It’s 2010 and we’re still stuck in a time warp.
“The President has spoken out in opposition to Proposition 8 because it is divisive and discriminatory. He will continue to promote equality for LGBT Americans.”
Not very impressive, I know, but what did you expect? We are talking about Pres. Obama.
As a candidate he did not support gay marriage: “I believe that marriage is between a man and woman and I am not in favor of gay marriage.”
Pres. Obama is sounding decidedly like Joe Scarborough did on “Morning Joe” today, minus the states rights bs. Straddling personal beliefs because of ideological connections and the worry you might upset someone you need in your corner. Joe was called out by his guests, with John Heilemann saying he was “stuck in the 1950s.” Scarborough had a tough morning today.
Enough rhetoric, let’s review Obama’s actions. For instance, take DADT, where Obama has been all talk, waiting for Congress so he doesn’t have to get his electoral prowess dirty. The same for gay marriage. But guess what, it won’t matter in the end, because gays and lesbians are not going to vote Republican. However, if they give Pres. Obama one dime they’re suckers, though I believe unless he actually fights for them they should at the very least strike all elections until he does.
That’s how Pres. Obama and other Democrats get away with talking a good game, but never delivering on anything that actually represents substantial change. They know when the voting gets tough and people are looking at the right taking charge, people come home to daddy.
Voters on the left, as well as some movement progressives, are as much to blame as any politician, including Pres. Obama, for the status quo. Many just don’t have the courage of their convictions when push comes to the voting booth.