DNC 2010 Obama Video Leaves The LGBT Community Out, Rumors Swirl in DC That Rham Emmanuel and Jim Messina Are Threatening To Cut The Gay Community Off

In a video that President Obama has made to coincide with the DNC Grassroots project Organizing for America and DNC Chair Tim Kaine’s email blast to 13,000 Democrats begging for money and support in the 2010 mid-term elections, the LGBT Community is mysteriously absent but in the past, gays and lesbians have been included in lists such as these.

Says Obama in the video, in part: “So that’s what we’re going to do. … It will be up to each of you to make sure that the young people, African Americans, Latinos, and women, who powered our victory in 2008 stand together once again. … If you help us do that – if you help us make sure that first-time voters in 2008 make their voices heard again in November – then together we will deliver on the promise of change, hope, and prosperity for generations to come.”

Democrats have taken LGBT folks’ votes for granted, and failed to come through on most of their campaign promises to us, knowing full well that we don’t have any alternatives and would be fools to vote for Republicans? Why does this all sound so strangely familiar, almost as though it happens every four years? This is part of the problem. The Democrats aren’t the hand that feeds us, we’re (one of) the hand that feeds them. They’ve been slow to understand this, almost retarded in fact.

And now from AmericaBlog Gay comes this news:

There’s a rumor going around politically-connected circles in Washington, DC that White House Chief of Staff and dance belt wearing Rahm Emanuel and Deputy Chief of Staff Jim Messina are so upset that the gay community is challenging the President’s broken promises on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” ENDA, and DOMA that they’re now threatening to cut the gay community off entirely, and do nothing more for the gays for the rest of the Obama administration.  (Which let’s get real will probably be only 2 more years.)

If this is true then it only proves what a petty, vindictive little men Obama, Emmanuel, and Messina really are .And it’s well past the time to stand up to them and get in thier face and let them know that we will not take this treatment any longer.

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Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, journalist and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story,

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