Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), the prime negotiating partner of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s, voted to bring the bill forward but only after it was clear that the 60 needed to end a filibuster would not be achieved. Her vote came after she angrily roamed the Senate floor theatrically, rolling up text of the legislation and waving it around, smacking it on Seante Majority Whip’s Sen. Dick Durbin’s desk and hitting him on the arm with it. And if you’ve ever watched Dock Durbin in Congress she should have hit him in the head…….hard.
Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), a lead proponent of repeal, promised after the vote to introduce stand-alone legislation quickly to repeal the ban. “Reid [told Lieberman] he would bring it up by the end of lame duck,” a Reid aide said. “That is all that I know right now. And Reid will cosponsor it.” But what many forget is that it will also have to go through the House and back to the Senate and there probably is not enough time to do so before the lame duck session ends.
So here we have it. The culmination of Obamaa, HRC’s, an the DNC’s super duper secret plan to further gay rights over the past few year.
Some lame ass crumbs, ENDA dead, DADT dead, and DOMA alive and well.
Obama, HRC, DNC and the United States Congress FUCK YOU ALL!