THERE! ARE YOU HAPPY?
tonight, let us speak with one voice in reaffirming that our nation is united in support of our troops and their families. Let us serve them as well as they have served us – by giving them the equipment they need; by providing them with the care and benefits they have earned; and by enlisting our veterans in the great task of building our own nation. Our troops come from every corner of this country – they are black, white, Latino, Asian and Native American. They are Christian and Hindu, Jewish and Muslim. And, yes, we know that some of them are gay. Starting this year, no American will be forbidden from serving the country they love because of who they love. And with that change, I call on all of our college campuses to open their doors to our military recruiters and the ROTC. It is time to leave behind the divisive battles of the past. It is time to move forward as one nation.
Now is the part where you latch on to “starting this year,” and read in to that Obama’s commitment to certify repeal of DADT before Christmas. And it’s also the part where you talk about how he didn’t mention the Defense Of Marriage Act, or any of your other pet causes.
To be fair, neither Wisconsin’s Republican Rep. Paul Ryan nor Tea Party lady Michele Bachmann mentioned you queers either.