Tuesday, September 21, 2010

DADT Remains in Place: Arkansas Senators Pryor and Lincoln Vote with Republicans

Just now seeing the news that my two "Democratic" senators Mark Pryor and Blanche Lincoln voted with the Republican bigots in the Senate against the attempt to end the filibuster of the Defense Authorization bill today.  And so these two "Democratic" senators have voted with their Republican colleagues against ending don't ask, don't tell.

All the more reason I'll be voting for Lincoln's Green party rival in the fall election.

Shameful vote to uphold prejudice by people who belong to a political party that claims to promote equality of all citizens.  And shameful that a president who campaigned while promising to end a policy he has described as discriminatory did next to nothing to assure the abolition of DADT, when a large majority of Americans report that they oppose this discrimination in our armed forces.

Not a penny more from me for the Democratic party and its candidates as long as this immoral gamesmanship remains the norm in my party.

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