Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart asks if USA is run by A**holes? Don’t Ask, Don’t tell – Don’t get Votes…

"Are we run by a**holes? Indeed."

"Are we run by a**holes? Indeed."

Just like the 9/11 first responders’ health care bill that was “snatched from the jaws of victory” by the Senate, another seemingly popular bill can’t become a law. The problem lies with both Republicans and Democrats acting like a**holes, as Stewart so artfully put it, beginning with Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-Mich) attaching the repeal of DADT to a military arms bill, forcing those who normally wouldn’t vote to repeal to do so or risk looking soft on defense.

This terrible strategy begins a snowball effect of a**hole behavior, when GOP leader Mitch McConnell asks for 20 amendments to the bill, of which Senate majority leader Harry Reid says they could have one and also tied a “Dream Act” to the bill regarding illegal immigration, that conservatives would presumably not vote for.

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  1. Demmocrats in Congress are so deeply invested in maintaining their coalition of liberal groups that they will fight for any cause that gets them more voters.

    Wether it is good for the military and/or our country seems to be of little or no concern to them.The only thing that matters is maintaining and growing their power … POWER TO THE GOVERMENT!



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