DADT Repeal Fails in Senate

A Ruling Class on the run, just can’t get it done, anymore:

The Senate on Tuesday dealt a significant blow to the Obama administration’s efforts to repeal the ban on openly gay people serving in the military.

In a 56-43 vote, Senate Democratic leaders fell short of the 60 votes they needed to proceed to the 2011 defense authorization bill, which included language to repeal the Clinton-era “Don’t ask, don’t tell” law…

It was a bit of dirty pool to attach it to the Defense authorization bill anyway – the merest trick to try and scare up votes for an otherwise unpopular measure. Things like the repeal of DADT should come in a one-item vote…and they’d probably get cloture on that, because nothing would please the GOP more than to force Democrats to take a stand.