DADT Blocked

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An attempt to get a vote on repealing Dont Ask Dont Tell failed this afternoon, as Republicans filibustered.  The final roll call: 56 to 43 in favor of allowing Obama to repeal DADT. It was actually 57 to 42, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid switched his vote for procedural reasons, allowing him to be able to bring the bill back to the floor at a later date.

You may wonder why in the U.S. Senate, when 57 senators support something, and 42 oppose it, the 57-vote majority loses.  That's the modern Senate.  Go figure.

Of course, in blocking the bill, Republicans also block military funding.  Way to support our troops.