Friday, April 16, 2010

He can do that? Yes, he can!

Ever since health care reform has passed, everywhere you look, our president is getting stuff done. He's going to get another Supreme Court nominee, he's signed a nuclear treaty with the Russians, the Ukrainians have decided to give up their stockpiles weapons grade nuclear material, the list goes on and on.

On the domestic policy side, he signed an executive order that will allow anyone staying in a hospital to designate their own visitor list and who will help make medical decisions.

Reaction #1: Yay!

Reaction #2: You couldn't do that already?

The move is being presented as a victory for same sex couples, but it's actually a victory for everybody. The Tea Party jerks love the word "freedom" so much, they should take a good look, because this is real freedom, and it's the government stepping in helping people by over-ruling an unelected bureaucracy with power.

Over at the Huffington Post, you can always expect some right wing trolls on any topic, but they really don't have an argument here, and nobody does. I'm single and not gay, and if I'm in the hospital, the decision as to who can visit should belong to me, not be limited to my blood relatives by some hospital administrator. (No disrespect to my blood relatives. Happy to have visits from them should the situation arise.)

Thank you, Mr. President, for this humane and common sense change. It's been a long time coming.


Margaret Benbow said...

Yes! Amen and amen. He is a true leader, and he knows what he's doing. This is so refreshing and strange.

CDP said...

I was really happy to see that too.