Thursday, November 05, 2009

Under the Bus

From The Hill comes the news that members of Congress are getting cold feet on LGBT issues -- and other issues they're running scared from -- and want to put everything on hold until after the 2010 mid-term elections. Where have we heard this before? And once again, our big Washington groups have sold us out, telling us to wait and apologizing for the President and the Democrats while we have stressed that the time is now, that we won't have an Democratic president with this kind of Democratic majority in Congress for long and that if we don't do it this year they won't want to do it in an election year:

Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said he was not certain whether repealing “Don’t ask, don’t tell” would be on next year’s agenda.

It looks increasingly likely that healthcare reform will spill into next year, and Democrats have made it a high priority to overhaul the nation’s financial regulatory laws before next November.

One Democratic senator facing reelection in a Republican-leaning state said he does not want to see the issue of gays in the military, immigration reform or even climate change on next year’s agenda.

Pam Spaulding has a lot to say about this too. Check it out.