The rejection was a defeat for Obama, who campaigned promising to overturn the law and later called it one of his top legislative priorities for the year. But in recent weeks the White House has done little to push the legislation, focusing its influence instead on tax cuts and a nuclear arms treaty with Russia.
Can’t say we didn’t warn them.
Obviously, this is resonating at the White House. Jake Tapper just did a two-part tweet that reads:
WH spox: POTUS “committed to working with Congress to achieve a repeal of #DADT this year
and is “willing to explore all legislative options to reach this goal during the lame duck session.” 2/2 #DADT
We need to see the President sending this message — not a spokesperson. And, we need to see hear and see the President make the statement, not get it by email.
President Obama should know by now that the disillusionment is justified.