Andrew Sullivan stopped trying to find Trig Palin’s real mother long enough to sum up Obama’s flimflammery in his HRC speech:
But the sad truth is: he [Obama] is refusing to take any responsibility for his clear refusal to fulfill clear campaign pledges on the core matter of civil rights and has given no substantive, verifiable pledges or deadlines by which he can be held accountable. What that means, I’m afraid, is that this speech was highfalutin bullshit. There were no meaningful commitments within a time certain, not even a commitment to fulfilling them in his first term; just meaningless, feel-good commitments that we have no way of holding him to. Once the dust settles, ask yourself. What did he promise to achieve in the next year? Or two years? Or four years? The answer is: nothing.
Sullivan also calls on the leaders of the Human Rights Campaign to stop acting like battered wives in relation to Obama and his lyin’, cheatin’, beatin’ ways — although my perception is that the entire Democratic homosexual community is acting like battered wives with Obama:
Essentially, Solmonese is asking for patience and silence until the last day of Barack Obama’s second term for any sort of movement on gay equality. Now I can understand how, say, Brian Bond, who is paid to defend the administration on these issues, might say that to mollify activists. I can understand Rahm Emanuel saying that behind closed doors. But what on earth is the head of the biggest gay lobby doing saying that? Can you imagine AIPAC’s head or La Raza’s head pre-emptively telling the administration that we won’t mind very much if you do nothing for us until the end of your second term? They would be forced to resign, pronto.
What HRC have now done is give away any leverage or bargaining power the gay community has with the Obama administration. They are doing what they did with the Clintons: essentially apologize for being a burden and prostrate ourselves to the Democratic party in the hope that they will be kind to us in the very, very long run. And since at a federal level, almost everything is a Congressional act, there’s absolutely no guarantee that Obama will even be able to fulfill any pledges past 2010, let alone 2017. And there’s no guarantee that he will be re-elected in 2012.
From your mouth to God’s ears, Andrew.
The members of the Human Rights Campaign need to realize that homosexuals should stop working and donating to the Democrats RIGHT NOW until Congress repeals DOMA and DADT and passes ENDA. And if those three things do not happen before Thanksgiving 2009, they need to realize this means that no matter how glowingly Obama described the pea that is under those shells he’s moving around so fast, THERE’S NO PEA UNDER THE SHELLS!
The C-SPAN video of Obama’s 38-minute speech at the Human Rights Campaign banquet tonight is not embeddable, but you can see it by clicking the link.
Homosexuals, you are going to get equality from Republicans, not Democrats:
Gay Patriot points out that the largest change in support for gay marriage has come from Republicans.
Moe Lane reminds his readers that he is a supporter of gay marriage, as is Instapundit — which I heard Prof. Reynolds, aka Instapundit, say at CPAC. Moe also highlights the group on the Left that is the real obstacle to gay marriage.
Roger Simon, publisher of Pajamas Media and PJTV, has a gay son and supports gay marriage.
Colin Powell calls for the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell.”
The strongest voice in American politics for homosexual equality, including gay marriage, is DICK FREAKING CHENEY!!!
But Obama opposes gay marriage. He has NEVER marched in a Gay Pride march. Don’t pay any attention to what he says — just watch what he does! He has Attorney General Eric Holder file briefs in support of DOMA. He is doing nothing to stop gays from getting kicked out of the military for being gay. HE. IS. NOT. OUR. FRIEND!
Seriously, gay people — tell the Democrats at the march in D.C. tomorrow that they will get no more support from homosexuals of any kind until they set a timetable for repealing DOMA and DADT and passing ENDA before the 2009 Thanksgiving recess of Congress.
If you are wondering, my nephew will come look after his grandpa so I can go to the march. My dear friend, Genius Artist DC, is 70 and recovering from a serious leg muscle infection, so we will attend the march together and I will push him in the only wheelchair of Margaret’s that I kept in case my parents would need it.