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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.

We’re at war.

26 May

He served in Bosnia and Iraq. He was awarded the Bronze Star for Service. Now, Congressman Patrick Murphy has turned against his fellow soldiers. That, according to such outstanding conservative groups like the Family Research Council. By ramming the Murphy Amendment, which would end Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, through Congress, Murphy is putting our nation’s heroes at risk. Because unless his amendment is withdrawn, Republicans will have no choice but to oppose the Defense Authorization Bill.

What do you make of this?