HRC’s Shocking Candor: Dropping DADT Repeal From Defense Bill ‘Has Always Been A Possibility’


It’s sort of funny to hear the Human Rights Campaign call reports that Democrats are preparing to drop a DADT repeal from the Defense Department’s budget bill “interesting background noise,” when the only actual contribution HRC has made to DADT repeal is, uh, interesting background noise. “At this point,” says HRC lead flack Fred Sainz, “this is nothing more than a rumor that has always been a possibility.” But you’d never know that based on HRC withholding every iota of knowledge it has about the White House and Democrats’ strategy. And then Sainz continued to focus more meaningless attention on Sen. John McCain, who remains unswayable on repeal, and whose strategy on blocking repeal has remained more transparent than any Democratic attempt to facilitate it. The White House, meanwhile, “opposes any effort to strip ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ from the National Defense Authorization Act,” according to a statement from communications director Dan Pfeiffer — a remark that’s about as useless as HRC protecting Democrats.