Sen. John McCain and the Republicans are planning to filibuster — yes, filibuster — the entire defense budget bill to stop the repeal of DADT
First the good news. Late last night, the Senate Armed Services Committee and the House of Representatives made history, passing an amendment to the Defense Authorization bill to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” — an historic moment bringing America one significant step closer to ending this discriminatory military policy.
But here’s the bad news — and it’s really bad: As we told you yesterday in the message below, Sen. John McCain and the Republicans are planning to filibuster — yes, filibuster — the entire defense budget bill to stop the repeal of DADT. To defeat us, the extreme right-wing is cranking up their propaganda machine like they did on health care, behind the homophobic attacks of the Family Research Council.
As Keith Olbermann said on MSNBC last night, “John McCain is marshaling his own resistance to the Senate amendment, inexplicably siding with right-wing fringe groups, who are attempting to out-homophobe each other to prevent historic progress for gay Americans.”
This is NOT over by a long shot. We’ve got big plans to stop John McCain and the Family Research Council — but we can’t launch our campaign without your financial support. To win, we have to fight back immediately. Whether it’s $5 or $500, we need your help right now:
To catch up on the rest of McCain’s extremist obstructionism as well as what it will take to defeat him, please read the message we sent you Thursday morning before the Senate Armed Services Committee vote. See Family Research Council and Sen. John McCain