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Human Rights Campaign Takes Two Months To State The Obvious – The NEW Congress is Anti-Gay (Duh!)

Leave it to Joe Solmonese and the Human Rights Campaign to wait over 2 months since the 2010 midterm elections to figure out the obvious that the NEW Congress is anti-gay.  (As if the old one was so freaking gung-ho)

In the House, there are 225 representative in the “anti-LGBT” category, which is 53 more than the 172 labeled as such in the 111th House, via Newsweek. And the “pro-LGBTers” are down 29, from 196 to 167. (There are 43 reps with a “mixed” LGBT record, which has to do with Democrats being a bunch of pansies in their support for equality.)  Which is NOT shocking or NEW news since the Republicans picked up so many spots.

By stating the obvious this long AFTER the midterms just once gain just proves how on the ball HRC really is. 

Video – Joe Solmonese Steps Forward So He and HRC Can Take Credit For The Repeal of DADT

Now that didn’t take long did it!

Actually WE should take more of the credit than Joe and HRC.  Overall, it was us as a LGBT community force who did it, not the politically-compromised, cocktail party-attending members of Gay Inc. Gay Inc would have rolled over faster than Reichen Lemenkuhl had it not been for ALL OF US exerting pressure.

The  LGBT Community as a whole and its straight allies deserves the credit

NOT the HRC.

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?

Joe Solmonese and The Human Rights Campaign Send A Letter To Obama Asking Foa A "Stop-Loss Executive Order" To Stop Discharges Under DADT A Year Late and 7.9 Million Dollars In Revenue Short

As reported this morning the HRC is facing an almost 20 percent loss in donations from the LGBT Community in 2010  which in most par due to the horrible handling of LGBT \righst issues including ENDA and of course DADT.

Today Joe Solmonese wrote a heartfelt rambling letter to President Obama finally after over a year and a half of asskissing,cocktail parties and  listening and drooling over the Obama Administration’s lies and unkept  promises.  NOW the HRC FINALLY asks Obama to “issue a stop-loss order suspending enforcement of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

This is one of the first letters they should have put on Obama’s desk. And, even if 2009 was all about finances and health care, then they should have pushed him to put it firmly on his 2010 agenda last year.  The HRC had a responsibility to the LGBT Community to stand up and be strong from the start and not stare with stars in their eyes at being invited to the White House for cocktails.

 THIS is just further proof of the HRC’s ineptness and just how useles and removed from the REAL LGBT community that they are.

You can read Solomeses’ rambling letter to Obama after the jump.  Which is actually kind of sad and pathetic because no matter how strong “Little Joe” tries to come on in the letter.  He still sounds like a simpering, fawning fool.
Dear Mr. President:

Years from now, students of the movement for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality (LGBT) will no doubt see this fall as a pivotal period in the history of our struggle for fundamental fairness. In January, we were all inspired by your State of the Union pledge to end our nation’s discriminatory ban on open service by gays and lesbians. Equally inspiring was the testimony in support of repealing the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law by the Secretary of Defense and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. We have come so far, but the only true measure of success is whether the thousands of brave gay and lesbian Americans who are serving their country, and the many more who want to serve their country, can do so openly and honestly. We have not yet met that goal, and without your leadership and unparalleled efforts, this historic opportunity to remove a stain of discrimination from our nation will pass all of us by.

Last week, lawyers for your administration asked for an emergency stay from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, seeking to end a worldwide injunction of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law while they work to overturn a federal judge’s conclusion that this law – one that you have called discriminatory and contrary to our national security on many occasions – offends the protections of our Constitution. I continue to struggle with how your administration can defend a law you oppose, and how it could be even remotely constitutional for a statute to single out one group of brave Americans, because of who they are and who they love, and order them serve in silence and deception. How can our government have a duty to defend a statute that is clearly so contrary to our Constitution’s guarantee of equality for all?

