I realize that Obama is not alone in the blame, our Congress has also done their part. One party is obstructionist, and the other ineffectual. Hell, I haven't even been horribly thrilled with the judiciary lately, except for in the case of Don't Ask, Don't Tell. On that issue, the presiding judge took the correct stance and even made sure her ruling had teeth. DADT was declared unconstitutional and an injunction was declared, having the net effect of killing DADT, something that Obama has said he wants done. Simple, right? The judge took the decision out of the hands of the legislature and still got what Obama wanted. Yeah!!!
So why's the Department of Justice asking for a stay and considering an appeal of the judges decision?! They claim they have to uphold the law, but DADT is already only sporadically enforced. The judge's decision does leave the law on the books, but as an unconstitutional law, which would not be able to be enforced at all. I'm not sure that there's a functional difference there?
All of this is to say that I'm really pissed off and fed up with the lies out of this administration. Today I hit a brick wall. I couldn't help but have a good long cry. And then I hit the heavy bag for a while. I hugged my
Now to complete my circuit back to some semblance of hopefulness, I'm going to have some spreadable chocolate. It may or may not be spread on anything.