Countdown to The Repeal of "DON'T ASK DON'T TELL"

  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Dec 18, 2010 4:45 PM GMT
    This is it, guys. They are voting as we speak on cutting off all debate on DADT and bringing it up for a vote -- possibly as early as tomorrow or Monday. They now have FIVE Republicans who have voted YES so it is looking very good that we are about to see a historic vote in favor of Gay Rights and the final repeal of DADT. What a wonderful Christmas Present to all gays serving in the military.

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    Dec 18, 2010 4:48 PM GMT
    Its great news !!!! A long time coming, but worth the fight !!
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    Dec 18, 2010 4:50 PM GMT
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  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Dec 18, 2010 4:51 PM GMT
    Just passed to clear to vote 63 to 33 --- YAY!!!!!! 6 Republicans voted in favor which gives the senate well over the 60 Votes they need to pass repeal. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 18, 2010 5:02 PM GMT
    It amazes me how the process works, lots of BS and no action and when the congress is wanting to leave town they jump to action, work all night and then vote. DADT is wrong and its time that we move out of the bedroom, time to start focusing on the jobs we all have to do and when its time we can move into the bedroom for some fun. I do believe that the men and women servicing in the military will do the right thing when it comes to doing their job in the military and their sex life will not play a role in defending this country. Its time to show some compassion and some respect for each other.
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    Dec 18, 2010 5:36 PM GMT
    Not until the President signs it am I going to jump up and down.

    Then it will seem like what was all the fuss about?
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Dec 18, 2010 5:56 PM GMT
    Final vote set for 3pm today. Wow! This is it!!!!
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    Dec 18, 2010 6:37 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said 6 Republicans voted in favor


    Wow! 6 whole Republicans!

    The love I'm feeling from the GOP is so overwhelming, I may have to pull a Boehner and cry.

    6.

    Jesus.

    6.

    How do you guys stand with the enemy party and still sleep at night?

    Here's one of your own in action:

    http://voices.washingtonpost.com/plum-line/2010/12/gop_senator_to_dems_if_you_try.html
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    Dec 18, 2010 7:19 PM GMT
    OtterJoq said
    CuriousJockAZ said 6 Republicans voted in favor


    Wow! 6 whole Republicans!

    The love I'm feeling from the GOP is so overwhelming, I may have to pull a Boehner and cry.

    6.

    Jesus.

    6.

    How do you guys stand with the enemy party and still sleep at night?



    I sleep at night just fine, thank you very much, and I think it's just as disappointing as anyone that the majority of Republicans will be voting against this. That being said, it will pass, and at the end of the day those who voted NO will be laid out there for all to see and held accountable. This in my mind is a good thing.
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    Dec 18, 2010 7:24 PM GMT
    Someone told me that somethings happening today at 3?? What is that?
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    Dec 18, 2010 7:25 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidI sleep at night just fine, thank you very much, and I think it's just as disappointing as anyone that the majority of Republicans will be voting against this. That being said, it will pass, and at the end of the day those who voted NO will be laid out there for all to see and held accountable. This in my mind is a good thing.


    How exactly will they be held accountable? Does that mean you will not vote for anyone who voted against?

    That said, I think we should be very supportive of the Republicans who DID vote for this, especially in such an acidic poltical climate. I say, good for them.
  • Little_Spoon

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    Dec 18, 2010 7:25 PM GMT
    I can see the headline now...

    "President Obamma Fails To Sign Repal of DADT."


    womp womp
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    Dec 18, 2010 7:27 PM GMT
    Did any one watch the pathetic whining today by Sen.McAsshole?
    Simply pathetic..........

    The vote will be live today at cspan as was the cloture vote.. and I'll be watching again this afternoon. At least McAsshole can't voice his 'whine' during this afternoons vote.
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    Dec 18, 2010 7:30 PM GMT
    TigerTim said

    That said, I think we should be very supportive of the Republicans who DID vote for this, especially in such an acidic poltical climate. I say, good for them.


    Agreed.icon_smile.gif
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    Dec 18, 2010 7:32 PM GMT

    While I share the great relief at the DADT repeal getting past this MAJOR procedural hurdle, there have been so many ups and downs to this saga that I won't count this one until the actual senate vote is in and the president has signed it. (And then we can wait for the fun and games as the military then rolls out a plan to implement the end of DADT over 20 years or something stupid.) Pardon my cynicism.
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    Dec 18, 2010 7:33 PM GMT
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    TigerTim said

    That said, I think we should be very supportive of the Republicans who DID vote for this, especially in such an acidic poltical climate. I say, good for them.


    Agreed.icon_smile.gif
    Or, at the least, a letter or call of thanking them for having the balls to do what is right regardless of party pandering.
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    Dec 18, 2010 7:34 PM GMT
    ChilaxinJOCK09 saidSomeone told me that somethings happening today at 3?? What is that?


    That's the time you'll be at my place wrapping your legs around me in a body scissor hold............while we watch the final Senate vote of DADT. icon_wink.gif
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    Dec 18, 2010 7:36 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    I sleep at night just fine...


