Thank you, Patrick!

27 May

“Is this the sort of thing that George Washington or our founders would be proud of?” asked Missouri Congressman Todd Akin (R).

“We’re dissing the troops, that’s what we’re doing. We’re disrespecting them.” said California Congressman Howard McKeon (R).

Well, the House passed Pennsylvania Congressman Patrick Murphy’s amendment which would end “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”, presumably this December. Final vote: 234-194.

Murphy, who fought in Bosnia and Iraq, put it this way: “When I served in Baghdad, my team didn’t care whether a fellow soldier was gay. We cared if they could fire their M-4 assault rifle or run a convoy down Ambush alley … do their job so that everyone in our unit could get home safely.”

The country overwhelmingly agrees with Patrick Murphy, while only a few right-wing extremist homophobes agree with Akin and McKeon.

Looks like we’re finally going to win one.

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One Response to “Thank you, Patrick!”

  1. Young Progressive June 9, 2010 at 7:06 pm #

    Amazingly, even 70% of republicans support the repeal. I have no idea who they are speaking for when they stand up and say “American oppose this repeal!” No, Americans, Liberal and Conservative, support progress, support the repeal of DADT.

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