep 21, 2010 8:25 PM GMT
    Because Sen Collins was mentioned, the point should be made that she has expressed support to repeal DADT, but did not vote for this bill because of her concern that Harry Reid limited debate and did not give her colleagues a chance to debate or offer amendments. Another example of Reid playing politics.
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    Sep 21, 2010 8:32 PM GMT
    socalfitness saidBecause Sen Collins was mentioned, the point should be made that she has expressed support to repeal DADT, but did not vote for this bill because of her concern that Harry Reid limited debate and did not give her colleagues a chance to debate or offer amendments. Another example of Reid playing politics.


    Which has been standard operating procedure in the Senate for years under both Republican and Democrat control.
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    Sep 21, 2010 10:21 PM GMT
    Many people who are very supportive of gays believe that the DADT is something good, because it supposedly protects gay people from getting harmed who are serving. This is not a pro-gay vs anti-gay type of issue.

    That being said, I personally disagree with DADT and think it should be overturned.
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    Sep 21, 2010 10:40 PM GMT
    Its so funny that we expected something different from the Repugs.
    They truly only like wealthy straigt white people. They use social issues to divide our country.
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    Sep 21, 2010 10:41 PM GMT
    OtterJoq saidWhat say ye, self-loathers? Still proud of your party?


    Amen Brother!!
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    Sep 21, 2010 10:43 PM GMT
    rickrick91 saidhttp://www.advocate.com/News/Daily_News/2010/09/21/DADT_Repeal_Up_in_the_Air/

    Confirming yet again the fact that the Republican party opposes equal rights for gay Americans.


    No, that's a misstep on logic. This only confirms that every Republican in the senate opposes equal rights for gays.
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    Sep 22, 2010 5:06 AM GMT
    socalfitness saidBecause Sen Collins was mentioned, the point should be made that she has expressed support to repeal DADT, but did not vote for this bill because of her concern that Harry Reid limited debate and did not give her colleagues a chance to debate or offer amendments. Another example of Reid playing politics.




    And, the Republicans would have debated and added amendments from now until Labor Day.
    The Republicans have proven that regardless of how many concessions the Democrats make on any piece of legislation, the Republicans will vote, "No."
    The Republicans care more about playing political games than running the country.


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    Sep 22, 2010 4:53 PM GMT
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    Webster666 saidAnd, the Republicans would have debated and added amendments from now until Labor Day.
    The Republicans have proven that regardless of how many concessions the Democrats make on any piece of legislation, the Republicans will vote, "No."
    The Republicans care more about playing political games than running the country.



    Did you know that amnesty for about 2 million illegal aliens was included in it? Ever heard of a "poison pill?"

    Perhaps that is one of the reasons why the vote failed as well, hmmmm?


    Unbelievable! Talk about clandestine.

    In that case, even I would have voted against it and proposed that a bill strictly concerning DADT be brought to the table.
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    Sep 22, 2010 4:56 PM GMT
    Mocktwinkie, I refer you to the other thread regarding the tu quoque argument with McCain and Frist doing even worse amendments on appropriations that should not even be amended.

    The only problem I see here is that Reid probably knew that he cannot overcome a filibuster.
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    Sep 23, 2010 4:30 AM GMT
    socalfitness saidBecause Sen Collins was mentioned, the point should be made that she has expressed support to repeal DADT, but did not vote for this bill because of her concern that Harry Reid limited debate and did not give her colleagues a chance to debate or offer amendments. Another example of Reid playing politics.



    BS.
    It's another example of an obstuctionist Republican playing politics.

    Plus she's trying to protect her ass from becoming a target for her own party.
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    Sep 23, 2010 4:34 AM GMT
    mocktwinkie saidMany people who are very supportive of gays believe that the DADT is something good, because it supposedly protects gay people from getting harmed who are serving. This is not a pro-gay vs anti-gay type of issue.

    That being said, I personally disagree with DADT and think it should be overturned.



    Yes - it is a pro-gay vs. anti-gay issue.

    The Repubs are showing their gay-hating religious right base by voting unanimously against repealing DADT that the Republican party supports the religious right and opposes equal rights for gays.

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    Sep 23, 2010 4:59 AM GMT
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    southbeach1500 said
    Webster666 saidAnd, the Republicans would have debated and added amendments from now until Labor Day.
    The Republicans have proven that regardless of how many concessions the Democrats make on any piece of legislation, the Republicans will vote, "No."
    The Republicans care more about playing political games than running the country.



    Did you know that amnesty for about 2 million illegal aliens was included in it? Ever heard of a "poison pill?"

    Perhaps that is one of the reasons why the vote failed as well, hmmmm?


    Unbelievable! Talk about clandestine.

    In that case, even I would have voted against it and proposed that a bill strictly concerning DADT be brought to the table.


    That's because...well, you know. We all know.
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    Sep 23, 2010 2:28 PM GMT
    rickrick91 said
    mocktwinkie saidMany people who are very supportive of gays believe that the DADT is something good, because it supposedly protects gay people from getting harmed who are serving. This is not a pro-gay vs anti-gay type of issue.

    That being said, I personally disagree with DADT and think it should be overturned.



    Yes - it is a pro-gay vs. anti-gay issue.

    The Repubs are showing their gay-hating religious right base by voting unanimously against repealing DADT that the Republican party supports the religious right and opposes equal rights for gays.



    Do you realize that like over 70% of people in America, whether conservative or liberal believe that DADT should be repealed?
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    Sep 23, 2010 3:08 PM GMT
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    socalfitness saidBecause Sen Collins was mentioned, the point should be made that she has expressed support to repeal DADT, but did not vote for this bill because of her concern that Harry Reid limited debate and did not give her colleagues a chance to debate or offer amendments. Another example of Reid playing politics.




    And, the Republicans would have debated and added amendments from now until Labor Day.
    The Republicans have proven that regardless of how many concessions the Democrats make on any piece of legislation, the Republicans will vote, "No."
    The Republicans care more about playing political games than running the country.


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    Why is there a picture of an old wallet with a face in your post?
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    Sep 23, 2010 3:10 PM GMT
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    Do you realize that like over 70% of people in America, whether conservative or liberal believe that DADT should be repealed?

    Did you know that to filibuster something successfully in Senate you only need 41 senators which could represent as little as 12.3% of the U.S. population?