Thursday, June 18, 2009

Not a Lap Dog

Where are the political opinions from well known bloggers? Have you all been neutered and rendered speechless since the election? I am VERY disappointed many of you have suddenly become passive excuse-making pussies. Where have your political convictions gone?

Our dear own Justice Department has just compared homosexuals to incestuous people. The Prez fully supports this description of us. Are you okay with that? I AM NOT! These are our civil rights we are talking about!

Surely, you have seen the headlines touting Obama expanding benefits to gay partners of federal employees. Read the details. Employees will be allowed to use sick leave to care for an ill partner or non-biological child. Same-sex partners of diplomats can now use medical facilities at foreign postings. Whoopty doo. Is that really the best you can do Prez? I am so underwhelmed by the level of your compassion. You can do more.

And if one more person accuses me of being a bitter Hillary Clinton supporter, I am going to put my foot up their ass. Hillary is not the President. Obama is. He is the one that made all these bold promises making him look like the great Messiah, but his actions have been sparse.

Where is the "CHANGE" we were promised with regard to our GLBT civil rights?! Or was that just a catchy campaign slogan? I am sorry, but I refuse to sit on my ass and make excuses all day. That's what defeated people do. I choose to make a stand and fight for my liberty.


Hat tip to Kelly Stern.


Blogger Lacey said...

You're so bitter over Hillary's loss that you can't stand it.

As for your boot up my ass....BRING IT!!!

June 18, 2009  
Blogger Mike said...

Oh snap!!! Mike

June 18, 2009  
Blogger Brettcajun said...

I think if you can drop your Manhunt profile to protest an executive's contribution to the Proposition 8 movement, then you can drop your support for our Prez who equates your homosexuality with incestuous individuals.

June 18, 2009  
Anonymous heat said...

Hey Brett, new follower, really like your P.O.V. My buddy Ray Ray has a blog and his last post also touches on this subject, you may or may not find it interesting as well.

Looking forward to further posts.

June 18, 2009  
Blogger ryan charisma said...

1) you're right about this situation.

2)"I am sorry, but I refuse to sit on my ass and make excuses all day. That's what defeated people do. I choose to make a stand and fight for my liberty."

what are you doing? perhaps if it's a good idea we can all do it? I've written letters. I've made phone calls. Yet, this is what we get.

June 18, 2009  
Blogger Mathias N Oz said...

The flower is definitely off the relationship... He better start coming across before the next election if he wants our support to get re-elected.

June 18, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't you have anything else to bitch about? I am constantly amazed at your narrow view of the world and your lack of political knowlege. You may not have noticed but there are many more pressing issues right now. Give the guy a break. He's only been in office about 19 weeks.

June 18, 2009  
Blogger RG said...

This is an email I sent to the President:

Dear Mr. President:

Defending DOMA, DADT foot dragging - wow - that's some change!

It is time you started fulfilling your promises you made to the GLBT community. Your latest sop of giving partial federal benefits with a Presidential memo and NOT an executive order is really insulting. Thanks for the crumbs. If you thought that would shut us up, you are sadly mistaken.

And please don't compound the problem by appointing a token Spokes-Gay to some minor cabinet post in some obscure Federal Agency. That's not going to buy you any more time with the GLBT community. Tell Rahm, we're not that stupid.

Mr. President, it's time to man-up and do the right thing.


Boston, MA

June 18, 2009  
Blogger Mark in DE said...

I share your anger, disappointment, and frustration. And some of us bloggers have been getting the info out there.

June 18, 2009  
Blogger News Blog said...

Nice Post

June 19, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chill dudes, chill. If the administration moves too quickly on this issue it will become the Republican rallying point in the mid-term elections. Have you forgotten how effectively they used us in the 2004 election? Gay issues really bring the base out to the polls. Remember, you can lose all of the battles and still win the war.

June 19, 2009  
Anonymous Justin said...

Reality is...the mid term elections is a crock of $#!^ excuse to delay having any real action during the entire term. After the mid term elections...they will have to worry about the end of term lets not do anything then either. Next thing you know, you have another 8 years past with no action of any kind for anything. Which is exactly what politicians do...both Republican and Democrat. Make promises which our sheep Americans will follow without actually listening to what they are really saying. I feel really sorry for all the dopes that voted the anti-Christ into the office of President. I am a big Hillary supporter, and I am not afraid to state that. She was run off because the Democratic party is too damn weak to attempt to put a woman in office. What they failed to see was that America was so tired of the GB War, Inflated economy, etc...they would have elected anything that wasn't Republican into office. I am glad to see that some of us are starting to take off our blinders and realize what "We the People" have done. Whether you voted for him or not, however, he is our president, just like the last loser we put into office was...and what that means is you have the right as American's to disagree with his decisions and policies...but don't really expect any difference for the next 3 years until we have the chance as Americans to cast our ballots again. Hallelujah to live in a Free country that allows us to do that!

June 19, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can we give the guy a little time? We all know this is an important subject, but he's got the threat of nuclear bombs, the tanking economy, and lots of other stuff going on. Just give him time!

June 19, 2009  
Anonymous Kevin M said...

A few points:

1. When you're complaining about something, you have to view it in the context of the alternatives (and not hypothetical, pie-in-the-sky, if-the-moon-really-were-green-cheese alternatives, I mean the real world). IF it wasn't going to be Obama, then it was going to be McCain. By the time most people in the country got a chance to express an opinion that counted, those were the alternatives.

Do you really think, given what we know, that McCain would be better than Obama on gay issues, or is it just that your hopes were raised high and so the exact same outcome hurts more?

2. By no means am I saying we should be kiss-ass grateful for the small progress being made. We need to push for more. But let's also be politically realistic: Obama is working within the confines of executive branch policy only, and even that is considerably circumscribed by DOMA.

Take a lesson from the labor movement: they were behind Obama in greater numbers, and are more politically palatable, than gay voters. Their #1 priority, card-check legislation, is stalled in Congress, and yet they are not screaming for Obama's head the way gay activists are. They understand that outside of the federal courts, which are not beholden to public opinion, progress is generally incremental and slow.

It took the assassination of JFK to provoke Congress into action on the 1964 Civil Rights Act, and it was only because of Lyndon Johnson's landslide victory in that year that the Voting Rights Act passed in 1965. The backlash from those acts was so strong that no legislation from Congress has been nearly so bold or sweeping.

3. The right - really, the only - response to the small recent advances made is this: "We appreciate this downpayment on the full rights of citizenship that we expect Congress and the Obama administration to deliver. Grateful as we are for any signs of progress, however, we respectfully and forcefully remind them that until gay men and lesbians--and their partnerships, no matter what name is used for them--enjoy the same rights and privileges under the law that straight people's marriages do, we will not be satisfied, nor will we give up. Until gay men and lesbians can serve their nation openly and proudly as well as they have for decades while hiding their orientation, we will not let up. In a free nation, dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal, we deserve no less."

June 19, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you are a lesbian and Hillary had been elected, you'd have a lot to cheer about. Female issues would be at the top of her agenda, you'd see round the clock child care in the White House (paid for by you, the tax payer;) all of your friends would have the top leadership jobs in the government; and men would again be the mindless grunts that God made them to be. Gay male Hillary supporters are mentally transposing "Women's Issues" into "Gay Issues." They are not the same. Men - straight or gay - are just men. I don't think she gives a damn about any of you.

June 20, 2009  

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