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November 21, 2008

Lots Of Hope, A Bit Less Change....Obama Will Not Push To Eliminate "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Anytime Soon

Clintons everywhere, Gates still in the Pentagon and now this? This isn't the Change! the left thought it knew.

President-elect Barack Obama will not move for months, and perhaps not until 2010, to ask Congress to end the military's decades-old ban on open homosexuals in the ranks, two people who have advised the Obama transition team on this issue say.

Repealing the ban was an Obama campaign promise. However, Mr. Obama first wants to confer with the Joint Chiefs of Staff and his new political appointees at the Pentagon to reach a consensus and then present legislation to Congress, the advisers said.

From a conservative perspective there are a couple of way to look at this and Obama's other 'adjustments' . First, he's not a knee jerk left as we thought or he is as knee jerk left as we thought, he's just smarter and therefore potentially more dangerous than we thought. My guess is he's the latter.

In some ways a disorganized, reflexively lefty Obama would make more mistakes that conservatives and Republicans could take advantage of, like when Bill Clinton took on gays in the military so soon in his administration. The left maybe annoyed in the short term about Obama but we'll be the ones very unhappy in the long term.


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