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Michelle Calls On Gays To Support Final Days Of Campaign


Gay Americans have increasingly backed Barack Obama over the past few months, but Michelle Obama’s not taking any chances. The potential first lady penned an Advocate op-ed this week urging the lavender set to endorse her husband’s candidacy.

In addition to highlighting her husband’s support for the Ryan White Act and fighting the Federal Marriage Amendment, Mrs. Obama reiterates a message familiar to voters, especially gay Democrats: we shouldn’t accept the world as it is, but we should work toward the world as it should be – a cornerstone quote in many of her stump speeches. And, in fact, that idea’s the title for her essay – “The World As It Should Be.”

Obama concludes the piece by asking concerned citizens to join the fight and work the streets for Obama’s campaign.

I know we can do this. But we can’t do it alone. We have only a matter of days until voter registration deadlines pass in many states. We need our supporters to become active volunteers. Go door to door. Work the phones. Drive to battleground states. Help us get out the vote.

Sheesh! Who knew democracy was so needy!?

By:           Andrew Belonksy
On:           Sep 24, 2008
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  • 44 Comments
    • CastleRock
      CastleRock

      Fuck you Michelle – you are a cunt!

      Sep 24, 2008 at 4:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Wayne
      Wayne

      Mrs. Obama wants my vote? Maybe she should get her husband to quit having anti-gay bigots shill for their Faith Tours. Or praising bigots like Rev. Meeks, and Donnie McClurkin? Fucking bigots

      Sep 24, 2008 at 4:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Matt
      Matt

      Hum…me thinks she might be Condi’s lesbian lover. Ug I just got a mental image of her, Condi, Oprah, and Gayle in a hot tub with some silcone friends.

      Sep 24, 2008 at 4:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mr C
      Mr C

      CastleRock…..FUCK YOUR MOTHER ALSO!

      Sep 24, 2008 at 4:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • marc
      marc

      This is all well and good but why isn’t he asking for my vote.

      Sep 24, 2008 at 4:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CHURCHILL-Y
      CHURCHILL-Y

      Love this pic of her, it shows her true nature.
      Angry with her fists up ready to take a punch at the America she has never been proud of.

      Believe it or not there are Gay people who put their race or party first than the GLBT community.
      The latter are almost exclusively found on Hollywood and the upper West side of New York City and the former is found where ever there’s a ghetto or a high crime area. South side of Chicago anyone?

      Sep 24, 2008 at 4:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ChristopherM
      ChristopherM

      Enough with the gays using the C-word! It is no different than a carload of teenagers throwing shit at you from a moving car while calling you a faggot!

      Sep 24, 2008 at 4:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CHURCHILL-Y
      CHURCHILL-Y

      @ # 5:

      Because he doesn’t want to be seen near Gay people and he doesn’t really gives two shits about us. He just wants your money and since Michelle has such a deteriorated image as it is with the American people there’s no loss for him to send her your way to empty your wallet.
      That’s the agent of “Change” for ya!

      Sep 24, 2008 at 4:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • michael
      michael

      leave it to a strong black woman to take charge , i am there for them because it seems best choice. at least she has a voice as opposed to mccains wife who can’t put 3 words together(silent but deadly !!)

      Sep 24, 2008 at 5:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ChicagoJimmy
      ChicagoJimmy

      I recall seeing Barack Obama in the Chicago Pride parade when he was running for Senate. Very cool. I read about one of his early gay supports loving the fact that they were sitting together at Cocktail (a gay bar in Chicago) after the parade when the Senator bummed a smoke. How surreal to have sat in a gay bar, smoking a cigarette with the man who might be the next president.

      You guys are a bunch of stuck up queens who are starving for attention.

      Why isn’t Barack asking for my vote?
      -ever hear of a surrogate?

      What about Rev. Meeks, and Donnie McClurkin?
      -get over the fact that some people aren’t groovy with the gays, but still agree with us on everything else. You sound very much like the poor white family who isn’t going to vote for Obama because he doesn’t personally own a gun.

