Delay on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Vote

If politics is the art of compromise, then you need look no further for an example than the Senate today:

After threatening this morning to hold a procedural vote on the bill containing repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s office confirmed late Wednesday that he will postpone the vote as negotiations continue with Republicans who support lifting the ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the military.

The other Republican supporters of the repeal are Scott Brown and Lisa Murkowski. Other so-called conservatives would be wise to consider the words of Senator Barry Goldwater, “You don’t have to be straight to be in the military; you just have to be able to shoot straight.”

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Politics and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s