Q: Why are Democrats and Republicans fighting so hard over the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell?
- Opposing it’s repeal gives Republicans their bonafides.
- Supporting it’s repeal gives Democrats their bonafides.
- Opposing it’s repeal delivers votes to Republicans.
- Supporting it’s repeal delivers votes to Democrats.
- Supporting it’s repeal delivers LGBT money to Democrats.
- Opposing it’s repeal brings fundie money to Republicans
- Because it’s oh so good for both parties at election time.
January 27, 2010 State of the Union speech.
September 21, CNN —
White House ‘disappointed’ with vote on ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’
The White House is “disappointed” at the Senate vote blocking the repeal of the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, “but we’ll keep trying,” spokesman Robert Gibbs said Tuesday.
September 23, CNN —
White House objects to ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ injunction
Obama administration objects to federal judge issuing injunction to stop implementation of “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy after her ruling that it was unconstitutional. The government argues the proposed injunction is “untenable,” too wide in scope and would cause harm to the military.
September 23. Google search on Don’t Ask Don’t Tell unequivocally illuminates the president’s position on DADT.
Q: When will Don’t Ask Don’t Tell finally be resolved?
- When pigs fly.
- When a snowball is crowned prom king in hell.
- When Obama passes a lie detector test.
- When Dick Cheney tells us what really happened on 9/11.
- When Nancy Pelosi falls out of love with Obama.
- When Chris Matthews falls out of love with Obama.
- The sun will come out tomorrow; bet your bottom dollar that the sun will come out, tomorrow.
- The Red Ass
- cross-posted at Lightpond