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How Come Former Gay Baiter Jim Messina Is Uber Confident DADT Will Die This Year?

Some might think the Senate Democrats’ failure to push a DADT repeal this week would mean killing the military policy is a lost cause. But you are not the unflappable optimist that is Jim Messina, White House deputy chief.

“We’re going to get that done this year,” he told an audience at his alma mater University of Montana. The Senate’s vote got bungled “for largely partisan reasons,” which isn’t an inaccurate statement. But Messina’s assessment of the climate for repeal is about as hopelessly positive as, say, HRC’s Joe Solmonese.

Which is a strange thing coming from a guy who, less than a decade ago made a handsome career out of gay baiting for Republicans.