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  •  i hate to even sound "glass half empty", BUT... (5+ / 0-)

    ...the same people that are saying "oh, it's just not possible for obama to do away with dadt with the stroke of a pen" are some of the loudest saying, "omg! look how much obama loves him some gay!!!".

    sadly, those cheerleaders aren't behind the disconnect they so whole-heartedly use to throw sand in the gears of DADT...the president can and SHOULD use an executive order to suspend dadt until it makes its way through the legislative branch.

    the fact is that this executive order can (and will) be overturned by a future republican (mis)administration. just like the as-yet-to-happen executive order stopping dismissals under DADT, the only permanent "fix" is to move forward with binding LEGISLATION to make sure that it can't be rescinded by a future president without going through the legislative branch.

    is it a good first step? absolutely. do i applaud the president for taking this step? most definitely. is it ENOUGH? not by a long shot.

    "A time comes when silence is betrayal." ~ MLK, Jr...Where has CANDIDATE Obama gone?

    by liberaldemdave on Sun Apr 18, 2010 at 10:55:39 AM PDT

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