Brian Bond is going to tell her that the GetEQUAL publicity stunts are counterproductive. He will tell her what most of us already know – these childish stunts are hurting our movement.
Robin believes in “embarrassing, humiliating and irritating people into submission” is an effective strategy. It does not work and only makes us look ignorant. She also believes Obama has a “magic-wand” that he can use with the Congress. We only have 55 votes in the US Senate so we can’t beat McCain’s filibuster no matter how many calls you make or emails you send or childish “street theater” you engage in.
The White House isn’t “reaching out” to this loose cannon, they’re telling her that she is just preventing progress. Of course, Robin (true to form) will make up a story and suggest that the White House is “scared.” They are not – they’re just confused as to why LGBT Advocates or self-described “activists” are pissing on them.
GetEqual is a big mistake. They have only succeed in alienating our friends and making most people want to avoid us. That is counterproductive. Robin McGehee is simply a self-important nuisance and the White House will tell her that.
So, NOTHING happened.
Hundreds of LGBT people have meetings each year at the White House and they have a “conversation.” Bond was smart enough to realize he couldn’t actually talk to Robin because he didn’t trust her. He said he would ONLY listen. He knew it was futile. She told him to tell the President to use his “magic-wand” to make DADT “go away.” He doesn’t have one.
Self-importance doesn’t get us anywhere. GetEQUAL has wasted $700,000 and only alienated our friends. Right now – if you listen closely, you can hear them laughing at the White House. At least they now know they are dealing with a woman who knows nothing about politics or how to change any minds.
Still, we have no progress from GetEQUAL’s childish stunts.