Looks like Lady Gaga’s appeal to her fans to contact senators to encourage them to overturn the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy has been unsuccessful. Mobilizing her 6.3 million twitter followers and posting a heavily-scripted plea on youtube seemed to have little effect . Today (Tuesday, Sept 21) the Senate voted against cloture on the Defense Authorization Bill.
A bipartisan vote in the senate has now delayed this bill which would have allowed abortions to be performed on military bases (on the tax payer’s dime, of course) and allowed homosexuals to openly serve in the military. It also included a controversial amendment that would have granted a form of amnesty to millions of illegal aliens who arrived in the U.S. prior to their 16th birthday.
Senator Harry Reid (D-Nevada), with the encouragement of same-sex advocacy groups and pop culture oddities like Lady Gage, concocted the scheme to use the Defense Authorization Bill to slide in a little—no a lot!—of social engineering. Reid was attempting to hold the military and the country hostage by adding his favorite leftist policies to a bill that is meant to provide funding to U.S. troops. Many have referred to Reid’s political maneuvering as “despicable.”
United Families International thanks Senators McCain, McConnell, and Inhofe for their efforts in building and maintaining a coalition to successfully stop this legislation. Political analysts give mixed opinions as to when this bill may resurface. We will alert you when it comes forward again.
As for now, Harry Reid and Lady Gaga are back to the drawing board.