From The New York Times: OP-ED COLUMNIST: Fie, Fatal Flaw!
President Obama’s legislative career offers cautionary tales about the toll of constant consensus building.
I have no trouble with building consensus. It's an important part of the work I do, and I'm sure it's an important part of political life.
However, there comes a time when you just have to tell the peeps how it's going to be.
Obama should take a page from Lyndon Johndon's playbook. There are a few things that just need to happen in these United States.
National health insurance. That bill should have been written in the White House and sent to congress for passage. Plain and simple Go ahead and do it. We've wasted enough time.
DADT. Don't ask; don't tell. This one needs to die. We are the land of the free, and the free don't live lies. Besides, just what could be worse than a pissed-off queen on the battlefield? Call in the generals, and as commander-and-chief, issue a frickin' command! It's REAL easy!
ENDA. Protect all people from discrimination. It's the right thing to do. I'm sorry that we have to enumerate all the flavors of people, but we share this world with idiots, and they need explicit instruction.
That's it for now. I'll have more in a while. Stay tuned.
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