That’s right folks, America’s most bizarre progressive cause — the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell — is now one step closer to becoming reality. This is great news for low-income gays and lesbians who will soon be able to join the military to hang out with all the other poor kids, sometimes even in exotic locations. Keep reading for all the sordid details too hot for C-SPAN.
The long and the short of it is that the Republicans might gain a million Congressional seats later this year, at which point everyone will say, “oh man, I wish we had really taken advantage of the Democratic majority while we had it.” To stave off that criticism, Obama is backing a Congressional maneuver that would repeal DADT by adding an amendment to a defense spending measure coming up for vote next week.
America’s Tiredest Senator Joe Lieberman has taken up repealing DADT as his pet project for reasons I don’t understand. But, eh, in this case it’s a good song, if a bad singer.