Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Here's a topic where Obama deserves some pressure -- and some scolding.

President Barack Obama delivered Democrat-friendly California a stark message Monday: Liberal Sen. Barbara Boxer might lose her re-election race if her supporters don't work hard.

And now the deserved irony about working hard on something:

Obama faced a handful of hecklers demanding to know what he was going to do to get rid of the "don't ask don't tell" policy that prevents gays from serving openly in the military. The heckling grew so insistent that Obama responded, saying that he and Boxer supported overturning the policy.

"So I don't know why you're hollering," Obama said, telling them to yell at people who oppose lifting the ban.

Well, they're hollering because the Administration is not exactly making this a big priority.


StonyPillow said...

Support Boxer because it's Morning in America®, right?

acorvid said...

This is happening. The administration has quietly but steadily built support throughout the military, and with the help retired military folks of note speaking out. I think it is clear that there is no going back.

A presidential proclamation the day after the inauguration, or something like, would have created a firestorm of opposition and made getting this done much harder.

I think all us progressives ought to realize that what Obama, who is the most progressive president in history, needs from us is not constant sniping but encouraging and appreciative support.

pansypoo said...

maybe obama wants the DADT repeal done right. not half assed quick.