And “we get the impression” you’re playing your readers for stupid again. “Queerty. Free of an agenda. Except that Obama one.”
No allies of the gays, Zipprian? Name ONE thing Obama has ever done for us besides drop the G-word in speeches. When the Advocate asked him recently to name the most influential gay person in his life, he wasn’t certain he was even remembering the guy’s name correctly he’d known years ago. And, if people keep building statues to Obama because he didnâ€™t vote to authorize the was even though as an Illinois State Senator he could cast no vote either way, then itâ€™s fair to ask these questions:
Why didnâ€™t Obama issue an Executive Order protecting gay executive branch employees against job discrimination for the first time? President Clinton did.
Why didnâ€™t Obama approve â€œa total revamping of the security clearance process that ended the â€˜special proceduresâ€™ under which gay people were frequently delayed or denied on security clearances, a real problem for people in technology occupations working for government contractorsâ€? President Clinton did.
Why didnâ€™t Obama appoint James Hormel the first openly gay ambassador? President Clinton did.
Why didnâ€™t Obama appoint Bob Farmer the first out gay U.S. consul general? President Clinton did.
Why didnâ€™t Obama appoint the first openly gay federal judge, Deborah Batts? President Clinton did.
Why didnâ€™t Obama invite the first openly gay people to occupy federal positions requiring Senate confirmation such as Assistant Secretary of Housing & Urban Development Roberta Achtenberg whom Jesse Helms publicly denounced as â€œthat damn lesbianâ€? President Clinton did.
Why didnâ€™t Obama open the White House to the first out gays in senior staff positions? President Clinton did.
Why didnâ€™t Obama enable the first â€œmajor advance on asylum policy by adopting as official precedent a decision that gays are a â€˜distinct social groupâ€™ for purposes of analyzing eligibility for political asylum in the US for people from oppressive countriesâ€? President Clinton did.
Why didnâ€™t Obama make appointments to the US Supreme Court that enabled our first major Supreme Court victory, Romer v. Evans, overturning Coloradoâ€™s antigay law; â€œLawrence v. Texasâ€ negated all sodomy laws; and nearly overturn the Boy Scoutsâ€™ ban on gays? President Clinton did.
Why wasnâ€™t Obama the first President to meet with gay activists in the White House? President Clinton was.
Why wasnâ€™t Michelle Obama the first First Lady to demonstrate her support for gay rights for all the world to see by marching in New Yorkâ€™s Gay Pride Parade? Hillary Clinton was.
WAIT! I remember the one thing Obama has done for us: he paid for the bus and put Donnie “gays are trying to kill our children” McClurkin at the wheel to run over us on his way to seducing homohating voters in South Carolina just seven months ago.