Monday, December 20, 2010

They finally got something right

After months of fits and starts, a bill repealing "don't ask, don't tell," the ban against gays serving openly in the military, passed the Senate 65 to 31 on Saturday.

Eight Republicans -- Sens. Scott Brown of Massachusetts, Susan Collins and Olympia J. Snowe of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Mark Kirk of Illinois, John Ensign of Nevada, Richard Burr of North Carolina, and George Voinovich of Ohio -- joined 57 members of the Democratic caucus in support of the historic measure. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) did not vote Saturday, but released a statement saying he could not support repeal "at this time."

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said that President Obama will sign the bill this week.

Working in the military helped bring in equality for women and blacks.  It will probably do the same for gays and lesbians.  I hope it will then end the gay marriage wedge issue, which keeps a lot of smart people from voting for economic conservatives.  We'll see. 
Even a blind hog can find an acorn every now and then.  Good job, President Obama ! 


Cedric Katesby said...

Don't be naive.
We all know that the politicians only did that for one reason: money.

The gays, (some might call them socialist butt pounders) with their huge stake in the culture war for America's soul, has a billion dollar payday riding on salesmanship... and they are pretty good.

The politicians and the military say that there's nothing wrong with having gays serve in the military but they will cheerfully say that it's ok to have little green men on Mars serving in the military too if that'll get 'em another year's worth of sweet campaign dollars. Confirmation Bias in my opinion, kicks in at the billion dollar level.
Follow the money. Follow the money.
Campaign dollars of the homosexual lobby.


The Whited Sepulchre said...

Good parody, but you're actually correct. GLBT's are around 4% of the voters. Add their families, parents, siblings, etc., and you're up to around 6-7%.
And if politicians write off 7% of the electorate? They don't get to play with the money.

Cedric Katesby said...

And if politicians write off 7% of the electorate? They don't get to play with the money.

Which means that politicians never do the right thing because it's the right thing to do.

Someone can always somehow denigrate their motives by bringing up a vague money motive.
The beauty of it is that you don't actually need to prove corruption by doing any real investigation.
Just by lazily sitting in one's armchair and raising suspicions, the person that plays cui bono wins every time.
It works well for a wide variety of issues.