As we wrote earlier, we do suspect that Obama released torture memoranda in order to reopen the torture issue. It was a “shrewd way to torture Nancy” and thereby knock out a potential rival power.
Last year, as Nancy Pelosi worked behind the scenes to gift Obama the Democratic nomination Nancy thought she and Harry Reid would really run things. But the Chicago thugs knew they were using Nancy as they had used others before. Eventually Nancy would have to be neutralized. Harry? Harry has enough problems just getting reelected.
The C.I.A. is just beginning to help Obama get Nancy out of his way. Today CIA Director Leon Panetta (a Democrat) responded to Nancy Pelosi by declaring agency records show CIA officers briefed lawmakers truthfully in 2002 on methods of interrogating terrorism suspects, but it is up to Congress to reach its own conclusions about what happened. Panetta is using Washingtonese to call Pelosi a liar.
Now Nancy is in a whole lot of hot water and Obama is free on a Friday to announce he will be the Third Bush Term again and again. This time Obama will be the Third Bush Term on the issue of Military Commissions:
Obama officials have been dispatched to insist to journalists (anonymously, of course) that Obama’s embrace of “new and improved” military commissions is neither inconsistent with the criticisms that were voiced about Bush’s military commission system nor with Obama’s prior statements on this issue. It is plainly not the case that these “modifications” address the core criticisms directed to what Bush did, nor is it the case that Obama’s campaign position on this issue can be reconciled with what he is now doing.
We told you so.
Obama simply cannot be trusted. Obama cannot be trusted on any issue. Obama cannot be trusted by his friends. Obama cannot be trusted by his enemies. Obama cannot be trusted.
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But the biggest suckers are Gay Men (okay, Lesbians too, we don’t want to be too provocative) who voted for Barack Obama.
Now, these suckers who voted for Obama and believed Obama and donated money to Obama are whining and carrying on in a most undignified manner. Disgusting.
During the primary Barack Obama organized a gay-bashing tour exploiting African-American homophobia to his benefit. On election day that homophobia continued.
Proposition 2 in California passed on Tuesday. Proposition 2 benefited farm animals. Proposition 2 protects pregnant pigs, calves and hens as well as any animal in an enclosed area. California farm animals have their rights enhanced in Barack World. California Gay-Americans are sent to the Obama slaughter house.
Proposition 8, with big help from Obama supporters passed in California. Many of those Obama supporters that supported Proposition 8 were African-Americans who voted for Proposition 8 by 70%. Obama said nary a word against proposition 8. Obama’s voice was employed by supporters of Proposition 8 in robocalls to win support for Proposition 8. The Obama South Carolina gay-bashing tour echoed in California.
Many African-American Obama supporters who wept and gloried in the end of racism in America turned on Gay-Americans. [Some wonderful African-Americans fought against Proposition 8 with the same strength that some African-Americans supported Hillary.] Obama said nary a word against the bigotry.
Welcome to reality. Gay fools (and heterosexual fools) believed Obama’s words, and ignored Obama’s actions. Fools who voted for Obama believed words speak louder than actions. We believe actions speak louder than words.
Deluded fool and Big Pink hater Andrew Sullivan lavished love on Barack Obama. Fool Sullivan thought Obama represented a “new politics” to which we replied there is no “new” just always and eternally “politics”.
Fool Sullivan thought it was “his face” that made Obama so perfect. We kid you not. Forget Audrey Hepburn, for Sullivan it was Obama’s face that would change the world.
Fool Sullivan also wrote in that infamous love article: If you are an American who yearns to finally get beyond the symbolic battles of the Boomer generation and face today’s actual problems, Obama may be your man. Now Sullivan whines that Obama ignores him and ignores those pesky Boomer problems and has sold Sullivan out.
It is quite something to have a government stamp in your passport, as I do, that will tell any immigration or police officer with a connection to a government database that I have HIV, that I am therefore a threat and can be arrested and detained and deported at the border if necessary. [snip] And yet this is the current policy of the Obama administration on global HIV and AIDS.[snip]
But I have a sickeningly familiar feeling in my stomach, and the feeling deepens with every interaction with the Obama team on these issues. They want them to go away. They want us to go away.
