The Republican minority in the Senate achieved another feather for it's decidedly un-fabulous cap today by defeating a Defense funding bill that included a repeal of the blatantly discriminatory "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy for the Armed Forces.
Which means that, once again, the Republicans have managed to impede the inevitable march of equal rights for all.
Sen. Joe Lieberman had been Twittering his ass off earlier today in support of repealing DADT, but I find it a bit suspicious that he held off on his little "twit-storm" until rumors said the bill would likely go down to defeat. Sorry, but I just don't trust the guy to act in anyone's interest other than his own. Maybe if he campaigned for the repeal of DADT even half as hard as he campaigned for Sen. John McCain in 2008, we would have eliminated this outrageous law ages ago.
Not that I believe for a nanosecond that Lieberman has any clue even HOW to send a Tweet...I'm sure he has a highly-paid Tweeter on his staff.
The Republican strategy of obstructionism of basically everything may backfire on them eventually. I don't know if it will have much effect on them this year, but two more years of them behaving like spoiled children and wrecking anything helpful will likely come back to haunt them in 2012. We'll see.
UPDATE: This is why I'd gladly trade a dozen Joe Liebermans for a just one Senator Franken. He's a true Progressive Democrat, who proudly continues in the tradition of Sen. Paul Wellstone: