Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Windy Obama and HRC Promises

Over at Left Ahead!, Ryan and I had a satisfying (almost) rant today. It will be more so if listeners act on our suggestions.

We are beyond tired of the bluster from President Obama and from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). Campaigner Barack Obama promised to bring full marriage equality (although he wussed out on using marriage), promised to overturn the odious Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), and promised to halt the military's don't-ask-don't-tell (DADT) sham/scam. The HRC appointed itself champion of LGBT causes.

Both have repeatedly failed, even the easy acts. For one example, Commander-in-Chief Obama could halt DADT immediately by ordering non-enforcement. Wait...wait...wait. No more waiting!

We urge visits, calls, emails and letter to the White House and to HRC. To the latter, no more money or volunteer time for a do-nothing fund-raising machine. Likewise, it's time for letters to the editor, op-ed columns, blog posts and more beyond telling Obama and the HRC to shut up with counseling patience. Do it or don't!

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Bill Baar said...

Obama's never supported SSM. Cheney was to the left of him. And it's been that way for some time... anyone who paid attention to Obama and especially some of the violent words about Gays from some of Obama's Pastors would know this.

massmarrier said...

Try the podcast as well as reading here and at Ryan's Take. We both get into Obama's slippery definition of marriage equality. He thinks separate domestic partnerships can be equal, when we know that marriage equality is simpler — expand the civil contract we know as marriage to same-sex couples. It's not hard and wouldn't give the option for limiting legal rights by separate/unequal status. Bill Clinton has come around to admit that SSM is right and where we need to go. Obama is not too dumb to get it.