The political disaster isn’t that Obama promised to end DADT, tried, and failed. He promised to end DADT, yet refuses to doing anything about it despite having the power. The real political disaster in his handling of DADT is that it has proven to an entire community that the president will promise action to one group, but do nothing to actually advance the cause — rendering all future promises suspect.
|By: Jon Walker Monday November 15, 2010 4:20 pm|
|By: David Dayen Wednesday October 20, 2010 2:15 pm|
The President has a lot of options here, and they do not merely reflect picking and choosing what laws to implement and what to ignore (which makes me personally uncomfortable). The appeal is discretionary, a stop-loss order is available and in general the DADT ban doesn’t have to be stayed as a matter of Constitutional precedent.
|By: Phoenix Woman Sunday September 26, 2010 7:10 am|
Are you a stop-loss veteran? Do you know someone who is? If so, go to http://www.defense.gov/home/features/2010/0710_stoploss/ RIGHT NOW so you or your friends or relatives who are stop-loss vets can apply to get the money that’s due you. But don’t wait — submit your claim by October 21 or you’ll miss out!