Can you believe 33 senators voted against repealing the military’s Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy? Thirty-three adult senators were actually bothered enough by a soldier’s sexual preference they voted against repealing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. They even tried to filibuster the repeal.
Does that make sense? Adult senators, getting caught up on if a soldier is attracted to another of his/her own gender? These senators can’t be adults. They must be children. “Gross,” they’re saying, “you mean he likes boys? You mean she likes girls?”
I commend Barack Obama for making the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell a priority issue. I applaud Joe Lieberman for continuing to push the bill through, even if he was only doing it to help his bleak 2012 reelection prospects. I applaud Harry Reid. And many more that crossed the aisle to stand with human rights.
To not allow certain Americans the opportunity to serve in the armed forces because of what they are sexually attracted to is not only so 1866 of this country, but also a supreme embarrassment. DADT will be an ugly stain on America’s history, and let’s rejoice it ended today instead of years in the future. The next session of Congress will be a Republican-rich affair, and DADT would never have been repealed under those goofballs.
I still can’t believe that thirty-three senators cared enough about who a soldier is sexually attracted to that they voted against repealing DADT. They tried to filibuster the bill. John McCain is among the most nefarious.
My mind can’t process that line of thinking. Who are these goons? Why are they serving as senators? Shouldn’t they be in a serious therapy session? You know, like psychoanalysis? A method to dig to the bottom of these senators’ constipated psyches, find that shred of fear that is causing this prejudice against gay people, and dissolve it.
Good. Lord. It’s 2010. How can the ‘greatest country on earth’ have ever discriminated against having ‘gays’ in the military? Even that’s offensive, calling people ‘gays’. I know that’s the accepted nomenclature, but that singles out people as if there is something ‘different’ about ‘gays’.
People are people. Some people like some things. Other people like other things. Reality is that blurred. Reality is that vague. Treat human beings like human beings. There is no such thing as a ‘gay’ or a ‘straight’.
Unless a human is harming another human or animal, then let people be free. Thirty-three senators! I will never get over it. Thirty-three children.