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  •  Don't ask, Don't tell bogged Clinton down in (0+ / 0-)

    his first term.  While I am incredibly sympathetic to this issue and I think the vote in California was abysmal, I don't think this can or should be at the top of Obama's agenda.  Give him a year or so to address the economy, healthcare, and issues that are crucial for the stability of the country.  And then absolutely he should address this issue.

    •  All Obama has to do is sign bills. The Congress (0+ / 0-)

      can make progress on all issues short of stuff that requires executive action.

    •  Clinton was outmaneuvered. (2+ / 0-)
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      Clarknt67, MyLeftMind

      Obama's much more skillful.  And this is 16 years later.  

      Many people told Kennedy to get the important issues addressed and worry about that civil rights stuff later, too.  So, like then, perhaps we will have to force the new Congress and Administration to address these issues of equality.

      Obama can chew gum and walk at the same time.  Exhibit #1: the financial meltdown weeks ago.  He is quite able to, and we elected him to, make some fundamental changes.  He can ensure the stability of the country and revive the soul of the Constitution at the same time.  Otherwise, his victory speech was empty words for us homos.

      People know what they do; they frequently know why they do what they do; but what they don't know is what what they do does. -Michel Foucault

      by eamonsean on Thu Nov 13, 2008 at 03:59:35 PM PST

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