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  •  "Don't tell me what you believe..." (11+ / 0-)
    "...Tell me what you did, and I'll tell you what you believe."

    Just looking at the President's actions, it's crystal clear thatt he wants DADT to remain policy. The question is, why?

    Is it because his control of the Pentagon is weak?

    Is it because he doesn't want to alienate African-Americans, many of whom are very culturally consevative?

    Is it because he really thinks it's good policy?

    I'm asking because I believe that the answer to this question determines how we need to conduct this fight. And we who believe that DADT is bad policy do have to fight.

    •  I'm now convinced that it's because he (1+ / 0-)
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      (and most of the Democratic leadership) want to treat GLBT rights as a "dangle" issue much the way the GOP treats abortion: "vote for us and we'll eventually get around to implementing the policies you want." Unkept promises as motivation. Ugh.

      The schools will probably teach kindergartners to play nice with everyone. — Will Phillips, on how marriage equality would affect education

      by ebohlman on Thu Oct 14, 2010 at 11:28:02 PM PDT

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