Wednesday, April 21, 2010

"The Gays" Aren't Happy With Obama **Updated**

Nope - they surely are not. Seems the LBGT community wants Obama to keep his promise about DADT. Yes, seems they believed him when he said he would get rid of it tout de suite (and I say "they" because I never thought for a second that he gave a damn about our community).

This week has brought two actions from GetEqual highlighting the need for Obama to get off the mark and DO something already. The first was at a fundraiser Obama attended for Barbara Boxer:

You'll notice Obama just deflects the cries of the protesters and does not really address the concerns. Nope, he was just his usual arrogant self. And that changes DADT not one whit.

It is precisely that lack of concern which spurred a number of military personnel to protest outside the White House, including decorated Iraq War veteran and West Point graduate, Lt. Dan Choi. I might add, Lt. Choi is a veteran now after being discharged from active duty for being gay. Still, he fights on:

You won't believe how the White House dealt with this protest. It is shocking:
Police chased reporters away from the White House and closed Lafayette Park today in response to a gay rights protest in which several service members in full uniform handcuffed themselves to the White House gate to protest "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."

People who have covered the White House for years tell me that's an extremely unusual thing to do in an area that regularly features protests.

Here's a video of the police chasing the reporters away:

WOW. This is just difficult to believe, even from Obama. I knew he was no friend to our community, and is he ever proving it.

These people have served their country proudly and with valor. And they have done so despite their country not valuing that service or their willingness to lay their lives on the line. Yet, they want to serve. Still, despite it all, they want to continue to serve their country in the Armed Services.

Isn't it high time we just let them?

**UPDATED** NQ Reader, Meileen, supplied the following video of Obama's Spokes(weasel)man, Robert Gibbs, essentially acknowledging that Obama will NOT be doing anything on DADT this year:

As savvy readers have guessed, Obama will not take advantage of his Democratic Majority, but will wait until after the elections, to try and "push" for DADT. He knows that, most likely, Republicans will be taking over at least one part of Congress, and then he can blame them for not changing the law when he runs for re-election. Oh, you can see it now, "Oh, I wanted to fulfill my campaign promise to end DADT, and I tried, I really, really tried, but those MEAN Republicans just wouldn't let me! Vote for me again, and I PROMISE, this time, I will get it through. Promise!!" Blech.


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Anonymous said...

"The Gays" in San Francisco, apparently, haven't quite gotten the message that The Pretender is NOT on their side. And of course, when eventually, someday, probably at about the same time my unicorn comes prancing up to my door with my Obamacash and Obamafreecare and Obamataxcutcheck (and finds me moved to Montserrat), DADT is repealed because Congress has chosen to do so and The Pretender simply signs on the dotted line, the whole LGBT community here will sing his praises because Stop! Look! See! what The Pretender has done! We Hoped and Hoped and see the Change! Ain't he just the grandest thing you ever did see? How lucky we are to have him as President!

Damn SF progressives. They're more like ostriches, just sticking their heads in the sand. Or somewhere else where the sun don't shine.

But at least some people are waking up elsewhere in the country. Not fast enough. And not enough of them.

Oh, Montserrat, soon I'll be sitting at your sandy shore, watching the whales whip joyfully through the waves, and I just won't give a flying rat's ass about The Pretender and his Pretendlings any more!

Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy said...

"Pretendlings" - I love it!!! And the Obamataxcutchecks, etc. You are too damn funny! I trust you are feeling better?!?! :-)

Honestly, SF - people just do not want to see what is RIGHT in front of their eyes. I had someone at NQ say that DADT is nothing abt which to worry because he's working on getting it repealed. Really?? What would make her think that?? Gates did a review, and nothing has changed.

MEANWHILE, Obama's Justice Department has supported DADT using 15 yr old quotes from Colin Powell. Oh, yes - they are SOOOO working on abolishing it. Please.

Yeah, I'm not planning on giving a rat's ass, either, abt Obama and his minions while sitting in Montserrat watching the whales...