Today is the 40th anniversary of the “birth of the gay liberation movement” at the Stonewall Inn in New York.
Instead of celebrating, Gay Americans must contend with the fact that Gay-bashing Barack Obama is the Confederate Stonewall Jackson they must fight. To borrow from Confederate General Bernard E. Bee “There is Obama, standing like a stone wall” against gay rights.
Even the Obama-loving PINO New York Times has been forced to editorialize against Obama’s Stonewall Jackson insults to Gay-Americans:
The Obama administration, which came to office promising to protect gay rights but so far has not done much, actually struck a blow for the other side last week. It submitted a disturbing brief in support of the Defense of Marriage Act, which is the law that protects the right of states to not recognize same-sex marriages and denies same-sex married couples federal benefits. The administration needs a new direction on gay rights. [snip]
The brief insists it is reasonable for states to favor heterosexual marriages because they are the “traditional and universally recognized form of marriage.” In arguing that other states do not have to recognize same-sex marriages under the Constitution’s “full faith and credit” clause, the Justice Department cites decades-old cases ruling that states do not have to recognize marriages between cousins or an uncle and a niece.
One way to get the Obama administration’s attention on civil rights is for gay people to stop funding the Democrats. That’s all these people care about anyway when it comes to gays: our money. If the Democrats refuse to support us, refuse to support them. This is a start. But we need to get more creative. We need actions to highlight the administration’s betrayals, postponements and boilerplate. We need to start confronting the president at his events. We need civil disobedience. We need to tell him we do not want another fricking speech where he tells us he is a fierce advocate for our rights, when that is quite plainly at this point not true. We will not tolerate another Clinton. No invites to these people for dinners or fundraisers. No cheering him at events while he does nothing to follow up on his explicit promises. Of course these things can be done. If anyone high up in the Obama administration or the Pelosi-Reid Congress gave a damn, much would have been done.
We need to swamp Pelosi with phone-calls.
We need to target Reid for his inaction. We have to pressure Barney Frank and Tammy Baldwin not to excuse the disdain that the Obama administration is showing toward gay equality, and their cynical use of our votes, money and passion to enforce real and potent discrimination against us and our families. And we have to refuse to attend White House signing ceremonies like yesterday’s farce. Really: until they are serious, we should not be coopted and placated with pathetic sops. I am not a Clintonite. I worked my ass off to get this man to power. On many issues, I support him and will continue to do so.
Andrew Sullivan is a Clinton hating Republican who many Democrats listened to when he advised voting for the black man on the basis of skin color. Andrew Sullivan hates Bill Clinton for trying to make life better for Gay-Americans and defeating Republicans when doing such perilous work. Andrew Sullivan will not acknowledge that it was Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton who supported Gay-Americans when it was difficult to do so. Andrew Sullivan will not acknowledge that it was Obama supporters like Colin Powell and Sam Nunn who attacked Bill Clinton’s enlightened policies regarding Gay-Americans. Andrew Sullivan will not accept the fact that Obama, who has NEVER marched in a Gay Pride parade, has made a fool of Gay-Americans for their votes.
Gay-Americans have been betrayed by Gay “leaders” too. The latest treachery came at last week’s Thursday night “Gay Fundraiser”.
While the grass-roots demand accountability and action from gay-bashing Barack Obama, Gay “leaders” provide Obama with money and more money. Last week’s hated gay fundraiser actually raised more money ($1 million) for Obama’s Dimocrats than last year’s gay fundraiser for Obama’s Dimocrats ($750,000). Gay “leaders” and fundraisers betray Gay-Americans.
“Attendees of the 10th annual LGBT Leadership Council fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee Thursday were greeted by protesters carrying signs that read ‘Gay Uncle Toms’ and ‘265 Discharged Since January 20, 2009.’ When Wisconsin Rep. Tammy Baldwin arrived, she chatted with the spirited flock of about 25 and then pivoted to enter the Mandarin Oriental Hotel as cries of ‘Don’t go in, Tammy!’ and ‘Shame on you!’ followed her. ‘I think it’s so important that as gay and lesbian people who are denied equal rights, we do feel an impatience and a frustration and it’s really important that that be expressed both outside and inside,’ she said.”
Gay-Americans at the grassroots level, but not Gay “leaders” are awake to Obama’s treacheries.
“He’s a coward, a bigot and a pathological liar,” Pietrangelo said in an interview with TIME shortly after the high court declined to hear his appeal. “This is a guy who spent more time picking out his dog, Bo, and playing with him on the White House lawn than he has working for equality for gay people,”
Today gay-bashing Barack Obama will meet with quisling Gay “leaders” at the White House for more speeches and high-fives. After the Gay “leaders” leave Obama will laugh at those fools. George W. Bush treated his Gay Male prostitute with much more respect.
Gay-Americans are learning that Obama cannot be trusted.
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.
Big Pink readers will recall we have always recoiled at any ugly suggestion that Barack Obama is in any way one-millionth of the man Dr. Martin Luther King was.
To those of us with a knowledge of history Barack Obama is a pretentious flim-flam man and graffiti “artist”, who scratches and defaces the memorials built to honor truly great men. Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King (today is Martin Luther King day) were not pretenders, they were great men worthy of the honors and respect paid to them.
Gay-American can take heart, even with the betrayals by Gay “leaders”, even with the gay-bashing Barack Obama stonewalling freedom and equality, that the day of respect and equality will arrive.
Here is a real civil rights leader from another time, answering the question ‘How long will it take to end the prejudice?’: