Activist David Mixner predicts in a new blog post that the time to repeal "don't ask, don't tell" in 2010 is running out, with passage of even the "watered-down and questionably useful" compromise looking grim.
"Congress will come back in session and be on a fast track to recess as soon as possible in this volatile election year," he writes. "With analysts like Charlie Cook predicting that the House of Representatives might go Republican, Democrats will be even more leery of taking on anything that smacks of risks. Once they adjourn for recess, my guess is that they will meet only briefly after Labor Day.
"How do we change tactics or escalate our actions in order to not leave our freedom in the hands of those who have chosen not to battle for them?" Mixner then asks. Click here to read his suggestions for ensuring that efforts to repeal "don't ask, don't tell" and pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act don't drag out indefinitely.