Will those of us who have been pissed at Obama for not having pushed hard enough on the Don't Ask Don't Tell repeal, now laud and embrace our good and true friend from CT, Joe Lieberman for having been explicitly, consistently out front on this issue?
“The Pentagon report makes it unambiguously clear that the risk of repeal on military effectiveness is minimal, that any risks can be addressed by implementing the report's recommendations, and that a clear majority of active duty servicemen and women have no problem with repeal,'' Lieberman said in a joint statement with Sens. Kristen Gillibrand, D-NY, and Mark Udall, D-CO. “The military has spoken and now is the time to repeal this policy that is damaging to our national security.”
By the way, Lieberman's been damn good on climate as well, which is The Most Important Issue.
What the hell is my point? I think it's to keep pushing the issues — not necessarily to be wedded to one legislative approach or another, and definitely not one elected official or personality. That will invariably disappoint. Obama is not RFK. But RFK probably wasn't RFK either — certainly not if he'd ever been elected.
This was from the mouth of a Tea Partier, but it seems like political wisdom:
Picture this sailing ship, the old wooden clipper sailing out on the ocean. Man, they're describing the decks on the ship, they're talking about the ship's wheel and the bell and the – and they're all predicting that this ship is going to crash on the rocks. But in fact, the Tea Party's not the ship, it's the wind. Look at the wind and you'll see the Tea Party. You're not going to control it, but it's going to move the way it's going to move.