Monthly Archives: January 2008

Michael Bedwell just posted this at Toweleroad:

“He’ll bring us together! He’ll bring us together! You could chin yourself on his penis. Wait my cellmate just made that one up.
Anyway, as I’ve said before and will repeat for those who don’t yet have their heads up Obama’s ass:
His ability to bring people together, to persuade opponents to give up their bigotries has ALREADY BEEN TESTED BIG TIME AND HE FAILED, ALSO BIG TIME and I’m not talking about Donnie McClurkin.

The date: January 10, 2005.
The place: the Illinois Senate
The issue: After a years of trying, a bill to protect LGBTs in jobs, housing, etc., is voted on. [The strangest aspect of this is that, after becoming a cosponsor (that is, NOT the one introducing) to two previous version of the bill, he was not a cosponsor of the one passed that day by the minimum number of votes required.

(See link )

However, his somewhat misleading statements about being responsible for gay rights passing in Illinois [he couldn’t vote on the final Illinois bill either as he had just been sworn into the US Senate a few days before] is not the point.

The point is that he was not able to use his alleged miraculous skills of changing peoples’ minds to get HIS OWN close friend and “spiritual couselor” the Rev. James Meeks, who is also an Illinois state senator to vote for that bill. Meeks appeared in TV ads for Obama’s US Senate race; Obama campaigned there; went to a prayer service there the night he won the primary [even though he belongs to another church across the street].

Now Meeks is no run-of-the-mill black homophobic minister. His church is the largest in Illinois, they demonize gays in those grotesque Halloween fright nights, have held antigay petition drives, he calls homosexuality an “evil sickness,” and he briefly ran for governor on a platform that centered upon being against abortion and “gay rights.” Don’t know if he said anything about Heath’s death, but he once blamed “Hollywood Jews for bringing us ‘Brokeback Mountain’.”

So both by documented, unapologetic even bragged-about bigotry and his close relationship with the Senator, he was the ideal test case for Obama’s powers of conversion and persuasion.
Result: no change. Rev./Sen. James Meeks is no less a homohating grandstander than he was before he ever heard of Barack Obama.”

And here comes the Obama Taburnacle Choir with an old favorite:

“He hit me and it felt like a kiss
He hit me but it didn’t hurt me
He couldn’t stand to hear me say
That I’d been with someone new
And when I told him I had been untrue
He hit me and it felt like a kiss
He hit me and I knew he loved me
Cause if he didn’t care for me
I could have never made him mad
He hit me and I was glad
Baby won’t you stay…
He hit me and it felt like a kiss
He hit me and I knew I loved him
Cause when he took me in his arms
With all the tenderness there is
He hit me and he made me feel
Baby won’t you stay…”