Senate Dems fell short of the 60 votes they needed to approve the 2011 defense authorization bill. This means that BOTH the Dream Act amendment and the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell repeal also failed! Woohoo!!!
It’s amazing how public opinion polls and seeing RINOs get defeated by TEA Party candidates in GOP primaries can put some starch into Senate Republicans!
The down side to this is that our military’s defense authorization is now in limbo until the Senate returns to work after the November elections.
Hopefully, by that time, Reid is defeated and sent back to Searchlight, Nevada, never to darken the halls of the Senate again; and a new team of Conservatives would be elected to the Senate who will strip the 2011 Defense Authorization Bill of all its Amnesty-to-Illegals Dream Act and DADT add-on tumors.
H/t beloved fellow Tina!