24 June 2009

The Audacity of Nope, Part II.

President Obama has the power tell his secretary of defense to limit investigations of violations of the military's gay-ban — a "stop-loss order." This policy could bridge the gap for roughly the three years it takes to shepherd legislation through Congress.
This was more or less the point made by 77 Congressmembers* in a letter delivered to Obama on Monday.
Obama's response, in full:
President Obama remains committed to a legislative repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell, which he believes will provide a durable and lasting solution to this issue. He welcomes the commitment of these members to seeing Congress take action.
WTF — "If you do all the heavy lifting, I'll pick up a pen?"
At this point, Obama is going to have to cure goddam cancer to get me back on board.
(* Thanks to my Representative Cleaver, for being man enough to sign on.)

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