Here we are, in the summer of 2009, with gay servicemembers still being fired for the fact of their orientation. Here we are, with marriage rights spreading through the country and world and a president who cannot bring himself even to acknowledge these breakthroughs in civil rights, and having no plan in any distant future to do anything about it at a federal level. Here I am, facing a looming deadline to be forced to leave my American husband for good, and relocate abroad because the HIV travel and immigration ban remains in force and I have slowly run out of options (unlike most non-Americans with HIV who have no options at all).
And what is Obama doing about any of these things? What is he even intending at some point to do about these things? So far as I can read the administration, the answer is: nada. We’re firing Arab linguists? So sorry. We won’t recognize in any way a tiny minority of legally married couples in several states because they’re, ugh, gay? We had no idea. There’s a ban on HIV-positive tourists and immigrants? Really? Thanks for letting us know. Would you like to join Joe Solmonese and John Berry for cocktails? The inside of the White House is fabulous these days.
Yesterday, Robert Gibbs gave non-answer after non-answer on civil unions and Obama’s clear campaign pledge to grant equal federal rights for gay couples; non-answer after non-answer on the military’s remaining ban on honest servicemembers. What was once a categorical pledge is now – well let’s call it the toilet paper that it is. I spent yesterday trying to get a better idea of what’s intended on all fronts, and the overwhelming sense – apart from a terror of saying anything about gay people on the record – is that we are in the same spot as in every Democratic administration: the well-paid leaders of the established groups get jobs and invites, and that’s about it. Worse: we will get a purely symbolic, practically useless hate crimes bill that they will then wave in our faces to prove they need do nothing more. [snip]
On gay servicemembers, the president is writing personal notes to those he has fired and intends to continue firing. Will he write some personal notes to the people with HIV he deports? Will he write personal notes to the gay spouses suddenly without a home or their late spouse’s savings or forced by his administration to relocate abroad because he has no intention of actually fulfilling his promises?
You got what you yourself wanted Andrew Sullivan – you got Obama who thinks you and your problems are old “Boomer problems”. Obama is not going to fight for you at all. Obama loathes you. Obama does not need or want your support. Keep attacking the Clintons with ahistorical hogwash from your bathtub and stop whining about Obama. You got what you wanted – now go away, with your husband if possible.
Another gay sucker and embarrassment to the gay community is Dan Savage. He too ignored Obama’s homophobia and gay-bashing tour and preferred to dream with Obama’s words, words, words. Savage did not have the wit to know that words lie. Actions are what matter.
Dan Savage simped and wimped about Obama too:
At roughly the same time Andrew was posting this blistering critique to his blog—please go read the whole thing—I was staring blankly into a camera at KING 5 waiting to go on MSNBC. I was asked to come on Andrea Mitchell’s show to talk about the controversy surrounding Obama’s invitation to give the commencement address at Notre Dame University this weekend. [snip] I wasn’t there to discuss the Obama’s administration’s abysmal record, thus far, on gay issues. But Andrea Mitchell asked and I did my best to tell:
If I had known that Mitchell was going to ask me about this I would’ve been better prepared. But if I had known the question was coming I’m afraid I would’ve had to contradict my good friend Andrew. Fact is, Obama has “acknowledge [the] breakthroughs in civil rights” that we’ve seen in Iowa and other states. And here it is:
See? Obama has acknowledged the breakthroughs in civil rights for gay Americans! He told a joke about it at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner this weekend. (You were there, Andrew, didn’t you catch it?)
Barack Obama condescended to use marriage equality as a punch line; he made, essentially, a Chuck & Larry joke about two straight dudes—Obama and Axelrod—running off to Iowa to “make it official” with the queers and their “partners.” And that’s hilarious, you see, because Obama and Axelrod aren’t actually homos! So they don’t need to go to Iowa to make it official! They can get married—to women—in all fifty states! HA!
The more I think about the joke Obama told at the WHCD the more ticked off I get.
The more we think about Dan Savage, Andrew Sullivan, and Nancy Pelosi, the more ticked off we get. They inflicted Obama on the United States. We want them to go away. They can take their husbands with them.