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Reply #54: As many others have written, President Clinton made bigger mistakes than DADT. [View All]

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Dr Morbius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-20-10 06:49 AM
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54. As many others have written, President Clinton made bigger mistakes than DADT.
Like the repeal of Glass-Steagal and NAFTA, and failing to act in Rwanda. I think his biggest error was the Telecommunications Act of 1994, which has severely jeopardized freedom of the press.

But President Obama did indeed act to repeal this particular bad law, and he deserves some kudos. I think he also deserves something else, something very few Americans are willing to give him: a little patience. Give the guy some more time, like about two more years, and then judge him objectively. Grading Presidents in the first place is something with which I disagree, but doing so halfway through their terms seems to me quite unfair. Barack Obama has not accomplished everything we have wanted; I am sure he hasn't accomplished everything he wanted, either. But he has gotten some things done, and when compared to other Presidents has a damned impressive work ethic and a record of accomplishments which is stunning. Be patient with him; I think in the end he will not disappoint.
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