Poor John McCain. Do you think he realizes he's a radical politico who stands against the majority of Americans? “Today is a very sad day,” McCain huffed. Thankfully, he is all by himself.
Today, the Senate voted 65-31 to end Don't Ask, Don't Tell, defeating a 17-year policy of discriminating against gay and lesbians from serving openly in the military. Six Republicans joined the Democratic majority to pass the amendment.
McCain was infuriated when a federal study, released Nov. 30, found that two-thirds of service members don't believe repealing Don't Ask Don't Tell would have any negative impact. He also had no interest in the fact that a December Washington Post-ABC News poll reveals 77% of Americans say gays and lesbians should be able to openly serve in the military.
Meanwhile, more than two dozen nations allow gays to serve openly in the armed forces, with no negative impact. In America, 13,500 service members have been unfairly dismissed under the 1993 law.
President Obama, finally standing by his campaign promise, postured, "It is time to close this chapter in our history, to recognize that sacrifice, valor and integrity are no more defined by sexual orientation than they are by race or gender, religion or creed."
Sen. John Kerry, added, "The military remains the great equalizer. Just like we did after President Truman desegregated the military, we'll someday look back and wonder what took Washington so long to fix it."
Fuck, yeah. There will come a day when McCain is viewed as shamefully as Strom Thurmond, who in his day, openly rallied against blacks' integration. God forbid McCain had become president.
Can you imagine 10 years down the line when this decision is seen as an unquestionable right of passage? At last... I can.