The Obama Administration’s The Department Of Justice waited until the very last minute today filed an objection to the injunction requested by lawyers for the Log Cabin Republicans last week following a judge’s declaration earlier this month that the law is unconstitutional. (Cowards)
The Advocate reports:
“‘[A]ny injunction in this case must be limited to plaintiff LCR and the claims it asserts on behalf of its members – and cannot extend to non-parties – plaintiff’s requested world-wide injunction of the statute fails as a threshold matter,’ assistant U.S. attorney Paul Freeborne wrote. Freeborne also argued that an injunction would preclude the government both from litigating other legal challenges to DADT or considering the terms of a stay barring discharges of gay and lesbian servicemembers.”
“Finally, the DOJ seems awfully concerned that if LCR wins this case, then the Obama administration will no longer be able to find that gay servicemembers hurt morale and cohesion. Why is the Obama administration so concerned about losing the ‘right’ to discriminate against gay and lesbian servicemembers. This is not the brief of a party that wants to find a way out of this mess. The Obama administration is aggressively defending DADT when the Obama administration doesn’t have to do this. See here, here and here.”
Well, Obama has done just about everything they could think of that would ensure Republican victory in November. They know the Right hates them and they have pissed off the Progressive Left. WHO exactly do they think is going to vote for them?
So now we ait to see what the Judge decides. This never ends.
You can read the FULL INJUCTION FILING after the jump…..
A Senior Democratic leadership aide has leaked that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) will schedule a vote next week on major defense budget legislation that contains “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” repeal language, regardless of any objection from members of the U.S. Senate (Most probably because they have been pushed into a corner by combination of the recent ruling by a Federal Court judge that DADT is unconstitutional, major pressure by Americans Gay and Straight and Lady Gaga!)
A senior Democratic leadership aide, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said Reid met with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Monday to inform the Republican leader that the fiscal year 2011 defense authorization bill will come to the Senate floor the week of Sept. 20. The aide said Senate leadership is anticipating the Senate won’t have unanimous consent to bring the legislation to the floor, so 60 votes will be necessary to end a filibuster and move forward with debate on the bill. “We are going to take it the floor next week to see where the votes are,” the aide said.
As for not having the votes. I would like to know what the HELL. Senator Dick Durbin Senate Majority whip has been doing the past 6 months. And as far as the Democrats constant whining that this is a heavy issue, despite the fact that over 75 percent of America wants DADT repealed perhaps they should get their heads out of their collective asses and realize that they might GAIN political capital by doing it, and also gain a wedge issue to use against the Republicans in the run up to November.
It;s time for Obama, Reid, and the Democrats to man up and actually do SOMETHING if they value thier political careers and this country.