Conservative Democrat Hypocrisy

Personally, I support a repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell. If gays want to defend their country and possibly die for it, who am I to stand in the way. Better they have the attitude that they should have some skin in the game than just settle for being outcast who have no stake in world affairs. However, unlike many in the U.S. Senate, I take a principled point of view on the subject.

The Senate is looking at a bill to overturn DADT and newly elected "conservative" Democrat Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia voted against the bill in the first vote but later said he would vote for it if his vote "was needed." It's this kind of hypocrisy from these so-called above-it-all moderates that just makes my blood boil. No principles here. Ace puts it best:

Joe Manchin voted no previously, but an aide said he would have voted yes if his vote had been needed. Another bit of Democratic kabuki, then, with a supposedly conservative Democrat only casting a conservative vote if it's superficial and meaningless. When Team Liberal calls, though, they're there with bells on.

The U.S. Senate as it currently stands is an abomination.