Gail Collins of The NY Times has a piece this morning about the DADT vote in the senate on Tuesday. Not so much about the moral indignity our country continues to carry out, but about parliamentary procedure being used as a cover for chicken-shit Senators (read: Susan Collins of Maine).
“I cannot vote to proceed to this bill under a situation that is going to shut down debate and preclude Republican amendments,” said Senator Susan Collins of Maine. She supports repealing “don’t ask, don’t tell,” but neither that nor pay raises for the troops could compare to the principle of unfettered amending.
Cynical minds might presume that Collins was just caving in to her party’s determination to keep the Democratic majority from accomplishing anything before the elections and grabbing at a convenient, if incoherent, cover. If so, she had plenty of company.
No shit. This is Congress at its worst. I don’t feel Tea Party candidates if elected will do behave any better, in fact I’m pretty sure they’ll do less and “Blame the System!”. The only thing that will change is ridding ourselves of the filibuster.