The bill to homosexualize the military is still alive

Kathlene M. writes:

The DREAM Act is not the only danger we face. The repeal of “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” is reportedly short of one vote to win cloture and passage. Here’s what the liberals are saying:

“The votes [for DADT repeal] are there, according to Sens. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) and Susan Collins (R-ME), the leading sponsors of a standalone repeal bill in the Senate. Lieberman has said over and over that he has the 60 votes necessary to secure cloture and final passage of the repeal, and with Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME) coming on board last night, it appears he may be right. Sixty Senators have not publicly committed to this bill yet, but Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Scott Brown (R-MA) have said they’re in favor of repealing the DADT ban, suggesting that Lieberman has the votes he needs, though no one is really sure.”

Kathlene M. continues:

I am angry today. It appears that the evil 111th Congress—with the help of Scott Brown, Olympia Snowe, Susan Collins, and Lisa Murkowski—is advancing its I-Hate-America agenda. Contrary to what Senator John McCain thinks, this Congress isn’t tone-deaf. They despise Americans and are taking out their defeat on us in their final vengeful acts.

‘Don’t ask’ repeal should glide through the Senate

By Chris Moody - The Daily Caller 12:40 PM 12/16/2010

After two failed attempts in as many months to end the ban on gays serving openly in the military, it is now very likely that the Senate will send a bill repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” to President Obama before the end of the year.

A spokesman from Massachusetts Republican Sen. Scott Brown’s office said Thursday that the Error! Hyperlink reference not valid. will support a stand-alone proposal to repeal the 17-year-old policy, giving the Senate plenty of room to pass it.

“Senator Brown accepts the Pentagon’s recommendation to repeal the policy after proper preparations have been completed,” said Brown spokesman Gail Gitcho. “If and when a stand-alone repeal bill comes up for a vote, he will support it.”

Brown joined Republicans in September and again in December to vote down a defense spending bill that included language that would have repealed the military ban, but he has made clear that he would support repeal “when the battle effectiveness of the forces is assured and proper preparations have been completed.” That time, Brown says, has come.

Republican Sens. Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, and Brown have all voiced support for a stand-alone bill that would repeal the Error! Hyperlink reference not valid.-era policy. Collins and Sen. Joseph Lieberman, Connecticut Independent, introduced the stand-alone bill last week.

Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia cast the only Democratic vote to oppose the measure last week. Even if Manchin votes against it again, the proposal still has the 60 votes of support needed to fend off a Republican filibuster.

The House passed a stand-alone repeal bill Wednesday evening and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has vowed that it will reach the Error! Hyperlink reference not valid. floor before the end of the lame-duck session.

Brown’s support for the stand-alone measure was originally reported by ABC News.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at December 16, 2010 02:28 PM | Send

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