Friday, October 22, 2010

Credit where credit is due

It is nice that President Obama has joined the ranks of the "It Gets Better" campaign.  What would be nicer is if he would actually do something within his power to advance gay rights. So far, all he has done is split hairs about how to repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell, and then send justice departments lawyers into the courtroom to defend it everytime it is challenged.

Again, nice speech.  Now actually do something with your power to advance gay rights.

So, let's give credit where credit is due. It was a lawsuit by Republicans (in the form of Log Cabin Republicans) that led to the court decision to overturn Don't Ask Don't Tell.  Republicans have now accomplished more for gay rights during the Obama era than Obama and all Democrats combined.  All Democrats have done is sit on their thumbs and cower from doing the right thing, as usual.  And they wonder why there is an enthusiasm gap in this election.


Shay said...

As a 21-year Marine veteran with two sisters who also served (Army and Navy), I can not WAIT for the day this stupid, cruel, vicious, unnecesary piece of bigotry finally bites the dust.

Shay said...

"unnecessary." I can spell, I just can't type.

Fingtree said...

What goes on in the log cabin, should stay in the log cabin. Flaming arrows notwithstanding.