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07-09-2009, 01:58 AM
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Kudos to Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-PA), who today picked up the job of heading up HR-1283, the bill to repeal the (good grief, "mistake" doesn't even begin to cover it, does it) that is Don't Ask, Don't Tell.
We have lost 13,000 loyal servicemembers to this travesty, loyal and brave Americans who could and should have otherwise been serving their country.
When Bill Clinton was elected, my roomate and I did the One Sock Dance of Joy(tm), largely for two reasons: healthcare, and the rights of gays in the military. He, and the congress of the day, let us down big time. I was pissed when Don't Ask, Don't Tell happened. I mean P.I.S.S.E.D.
The previous chief sponsor had to step down from the role because she's gone to work for the State Dept. So Patrick Murphy, a "blue-dog" democrat, who won by a very small margin in 2008 in PA, (a tough area for Dems), has taken over charge of rallying the forces and getting support for the bill. I suggest anyone who wants to donate to a tight congressional race in a year, this man may need it, and sure as hell deserves it!
There are currently over 150 cosponsors (218 will cinch the deal). Is your Rep on the list?
If not, why not? And what are you going to do about it?
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