First of all, credit is due for the congressional passage of the 911 responders bill and ESPECIALLY, the START treaty. (1
As far as DADT goes, it’s a victory on so many levels. It was a huge and welcome surprise, I was caught off guard.
And given the Repub’s determination to obstruct the very functioning of congress, it amazes me that eight
republicans broke ranks -- especially on an issue as controversial as this.
Super duper anti-gay activist, Peter LaBarbera, had this to say:
"They will sue to get benefits [and] they will sue to get the same married housing as straight soldiers"
The title of his portion of the article was called: “Obama respects gays, not troops”
Just as they do with gay Christians, he (et al) attempts to imply that gay and military service are fundamentally incompatible.
In this case, all the better. Challenging the benefits of military service personnel can and will be seen as anti-American.
And that just may well be a can of worms they think twice about opening.