Shame on Scott Brown.
This won't sit well with Massachusetts--you know, the state that voted for equal rights for gays and lesbians and passed the country's first same-sex marriage law?
Brown is holding the repeal of DADT hostage until millionaires and billionaires get their needed extension of their tax cuts.
"Sen. Scott Brown, who six days ago said he would support repeal of the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, has voted to block debate on repeal.
The test vote needed to advance legislation was blocked by Senate Republicans on Thursday afternoon. It needed 60 votes; it got 57."
Here are what some Massachusetts voters are saying about his vote:
When i called his office Weds and asked his “current position on DADT” they said he supports the repeal. when i asked if he would vote for cloture they said he hadn’t made that decision public yet. such a slimy guy. i agree he’s misleading the people of the commonwealth. and he’ll be a half-termer because of it. such a coward.--Posted by mike on December 9, 2010, at 9:08 PM
He has just lost my vote. Shame on him.--Posted by Gerard on December 9, 2010, at 7:58 PM
I called his office this afternoon and an aide said that the Senator would vote to repeal DADT … when I called back after the vote another aide was feeding me a line about how the Senator was now going to focus on the economy… and she was reading off a script… He is having his office mislead the people of the Commonwealth. Maybe I am asking for too much, but why doesn’t he have the stones to stand up for what his constituents believe is right?--Posted by Mark Twohig on December 9, 2010, at 5:49 PM
I am unclear how someone who hates discrimination could stomach voting against the repeal of don’t ask; don’t tell. Politicians like Brown should stop the shenanigans and just vote their conscience…but that assumes they have one.--Posted by Jeanne Yocum on December 9, 2010, at 5:01 PM
He’s a Republican. Why would we expect him to tell the truth or do the honorable thing?--Posted by Kathy on December 9, 2010, at 4:37 PM
Yeah! The birth of "Tea Party" Progressives!
Linked to this on my post about Manchin. I hope all of them get caught with their extensions in their zippers.
"He’s a Republican. Why would we expect him to tell the truth or do the honorable thing?"
Yeah, that is why he did the horrible thing of trying to get the courts to keep DADT in place.... Oh wait... it was the President who did this.
dmarks: you might want to go here to read the opinion of an attorney as to why this was a smart move on Obama's part.
And I've read many other opinions from those who are actually consistent gay rights activists who oppose Obama's strategy.
How will it look if, when he leaves office, DADT is still in place, and his active opposition to it being overturned was one of the main reasons it was kept?
How did Scott Brown happen in your wonderful thoughtful state? Is he still pimping out his daughters?
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