Skip to comments."Don't Ask, Don't Tell," DREAM Act, Head to Senate for Votes This Weekend
Posted on 12/17/2010 10:15:23 AM PST by ConjunctionJunction
After abandoning on Thursday night a $1.3 trillion omnibus Senate spending bill, Democratic Senate Leader Harry Reid filed cloture for the DREAM Act and a stand-alone repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" - both of which are now expected to reach the Senate for final votes as early as this weekend.
Reid, faced with receding Republican support for the spending bill (not to mention threats to read it aloud in its 1,924-page entirety), turned his attention instead to two bills that liberal Democrats hope to push through in the final days of the lame duck congressional session.
The Senate is now expected to vote on debate for both the DREAM Act and a repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" on Saturday morning, and the Washington Post reports that final votes on both bills could take place as early as Sunday or Monday.
The Saturday vote on "Don't Ask" will be Senate Democrats' third attempt this year to eliminate the policy, which prohibits openly gay men and women from serving in the military, and many believe it the best - and possibly last - chance to repeal the measure before a newly Republican-heavy Congress convenes in 2011.
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The "Dream Act" nationally will be California writ large, and is forever.
Call your senator!
Next; “Don’t swish, don’t lisp and keep yer hands to yerself”.. doctrine..
CLOSE DOWN GOVT FOR CRYING OUT LOUD
we cannot have openly serving queers, Hell look at the latest queer to have stolen all the info and given it to wikileaks
Dream act, yea the name game again from the left like homosexuals they say are gay when they are not they’re homosexuals , queers.
Letting in millions of illegals to ensure the rats stay i power is giving away the country.
Can’t even believe we’re talking about men who like to poke dicks up hairy arse being told that they should serve and have equal rights, hell what is next women and horses is OK then, men dressing in skirts on base after work.
illegals being legal and then not speaking English, saying no more 4th July.
what utter crap and to think it is because the GOP have no guts to stand up and speak out and because many sit on their asses posting on sites and yet never making a call, infact making lots of calls to these north east reps
been on the phone for the last two days and nearly called every senator some 5 times saying do not vote to repeal or vote for the dream act and will continue to do so until voting time.
I’ve got a couple of people doing the same.
If we get at least 10 people making calls to those reps thinking of voting for this then we could stand a chance because you can bet you house that the queers and the left are.
Call, send mail , I take it Hannity and others have not mentioned this either or am I wrong?
Yes, defeat them both - I don’t care which of the two are “more dangerous”, neither should pass during the lame duck session. They had the whole government for two years to pass their garbage, too late, too late.
hardly any media including FOX have not even mentioned don’t ask and then the vote will come Saturday when no one will hear about it and that is when the media will talk about it saying how great it is.
Unfortunately they can't let down - IMO this is even more important.
However, now the Dems can blame it on the evil Republicans while the majority of gay and lesbian voters will go about their business blissfully unaware that they are being used as political footballs by the Democrat politicians they blindly support.
seems don’t ask will be repealed and we’ll have men dressing in skirts on base after work and men holding hands on base.
Of course keep calling and sending mail to stop this and tell Brown, Collins Snowe etc to not repeal this
it’;s all Hannity ever talks about is the economy, so much for him being a conservative when he doesn’t have the balls to take on the social issues and the queer agenda.
Sorry disagree getting rid of don’t ask is just as bad as the budget.
You get don’t ask repealed and then they will say they should overturn DOMA as they cannot marry in their state, then it will be teach it in school as it is the marriage law, so now we have kids being told how to do fisting up a man’s arse.
All of these bills should fail and if the GOP had bills along with the likes of Hannity then we could stop them
This is why the omnibus was killed. They REALLY want the amnesty. They are SCREWED in ‘12 without it.
WE are SCREWED in 12 -- and beyond -- WITH it.
Maybe its cause I've seen my state irrepairably damaged by that kind of starry eyed crap.
But I agree, its outrageous that this lame duck congress would even consider voting on legislation as crucial as any of these.
Hate to say it, but looks like they have the votes for DADT repeal:
Passing the DREAM Act seems more iffy.
Might be the only way to stop this trickery is to defeat the spending resolution.
CNN International online reports that Susan Collins, Olympia Snowe, Lisa Murkowski and Scott Brown will only vote to repeal DADT if a continuing resolution to fund the government is passed first.
If the resolution is passed today, the Dems might have the necessary votes for cloture.
have to close Govt, all these important issues are being voted on now while they have power and it is a disgrace while the media stay silent about don’t ask waiting to mention it when no one is watching on Saturday.
I;ve called all those senators many times in the last couple of days and have got a couple of pother people to do so too.
I’m not sitting down and watching them pass these bills without a fight and if they do win then I will not give up until everything they do is overturned so GOP you better be ready to get some balls for a change.
If we had a lameduck sessions you know the rats would close down Govt so why are we not?
“Dream Act”...”Amnesty Bill... If this get’s passed then you will have a Country over-run with Mexicans voting Democrat on everything. This my friends is exactly why the Dems want it passed because they know they lose the election for years to come!”
I agree with this statement posted on another site.