      Sep 24, 2008 at 5:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ChristopherM
      ChristopherM

      ChicagoJimmy, it does no good to engage Churchilly on these things. He’s proven over and over through his posts on here that he is a blatantly racist moron. I believe the term he coined for me and others regarding our admiration of Obama was “charcoal dick lovers.” He is not to be taken even remotely seriously.

      Sep 24, 2008 at 5:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CHURCHILL-Y
      CHURCHILL-Y

      @ Wayne:

      You forgot Jeremiah Wright and the new homophobe on Obama’s resume: pro-prop 8 Douglas Kmiec of Obama’s Family and values tour.

      But hey we need to get over the fact that some people aren’t groovy(how 60’s/70’s?) with Gays, but still agree with us on everything else (except equality). I guess that “else” must be that at least we shouldn’t be killed. Hey that’s a step up fro Jamaica or Iran! Yay!!

      Sep 24, 2008 at 5:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Landon Bryce
      Landon Bryce

      Dear Jimmy:

      Are you really from Chicago? Are you really gay? Obama has never appeared at a public pride event. Not once. Not ever. Got a news report that indicates he was there? Got a picture?

      Didn’t think so.

      Sep 24, 2008 at 6:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Wayne
      Wayne

      I recall seeing Barack Obama in the Chicago Pride parade when he was running for Senate.

      Chicago Jimmy

      Really? His campaign has no record of Obama ever attending a gay pride parade. Maybe you should call them.

      Sep 24, 2008 at 6:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mark
      mark

      smooches Michelle

      and you are going to make a KICK ASS First Lady

      Sep 24, 2008 at 6:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Fannie Mae
      Fannie Mae

      She’s so ugly…..Bonobo ugly to be precise.

      Sep 24, 2008 at 6:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mark
      mark

      the trolls are thick in here, and they have that McCain FLOP SWEAT stench….ROFLMQAO!

      Sep 24, 2008 at 10:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Karl
      Karl

      Michelle is ONE ANGRY woman.

      Rev Wright with lipstick.

      Sep 24, 2008 at 11:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bill Perdue
      Bill Perdue

      Forget Michelle, she’s not going to sit in the Oval Office; she’ll be relegated to hiding Easter Eggs on the White House Lawn. It’s sick and misogynistic but that’s how they do it. Especially robustly christian masculine types hell bent on preserving the sanctity of holy matrimony. You know the type: Bush, Bill Clinton. McCain, Obama. Palin.

      The first thing we have to know about Obama is that his party, with gleeful Republican support, utterly smashed our entire agenda during the last two years while they ran Congress. They did nothing substantial for us and everything they could to hurt us (DOMA, DADT, ENDA, Hate crimes) so that the christer bigots wouldn’t make a connection between us and them. (Frank’s ENDA is a big step backward, nor forward.)

      The second is that much of his election strategy, like the Democrats in general, is based on Bill Clinton’s dictum that “Gay marriage is the kiss of death for Democrats.” Clinton’s obviously not familiar with our term ‘same sex marriage’, but what did you expect from the central figure behind the passage of DOMA.

      Clinton and Frank are much more dangerous that the religious bigots like Hillary Clinton. Clinton has no ideology or principles: he’s like Rove; he’s in it to win for himself. Obama is a Clinton clone in that regard.

      Clinton proved what he meant by his crack about the ‘kiss of death’ by becoming the chief sponsor DOMA in 1996 and pushing the overwhelming majority of Democrats and Republicans to vote for it. (There was NO movement for a federal DOMA amendment at the time; that’s a retroactive lie used by political hacks.)

      Time Magazine’s Chief Political Correspondent, Michael Kramer, speaking of the 1996 elections noted that

      “By the time Clinton arrived in Chicago for his party’s convention in August, nothing that hinted at liberalism was left hanging on him. When the President, who had begun his term advocating the rights of gays in the military, came around to supporting the Defense of Marriage Act, which barred federal recognition for gay and lesbian unions, Dole (his Republican opponent) was wide-eyed. “Is there anything we’re for that he won’t jump on?” Dole asked. The answer, essentially, was nothing…”

      At about the same time Associated Press reported, on October 17, 1996 that

      ‘After angry complaints from gay-rights advocates, the Clinton campaign on Wednesday replaced an ad running on religious radio stations that boasted of the president’s signature on a bill banning gay marriages….The Clinton spot also touted his signing of the Defense of Marriage Act…”

      Voting for bigots like Biden and Obama is as bad as voting for bigots like Palin and McCain. Instead of wasting you time, help build and organized the GLBT left, so we can compel who ever wins to give us our freedom. The Democrats have always made it point to appeal to bigots, and if they’re elected by bigots the bigots will own them. In any case get ready for four more years of Bush no matter who wins.

      Vote for the union led and financed US Labor Party. If not vote for socialist or communist candidates as a protest or join the scores of millions who sit it out because they’re smart enough to refuse to vote for the lesser bigot, the lesser warmonger or the lesser evil. And don’t forget to vote against all the anti-GLBT referenda and initiatives. Help build a GLBT left to get us out of this mess.

      FannieMae is as much a racist pig as CHRUCHILL-Y or tallskin. I can’t wait till we get a decent government and people like them get life at hard labor and combined with a regimen of robust doses of anti-psychotics. And of course CastleRock should be senteced to a life sentence cleaning the exam rooms of OB-GYNS.

      Sep 24, 2008 at 11:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • gkruz
      gkruz

      Didn’t Obama refuse to have his photo taken with SF mayor Gavin Newsome because he feared it would be seen as endorsing a politician who supports gay marriage rights?

      Sep 24, 2008 at 11:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Greg Walloch
      Greg Walloch

      The world as it should be, indeed. I’m all about it Michelle Obama! Anyone wanna carpool to PA?

      -Greg Walloch

      Sep 24, 2008 at 11:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jason
      Jason

      Queerty

      Stick to queer issues and out of Obama’s ass. As it is, you are so far up Obama’s ass you can flick your tongue and give us the menu of his dinner choices.

      Obama is for Obama. Fuck the queers.

      Sep 25, 2008 at 12:03 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jason
      Jason [Different person #1 using similar name]

      Queerty

      Stick to queer issues and out of Obama’s ass. As it is, you are so far up Obama’s ass you can flick your tongue and give us the menu of his dinner choices.

      Obama is for Obama. Fuck the queers.

      Sep 25, 2008 at 12:03 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • My View
      My View

      Obama and his Mama:

      http://www.atlah.org/broadcast/ndnr09-03-08.html

      Sep 25, 2008 at 2:54 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mr C
      Mr C

      Well with all of this shit spewing.

      I guess these queens will love McCain and Palin!

      Sep 25, 2008 at 3:48 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CitizenGeek
      CitizenGeek

      Just for the record: Jeremiah Wright was not homophobic. His church supports gay marriage.

      Sep 25, 2008 at 7:42 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Wayne
      Wayne

      Just for the record: Jeremiah Wright was not homophobic. His church supports gay marriage.

      ——-

      Yeah they just hated white people so much that they accused them of creating AIDS as a weapon to murder Blacks. Using the suffering and death of millions and the fear of AIDS to justify racism against Whites. He is a hateful bigot, plain and simple.

      Sep 25, 2008 at 8:34 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CHURCHILL-Y
      CHURCHILL-Y

      Just for the record: Jeremiah Wright who’s church is affiliated with the UCC voted in a synod of such denomination to oppose the solemnization of same-sex marriages or relationships. Making him one of a few who have taken such a position within that denomination.

      Sep 25, 2008 at 10:12 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ChicagoJimmy
      ChicagoJimmy

      You’re funny Landon Bryce & Wayne.

      Yes, I live in Chicago and while I go by Jim in real life, some people have and do call me Jimmy. There’s no way to really prove to you that I’m gay online. My partner of 5 years sure believes me. Especially when I’m sucking his cock.

      Here’s the article I referred to from the Advocate:

      http://www.advocate.com/issue_story_ektid59219.asp?page=1

      Yes, he was there. I was there too and saw him. His Pride page on his campaign website mentions this article as well.

      Thanks for playing!

      Sep 25, 2008 at 10:21 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • The View
      The View

      CitizenGeek got served.

      Sep 25, 2008 at 10:30 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Landon Bryce
      Landon Bryce

      Sorry, Jimmy. Note how even the article distances itself from the claim that Obama was actually there by making clear that the guy who claims this is the truth no longer works for the campaign. That’s because it is not true. Yes, we all knew you read the Advocate article because you then claimed it was your own direct experience. I would be thrilled to see any actual confirmation that Obama has attended a pride event. Got a picture? Got any confirmation beyond one source discredited in the only place where it is actually mentioned?

      No?

      That’s because you’re lying.

      Sep 25, 2008 at 11:02 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • The View
      The View [Different person #1 using similar name]

      ChicagoJimmy got served.

      Sep 25, 2008 at 11:08 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ChicagoJimmy
      ChicagoJimmy

      No lies here. You can believe what you choose.

      Down is up, black is white, gay is straight. Whatever makes you feel better or superior or helps you get over whatever issues you have.

      I was there. Saw him with my own eyes.

      Sep 25, 2008 at 11:24 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ousslander
      ousslander

      She kinda looks like a special ed pug that got hit with a shovel. L<Ove when people fall for pretty empty words.
      And if his religious beliefs cannot allow him to support gay marriage then why is he pro abortion. What religion condones that practice?

      Sep 25, 2008 at 11:25 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • My View
      My View

      No. 27 · Wayne

      Just for the record: Jeremiah Wright was not homophobic. His church supports gay marriage.

      ——-

      Yeah they just hated white people so much that they accused them of creating AIDS as a weapon to murder Blacks. Using the suffering and death of millions and the fear of AIDS to justify racism against Whites. He is a hateful bigot, plain and simple.
      _____________________

      The Man-Made Origin of AIDS:
      Are Human and Viral Experiments Responsible
      For Unleashing The HIV Holocaust??

      By Alan Cantwell, Jr, MD
      c. 2003 All Rights Reserved
      11-21-3

      http://www.rense.com/general45/cant.htm

      Sep 25, 2008 at 11:40 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CHURCHILL-Y
      CHURCHILL-Y [Different person #1 using similar name]

      Aids issues equal also black issues given how prevalent and widespread HIV is in african Americans mainly heterosexual ones. So its no surprise that such a afrocentric racist like Wright would take aim at it in a twisted demented way and arriving at ludicrous conclusions but taking aim at it none the less. Had nothing to do with GLBTs

      This on the other hand did:

      http://www.bilerico.com/2008/03/if_obama_can_throw_his_pastor_under_the.php

      It’s no wonder why Obama opposes our equality given what he learned from his racist and homophobe mentor.

      Sep 25, 2008 at 12:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Landon Bryce
      Landon Bryce

      Translation of ChicagoJimmy’s message:

      “I got caught in a lie. I can offer no evidence because there is no evidence. So I’ll claim it’s all the other guy’s fault.”

      Sorry, Jimmy. I’m just not groovy with liars, bigots, or those who bend over backwards to make excuses for them. I’m sure we agree on many other things, though.

      Sep 25, 2008 at 12:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Wayne
      Wayne

      My View, I have to ask.

      Do you really believe those ridiculous AIDS conspiracy theories? Really? That’s pathetic.

      Sep 25, 2008 at 12:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ChicagoJimmy
      ChicagoJimmy

      Landon Bryce isn’t man enough to admit he’s wrong. He is a spoiled little boy who, when faced with information that doesn’t agree with his personal knowledge, calls other people names. He questions every aspect of the other person at that point in order to confuse others into thinking everything must be a lie.

      His tactics of confusion and name calling are combined with that special touch of smugness that makes some cower in the corner, even when they are right. He should open his mind the possibility that he could be wrong.

      Sep 25, 2008 at 1:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • My View
      My View

      No. 38 · Wayne

      My View, I have to ask.

      Do you really believe those ridiculous AIDS conspiracy theories? Really? That’s pathetic.
      _________________

      Yep, it is pathetic, BUT true!

      Here is more:

      Alan Cantwell, MD On The
      ManMade Origin Of AIDS
      A John Le Kay Interview
      HeyokaMagazine.com
      Reprinted With Permission
      2-7-7

      http://www.rense.com/general75/mmo.htm

      H5N1 o Ebola o Cancer and more, all Made in the USA.

      You have a lot of made and evil people over there (government, weapons industry, laboratory complex, Fed, 911-Inside-job-Bush etc.) and also some brilliant people who are waking up fast:

      http://www.campaignforliberty.com/

      In 1904 ONE out of every 24 Americans had cancer, today, every 2nd male and two out of three females will get cancer. The pharmaceutical industry and health care industry (doctors) make about $ 350 000 out of each patient, minimum! The patient is still not cured, because they are not allowed to cure him.

      BTW. Cancer and HIV is very easy to CURE. Cancer gone in six weeks, HIV gone in six weeks. FOREVER! Costs? Next to nothing or totally for nothing. There are 300 natural ways of treating Cancer. All of them the dirt-cheap and not patentable!

      Cheers from Europe.

      Sep 25, 2008 at 1:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • My View
      My View

      No. 39 · ChicagoJimmy

      Landon Bryce isn’t man enough to admit he’s wrong. He is a spoiled little boy who, when faced with information that doesn’t agree with his personal knowledge, calls other people names. He questions every aspect of the other person at that point in order to confuse others into thinking everything must be a lie.

      His tactics of confusion and name calling are combined with that special touch of smugness that makes some cower in the corner, even when they are right. He should open his mind the possibility that he could be wrong.
      ________________________

      Your are describing some of the traits of a psychopath here. Psychopaths make good debunkers! You get countries, religions where almost everyone is a psychopath.

      Sep 25, 2008 at 1:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Landon Bryce
      Landon Bryce

      Jimmy,

      Wouldn’t it be more convincing to provide proof that I am wrong than to just insult me? Shouldn’t you look at your own messages before you accuse others of name-calling? If you want to be given the benefit of the doubt, don’t call people “a bunch of stuck up queens starving for attention.”

      I would be thrilled to be proved wrong. You just haven’t done it. Does your failure to offer any support other than one article bother you? Do you see the credibility problem you have when everything you claim to have seen with your own eyes comes out of that same article? Does it bother you that until this month and that one quote, no one has claimed that Obama has ever been at a pride parade? Does his silent rejection of the hundreds of invitations to pride events he has gotten bother you?

      I would have taken a less aggressive tone with you if you had not ridiculed and insulted those of us who believe no good comes from giving Obama a free pass on his lukewarm (at best) gay support. According to you, we should all just take your word that Obama supports us, despite the repeated, undeniable evidence that this support is qualified to an alarming degree.

      I think you are deliberately spreading a false statement to shore up gay support for Obama. Your lies here are the exact equivalent of Log Cabin Republicans talking about Sarah Palin’s many gay friends, despite the fact that no one knows who those friends are and no one has ever seen her with them.

      Sep 25, 2008 at 1:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • seitan-on-a-stick
      seitan-on-a-stick

      President (elect) Barack Obama and his (First Lady in waiting) wife Michelle Obama will do more to champion gay rights, and indeed human rights than all of the GOP put together. Speaking as a gay person (and not the scared outside interlopers who invade these sites when the Chips are way Down) I know that they (the Obamas) will irritate me on some issues as I am more progressive on many issues (gay and otherwise) than the center-left Moderate stance they share with the Clintons. If you are so hard-edged or self-hating that you would rather chomp on dog shit than nearly just step in it, there is your difference between the two parties. That ought to give Guv’nor Churchill-y a shit-eating grin! Now let’s go to Guv’nor Sarah Palin’s Pastor for his take on all of this:

      “Witches! Must burns them… At the stake with the faggots. Smeagol hates Witches!”

      Sep 25, 2008 at 2:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Nitesurf
      Nitesurf

      What’s up with using the unflattering photo of Michelle Obama? And don’t say it’s because there aren’t any flattering ones either.

      Sep 26, 2008 at 2:41 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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