Wednesday, April 13, 2011

How's that working out for you?

Servicemembers United, an advocacy group for gay military members, is scratching their collective head about why they've been rejected by the First Ladies office after they asked to be included in an event for military families.

"They just made it abundantly clear we weren't welcome there -- which is strange," Nicholson said. His organization put out a written statement attributing the White House decision to "lingering political homophobia." 
Dude, it's not political homophobia.  Your group supported Obama in the election, and then had the temerity to believe he should make good on the promises he made to get elected.  He didn't get rid of "don't ask, don't tell", the Congress did.  Hint:  The Democrat controlled Congress could have done that all the way back in 2006.  Pelosi and Reid did it as a poke in the eye to the Repubs just before they lost power in the House and weakened in the Senate.  Obama didn't call for Congress to do this, and they didn't do it because, as a block, they tend to get a lot of support from gay people.  He needed you for some photo-ops yelling "Yes we can!", and then dropped you like a hot rock as soon as the votes were tallied.  Don't feel bad, Bush did the same thing to fiscal conservatives back in 2001 and 2005.

So now you're getting an icy reception from an extremely political White House, and you're surprised?  Sorry, but you helped put him in the office, now you can deal with how he acts.   But while you're under the Obama Bus, could you check for loose joints?  It's starting to rattle and squeak a bit. It's been driving over a lot of people shaped bumps over the past few years.  

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