Ask And Ye Shall Receive: Obama Making DADT Calls

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Yesterday, in my post about the Senate’s passing of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell “repeal,” I wrote:

I’ve heard plenty of folks ready to give President Obama credit for being so committed (and even spending political capital) to make this happen. I’m not sure I’m inclined to agree anymore than I gave him credit for signing the hate crimes bill last year. If he was actively calling Senators this month, it’d be nice to know about it. He didn’t even make a public appearance to comment on today’s passage.

Well, ask and ye shall receive:

President Barack Obama makes Congressional calls from the Oval Office before today’s final Senate vote repealing the ban on gay men and women serving openly in the military, Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010.
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Did he make any calls before the day of the vote? I think there still might be reason to be skeptical, but at least he made calls at the last minute.

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  • Badger3k says:

    Is there a time stamp on that photo? Do we have a record of the calls that say he actually stressed voting for it, and didn’t just call to say hello and get a photo op?

    Given that he has refused to halt discharges, I’d say his commitment to repeal is lukewarm at best. He’ll only take action when his feet are in the fire (unless it serves republican interests).

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