Althouse’s bravura critique of Obama’s duplicity to gays at his meeting this week with progressive bloggers

by CynthiaYockey on October 29, 2010

Frankly, I was browsing my newsfeed for something easy and funny to post when I came across Instapundit’s post on Obama’s Oct. 27 meeting in the White House with five progressive bloggers in which he links Ann Althouse and JustOneMinute. The five progressive bloggers were Joe Sudbay of Americablog (this post includes a transcript of Joe’s Q and A with Obama on the Defense of Marriage Act and Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and has a number of comments that are worth reading), Barbara Morrill from DailyKos, Duncan Black (Atrios), and Oliver Willis and John Amato from Crooks and Liars.

Click on the link above to Althouse because I can’t improve on her bravura critique of Obama’s shuck-and-jive replies to Sudbay’s questions.

Last October I linked a post by John Aravosis of Americablog in which he noted that the Democratic leadership told gays on 9/3/09 that now was not a good time for the overwhelming Democratic majority to take any action to repeal DADT and DOMA or do even the tiniest thing for gays — and later wasn’t looking very good, either. I pointed out that gays should interpret this to mean that Obama will NEVER support gay equality and gave the reasons why conservatives DO and WILL.

Updated Sat., 10/30/10: Thank you, Moe Lane, for the link! You are correct — I did NOT vote for that man, Obama. Frankly, I voted for THAT WOMAN, Sarah Palin, and considered the prospect that she would only be a heartbeat away from the presidency to be a feature, not a bug, what with her being the only one of the four candidates with executive branch experience and therefore the only one actually qualified for the office.

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Lori Heine October 29, 2010 at 1:43 am

You’ve been up on this for a long time. I wish I’d seen through Emperor O’s big facade from the start, but I must admit I didn’t.

As a newly-minted Republican, I am part of the Big Tent now. I don’t know how fabulous I’ll help it to become, but maybe I can help move in…a WNBA arena.

CynthiaYockey October 29, 2010 at 5:22 pm

Lori Heine,

Thanks — Ann Althouse didn’t see through Obama’s flimflam, either, and since her blog is in a dialog with Instapundit she did not lack for highly qualified people warning her and presenting her with solid evidence that Obama was the wrong choice. So Ms. Althouse has come a long way from her support of Obama in 2008.

If you read the transcript of Sudbay’s Q and A with Obama, you will see Obama using his favorite techniques of deception and deflection. His deflection technique is to filibuster — he yacks on the general topic until his interlocutor is willing to fake his own death to escape. One of his deceptions in this encounter was to hold out the hope that if gays just keep giving him their labor, votes and money, one fine day he will reciprocate by keeping his promises of getting the legislation passed that will ensure gay equality throughout the U.S. The gay vote is enough in close elections to win victory for the Democrat — in fact, I think gays can and should be claiming that they were the voting bloc that clinched Obama’s victory in 2008. So that’s why Obama was making this desperate effort to try to deceive gays into voting for Democrats again, even though no president has fought gay equality more comprehensively and more viciously than Obama has through court filings by his attorney general.


Havewatch October 29, 2010 at 5:26 pm

Ms. Yockey,

I’ve been lurking around your blog for a while now. I’d just like to say you have no idea how happy I am to have stumbled across your corner of the internet.

I’m a nineteen-year old male, and for the first time I can call myself conservative without any misgivings.

I’ve never really been able to identify with any political group before; I’m too much of a capitalist and individualist to be a modern Democrat, I’ve known enough people with disabilities to know I can’t really embrace Libertarianism, and as for the Republicans… well, let’s just say I’m pro- marriage.

I think marriage is a sacred institution. I think it’s one of the most important building blocks of a stable society. I think more people ought to get married and remain monogamous. And I also think that gender should NOT be an obstacle for a loving couple.

Your own personal story of devotion is beautiful and inspiring, and I feel sorry for the people who can’t appreciate it.

Anyway, it’s encouraging to see how the Right is changing, becoming more devoted to freedom. Yeah, there is still an anti-equality element, but that was always there, and you can find it on the Left just as easily. More important is the growing number of people who can put aside their differences and stand up for personal responsibility and liberty. I like the look of the New Right.

I don’t agree with you on absolutely every little detail, and that’s a relief because if I did I’d worry that I was your clone, and be very perplexed as to where I got that Y chromosome. But I digress. In conclusion, it’s wonderful to read what you write, and to know that we can fight the good fight together. Keep up the good work, Ms. Yockey! I’ll do my best as well.

CynthiaYockey October 29, 2010 at 6:12 pm


How kind of you! Thank you for sharing your story! Yes, I DO intend for this blog to show more people that they can embrace fiscal conservatism without having to surrender themselves to the dictates of someone else’s religion. There are totalitarians on the Right, but the entire structure of Leftism is totalitarian. The Right’s principles of free enterprise, liberty and unalienable rights are the ones that make a society prosperous. And it is the principles of liberty and unalienable rights of the Right that are the very best arguments for gay equality.

BTW, if your friends criticize you because they only have the demonized image of conservatism that the MSM presents, use the points that Bill Whittle made in the video I posted a couple of days ago — fiscal conservatism is about making sure a society has the structure that provides the widest field of opportunities for people to use their creativity and ambition to make their dreams come true.


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