Jonathan Capehart, one of Pravda‘s pet homosexuals, has noticed something.
“There has been a growing roar within the gay community about seeming inaction by a man who promised change.”
Well even Mr. Sheri Annis is hip to that, dear –
“Now that New Hampshire has become the sixth state to legalize gay marriage, Obama’s man-and-a-woman position seems more cautious than it did in 2008.”
Can I get a “Well, DUH!!!!” ?
Back to Jonny —
“Some activists fume that President Obama hasn’t followed through on his promise to repeal the offensive Defense of Marriage Act or muttered a substantive word about the legalization of same-sex marriage in six states. After last night’s airing of NBC’s Inside the Obama White House interview, in which Obama provided a tepid answer to a question about whether “gay and lesbian couples who wish to marry in this country have a friend in the White House,” the blogosphere is filling with cries of “shameful” and “no passion, no heart, no real connection to our cause.”
Others are enraged by Obama’s failure to end the ban on gays serving openly in the military. In his “Hypocrisy Watch” segment yesterday, MSNBC’s David Shuster derided Obama, saying “Here we are, more than four months into your administration and the ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy remains in place.”
The man who would deliver gays and lesbians to the promised land of full equality is now viewed with suspicion and anger. The sense of betrayal is palpable. But it is a sense I strongly believe is misplaced, especially so early in a four-year term.”
Oh really? What’s with the Moses crap? Is the internalized homophobia so complete that you seriously tthink only a breeder can save us? How do you ever manage to get up in the morning? And what’s with the “strongly believe” about them, and not us?
“What may appear to be inaction on the surface masks a whirl of activity geared toward change. Consider that the administration has been working to get the hate crimes bill passed. Extending domestic partner benefits to federal employees is under consideration. By the administration’s count, there are 60 openly gay men and women working for the president, nine of whom have been confirmed by the senate. And a senior administration told me that an openly gay ambassador will be named shortly. And “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”? It will take a little longer to “bring the military along,” the administration official said. But, he added, Obama “has been very clear with the Pentagon that he wants [the policy] ended.”
Well isn’t that special? A “senior administration offical” tells you to pass a bland assurance along without disclosing his name or any other pertinent information about him, and you do so without question.
Just the way a dummy responds to the ventriloquist that manipulates his head and speaks in his stead.
Just the way all the Beltway whores do. Like Mr. Sheri, who’s in rare form today on a separate but related issue involving talk radio’s most famous drug-addicted self-loathing closet queen.
“In my view, the reason the media trumpet what Newt and Rush say is that they’re colorful characters who provide endless fodder for cable debates. It’s true that this has a distorting effect, especially in minimizing what cautious Republican lawmakers say, as has been clear in the Sotomayor saga. But it’s liberal pundits who love playing up the latest Gingrich or Limbaugh zinger as a way of demonizing them and, by extension, the GOP — the same reason why they jump on every broadside from Dick Cheney”
Here’s some of that “color.”
But it would be wrong to say anything about it, lest one be accused of “jumping.”
Back to Jonny —
“Still, Obama should be doing more to quell the rebellion. He has proclaimed June 2009 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month. But to make that declaration more than a token gestures, what he needs to do is deliver an address on gay rights akin to his landmark speeches on the Middle East, national security, abortion and race. Stating clearly that gays and lesbians should and will be able to claim full title to the American Dream, and all its promise, could go a long way.
When I asked the senior administration official if Obama would commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion, which ushered in the modern gay civil rights movement, he said yes. Then added, “And more than once.” Such a speech must be a part of it.”
OOOooooooo — “more than once”!
I’m whelmed, I tell you. Just whelmed.
Better watch it, Jonny. One wrong word and that “senior administration official” will have you by the throat like Michael Redgrave.
But I’m sure you know that.
Sing us out, Gabbo