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Video – Watch HRC President Joe Solmonese Blame ‘Every Player’ Except The HRC For The ‘DADT’ Repeal Failure – JOE MUST GO!

Last night CNN’s John King interviewed Joe Solmonese, President of the Human Rights Campaign, and discussed the failed Senate ‘DADT’ repeal bill.

According to Solmonsleaze:

“I think everybody involved in this process let the community down. Every one of the players in this process let the community down because the fact of the matter was there was a path forward, whether it was the White House, the Democratic leadership, the Republicans who supported this bill. I have to believe we could have found that way forward and we could have gotten it done.”

Of course Joe did not include the HRC in his critique.of the problem which HRC and himself are a major

reason for the failing because of their spineless ass kissing ways.

In September Andrew Sullivan and also this blog clled upon HRC to fire Joe Solmonese or for Solmonese himself to do the right thing in resign.  Those calls fell upon deaf ears.  Now after the massive lying, ineptitude and the spinelessness of HRC and its President Solmonese has finally come to light others are also joining the call.

Pam Spaulding of Pam’s House Blend has also called upon Solmonese to resign.

Joe Solmonese should do the honorable thing and step down. It is shameful to cash all those checks without the follow through on the job. The White House was never put under serious pressure; the late calls now in the e-blasts for the President to do something ring hollow after the toadying that has gone on for two years

. Its well past time kids.  If HRC wants to represent us Solmonese needs to leave and the entire organization needs to be restructured.  But the first move is getting Solmonese out of there!

Our house is only as strong as the foundation that it is built upon and Solmonese and HRC are rotten to the core, need to be excavated and rebuilt.

Anyone volunteer to write up the petition?

Obama WOULD NOT Answer Question Over DADT Being Unconstitutional In Interview. Says The LGBT Community Should Not Be Disappointed With Him

Brogressive blogger Joe Sudbury from  AmericaBlog  and others including Barbara Morrill (aka BarbinMD) from DailyKos, John Amato from Crooks & Liars, Oliver Willis from OliverWillis.com, and Duncan Black aka “Atrios” from eschatonblog had a sit down with President Barack Obama today and Sudbury asked Obama about the Constitutionality of DADT and his strategy and DOMA.and came away with surprisingly disturbing answers.
Meeting synopsis as related via John Aravosis at AmericaBlogGay:

Obama started the meeting by saying he liked constructive criticism, so when it came time for Joe’s questions he told the President that at AMERICAblog we’re always happy to offer the administration constructive criticism, especially on the gay rights issue.

Joe started by telling the President how disappointed and disillusioned the gay community is. Obama told him that gays shouldn’t be disappointed (we’ll have to see the transcript to see why).

Joe then asked about “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” Does the President think DADT is unconstitutional? It’s a simple question, Joe said, yes or no? Obama answered that it was a difficult question, and that he’s not a Supreme Court justice. (The problem is that this White House has outright avoided this question for weeks, and it keeps being asked. How can the President be defending a law that his lawyers haven’t even determined the constitutionality of?)

Joe’s next question was about same-sex marriage. President said he’s not going to make news today on the question, but that he agreed times are changing, and he said he’s thinking about the issue (again, we need to see the transcript to get the nuance here). Joe told the President about Prop 8 in California, and how our people lost rights, and we are not equal.

Finally, Joe asked the President if he has a strategy for passing the DADT compromise legislation during the lame duck session in Congress. The President did make some news here, by telling Joe that he asked the Log Cabin Republicans in a meeting at the White House yesterday to get him 2 to 5 votes. The President seemed to think that Joe could help persuade Log Cabin to help. Joe told the President that he didn’t have sway with those people 

We shouldn’t; be disappointed? Obviously they don’t do drug testing in The White House.

But Obama not admitting that DADT is Unconstitutional for the record even though all his minions and mouthpieces have been saying oer and over that he does is troubling.  Equally as troubling is Obama asking The Log Cabin Republican to get some Republican Senators on board with the repeal.

What a waste, failure and disappointment Obama has been.  And for those of you who keep saying in reply to us when we say that “Do you think Hillary would have been any better?”  The answer is HELL YES.

Many thanks to Joe Sudbury for for asking Obama the right questions.  Really sorry that he couldn’t come up with any decent answers though.

Lady Gaga’s Statement On The "Don’t Ask Don’t Tell" Vote Failure

“Today was an enormous DISAPPOINTMENT, for myself, and for many young American people. Not only because Don’t Ask Don’t Tell was not repealed by our Senators, but moreover because LEGISLATIVE PROCEDURE is being abused to stop public business, public debates, from happening while America is watching. There was a debate today, we just didn’t get to watch it. Instead, it has been customary now for antiquated procedures and partisan politics to take precedence over debate, America’s needs, and today, sadly, over the needs of US troops. I will keep fighting, I will not give up. I am passionate about the rights of the LGBT Community and SLDN and I will continue to activate as many young people as I can, and encourage them to get politically involved in their future..”