The Ninth Circuit’s decision to stay Judge Phillips’s decision further frustrates repeal advocates and puts a bright spotlight on you to reconcile this endless legal wrangling with your public promise to end “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” While we continue to call on your Administration not to appeal, if the Justice Department does insist on defending this discriminatory law, I strongly urge you to instruct government lawyers to inform the appellate court that the Executive Branch believes that the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law is unconstitutional. I agree with the esteemed lawyer and former head of the Office of Legal Counsel at the Department of Justice, Walter Dellinger, that such a move would send the Ninth Circuit a critically important message.

Furthermore, the litigation strategy challenging “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” is made all the more critical by the challenges a legislative repeal has faced in Congress. While the House approved repeal by a wide margin, the Senate’s first and second attempts to move forward on the critical Defense Authorization bill were stymied by Republican obstructionists looking to score political points before the midterm elections. There is still an opportunity for the Senate to send the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” to your desk in the lame duck session, but it will not happen if you do not put the full weight of the Office of the President of the United States behind it. Republican opponents would rather see the Defense Authorization and everything in it – military pay raises, critical armor and equipment for our troops, health coverage for their families on the home front – fail than let gays and lesbians serve their country openly. This is an outrageous insult to our troops, to their Commander-in-Chief, and to the Defense Department charged with their operations and their care. You and Secretary Gates must be full partners in making clear to Senators that it is doubly unacceptable to hold hostage the needs of every soldier, sailor, airman and Marine in a desperate attempt to preserve a law that flies in the face of the American ideals they sacrifice to protect every day.

It is because “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” is contrary to our core values as a nation that it must end. And we must have a durable solution – legislative repeal or a solid judicial decision. But if those fail, you must not allow another day to go by in which a brave gay or lesbian service member is discharged based simply on sexual orientation. HRC has urged your administration, privately and publicly, for more than a year to use every tool at your disposal as Chief Executive to at least significantly reduce discharges, if not end them entirely. More can be done in this regard.

You can and should issue a stop-loss order suspending enforcement of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” This discriminatory law has already deprived our military thousands of service members, many with critical skills in fighting terrorism. You have acknowledged that it harms our national security. If we fail to achieve legislative repeal this year, and if you will not abandon the defense of this discriminatory law in court, then it is imperative that you use your clear authority as President to end the discharges. Anything less is unacceptable.

We have fought long and hard to get this close to ending “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” We pledge to continue that fight, every step of the way, until this unjust law is gone for good. Future generations will look back at this moment – we must not let it become a setback in the long march toward full equality, but instead make it the turning point it is poised to become.

Joe Solmonese

The Human Rights Campaign Attempts To Cash In On LGBT Bullying and Suicide – Disgusting and Unconscionable

Never one to pass up a quick buck today the HRC hit a new low by offering for sale a purple plastic “HRC.ORG  End Bullying” bracelet that has 100 percent of the proceeds going to……you guessed it the HRC’s fight for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality and the HRC ALONE.

NO PROCEEDS to the Trevor Project or even to a  related anti-bullying campaign.  But 100 PERCENT of the proceeds to the HRC.

So send your money to the HRC and receive a nifty bracelet and help support thie\\eir 8 Million dollar headquarters, or Joe Solmonese’s or Fred Sainz’s obscenely bloated salaries.  Or send your money to actual worthwhile LGBT Bullying and Suicide prevention agencies that REALLY NEED THE MONEY.  Like The Trevor Project and the The JED Foundation, 

As for HRC you are DISGUSTING and should be ASHAMED of yourself.  Words just fail me to describe just how horrible and ghoulish it is that you are trying to make money off bullied and dead LGBT teens.

Many thanks to Mike Petrelis of The Petrelis Files for reporting on this disgusting move by the HRC.

HRC’s Joe Solmonese Is "Disappointed" That President Obama and The Department of Justice Is Appealing The DADT Ruling. Gosh Darn It!

