A Humble Suggestion For The President
Listen, Barack, can we talk? You're about to have your ass handed to you on a platter this evening.
By sun-up the Speaker of the House will be a guy you have to remind yourself doesn't rhyme with "loaner" and Nancy Pelosi will relegate to the second seat form the left on the House Subcommittee on Soy Slug Infestations.
Everything you try to accomplish will be blocked by a bunch of folks carrying revised copies of the Constitution, bibles, and autographed copies of Glen Beck's latest tome. Everything you've already accomplished will quite possibly be reversed, and anything left standing will continue to piss off folks who believe that evolution blasphemy and education is overrated. Your chances of re-election in 2012 are just slightly better than Detroit's chances of winning a SuperBowl. So it's not like you can make things a hell of a lot worse.
Here's what you should do: Pull out a piece of that presidential stationery, the ones with the cool blue and gold embossed seal at the top, and write the following:
"The United States military in all its branches will not discriminate in any way against any soldier based on gender identity or sexual preference. Any soldier who has been discharged for reasons of gender identity or sexual preference will have the right to be reinstated without loss of rank or privilege. This order takes effect immediately.
Barack H. Obama, Commander-In-Chief"
There. Now don't you feel better?