I’m pretty sure we don’t live in a dictatorship and the President just can’t wipe existing laws off the books unilaterally. And I’m pretty sure we’re projecting that anger at the only politician threatening to hold up repeal of DADT: John McCain.
So, Meghan, what newspapers do you read?
Meghan McCain: Sorry, I wasn’t born yet when all that happened, so I don’t know anything about it. I have a tattoo.
One could argue that it is within the President’s authority to do away with DADT. He is Commander-in-Chief of both those it affects and those that enforce the policy. He could easily circumvent Congress on this one by simply ordering the military to stop enforcing it.