While Lady Gaga was rallying thousands or Mainers today to support the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe of Maine seems to be hinting at following the the Republican and Obama Administration Party line about waiting until a military review of the issue should be completed before the law is repealed.
“We should all have the opportunity to review that report which is to be completed on December 1, as we reevaluate this policy and the implementation of any new changes,” Snowe said in a written statement this afternoon
Interestingly enough Snowe has a 78% positive rating by the HRC, indicating a pro-gay-rights stance in the past and has voted YES on prohibiting job discrimination by sexual orientation and voted NO on a constitutional ban of same-sex marriage. (Jun 2006),
Snowe used to be one of the most decent Republican Senators there were. But since Obama has taken office she has no backbone or guts any longer and falls into the Republican goosestep at the last minute. (With the exception of her Health Care vote on which she almost caved due to Republic pressure.)
With over 75 percent oif the country against DADT if the VOTE FAILS tomorrow, we have iron clad proof that Senators DO NOT listen to their constituents and our Government is truly broken.
Lady Gaga has issued a “Call to Action” to her 6,337,000 “Lil Monster” followers on Twitter in which she asks her followers to call Congress and explains to them what a Fillibuster is and how Grandpa Munster (John McCain) is trying to stop the DADT Repeal.
You have to love Lady Gaga.
But the question is does Congress actually listen? Guess we’ll find out.
REPEAL DADT NOW!
Lady Gaga last night brought the fight to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” to the MTV Music Video Awards when she arrived on the red carpet with four openly gay U.S. soldiers, all recently discharged from the military under the DADT Policy.
Gaga escorted former U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. David Hall, former Air Force Major Mike Almy, and former U.S. Army Sgt. First Class Stacy Vasquez, who were discharged under the policy, and former West Point cadet Katie Miller, who resigned last month in protest of the policy. The four are represented by the nonpartisan Servicemembers Legal Defense Network, which is pushing for repeal. SLDN Executive Director Aubrey Sarvis said Gaga’s move “casts a spotlight on the unjust burden that ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ imposes upon the brave men and women who defend our country every day, and further underscores why the Senate must swiftly act to get rid of this despicable law for good.”
Gaga also typed her support for a repeal on Twitter: “Silks, fabrics, shoes + jewels, fashion dreams + breaking rules. Real heroes on my arm, tonight, is for us monsters, and our fight. X.” Her Web site also will direct supporters to call the U.S. Capitol switchboard to urge the Senate to include a repeal in the annual Defense spending bill. The House’s version of the bill already includes a repeal.
Gaga won 9 Awards out of her 15 Moninations, including Best Music Video for “Bad Romance”
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