"So here we are about six weeks after an election that repudiated the agenda of the other side," McCain said, "we are jamming -- or trying to jam major issues through the Senate."
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You think: 'what this bizarro world that the Majority Leader has been carrying us in of cloture votes on this, votes on various issues that are on the political agenda of the other side, you somehow think that beginning next January 5, we will all love one another and kumbaya?
McCain added that he's heard from "thousands" of active and retired military personnel, who tell him not to repeal DADT. But, McCain said, it will be repealed, "and all over America, there'll be gold stars put up in windows, in the rural towns and communities all over America that don't partake in the elite schools that bar military recruiters from campus, that don't partake in the salons of Georgetown and the other liberal bastions here around the country, but there will be additional sacrifice."
Here's the full speech: