Andrew Sullivan better watch his British back. The left-leaning Proceed At Your Own Riskers ain’t happy with the conservative journo’s Barack Obama love.
In a swooning post, Sullivan featured the presidential candidate’s so-called commitment to fighting homophobia in black churches – and beyond!
From Sunday’s Meet The Press:
I’ve talked to African-American ministers. There’s a problem of homophobia in the African-American community. I will go into churches, I will go into meetings with ministers and say, “I disagree with you on these issues. This is not how I interpret my faith.”
I would, as president, make absolutely certain that all federal laws pertaining to married couples [pertain to] same-sex couples who have civil unions as well.
As Sullivan celebrates Obama’s queer commitment, the Riskers remind him of the gay gospel gaffe, a political SNAFU Sullivan seems poised to forget.
Considering Sullivan’s convenient campaign amnesia, the Riskers draw the most obviously generous conclusion: Sullivan’s just as bad as Obama’s anti-gay preacher men. And, what’s worse, has the power to tip Obama over the edge.
Obama believes homosexuality as a choice is a legitimate option, he believes that queers as an abomination is a legitimate option and it’s clear that Obama will say and do whatever it takes to cleave off a percentage of votes from the naive and inattentive among Evangelicals, queers and any other potential voter base. And with influencers like Andrew Sullivan and Rev. Donnie McClurkin beside and behind him, Obama may just succeed in this strategy.
Okay, we understand what the Riskers are saying here, but we seriously, truly don’t believe Andrew Sullivan can sway a national election. Yes, he’s well-known, read and respected, but how many people are out there saying, “Who am I voting for? I don’t know, whatever Andrew Sullivan says”? Probably not many. And, if there are enough Sullivan zombies, God help us all.
Qs, you owe me breakfastâ€”and a new keyboard! Really, before you post a picture of this mutant freak you should warn people: NSABâ€”not safe if you’ve just eaten breakfast!
It’s soooo WHITE of Reichsscribbler Sullivan to have finally found a Neeeegro he approves of. Is this his way of making up for having promoted the racist “Bell Curve” junk science when he was editor-in-chief at “New Republic.” Is Obama acceptable to him because he’s half-white?
FACT: On ALL issues which EACH of the three leading Dem candidates have been asked about more or less equally there is NO substantial difference in their positions. Each supports civil unions including access to federal benefits though each supports a state’s right to decide how [good or bad] state laws apply to them [DOMA Section 2 repeal is beside the pointâ€”and functionally moot already given actions already taken to date by states on their own]; each supports DADTDP repeal; each supports immigration equality for gays; each supports increased HIV/
AIDS funding, etc.
FACT: While every candidate no doubt has supporters who are homophobic, no other Dem candidate besides Obama invited the “poster boy for the African-American ‘ex-gay’” movement to host and perform at a major campaign rally. No other Dem candidate besides Obama, despite being begged by supporters, Black and white, gay and nongay, to cancel that invitation to the “poster boy for the African-American ‘ex-gay’” movement, refused while arrogantly talking down to us; arrogantly tried to convince us it would be a form of healthy “dialogue.” No other Dem candidate besides Obama then allowed the “poster boy for the African-American ‘ex-gay’” movement to defend and promote that homohating movement at a major campaign rally AND CONTINUES TO DEFEND THE CHAIN OF EVENTS TODAY!
No other Dem candidate besides Obama so DOESN’T GET IT about our peopleâ€”in addition to not getting how the federal government works. He could no more “make absolutely certain that all federal laws pertaining to married couples [pertain to] same-sex couples who have civil unions” on his own than he could stop the earth from rotating.
NEVERTHELESS, he is still better than any Repug, and while I could now never support him in the primaries, if he gets on the general election ticket we must vote for him. HE can learn; no Repug can for they have only shown they go BACKWARDS in their positions on gay equality not forward.
Thanks for the love, GEM, but you had your selective perception specs on if you think McClurkin is all about love himself. He told the audience in South Carolina that “God delivered me from homosexuality.” That’s the kind of rhetoric one applies to cancer or alcoholism. Well, thanks, but no one needs “delivered” from being gay.
At the same time, I don’t believe Obama believes the same but his elevation of McClurkin tells people who do believe like the singer that it’s okay; just an acceptable difference of opinion the way one person likes apples but another person prefers oranges. Pay it no mind. Bullfuckingshit!
Ah, Comrade Perdue, the human buzz phrase assembly line clocks in as predictably as anal warts come back. Everyday he jostles from his ideological coma on a homespun mat on the floor of his geodesic dome near Walden pond and jacks off in front of his wall mural of Stalin while singing L’Internationale. Then, having consumed his hand-thrown ceramic bowl of organic thistles, his Tourette’s kicks in and he starts stuttering and spitting about how “toothless” ENDA is despite his using Ts not being included in it as another excuse to demonize Dems in the name of Holy Socialism for, let me guess, the 8000th time.
And, like shit against the wall, he keeps throwing his naked lies at us, hoping one will finally stick while they always stink. “To our credit, only an insignificant minority of the GLBT community supported Frank.” Liar, liar, anus on fire!
Tell us less what you’re against, please, Commissar, and something you’re forâ€”other than the forced destruction of democracy in the name of “worker’s rights,” of course. Thanks.