By John W. Lillpop
“Old lefties never die, they just keep coming back,” seems an appropriate way to explain the essence of Dr. Joycelyn Elders, a relic from the first administration of President Bill Clinton.
Elders lasted just a few months in the post of Surgeon General until her controversial views on drugs and sex became too much for even Slick Willie to countenance. She was dismissed from the Clinton cabinet in 1994, before Bill Clinton’s sordid sexual life became headline news with the Monica Lewinsky affair.
The good doc has been not heard from until a recent “Independent” commission concluded that “there is no compelling medical reason” for the US armed forces to prohibit transgender Americans from serving.
The commission was led by---Dr. Elders, now 80 years old--- and a leading advocate for alternative lifestyle choices.
In Republican circles, she is jokingly called the “Granny for Tranny” doc from Arkansas!
As reported at the reference:
SAN FRANCISCO— An independent commission led by a former U.S. surgeon general has concluded there “is no compelling medical reason” for the U.S. armed forces to prohibit transgender Americans from serving and that President Barack Obama could lift the decades-old ban without approval from Congress, according to a report being released Thursday.
“We determined not only that there is no compelling medical reason for the ban, but also that the ban itself is an expensive, damaging and unfair barrier to health care access for the approximately 15,450 transgender personnel who serve currently in the active, Guard and reserve components,” said the commission led by Dr. Joycelyn Elders, who served as surgeon general during Bill Clinton’s first term as president, and Rear Adm. Alan Steinman, a former chief health and safety director for the Coast Guard.”
The good doc even went the extra mile by informing the nation that 15,540 transgender personnel could be set free by virtue of an Executive Order signed by The One, thereby continuing the assault on the Constitution and the Congress.
And why not?
After all, given the relative calm in international affairs and the all-around good feelings domestically, why should Barack Obama not issue an Executive Order that would take the nation back to the Clinton presidency, just in time to remind we the people of the moral decadence that surrounded Hillary Rodham Clinton in the 1990s?