"Immediate Family Only" Policy is About to End
It's about time. Sometimes Obama gets it right, even if he has the wrong motives.
Barack Obama is ordering that nearly all hospitals allow patients to say who has visitation rights and who can help make medical decisions. But his reason is that he wants to pander to gays and give them equal rights when it comes to their partners.
This is a payoff for an earlier campaign promise Obama made in exchange for the gay vote. Not such an amazing reason, when there are so MANY varieties of reasons for this move. And not only gays will profit.
Couples who were living together have wanted this right for years. And in my case, the majority of my family no longer lives near me. In fact, my siblings all live overseas. So close friends and significant others have taken the place of family many years ago. And this is common in an America where people are constantly on the move. *I* am the mutant, having stayed in Florida for as long as I have.
Sadly, this change of policy is something that only a Democrat would have instituted, which shows how stagnant the Republican party has become.
Crist Makes Another Bad Decision
Despite my earlier belief that Crist couldn't possibly make another boneheaded move, he just vetoed a bill that would make teachers ... *gasp* ... work for their pay and demand job performance based raises.
Wow, that was close! Let's not get carried away! Good thing the unions got in the way, or we might have something in Florida resembling real education.