Someday, my fellow gay sisters and brothers will awaken to the fact that the Democrat Party uses them for their votes. The most recent bone thrown to the gay community was yet another hate crime law. Gay people should be sick to death of these worthless and pandering hate crime laws. If someone kills me, I really do not care why they killed me – I’m dead! Murder is a hate crime! Beating me up is a hate crime regardless of why one beats me up. These laws are a waste of time and money and give gay people nothing tangible to hold. And they certainly do not meet the promises that Obama ladled on the gay community to bamboozle them for votes.
Tonight the President is slated to address the Human Rights Campaign at a dinner gala. Why is the Human Rights Campaign allowing Obama to address them? They are not unaware that the Obama administration attempted to dismiss the first gay marriage filed in federal court. And the Spokesmoron remarked that the President will refer to the hate crimes bills tonight to try to shine light on his fading gay star. Gibbs said, “The hate crimes protections are long overdue in the president’s opinion and believes that their passage represents an important step, and looks forward to, when the legislation gets to his desk, signing it and making that the law of the land.” Gee thanks, Mr. President.
How about you do something real, Mr. President? How about you allow gay people to serve openly in the military? Hundreds serve this country with honor in the shadows. I thought you wanted to bring people out of the shadows or does that only count for criminal invaders? Seventy percent of Americans support gay people serving their country openly. And civil union support is ever increasing. Even if you will not go for the whole kit-and-kaboodle with this, how about building up to it by opening up benefits for partners?
Obama has also been doused with criticism by many gay activists for his slow pace on redeeming campaign promises to end a ban on gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military and pushing tough nondiscrimination policies. Instead, Obama has taken a slow and incremental approach to the politically charged issues. He has expanded some federal benefits to same-sex partners, but not health benefits or pension guarantees. He has allowed State Department employees to include their same-sex partners in certain embassy programs already available to opposite-sex spouses.
But that remains far short of his campaign rhetoric.
“At its core, this issue is about who we are as Americans,” Obama said a 2007 statement on gay issues. “It’s about whether this nation is going to live up to its founding promise of equality by treating all its citizens with dignity and respect.” And even before Obama took office, he disappointed gay and lesbian activists who objected to the invitation to evangelist Rev. Rick Warren’s participation in the inauguration despite Warren’s support for repealing gay marriage in California. Since taking office, Obama has publicly has committed himself to repealing the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy that allows gays and lesbians to serve in the military as long as they don’t disclose their sexual orientation or act on it. On Jan. 9, Gibbs answered “yes” when asked whether the administration would end a policy that has seen the dismissal of more than 12,000 troops after their sexual orientation was revealed. But as president, Obama hasn’t taken any concrete steps urging Congress to rescind the Clinton-era policy that some former chairmen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff have acknowledged is flawed. Yet the office of the current chairman, Adm. Mike Mullen, signed off on a journal article that called for lifting the ban, arguing that the military is forcing thousands of military members to live dishonest lives.
And gay activists still are waiting on DOMA to be repealed, which was signed into law by Democrat President Clinton. I personally do not care if people define marriage as between one man and one woman. I just do not think it is any of the government’s business. So Obama will give his big pandering empty speech and the Human Rights Campaign will applaud and we will continue down this same road we have followed for years. Some day the gay people will wake up.
UPDATE: The speech was as empty as expected. Even libs in Seattle are turning! Check this out: