Politicians Doing Something Useful For a Change

The Senate has voted to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” The House already did so, so now it looks like all that’s left is for the President to sign it, which we can assume he will.

Although this all can be filed under “the government finally getting around to fixing a massive, discriminatory problem the government created in the first place,” the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” is an unambiguously good thing.

Also, Senate Republicans ought to be ashamed of themselves for voting to uphold discrimination in the military on the grounds that allowing gays to serve openly would “harm morale,” even though the Pentagon itself said that ending “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” would have no deleterious effects.

Good for Obama and good for the Democrats (and good for that handful of Republicans that crossed the aisle on this one) for doing the right thing.


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