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?


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

  1. The time has come. It is time for the Human Rights Campaign leadership to introspect. The election of 2008 gave Democrats a supermajority in the Senate, control of the House, and the Presidency. We not only had hope, we had expectations. We heard promises and pledges. The two years since have given us disappointment after disappointment. It is appropriate at this time to ponder what went wrong.

    We believe Joe Solomonese to have significantly contributed to the failure to pass ENDA, DOMA, DADT and many other equality bills. I wish you to read what you said on 12/09/10 after the failure of DADT in the senate.

    “You know, I was in a lot of those meetings”, and to the next question, you answered this, “ I think everybody involved in this process let the community down. Every one of the players in this process let the community down.” Joe Solomonese, proudly states he is part of the process but not of the failure. The Human Rights campaign is PART of the failure and it is time that you consider changing your leadership and your lobbying methods.

    The HRC is perhaps the best known gay rights group in the country. A lot of people hear your statements. You often represent us. We believe we have the obligation to tell those that represent us how we feel. We feel you have become part of the problem.. It is time for you to ask yourself if the community would be better served by someone more effective. We have asked ourselves this and have come to the conclusion that is time for you to serve the community some other way. Therefore we are petitioning your resignation.

    what should I change? Everything?

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