First, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid failed to get the necessary 60 votes for a procedural motion to start consideration of the 2011 defense authorization bill which contains a provision to repeal the "Don't Ask--Don't Tell" military policy.
The President and his enablers believed if they attached the repeal to the funding bill, they could force it through.
They were wrong. The military will be funded and it appears the President has likely failed to deliver on another promise, although he promises to fight on for his activist homosexual constituents.
In an email late yesterday, President Obama's "Organizing for America" said he is not done fighting.
Second. Governor Gregoire has called Washington State lawmakers to an emergency session which convenes tomorrow morning at 9 AM.
Purpose? To fix the financial mess created by habitually over-spending in a down economy.
The Governor told The Seattle Times, "If all goes well and the creek don't rise, we'll go home Saturday night."
They will likely go home Saturday night. But, make no mistake, the "creek is rising."
Gregoire said she doesn't expect to solve the entire budget problem for this fiscal year---and she certainly won't.
I have linked The Seattle Times article on tomorrow's session. The Times gives considerable detail on a number of cost-cutting considerations that are on the table.
The ultimate solution lies in the hands and hearts of the voters. Maybe next time we can get a majority and a true conservative Governor.
Have a great weekend.
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Faith and Freedom
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