Thursday, December 16, 2010

Democrat Bad News: Senator Wyden to Miss Votes.

Call your Senators and tell them to vote NO on DADT Repeal. We can still stop this.

Senator Ron Wyden, a very reliable Liberal Democrat from Oregon, announced today that he will not be present for most of next week's votes because of cancer surgery on Monday, and recovery in the days that follow. The good news is that the prostate cancer was caught early, and that the 14 year Senate veteran will be just fine.

The bad news? Senate Democrats will be without another yes vote on their attempts to pass the DREAM Act, ratify the START Treaty, and repeal the Military's Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy. Or, I guess we could call this limited good news from a legislative standpoint, and only from that standpoint. I'm opposed to all personal attacks on elected officials, regardless of affiliation.

As for Democratic attempts to repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell - the question is whether or not DADT opponents in the Senate can get another Democrat to oppose repeal (Joe Manchin already does), or get all of our Senators on the same page for the lameduck finale. Stay tuned for a crazy Christmas week in Washington, where Senator Harry Grinch is at it once again in.

Any thoughts?

1 comment:

  1. I'll take it. I'm so sick of these goddamned progressives playing social engineering with the US Military. Just what the Army needs- a few thousand more PFC Mannings