The success of the gay agenda in homosexualizing the military falls squarely in the lap of Judas Republicans who voted for cloture. The vote was 63-60 Saturday morning with SIX Republicans, including the great Massachusetts hope Scott Brown, voting to end the discussion and let the vote take place! (Now you know why I was less than enthusiastic about supporting Scott Brown.)
The six Judases were Scott Brown, Susan Collins, Mark Kirk, Lisa Murkowski, Olympia Snowe, and George Voinovich. Had they supported the platform position the cloture vote would have failed. Sometimes the procedural vote is what matters most. Once they cleared the way for a full Senate vote, it was a foregone conclusion even if all the Republicans voted against it. In fact, sometimes that's the game. Vote wrong when it counts and right when it doesn't. It gives you a claim that you voted the "right" way to fool the folks back home. Although in this case, the six Judases held fast and were joined by two others in the final vote.
I wonder if Obama will give the famous bill-signing pens to the six Republicans who betrayed us. Scott Brown certainly earned one. And voters should make sure they remember that in 2013 by putting up a real Republican and getting this guy out before he entrenches. "Boot Brown!" has a nice ring to it.