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Barney Frank Blames Us For Not Getting ENDA Brought To The Senate Floor

Time is running out before the Democrats get massacred during Mid-Terms.  We MIGHT get the DADT Repeal (Non-Repeal) passed but ENDA (Employment Non-Discrimination Act),   The Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations Act, not to mention any repeal of DOMA have fallen by the wayside.  And who does openly gay crotchety Barney Frank throw under the bus?  US!

Frank who is the chief architect of ENDA — said he is working on bringing the bill up during the lame-duck session but did not know if it would happen. He placed part of the blame for ENDA’s delay on gay activists. “They haven’t been doing a good enough job of lobbying their members. People have demonstrations. They don’t lobby their members. I want all of the groups that I agree with to be like the NRA,” Frank said.

Oh okay Barney you and your friends want to be PAID?  Taken on trips?  Given gifts?  How about a facelift and some liposuction?  That’s do-able.  The HRC’s budget is 25 Million a year.  I am sure we could BUY the votes we need for everything.  And truthfully it whole be a better use for the money than running the HRC.  25 Million could buy a lot of votes. 

On the other hand Mara Keisling, executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality says that ENDA was never a top priority [for Democratic leaders], and we ran out of time.” (Which I agree with but then blames the media for elevating the issue of gays in the military over ENDA. (Which I don’t because Congress should be able to handle more than one issue at a time)

The truth of the matter is that the Democrats don;t care about us.  They care about their jobs.  We have lobbied and we have called and Barney knows that and I’ll call bullshit on his fat blustery ass any day.  His comments are nothing more than a smokescreen to push this all back on us.  But the truth is, the REAL truth is that they don’t care about the LGBT Community and they don;t care about equal and civil rights.  They are scared if they move upon anything LGBT rights legislation that has less than a 90 percent approval rating throughout America that it would harm the chances for their re-election  because they are and they might actually have to work for a living. 

They have the NERVE to blame us for THEIR failure and not doing what is not only their job, but constitutionally right because all Americans are supposed to be created equal.

They sold us a bill of goods and then did not deliver.  They’ve insulted us by throwing us crumbs and then making believe they were giant achievement’s, and in the end when everyone can see that they have  failed us miserably now they try to blame us.

This was our best shot.  Democrats controlling the Presidency and the Hill.  They promised us.  They lied to us.  They took the money and support that we gave them and then threw us under the bus.  And we might never get a chance like this again.

They should be ashamed of themselves.  But I doubt that they are.

How can we trust anything they ever say, or any promises that they make ever again.

SCREWED AGAIN! – The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) Is OFF The Table This Senate Session And Until After November’s Midterm Elections

Senate Democrats agreed on Tuesday to a three-bill agenda that they believe will strengthen their party for November’s midterm elections and OF COURSE The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) is NOT one of them.

Democrats agreed to send the Wall Street reform conference report, an extension of unemployment benefits and legislation bolstering credit for small businesses to Obama’s desk in the next two weeks and the Senate will take up energy legislation before the August recess, but it is far from clear whether that bill will reach Obama’s desk. Senators acknowledge that once members return from recess on Sept. 13, little legislating will be possible before the election. That leaves Senate Democrats with four crucial weeks to build a legislative message to voters.

Oh and believe me they have sent me and the LGBT Community a message loud and clear.  We don’t matter to them.  Lets be realistic about this now.  The Dems will lose control of at least one House, maybe both.  If EDNA is not pushed through before the November re-election it will be 100 times harder and longer a battle than it would be otherwise. And then they won’t want to pass any pro LGBT legislature AFTER the 2010 elections because Obama will have to sign it and they will be worried aboiut the 2012 Presidential election.

The Republicans suck.  The Democrats suck.  We’d all be better off just packing our bags and leaving this god forsaken uncivilized country. 

Canada anyone?   Eh?

The Employee Non Discrimination Act (EDNA) Is Stalling In Congress

The status of ENDA today is bleak for any passage or even work this year and it seems to be, as always the fault of The Senate (That IMO needs to be dismantled)

This issue is just not ready for the Senate,” said an LGBT advocate and political insider who spoke on the condition of anonymity. “The procedural aspects of debate would make it way too easy for a [Sen. Jim] DeMint or a [Sen. Tom] Coburn to demagogue.” 

Recently Nancy Pelosi told The Washington Blade that lawmakers need to complete their work on “don’t ask, don’t tell” before moving on to ENDA. “Our work is not finished in that regard, so one thing at a time,” Pelosi said.

Well we all know the clusterfuck that the DADT (Non repeal) has become so it looks like we’ve been screwed again.

Right after Obama was elected and the stalling began I predicted that if LGBT rights were not dealt with right away that they wouldn;t be until after the 2010 mid-term election.  But then we have will have to deal with the obvious loss that the Democrats are going to dealt on the hill and also to the gearing up for the Presidential election in 2012.

If it hasn’t become clear to you yet that they are slowing fucking us you are blind. In denial. Or both!

There is absolutely no excuse, for not passing ENDA in the Senate. ENDA, passed the senate under Bush when the Dems had a much smaller majority, and the White House had declared it’s firm opposition to the measure.

We are not a priority to them and in all honesty they are beginning to look like  in no way do they want to “give” us rights or “allow” us the same rights that their childeren and grandkids have.

We need to start looking at what we can not give to them in return and TAKE what is rightfully ours.