DADT? Don’t ask.

The latest on how repealing DADT is pretty much dead. You can thank your President (who didn’t want to do DADT until after the elections (oops)), HRC and CAP (who both enabled the President’s brilliant plan), and Harry Reid (who couldn’t control his own Senate). All around, pretty FUBAR.

Oh, and the President’s decision to put off that DADT DOD study until December 1 is a gift that just keeps on giving. Check this out:

Congress could vote to repeal “don’t ask, don’t tell” during its lame-duck session, which begins on Nov. 15. But a Pentagon study on the impact of the repeal, which would allow gays and lesbians to serve openly, won’t be completed until Dec. 1 and many top military commanders are against repealing the ban.

Yep, the lame duck session begins on November 15, but we won’t have the DOD study yet, so lots of members of Congress won’t want to touch DADT.

The rank incompetence of this entire effort has been simply mind-boggling.

At the rate we’re going, we’ll be lucky if we get another shot at DADT, DOMA or ENDA in the next twenty years (remember, kids, the last time we lost the House it took 12 years to get it back, and another two years to get the White House back). Are you willing to wait 14 years for another chance to have HRC pander to yet another President who thinks it’s just not time yet for us to be free?

Someone needs to pay dearly for this disaster.

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