On August 9 the U.S. Senate will go on recess. Until that point, according to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s office, it will take up nine issues of importance. None of them are named “Employment Non-Discrimination Act.”
Instead, Democrats met with Obama to decide they’d move the Defense Department’s budget bill (which includes that crappy way to repeal DADT) and Elena Kagan’s nomination. And in the very immediate (read: next two weeks) they’re going to tackle Wall Street reform, energy policies, and unemployment benefits — a calculated move to drum up support for November’s elections.
And when senators return on Sept. 13? Don’t expect a big move on ENDA then, either. By most accounts nothing substantial will get done between their return from recess and figuring out whether their friends will serve another term.
If we couldn’t pass ENDA with the largest Democratic majority since the 1930’s…..Hey, who’s for claiming asylum in Argentina?
But Nancy Pelosi said ENDA would come up this year…THIS year.
Of course she says that often doesn’t she?
But no one feels comfortable asking her why she keeps saying it’s going to happen when clearly it isn’t going to be introduced.
That would be rude – demanding – and gays are too busy fawning over The Speaker from SF that will say anything to the gays that listen uncritically to all the false promises she makes…it’s like one big fat greasy 69.
The SF gays and NP curled up fetal like sucking on each other.
Who is running Washington anyway? Isn’t there supposed to be a “Commander in Chief” that directs things? It seems like Reid and Pelosi are constantly running their own shows. And, as we know, Obama is NOT a leader for equality. He gives just enough to calm the storm.
And my voting for or giving money to a democrat ever again is a post-ENDA/DADT matter. What a strange coincidence.
@CJ: You clearly have no idea how the government works, Congress is a co-equal branch of government. The Speaker has been unequivocal that she will not cede an ounce of her power. After all there is no monarch in this country, and when people are stupid enough to think there is crusaders like King George Bush II drive the country into the abyss. The president doesn’t have the constitutional authority to force congress to do anything.
Also if you understood the intricacies of the house and the senate you would understand why Harry and Nancy are running their own shows. Have you ever been tasked with getting 218 or 60 highly narcissistic individuals, half of which believe that they should be sitting in the White House, to agree on anything. The house and senate don’t like taking orders from anyone as witnessed by the disastrous outcome of Hillary-Care.
@reason: Reason, you clearly do understand how the government works.
Action or inaction or our agenda is dictated by bigots and bigot panderers in both parties.
The problem is that you’re an apologist for that bigotry.
Nancy Peloser needs to have her butt kicked out of California. She’s part of the Obama dishonesty, and has let us down time after time. She deserves to lose her seat. I couldn’t give a rat’s if a Republican replaces her. This is how bitter I’ve become about Democrats.
Obama and Peloser have been the fraudulent duo. Nuff said.
Why are we giving up so easily on ENDA? Why are we going along with vicious homophobes like Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, and Barack Obama?
The Green Party looks great this year.
@libhomo: We didn’t give up. The Democrats did. Under the bus again.
@libhomo: I’m with you. I’m going Green, too.
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