Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Repealed

Repeal of Don’t ask Don’t Tell passed the Senate today and now awaits the President’s signature.

As a veteran submarine sailor I’m not sure I would have been real comfortable with being in such tight quarters with openly gay shipmates but I nonetheless support their right to serve our country and not be under the threat of discharge not for a behavior but only because of their sexual orientation.

I’m also happy to see Pres. Obama score a victory on a campaign promise that he made. More importantly though is the fact that it seems as though the government is finally getting beyond the gridlock that has existed for the first 2 years of the Obama administration.

In just a matter of days they’ve been able to extend the tax cuts, extend 13 months on unemployment benefits and repeal DADT. There’s also a good chance that he may get a new START agreement in place with the Russians.

All this coming on the heels of what the prez called a real “shellacking” in the midterm elections is surprising to some but I thought it might force both sides of the aisle to seek areas that they could compromise on and work on those. Let’s hope the forward progress continues.

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