Andy Towle on HRC, DADT and the blog swarm


HRC insists (in a statement reacting to today’s blog swarm) that there is “a clear path to repeal”, however Pentagon sources recently told the AP that a repeal is “probably years away”. Politico recently published an article quoting Rep. Anthony Weiner and Sen. Carl Levin which illustrates the confusion surrounding the timeline. Barney Frank and Nancy Pelosi recently offered a parallel study/repeal track timeline, and a lack of one, respectively. Nobody’s on the same page.

Said HRC’s spokesman today: “There is a clear path to repeal, and that’s the one we’re on.” Which is a pretty frightening statement when you consider all the reports that have been coming out of Congress.

Clearly the military is ready. Dick Cheney even thinks they are! The American people are ready too.

As noted in the earlier post about the blog swarm, there is a lack of leadership from the top. Our largest LGBT advocacy group is in Washington to demand it for us, and needs to stop making excuses for our self-described “fierce advocate” and demand that he be that.

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