President Obama vowed to strike down the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy to a cheering crowd of gay rights supporters.
What Obama actually meant by this was a message to General McChrystal: Don't ask for more troops, and don't speak to the media without my approved script.
While the economy continues collapsing around him (a result of his own policies), and while our brave soldiers continue to make the ultimate sacrifice in Afganistan while they wait for his decision on whether to deploy the necessary 40,000 troops, Obama found time to address a room full of gays and lesbians at the Human Rights Campaign's 13th Annual National Dinner Saturday night. It was a black-tie event, at least for the gals in the crowd of 3,000, as it was more loafers and chiffon for the men.
OK, that was a cheap shot, a "blow below the belt" if you will. It's those types of so-called jokes from homophobes that continues to spread discrimination. As my hairdresser would say, "DaBlade, you're better than that." For the record, I'm no homophobe, I'm just frightened by the gay rights movement replacing common sense and turning upside-down the traditions in this country.
Obama's remarks last night at the HRC dinner came in advance of today's planned National Equality March on Washington. Barney Frank has called this march "a waste of time at best" and just "an emotional release" that does little to pressure Congress. "The only thing they're going to be putting pressure on is the grass," said Frank, not specifying whether the grass pressure would originate from the bottom of their shoes or from other parts of their anatomy. Ewww. Sounds like the Mall may need a special clean-up later.
Obama not only promised to end the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy, he also promised expansion of Hate Crimes legislation to include violence based on sexual orientation; and to work hard in the fight for same-sex marriage recognition.
"You will see a time in which we as a nation finally recognize relationships between two men or two women as just as real and admirable as relationships between a man and a woman."
Hey DaBlade, What could possibly be wrong with all this?
First, the military is not some laboratory to conduct social engineering experiments. It is to stand guard against our enemies and to provide for our national defense. I tend to defer to the experts here. If the military says there is an operational reason for the "don't ask" policy, or if there is an actual reason why no females should be allowed to serve on a submarine, why screw with it?
As for hate crimes legislation, this is so typical liberal thought-police type stuff. The murder of Matthew Shepard was tragic and horrible, just like every murder ever committed. It is no more heinous because the motivations of his killer's were twisted. Are there murderers who's motivations are somewhat more pure (abortion doctors notwithstanding)?
As for efforts to redefine marriage, listen up. Marriage was given to us as a gift from God, and He is very clear on what marriage is and is not. That does not make me a bigot against homosexuals. I could no more hate you for your homosexuality than I could if your affliction was with alcoholism. Just don't ask me to prop up an alcoholic's lifestyle as just as "real and admirable".
The fact of the matter is that our president was on the campaign trail last night giving a speech to a voting-bloc partially responsible for his election, and Obama did what he does best... He made more flowery promises of "hope and change" with vague or non-existant actual strategies or timelines to accomplish these.
That's fine by me, as I want him to fail. I just wonder how his song and dance routine played with the audience.