Dec 17, 2010 4:12 AM GMT
According to Huffpost
That would be the procedural vote.
....and this could be bad.
Suecer4 saidIf it goes to vote the Senate will pass it, the real question is if there will be time before the end of the year. The votes are there, now that Republicans Susan Collins & Olympia Snowe (Maine), Scott Brown(Mass.), and Lisa Murkowski(Alaska) are on board.
RiverRising saidMcCain will wiggle his limp dick around and do everything within his power to make sure it doesn't pass, and he will have full support of the majority of Republicans. On this, I have no doubt.
OtterJoq saidThe Pugs will find a way to fuck us over. Again.
rightturn saidI agree - can't wait for this to happen!
q1w2e3 saidIs Toomey voting? (He doesn't take office till next year, no?)
More importantly, is Ron Wyden (D) voting? Who knows if his prostate surgery will be event-free?
Caslon17000 saidThe foes of DADT repeal are in kind of a bind.
If they vote for the bill, then the law is repealed.
If they don't vote for the bill, then they are chancing an immediate strike-down my the Courts.
Either way DADT is gone.
By voting for the bill, however, the supporters of DADT will at least keep the process of eliminating DADT under the control of the military. I am sure this is why Obama, Gates, and some military brass support repeal. So they can drag the process out for years.
I almost wish for going with the Courts. Cuz once it is declared unconstitutional, it is gone gone, and they can't bring it back. With congressional repeal, who knows how much and under what conditions DADT will be dismantled.
creature saidAccording to Lieberman, the final vote will be Monday, or Tuesday at the latest. If any additional Republicans decide to jump in and support the repeal, they will probably wait until then, and once the votes cross the 60-vote threshold.