Posts Tagged ‘democrats’

The below was posted at PamsHouseBlend, I have talked about how we should stop funding the DNC in the past, but now..I’m just plan furious about the Dems, I mean where were they when it came to Maine or Washington State?

My advice is, fuck’em, this is a cilvil rights war, you are either with us or against us, and we don’t take hostages anymore.

Let’s just say that a little leaked email proves LGBTs are seen as the easy gAyTM to the DNC that can be manipulated, ignored, and pickpocketed as mob rule strips us of civil rights without a finger being lifted to help at the eleventh hour. It’s worse — stripping resources at the time of need. I won’t chronicle what John and Adam have detailed quite well, but if you had any reservations about the intentions versus the reality of how games are played with our community, this should clear it up.

I spoke with another DNC official today after my piece on the OFA’s fuckups/refusals to help, and that official told me “Some Mainers inadvertently got the email, but it was not sent to our Maine list.” I was also told that this was a “glitch”, and the quote above confirms that. Okay, one might think, a glitch is your system has a few people with the wrong zip codes in them, so they get a blast meant for someone else. Whoops. Fine. That’s not actually what happened. What happened, per Tobias’ e-mail, is the DNC did a large e-mail blast on this, and wanted to make sure Mainers didn’t get that e-mail, for fear that the gays might find out and ask, how come we didn’t get this kind of help?

It’s kind of like being forwarded a party invite the host doesn’t want you to come to, and when you show up, everyone gets silent and it’s a-w-k-w-a-r-d. The party, in this case, was electoral help, and OFA wanted to make sure people didn’t find out it was being grossly insensitive by not extending an invitation to the gays in Maine. Awesome.

I don’t know about you, but at the very least, it’s a peek at the kind the two-timing that goes on in national politics with constituencies they find “troublesome” or a perceived “liability” (save the $$$, of course). The difference is that the peek inside makes you realize how easily you’ve been had. In the case of LGBTs, it’s a screw job over and over. They don’t mind lying flat out, but catching them with their pants down usually hits a raw nerve.

[T]he DNC has concerns about getting involved in local ballot initiatives? Why? They did it last year under Howard Dean, when they donated $25,000 to the coalition fighting Prop 8’s repeal of gay marriage. President Jimmy Carter did it in 1978, when he came out against the Briggs Initiative, that would have banned gays and lesbians from being teachers in California. But regardless, why does the DNC (and the White House) have a problem getting involved when a core Democratic constituency is having its civil rights taken away by the far-right base of the Republican party? We were promised that this administration would be our fierce advocate. Now all we get are excuses.

Shut the gAyTM down; only give directly to candidates and organizations you believe are truly working in your best interest. Not a penny to the DNC; it’s the only leverage you have as an average citizen. The big donors in our community have to take a stand on this kind of nonsense, otherwise, they are enabling this kind of treatment of our community. It’s party-building at our expense each and every time, as we watch windows of opportunity close. The thought of a halt to the cash flow will stop this BS pronto, if only to make them listen for a goddamn minute before stepping on the gas to run over us again.

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Oh Barney, I used to be such a big fan of yours, well you’ve gone and fucked that up haven’t you?

Barney Frank was a guest on Michelangelo Signorile’s radio show yesterday and spoke about the hate crimes bill (which is still attached to a DoD appropriations bill despite a challenge this week) which should get a vote next week and be along to Obama’s desk for signature, ENDA, the DOMA repeal, and the National Equality March.

Barney Of the March, Frank said: “I literally don’t understand how this will do anything. People are kidding themselves. I don’t want people patting themselves on the back for doing something that is useless. Barack Obama does not need pressure.”

According to Signorile, “He says we should model ourselves as lobbyists on ‘the National Rifle Association.’ He says people should not come to Washington and should stay home and lobby their members of Congress. ‘Nobody in Congress even knows they’re there, he says, and he is not attending the March: He is going to California to raise money for himself and other Democrats.'”

In Massachusetts he didn’t want us to pass marriage equality until he thought it was the right time. When will he wake up to the fact that we are sick of waiting. I’m sorry if Obama doesn’t need the pressure, but it comes with the job.

What the hell is it with politicians and this “right time attitude”? They want to wait for the right time to repeal DOMA and DADT, what they fail to mention is when the right time is?

Some people say that Obama will sort out gay rights in his SECOND TERM…errrrr, HEEELLLOOOOOO!!! He’s not finished with his first one, and if he continues keep alienating the gay community and lying to us, NONE of us will want him reelected, you want to know what that means, the GAYATM is closed!

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THIS PISSES ME OFF!!!, all he does is TALK TALK TALK, and no action! Yes,  he has given people that work for the fed extra benefits, but guess what Obama, not many of us work for the fed!

And to all those people that say “He’ll get around to gay rights once the economy and health care reform is fixed”, here’s a news flash!!!  Gay rights will always be at the bottom of Obama’s “things to do” list because the only time he cares about us is when he wants something FROM US, like your hard earned MONEY.

President Barack Obama will focus “at the right time” on how to overturn the “don’t ask, don’t tell” ban on gays serving openly in the military, his national security adviser said Sunday.

“I don’t think it’s going to be — it’s not years, but I think it will be teed up appropriately,” James Jones said.

The Democratic-led Congress is considering repealing the 1993 law. Action isn’t expected on the issue until early next year.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., recently wrote Obama and Defense Secretary Robert Gates asked to share their views and recommendations on the contentious policy. In Sept. 24 letters, Reid also asked for a review of the cases of two U.S. officers who were discharged from the military because of their sexuality.

“At a time when we are fighting two wars, I do not believe we can afford to discharge any qualified individual who is willing to serve our country,” Reid wrote.

Jones said Obama “has an awful lot on his desk. I know this is an issue that he intends to take on at the appropriate time. And he has already signaled that to the Defense Department. The Defense Department is doing the things it has to do to prepare, but at the right time, I’m sure the president will take it on.”

As a candidate, Obama signaled support for repealing the law. To the disappointment of gay-rights supporters, he has yet to made a move since taking office in January. The White House has said it will not stop the military from dismissing gays and lesbians who acknowledge their sexuality.

Last year, 634 members of the military were discharged for being gay, or .045 percent of the active-duty U.S. force, according to an Aug. 14 congressional report.

The largest number of gays who were ousted under the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy came in 2001, when 1,227 were discharged, or .089 of the force.

The House is considering legislation to repeal “don’t ask, don’t tell” and allow people who have been discharged under the policy to rejoin the military.

Jones appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

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Too funny! And yes, my thoughts on Obama have recently well, not being what they were.

Little less conversation little more action please Mr. Prez.

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Now we know who to boycott (thanks surreal!)




So there we have it, but we all knew that McDonalds was for the republicans and anti-gay.

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So I got this from a friend on myspace, its a video…which in a weird way is funny yet damnright scary!

Last nights Presidential debate was dominated by the economy and we can only hope that this coutry can bounce back, and bounce back FAST!

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