Nancy Pelosi and Patrick Murphy totally shoved it down everybody’s throats, and they didn’t even let the GOP establish a safeword first!
The amendment in the House passed 234-194, with five Republicans voting yea and at least 25 Democrats voting nay. Among the Republicans reportedly voting yea were Paul, Ros-Lehtinen, and Djou. P
resumably the other two were Michele Bachmann and Steve King, as a joke. The other two were Cao and Biggert.
The repeal compromise, of course, passed out of the Senate Armed Services Committee earlier today by a vote of 16-12. Jim Webb, the only Democrat to vote against it, is apparently quite a moron. Susan Collins, however, crossed the aisle to vote with the Democrats, proving that she has a shred of a soul left. It will now go to the full Senate.
To celebrate this next step in the repeal of the bigoted Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy, a repeal supported by almost eight out of every ten Americans, I’ve posted this video of Louie Gohmert and other poorly educated bigots in the Republican party weeping and wailing on the House floor about how scared they are of gay dudes, so that you may fix a drink and sip it while you laugh.
(h/t John Aravosis)