Monday, November 29, 2010
This isn't a surprise, but maybe it is to the silly gays who voted GOP this election. The Pew Research Center for the People and the Press and the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life found out how the Repubs really feel about repealing DADT.
According the poll, Republicans are divided on whether to allow open service by gays and lesbians -- 40% of Republicans favor it and 44% oppose. Perhaps as important, key groups likely to have an influence on Republican policies are even more opposed to allowing open service. The Pew report notes that among those who said they "agree with the Tea Party" only 38% favor and 48% oppose allowing open servece. Similarly, only 34% of white evangelical Protestants favor and 48% oppose allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly. Lack of Republican support could prevent the Obama administration from ending the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy, especially if Congress doesn't vote on ending the policy before the end of this year's lame-duck session.
Hopefully, in the next 2 weeks of hearings for DADT and Prop 8; many gay folks will see how the GOP were never on our side. If Sen. McCain's rants and Sen. Graham's stance on DADT isn't enough, then the Tea Party folks should seal the deal.
This is very telling about the GOP and to those gays who voted for the Repubs, I hope you realized what you did.