If you were one of those folks who thought that President Obama was going to roll back the military’s “don’t ask; don’t tell” policy, rest assured that he’s going to get right on that. In a while. You know, whenever he works his way down to it.
President Obama will focus “at the right time” on how to overturn the “don’t ask, don’t tell” ban on gays serving openly in the military, his national security adviser said Sunday.
“I don’t think it’s going to be — it’s not years, but I think it will be teed up appropriately,” retired Gen. James L. Jones said.
“Appropriately” is the polite way of saying “We got what we needed from you. We’ll get to you when we feel like it.” Take consolation in the knowledge that you’re not the only group he’s sucked dry and cast aside in his scant ten months in office.
What? You thought your cause was important to him? I mean, you didn’t expect that he meant what he said about how committed he was to it, did you?
Oh. Oh…I’m so sorry.
At least you won’t be alone under the Pragmatism Express. Be sure to get a good spot near the front axle and hold on tight so you’re not knocked under the wheels when the next group of suckers comes along.
Jimmie runs The Sundries Shack, is a contributing writer to the American Issues Project, and has his own podcast called “The Delivery”. He is also an amateur musician, an aspiring composer, an unrepentant geek and would love you to pay his blog a visit. Oh, this post is cross-posted there, too.