At The Huffington Post, Jason Linkins notes the latest cave:
Over at the American Prospect, Adam Serwer puts it pretty bluntly:
Look, if Democrats can't repeal a policy more than two thirds of the American people, including a majority of conservatives want gone then they can't expect people to vote for them.
We take you now live, to the scene of ever diminishing electoral expectations:
Republicans made significant inroads among gay and lesbian voters in the midterm elections, with national exit polls for the House races showing that the GOP captured 31 percent of the vote of this group this year, compared to 19 percent in 2008.
I think that GOP strategists are perfectly capable of understanding what "vast majority of the American people want DADT repealed" means. They are certainly capable of understanding what "31 percent of the LGBT vote" means. But if Democrats think that they can keep stringing along the LGBT community as a captive constituency for one more election cycle, then by all means, they should cave in to pressure and punt on DADT.Yes, the Democrats are about to cave again. And it would not happen if it were not for Barack Obama. Rest assured if he wanted Don't Ask, Don't Tell repealed, it would be. He rammed through ObamaCare, right? So he could ram through this. There is no huge public resistance to this.
Once again, we see the homophobia of Mr. Obama.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot" for today: