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Robert Gibbs Says Obama Is Basically Done Talking About Gays For Awhile

Robert Gibbs, the White House’s chief press whisperer, today for the first time explained why President Obama will not call laws like the Defense of Marriage Act “unconstitutional”: he can’t! That’s only something the courts can do. Like, haha, they did with Obamacare.

By:           Max Simon
On:           Jan 18, 2011
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  • 26 Comments
    • christopher di spirito
      christopher di spirito

      Of course he is.

      After all, Obama has a reelection campaign to launch and he can’t be seen as too friendly with “teh gays.” That’s what Clinton had to run away from.

      Jan 18, 2011 at 8:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Adam
      Adam

      But I thought Obama loved us.

      Jan 18, 2011 at 9:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Black Pegasus
      Black Pegasus

      Pretty amazing how this site continues to take pot shots at this President. Yet I didn’t see one gotdamn article about this President as he SIGNED THE REPEAL OF DADT!! Do you bitches remember that ceremony at the White House?? Do you bitches even care?

      Of course you don’t!

      Jan 18, 2011 at 10:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Gay Republican
      Gay Republican

      Don’t stop believing in your fierce advocate! Have fun on your DemonRat plantation!

      Jan 18, 2011 at 11:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tjr101
      tjr101

      @Gay Republican: Isn’t gay republican an oxyMORON?

      Jan 19, 2011 at 12:31 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DavyJones
      DavyJones

      @Black Pegasus: Actually there were several articles about repeal of DADT; then again since the law is still in effect. There isn’t much of a ‘repeal’ to speak of at the moment is there?

      Jan 19, 2011 at 1:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • chimmy
      chimmy

      @ Sarah Palin, when do we reload for our next president? (since “reload” means to vote)

      Jan 19, 2011 at 2:01 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Gay Republican
      Gay Republican

      @tjr101: No, but you are a complete MORON!

      Jan 19, 2011 at 2:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Nathan
      Nathan

      @Gay Republican: Gay republicans exist, they’re just Uncle Toms. It’s okay to oppose marriage equality and the repeal of DOMA, as long as these rich queens get their tax breaks and imperialism in the Middle East keeps on truckin. Take it from their own mouths, they believe the GOP platform comes before the well-being of the average GLBT individual in America. Gay youths can stay homeless for all they care, as long as the capital gains tax is kept down and the wealthy get their tax cuts.

      Jan 19, 2011 at 2:54 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jeffree
      Jeffree

      We need ENDA. Getting canned just because the boss hates teh gheys is a reality for many of us.

      DADT was a solid step forward but in reality it had impact ONLY on a small % of us LGB people.

      The rest of us need some prot:ection from homophobic employers.

      Jan 19, 2011 at 4:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Gay Republican
      Gay Republican

      @Nathan: Enjoy your whining and your Obama, while I enjoy my tax breaks!

      Jan 19, 2011 at 4:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dirk Dasteredly
      Dirk Dasteredly

      That’s ok, I’m done voting for him for awhile.

      Jan 19, 2011 at 9:28 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • SouthSideShorty
      SouthSideShorty

      When, exactly, has Brocko Bomba done anything to further the rights of gay people? He has stated he believes marriage is exclusively between man and woman (whoops), and he kept a safe distance from DADT and let the lawmakers take the blame/credit for that one (uh-oh). If ever you poked your head out of your pink bubble, you’d see that just because the man is a far-left Democrat does NOT mean he’s automatically your ally. He treats LGBT issues like they’re highly contageous diseases until his handlers tell him it’s OK to support us.

      Do as our great leader says, my sycophantic friends, not as he does.

      (and no, you morons, it’s not an oxymoron to be a gay Republican, any more that it’s ironic that the Democrats consist mostly of wealthy, heterosexual, white men — the exact demographic that is despised by the Democratic party)

      Jan 19, 2011 at 11:01 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • justiceontherocks
      justiceontherocks

      Shorty – you were doing OK up until “it’s ironic that the Democrats consist mostly of wealthy, heterosexual, white men”

      I’d like to see some evidence of that. Especially the wealthy part.

      Jan 19, 2011 at 11:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tjr101
      tjr101

      @SouthSideShorty: You’re being disingenuous if you really think the Democrats are on same par with Republicans when it comes to gay rights. DADT would have never been repealed under a Repug. The Republican party is controlled by the the far-right christian taliban.

      Funny, a gay republican!

      “Democrats consist mostly of wealthy, heterosexual, white men — the exact demographic that is despised by the Democratic party).” The very same demographic that despises the rest of America!

      Jan 19, 2011 at 11:14 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Soupy
      Soupy

      A gay republican is the inverse of the old Groucho Marx line. Why would you want to join a club that wouldn’t want you as a member? Is there a big membership in the “Blacks for a return to slavery” club?

      Jan 19, 2011 at 11:19 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • SouthSideShorty
      SouthSideShorty

      Never stated Dems and Reps have a similar agenda, and it seems that some (if not most) gays are striving so hard to be the victim of everything that you’re not seeing the forest for the trees. Republicans as a group don’t hate you, only the RELIGIOUS ones do. The rest don’t sweat it, in my experience (and I know a LOT of republicans). And apparantly short of the president saying, “Fuck off, faggots,” you people will never get it that he just doesn’t like us. Period. It’s not a mystery.

      As for the demographic of Democrats, what . . .? Never heard of a wealthy, straight, white Dem? OK, where to start . . .
      Anyone with the last name Kennedy,
      Anyone with the last name Clinton,
      95% of anyone who’s ever been elected to the US Senate,
      Every Dem US president (even Obama’s half-white),
      Anyone who runs a left-wing website,
      Everyone in the mainstream media,
      Virtually every college professor . . .
      Go ahead and offer up your one-in-a-billion examples of how this isn’t true, but I think the point is obvious.

      Jan 19, 2011 at 11:40 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • justiceontherocks
      justiceontherocks

      @SouthSideShorty: you said Democrats consist mostly of wealthy heterosexual white men: then you give us examples of elected officials. Most democrats are not elected officials. So yes the point is obvious, like most republicans, you enjoy playing fast and loose with the facts.

      Jan 19, 2011 at 12:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Soupy
      Soupy

      So John McCain objects to gays in the military for religious reasons?

      Jan 19, 2011 at 12:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Meowzer
      Meowzer

      What a coincidence, I’m done caring about Obama for a while.

      To think I voted for someone who might understand the plight of people looking for equal right and tired of being treated like a second class citizens.

      Guess some people forget where their people come from

      Jan 19, 2011 at 12:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Gay Republican
      Gay Republican

      The ignorance and stupidity of those complaining about Gay Republicans is breathtaking.

      Jan 19, 2011 at 1:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Soupy
      Soupy

      The first part of your sentence confirms your screen name.

      Jan 19, 2011 at 2:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe
      ewe

      The bus is pulling in folks. We are expected to get under it or get run over. I guess Obama doesn’t get my vote.

      Jan 19, 2011 at 3:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • P.
      P.

      @Black Pegasus: AMEN. yes, it sucks that he drags his heels on stuff, but when he does something that benefits the gays – give credit where credit is due! he said it would be done under his administration, and he did it.

      Jan 19, 2011 at 6:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Queer Supremacist — Impeach Obama
      Queer Supremacist — Impeach Obama

      I’m done not using the n-word to describe that duplicitous breeder.

      Jan 21, 2011 at 10:37 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Queer Supremacist — Impeach Obama
      Queer Supremacist — Impeach Obama

      And the n-word in question is “Nazi”.

      Jan 21, 2011 at 10:41 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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