The Democratic Left, and yes, Gay-American leaders, threw Gay-Americans under the bus this past year in order to worship at the unworthy Barack Obama’s altar. Now the Democratic Left and Gay-American leaders are whining that Obama has stabbed them in the back.
Not once during the primaries nor during the general election did these leaders hold Obama to account. Not once did these leaders threaten to withhold votes – the only language political thugs like Obama understand. Now they are whining.
Barack Obama has indeed stabbed Gay-Americans in the back. Barack Obama can’t be trusted… by friend nor foe… Obama simply can’t be trusted. But the very late protests by the Democratic Left are whines from hypocrites.
Gay-Americans must realize that Obama has gay-bashed in the past. If it comes down to getting votes from evangelical voters, socially conservative African-Americans or any constitutency group – Obama will betray Gay-Americans:
Now gay leaders and the Democratic Left are whining that Obama is not being nice. Where were these leaders when it counted? Hypocrites. Gay-Americans – Black Gay Americans too – will be the ones hurt because the so-called gay leadership and the Democratic Left sold them out.
The hypocrites are whining because, as we wrote, Obama sold Gay-Americans out in order to court evangelicals.
Barack Obama’s choice of a prominent evangelical minister to perform the invocation at his inauguration is a conciliatory gesture toward social conservatives who opposed him in November, but it is drawing fierce challenges from a gay rights movement that – in the wake of a gay marriage ban in California – is looking for a fight.
Rick Warren, the senior pastor of Saddleback Church in southern California, opposes abortion rights but has taken more liberal stances on the government role in fighting poverty, and backed away from other evangelicals’ staunch support for economic conservatism. But it’s his support for the California constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage that drew the most heated criticism from Democrats Wednesday.
“Your invitation to Reverend Rick Warren to deliver the invocation at your inauguration is a genuine blow to LGBT Americans,” the president of Human Rights Campaign, Joe Solomonese, wrote Obama Wednesday. “[W]e feel a deep level of disrespect when one of architects and promoters of an anti-gay agenda is given the prominence and the pulpit of your historic nomination.”
Hypocrites or fools.
Gay-American leaders protesting now, are either hypocrites or fools. Gay-American leaders well knew that when Obama needed to win the South Carolina primary Obama appealed to the anti-gay prejudices of South Carolina African-Americans. It wasn’t just Donnie McClurkin. It was also Mary Mary, and Hezekiah Walker. Before that gay-bashing tour there was Obama’s long history of support for virulent gay-bashers such as Reverend James Meeks. And as we noted, Obama has never even bothered to march in a Gay-Pride day parade. Did we mention the snub of San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom?
These same hypocrite/fools knew that Obama surrounded himself with homophobes such as the repugnant Sam Nunn.
These same hypocrite/fools also knew that the Proposition 8 (Gay Marriage Ban) proponents were using Obama’s anti gay-marriage words in their literature and using Obama’s anti gay-marriage words in their automatic phone calls – particularly targeting African-Americans. Yet these hypocrite/fools did not demand that Obama personally campaign prominently against Proposition 8. On election day most California African-American voters celebrated by denying Gay-Americans a basic civil right and applauding ugly prejudice.
The Democratic Left was silent. The Democratic Left blamed evangelicals but took no responsibility. The Democratic Left absolved Obama.
“It’s a huge mistake,” said California gay rights activist Rick Jacobs, who chairs the state’s Courage Campaign. “He’s really the wrong person to lead the president into office.
“Can you imagine if he had a man of God doing the invocation who had deliberately said that Jews are not going to be saved and therefore should be excluded from what’s going on in America? People would be up in arms,” he said. [snip]
“His presence on the inauguration stand is a slap in the faces of the millions of GLBT voters who so enthusiastically supported him,” Naff wrote, referring to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people. “This tone-deafness to our concerns must not be tolerated. We have just endured eight years of endless assaults on our dignity and equality from a president beholden to bigoted conservative Christians. The election was supposed to have ended that era. It appears otherwise.”
Obama can’t be trusted these fools are discovering only now. Now more hypocrites/fools are chiming in. They are denouncing Obama now that it does not matter. Where were these hypocrites/fools when it mattered?
In the same interview, he [Rick Warren] compared the “redefiniton of a marrige” to include gay marriage to legitimizing incest, child abuse, and polygamy.
The Democratic Left does not care about “gonadal politics”. The Democratic Left applauded the sexism and misogyny during the primaries against Hillary Clinton and during the general election against Sarah Palin. The Democratic Left will not bat an eyelash when Gay-Americans are thrown under the Obama bus.
President-elect Barack Obama will not move for months, and perhaps not until 2010, to ask Congress to end the military’s decades-old ban on open homosexuals in the ranks, two people who have advised the Obama transition team on this issue say.
Repealing the ban was an Obama campaign promise. However, Mr. Obama first wants to confer with the Joint Chiefs of Staff and his new political appointees at the Pentagon to reach a consensus and then present legislation to Congress, the advisers said.
Gay-American leaders will sell out Gay-Americans in order to support Barack Obama. Hypocrites and fools.
Gay-American leaders will also make every excuse possible as Obama refuses to pass a federal civil unions bill, let alone a federal gay-marriage bill.
