A lot of blogs have been buzzing that Obama’s going to mention Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell in his State of the Union just a few hours from now.
Is he going to sign an Executive Order tonight to end DADT discharges? If not, then we shouldn’t care.
After Gibbs told us point blank in a pre-inauguration YouTube clip that DADT would be repealed, he couldn’t even offer a timeline a YEAR later. If it takes a year just to get around to making a timeline, that’s when we say, “Stop teasing. Call us when it’s done and then we’ll applaud.”
I despise Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell; don’t get me wrong. But we need protection from discrimination in all lines of work, not just the military. If our fierce advocates are going to keep pulling our chains about the employment they control and not even speak out on ENDA, then we should stop humoring them.
Come on, Obama. Step up or step off. No more points for platitudes.
[Apparently Adam Bink made the same point earlier today!]