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  •  Hope you like the taste of that Kool-Aid (2+ / 0-)
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    andgarden, Alec82

    You're going to be drinking a lot of it, I surmise.

    Your analogy fails on multiple levels. First, it isn't 1945 (or 1948) anymore. Or even 1993. People have come a hell of a long way since those days. What's more, when Truman signed the integration order, it was opposed by a majority of the population. Whereas 75% of the people in this country say DADT should be history, and it's the president that's dragging his feet. And this diarist and his supporters are telling anybody who even looks like she might be thinking about criticizing that laissez-faire attitude that they should just shut up and wait for the president to reveal his magical 11-dimensional hyperchess strategy, or whatever the talking point is this week.

    Sorry, the wait-and-see ship sailed quite some time ago. Until we get action, we're going to be up in the president's face. And that of Congress. And that of the LGBT organizations trying to bargain away this issue. And the so-called progressives who want us to sit down, shut up, and go sit back down in the back of the bus like we were told.

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