Joe Solmonese, the overpaid, DNC ass kissing, cocktail partying, clotheshorse, Hair Plugs for Men member and President of the Human Rights Campaign is “disappointed” that his good buddy President Obama and the Department of Justice are appealing the recent Federal Court Judge’s decision that DADT is Unconstitutional.

Not angry, confused. disgusted, enraged, mind boggled, disgusted, incensed, or just plain pissed off like the rest of us.  Only“disappointed.”

“It is certainly disappointing and frustrating that the administration has sought a stay. There is one simple way to put the endless legal wrangling behind us and do what the president and the American people want to strengthen our military: The administration and Congress need to finish the legislative work on ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ repeal after the election.”

Oh Joe.  Hopefully you’ll be over your “disappointment” by the next White House Cocktail Party.  I’d so hate for you not to enjoy it.


Joe Solmonese and The Human Rights Campaign Wastes Time And Money Delivering 150K Signatures To The Mormon Church To Show It’s Actually Doing Sometihing

Joe Solmonese of The Human Rights Campaign flew all the way to Salt Lake City (First Class no doubt) to deliver 150,000 signatures on 800 pages and hold a special Press Conference calling on Boyd K. Packer, president of the Mormon “Quorum of Twelve Apostles  to recant his comments against LGBT people.

Now one would think that after the recent Obama Administration DOJ saying it was going to appeal the ruling that DOMA is unconstitutional, all the crap thats going on with DADT, the fact that EDNA has disappeared, and LGBT Teens committing suicide in record numbers that Solomese and the HRC might, just MIGHT actually be doing something important.  Instead they waste time and money putting on a dog and pony show delivering petitions to the Mormons that they will throw in the trash as soon as they are gone? 

WTF!?  Solmonese  and HRC are operating from the same ridiculous playbook as anyone backed into a corner: Attack an ideology instead of the actual problem. That’s what Scott Brown did in his fundraising attack on Rachel Maddow. It’s what Tony Perkins does in his attack on fighting LGBT bullying. Solmonese and HRC instead of doing anything of actual WORTH and GOD FORBID stand up to President Obama and the Democrats delivers petitions to the Mormons all for the sake of drumming up publicity and a donation.

HRC has no moral compass, and have played a large role in ensuring that Obama appeals DOMA and DADT policies, ENDA sits on the shelf, and are literally helping to set back 40 years.

If you’d like to watch Joe Solmonsleze’s  and the HRC’s Mormon Petition Press Conference here’s the link to YouTube.  I’m not wasting my bandwidth on such bullshit anymore.

Andrew Sullivan Calls For HRC President Joe Solmonese To Resign. We Finally Agree On Something – JOE MUST GO!

That blustery, affectatious, ex-republican bear known as Andrew Sullivan of The Atlantic is calling for Joe Solmonese, The Human Rights Campaign President to step down if DADT is not repealed within Obama’s first term.  Now I agree with Andrew, but I know that doesn’t shock any regular Back2Stonewall.com readers.  But I think Joe Solmonese should not be given two more years (Or as Joe probably thinks of it $700k in salary)  I believe that Joe Solmonese should resign NOW!

Think about, all we’ve heard from Solmonese and the HRC is that their way of doing things works. Lobbying and being in really tight with the lawmakers. Cocktail parties and smoozefests fundraisers. They have a Congress that is  Democratic. They have a  majority in the house and Senate and yet HRC for all their supposed clout in DC couldn’t help get a bill passed, or for that fact energize their good friend Barack to even push it,  that over 85% of the U.S. wants.

That should be the last nail in their coffin and Joe’s pink slip because it truly indicates that within their own field of expertise they have failed and are utterly useless.And lets not forget that, they have opposed every single court case at first (until they win) that has ended up getting us any forward movement to our rights, including the recent Prop 8 ruling and the recent DADT case.

Solmonese needs to be fired.  And HRC if they still want to exist needs a new strategy.  Nothing less will do.

Now repeat after me:   JOE MUST GO!     JOE MUST GO!     JOE MUST GO!