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    samddobermann

    if Obama can do this for DADT

    As commander-in-chief he could have issued a declaration not to enforce DADT (although he’s constitutionally bound to uphold the law, every president has to establish priorities). He chose not to.

    Why can't a republican president choose not to enforce the Clean Air Act, or rape among military personel, or for that matter, shooting soldiers who vote democratic in the head?

    Seriously, the whole "he could just make it go away with an executive order" was always constitutionally suspect, and even if constitutional--a really, really bad precedent.

    "Empty vessels make the loudest sound, they have the least wit and are the greatest blabbers" Plato

    by Empty Vessel on Mon Dec 20, 2010 at 08:16:42 PM PST

    •  Everybody please ignore previous comment (2+ / 0-)
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      fcvaguy, Lost and Found

      I read the diary, didn't see the troll rates, by many I respect, and got pissy.

      This is not the place for my comment, and I do not want to get into with a diarist who is clearly trolling.  I also don't want to falsely portray this diarist as typical of the folks who have advocated for the EO.  This one is just dumb, and I don't want to fight this point here, cause I don't want to imply that this guy is speaking for those of you who support the EO.

      "Empty vessels make the loudest sound, they have the least wit and are the greatest blabbers" Plato

      by Empty Vessel on Mon Dec 20, 2010 at 08:20:11 PM PST

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