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The 2 Senators Charged With Repealing DADT Are Rolling Their Eyes at the Chances

As chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, it falls on Sen. Carl Levin’s shoulders to see if pushing a Don’t Ask Don’t Tell repeal through committee, and to a full floor vote, makes sense. And as the White House’s pointman on the repeal, Sen. Joe Lieberman is responsible for generating bipartisan support for the push. So what’s it say that neither Levin nor Lieberman think repealing DADT is even doable in the near future?

This is a tragedy of Greek proportions. Or to stick with tradition, do we actually need a third party to join the chorus of hopeless? Let’s toss Joe Solmonese’s hat in the ring, because really, he hasn’t believed in an actual DADT repeal in years.

On:           Feb 26, 2010
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    • andy_d

      It means that they are incompetent farts who do not seem to want to look at facts.

      Feb 26, 2010 at 12:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Brian NYC

      The political reality is that there aren’t enough votes in the US Senate to repeal DADT. Levin and Lieberman know that. The President knew it too when he said he “would work with the Congress.” Later this year he’ll blame the Congress.

      That’s politics. We can’t win politically. We should stop wasting our money and our energy on this false hope.

      Feb 26, 2010 at 12:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • stevenelliot

      No what we should be focusing on is getting a mandatory retirement age of 65 for politicians in Congress and the white house. This is our problem. while we as gays are increasingly being accepted in the american population, the country is still run by centuries old white men……..

      Feb 26, 2010 at 1:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jon

      Queerty stop fear mongering! Being positive is the only way civil rights fights work.

      Feb 26, 2010 at 2:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jason

      When Obama was seeking our votes, he promised he would repeal DADT. He didn’t say “I will hold Congressional hearings and see what Congress thinks”.

      He won our votes on the basis of promising to repeal DADT. As such, he should stick to his promise. If he doesn’t, he doesn’t deserve our votes. And neither do the Democrats.

      Feb 27, 2010 at 5:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tjr101


      Obama’s promises are quite blurred. Just like with healthcare he never promised a public option. Obama never promised repealing DADT by executive order which I gather you’re hoping for. DADT is a law that has to be repealed by congress. Unfortunately one of the greatest obstacles to progress in America is this institution called the senate which is so out of touch it’s disgusting.

      Feb 27, 2010 at 5:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Nicholas

      This might sound stupid but i dont no who the DADT are….are they supportive of gays or not i dont know :(

      Feb 28, 2010 at 12:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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