The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.
AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.
well, aside aristotelian abstractions, here on earth, as has been shown, dadt isn't a lame duck, it's dead, congressionally speaking, that is
as for the courts, obama's doj is APPEALING the california court's ruling against the ban
Justice department appeals judge’s ‘don’t-ask-don’t-tell’ ruling – CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs
do you remember when holder's homies argued that gay marriage was analagous to incest and having relations with a 16 year old?
Obama Justice Department Defends Defense Of Marriage Act
that's ugliness, not logic
it is what it is, syllogism or no
Obama?s go-slow 'don't ask, don't tell' plan backfires - Josh Gerstein - POLITICO.com
go slow, do it in congress...
no wonder larry kramer said what he said
“mr do-nothing obama," he's "really useless in terms of both hiv and gay issues, an exceedingly large disappointment," "how useless he has been," "he is simply not a leader, he may be president but he is not a leader"
On World AIDS Day, Larry Kramer, who first warned of epidemic, rips 'Do-nothing' Obama
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Hey look, random links that don't address the topic at all and have been refuted before. Obama has stated, consistently, that the repeal of DADT should come from legislation, not the courts. Damn him for being consistent and wanting to do something the best way...
larry kramer: mr do nothing obama, really useless on gay issues, exceedingly large disappointment, simply not a leader
Obama?s go-slow 'don't ask, don't tell' plan backfires - Josh Gerstein - POLITICO.comIn 1993, President Bill Clinton nearly derailed his presidency with an early move to end the military’s ban on gay service members. Aides scrambled to craft the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy as a compromise to get the politically radioactive issue off the new administration’s back.
President Barack Obama’s aides were intent, above all else, on not repeating that experience when it came to carrying out their campaign promise to open up the military to gays, so they moved cautiously.
The result: Obama now faces his own political crisis over the issue that threatens his support from key Democratic constituencies, undermines his relationship with the Pentagon and puts him in the odd position of defending a practice he has denounced as discriminatory and harmful to national security.
“It’s crazy that all this is happening 2˝ weeks before a national election,” said Richard Socarides, an adviser to Clinton on gay issues during the ’93 fiasco. “The timing could not be worse for them, but it was fairly predictable that their strategy of postponing and delaying getting into this stuff was, at some point, going to come back to haunt them.”
The White House’s Plan A involved a Pentagon study for release in December 2010, followed by legislation thereafter. But in May, advocates won the White House’s public support for conditional repeal legislation that attempted to work around the next-Congress problem by giving Obama, the defense secretary and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs power to end the policy when the studies were complete.
Even that contingent plan was awkward for the White House, since it upended Obama’s initial agreement with Gates, who faces service chiefs staunchly opposed to repeal. “It started getting real messy,” said one person close to the talks. “The president was in a very tough spot.”
why did holder's doj compare gay marriage to incest and sex with 16 year olds?
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