Now let's have some consistency from the libertarian wing, please, before everyone cottons on to how deluded and weird you all are.
According to the purveyors of the Only True Libertarianism, I am not at all consistent, because I didn't immediately leap up and applaud Obamalamadingdong's decision to allow homosexual people to join the military openly.
Ah, consistency! How about this:
Unlike idealists, this old cynic looks at outcomes. I would far rather someone got richer, healthier, lived longer and ultimately became freer through my callous heartlessness, than that they starved because of some idealistic bell-end.
That was in reference to matters economic, but it applies equally to any "ism" or "phobia" - the idea behind the legislation is irrelevant, it's only the outcome that matters.
And Obama is not a dictator. He has to push his "lofty ideal" through the mincer (ho! ho!) of the US Congress and Senate, where it will doubtlessly emerge in a completely different and much more expensive form.
Perhaps when we've had the outcome of less discrimination and it has proven to have no unexpected comebacks against homosexuals in the military, I will stand up and applaud it.
Until then, it's all just a case of fine but empty words.
Perhaps if you go back to 1996 and start reading Tony Blair's speeches you will find many more positive things you can blog about that I ignored or thought were a load of shite.
Oh, and look: all Mr Blair's fine rhetoric has left us where exactly?
And in closing, this:
I'm telling you, folks, this is another Tony Blair we've got here. A thieving bastard hypocrite of the very highest order.
So, my opinion of Obama and his efforts is entirely consistent: he's a man who can talk a fine talk (when he has a teleprompter) but apart from that he's an empty sack of shit who will leave his country in a fucking mess.
This particular piece of legislation, if it ever happens, can easily be just as dreadful as anything Harriet Harman cooks up, despite the noble sentiment.
Is that consistent enough for you?
PS I hadn't even heard about it until you tried to use it as a stick to beat me with. So blame the media for not giving the story enough prominence while you're trying so hard to be consistent.