The Democratic Left will sell every principle out in order to whoreship Obama.
The Democratic Left is increasingly proving itself to be a misogynistic anti-gay coalition. The words are “progressive”. The actions contradict the words. We know actions speak louder than words.
The Democratic Left will sell Gay-Americans out. Where is Caroline Kennedy on Gay Rights issues? Has anyone bothered to ask? Has anyone on the Democratic Left demanded that New York State keep its promises?
After a pledge from New York Democratic leaders that their party would legalize same-sex marriage if they won control of the State Senate this year, money from gay rights supporters poured in from across the country, helping cinch a Democratic victory.
But now, party leaders have sent strong signals that they may not take up the issue during the 2009 legislative session. Some of them suggest it may be wise to wait until 2011 before considering it, in hopes that Democrats can pick up more Senate seats and Gov. David A. Paterson, a strong backer of gay rights, would then be safely into a second term.
Hypocrites and/or Fools. Democratic elected officials will continue to take their money and votes but still come up with the excuse that they need even more money and more votes to get even bigger majorities. Majorities they do nothing with when they have them.
Democrats have majority control of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate and the White House but all they will come up with is excuses. Democrats have majority control of the New York Senate and the New York Assembly and there is a Democratic Governor but all they come up with is excuses and Caroline Kennedy.
“Since when are fixing the economy and civil rights mutually exclusive?” said Daniel J. O’Donnell, an assemblyman from the Upper West Side who led the push for the bill in the Assembly.
Mr. O’Donnell added that expectations are high in the gay community that New York will be able to deliver the movement’s next victory. “The leadership of the Senate and others in our community collected a lot of money from a lot of people with the promise — spoken and unspoken — that if the Democrats won the Senate, they would take a vote,” he said.
Mr. O’Donnell plans to introduce a bill relatively early in the 2009 session, setting up a possible confrontation with the Senate.
Daniel J. O’Donnell is not a hypocrite or an Obama whoreshiping fool. O’Donnell is representing his constituents.
Only now are white liberals beginning to see an ugly side of the African-American church. But these white liberals still will not see let alone condemn how Obama exploited anti-gay prejudice. These white liberals will make excuses for the ugliness in the same way they excused the ugliness of Jeremiah Wright’s “God Damn America” remarks. The Democratic Left has a soft bigotry towards African-Americans even if that bigotry sacrifices the rights and self-respect of African-American-Gay-Americans.
THE attitude of white, liberal Hollywood toward African- American churches has long been one of almost participatory respect. [snip]
It was only recently that the A-list discovered that this love is unrequited. Last month, Proposition 8 passed, making gay marriage illegal in California, and the demographic that lent insult to injury was the state’s African-American voters.
They came to the polls in record numbers to support Barack Obama, and they brought with them a fiercely held and enduring antipathy toward homosexuality: 7 in 10 blacks voted in support of traditional marriage. Whether that was the game-changer or not is a question for near-constant debate. Many gay activists have begun quietly to suggest that had Hillary Clinton been the Democratic nominee, Prop 8 would not have passed.
Hypocrites and fools. The problem is not the black church it is how Obama exploited for his political benefit African-American anti-gay prejudice while making a show at white liberal venues of his tolerance. It was a flim-flam performance and the Democratic Left ignored it. Now Gay-Americans, including Black Gay-Americans, are paying for the Obama exploited bigotry.
“It’s their churches,” somebody whispered to one of us not long after the election; “It’s their Christianity,” someone else hissed, rolling her eyes. Apparently the religion espoused by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is now the enemy, at least among the smart set, and if this sounds like a regional issue, it’s not. [snip]
“At some point in our lifetime,” said George Clooney, “gay marriage won’t be an issue, and everyone who stood against this civil right will look as outdated as George Wallace standing on the school steps keeping James Hood from entering the University of Alabama because he was black.”
To the opponents of Proposition 8, this kind of analogy is a rallying cry; but as white Hollywood has recently discovered, to the blacks who voted for the measure, it’s galling. Comparing the infringement on civil rights that gays are experiencing to that suffered by black Americans is to begin a game of “top my oppression” that you’re not going to win. The struggle for equality — beginning with freedom from human bondage (see: references to the book of Exodus at the Gospel Brunch) — has been so central to African-American identity that many blacks find homosexual claims of a commensurate level of injustice frivolous, and even offensive.
Furthermore — and perhaps even more painfully for those of us who support gay marriage and all that it represents — Christian teaching on marriage is not the only reason so many blacks supported Proposition 8. Although it has come as a shocking realization to many in this community, a host of sociological studies confirm that many blacks feel a significant aversion to homosexuality itself, finding it morally and sexually repugnant.
White Liberal Intellectuals like Hendrik Hertzberg played the “top my oppression” game by saying black oppression was much worse than misogyny therefore Hillary vs. Obama meant Obama should win. Hertzberg ignored Black women and the suffering of Shirley Chisholm who stated she suffered more as a woman than as an African-American. The Democratic Left is an increasingly misogynistic anti-gay coalition.
Black Gay-Americans will suffer for the Obama exploitation of prejudice. The Democratic Left stood silently as Obama exploited prejudice.
Obama continues to exploit anti-gay prejudice.
The Democratic Left is silent, occasionally whining, in shame.