In the almost two years since Obama promised us the world and gave us nothing, The DADT Repeal is DEAD, The DOMA Repeal is DEAD, ENDA is DEAD and The Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations Act is DEAD. And to add insult to injury yyesterday, when “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” was dying a slow death in Congress wehre was Obama? He was busy calling the WNBA champions. And today, the day after Democratic Senator Blanche Lincoln joined the Republicans in filibustering the Defense Bill, Today VP Joe Biden is out fundraising for Lincoln’s re-election.
Aren’t you fucking angry yet? You should be.
John Aravosis over at AmericaBlogGay sums up the situation::
At this point, anyone who tells you that they’re going to pass the DADT compromise during the lame duck session (i.e., after the November election but before the new Congress gets seated in January), is either naive or simply lying to you. This Congress and this President wouldn’t even hold a vote on the health care reform bill – the President’s #1 campaign promise – after we lost Senator Kennedy’s seat and before Scott Brown was seated. Do you honestly believe that Barack Obama and the Democratic Congress care more about passing gay rights legislation than they did about health care reform?
All three of Barack Obama’s most important promises to the LGBT community – DADT, DOMA, ENDA – are now dead in the water, in large part due the White House’s own malfeasance and neglect. And you’re expected to wipe the tears, open your wallets, and once again go to polls and vote for the same people who weren’t competent enough – who didn’t care enough – to keep their promises to you the first time around
Have we finally learned that Politicians are too afraid to fight for us, and that the “hearts and minds” bullshit just doesn’t work that any kind of “vote”, either public or private will ALWAYS screw us in the end (no pun intended) Because there will ALWAYS be people who HATE US,
The ONLY way to finally get our rights is through the courts and to start standing up and showing them that WE ARE ANGRY. (Not crazy teabagger angry. I mean we have a REAL CONSTITUTIONAL problem)
And you know what I don;t give a flying fuck if there are people out there who hate me. Because truthfully I hate them for being bigoted small minded evil people and maybe its about time we show it and they know it. Because this my children is where taking the moral high road and being above it all gets us. Royally fucked.
I would hope that by now, and especially after yesterday that we have learned that phone calls and letters and lobbying doesn’t work. The Politicos only do what they think is best for them. We now need to stand up and actually show anger, push, take to the streets and take to the courts. EVERY STATE should have lawsuits in them attacking DADT and DOMA. . This soft balling is killing us and keeping us stagnant. It is also why hate crimes are rising so much because it gives our enemies, and yes they ARE OUR ENEMIES time and an outlet to lie and fester hate against us.
It’s time to fight tooth and nail. To consciously set out to ppolitically destroy those who oppose us . But most of all we need to show some backbone.
Where’s the outrage over yesterday? Some blog posts don;t cut it. Where are the Marches and Rallies Why aren’t all the homo’s in DC handcuffing themselves to the White House fence?.
We’ve tried being PROACTIVE it’s now time to be REACTIVE. Now call Olympis Snowe, Susan Collins, Blance Lincoln and others and let them know how you REALLY feel about them and what they did. Let Obama and the DNC know.
We have two choices right no FIGHT or GET OUT. And everyone knows after November the next few years are going to be rough because the Republicans and Teabaggers are going to take the Hill so there is no chance of any gay rights measures making it through after November.
It’s time to change our strategy, its time to get mad.
IT’S TIME TO TAKE A STAND.