The Senate is where good things go to die, but the move by Democrats yesterday to table a vote on the DREAM Act and DADT may have eluded the legislative grim reaper. Faced with a GOP filibuster, majority leader Harry Reid called for a delay on the vote, according to the Times. This buys the Democrats time to win more Republican support to pass the DREAM Act, which would grant legal status to immigrants who complete two years of college or join the military. They also hope to garner more votes on the side of repealing DADT, which will come before the Senate again at a later date, presumably before the January red invasion.
New York Speaker Christine Quinn and Councilmembers Daniel Dromm and Jimmy Van Bramer denounced the Republican filibuster in a joint statement, saying those senators, "chose to uphold a discriminatory policy that has forced out more than 13,500 brave men and women from serving in our armed forces."