    I didn't ask IF you did...I asked HOW you did.

    How do you sleep, knowing that so many of the politicians you support would vote to prevent you from serving your country solely on the basis of your sexual orientation?

    How do you sleep, knowing that the flawed-but-necessary DADT was about as far as Clinton could go towards allowing our community to serve openly, but he was thwarted in his efforts primarily by the party you endorse?

    How do you sleep, knowing that tonight, when you count your political blessings, you have to stop at a measly 6?
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    Dec 18, 2010 7:36 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidWhat a wonderful Christmas Present to all gays serving in the military.



    Agreed. It is a very nice thing for all those in service. I have to hand it you, Curious, you were saying all along you thought this was going to happen. You had much more confidence than I did.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Dec 18, 2010 7:45 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidYou know, I wonder how liberals can stand with the enemy party and still sleep at night.

    I mean, here we have a party that is dedicated to bankrupting the country, destroying our economy, encroaching on our liberties and violating the Constitution.

    Yet the liberals overlook all of this because of some promise of "progress on gay rights" where the only "progress" we are seeing is the work towards repeal of a law that was signed by a President of their own party.

    This "me first and to hell with everything else" selfishness is truly sickening.





    Hey, no fair raining on the Gay parade today, SB. Just be happy that something positive has happened and a HUGE historic step in the right direction of gay rights is happening before our eyes.
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    Dec 18, 2010 7:49 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidYou know, I wonder how liberals can stand with the enemy party and still sleep at night.

    I mean, here we have a party that is dedicated to bankrupting the country, destroying our economy, encroaching on our liberties and violating the Constitution.

    Yet the liberals overlook all of this because of some promise of "progress on gay rights" where the only "progress" we are seeing is the work towards repeal of a law that was signed by a President of their own party.

    This "me first and to hell with everything else" selfishness is truly sickening.


    Yes. Given all the Republicans have done to bankrupt the country (two endless wars,tax cuts for the rich, give-away to Big Pharma),destroying the Constitution (PATRIOT Act, seeking repeal of 14th amendment),encroach on our liberties and violate the Constitution (PATRIOT Act, warrant-less wiretapping,torture, extraordinary rendition), I don't know you continue to support them. icon_rolleyes.gif
  • bmw0

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    Dec 18, 2010 7:50 PM GMT
    OtterJoq said
    CuriousJockAZ said
    I sleep at night just fine...


    I didn't ask IF you did...I asked HOW you did.

    How do you sleep, knowing that so many of the politicians you support would vote to prevent you from serving your country solely on the basis of your sexual orientation?

    How do you sleep, knowing that the flawed-but-necessary DADT was about as far as Clinton could go towards allowing our community to serve openly, but he was thwarted in his efforts primarily by the party you endorse?

    How do you sleep, knowing that tonight, when you count your political blessings, you have to stop at a measly 6?


    I bet he will sleep well knowing that there seems to be progress among the republican party. Granted I am a democrat (vice president of the Dayton stonewall democrats actually), i'm a moderate one. I see this as a win for the log cabin republicans and their efforts to gain equality in their party. Kudos to republican George Voinovich here in my state for stepping up. This is where pro equality democrats should be praising those on the other side for doing what is right, not ostracizing them for the rest of their party not coming to the same conclusion.

    There is also the one democrat that didn't vote for the repeal. Should all of us be having a hard time sleeping for his lack of voting? I think not. icon_smile.gif
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    Dec 18, 2010 7:53 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidYou know, I wonder how liberals can stand with the enemy party and still sleep at night.

    I mean, here we have a party that is dedicated to bankrupting the country, destroying our economy, encroaching on our liberties and violating the Constitution.

    Yet the liberals overlook all of this because of some promise of "progress on gay rights" where the only "progress" we are seeing is the work towards repeal of a law that was signed by a President of their own party.

    This "me first and to hell with everything else" selfishness is truly sickening.


    Democrats are hardly the only ones to blame for the debt. It's a shared blame. The sooner we as a country realize that and get over the blame game so that we can progress, the better off we will all be.
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    Dec 18, 2010 7:53 PM GMT
    Daddy Santa wants the repeal of DADT to pass. What a great Christmas present this would be. He's gearing up his deliveries to handle extra cheer.
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    Dec 18, 2010 8:05 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    southbeach1500 saidYou know, I wonder how liberals can stand with the enemy party and still sleep at night.

    I mean, here we have a party that is dedicated to bankrupting the country, destroying our economy, encroaching on our liberties and violating the Constitution.

    Yet the liberals overlook all of this because of some promise of "progress on gay rights" where the only "progress" we are seeing is the work towards repeal of a law that was signed by a President of their own party.

    This "me first and to hell with everything else" selfishness is truly sickening.





    Hey, no fair raining on the Gay parade today, SB. Just be happy that something positive has happened and a HUGE historic step in the right direction of gay rights is happening before our eyes.
    ...with the help of a whopping SIX Republicans, SB! Can you feel the love tonight, Stewboi?