Gays no longer carry the wedge politics weight they did during previous elections, but that hasn’t stopped right wing activist Peter LaBarbera from playing the queer card against Barack Obama.
Writing in the wake of Obama’s support for gay adoptions last week, LaBarbera released the following statement, which attempts to brand Obama as some lavender vigilante:
[Obama] advocates the full repeal of DOMA, which goes farther than Hillary Clinton, who only recommended repealing part of the Defense of Marriage Act. He’s talking about opening up the military to homosexuality in a time of war. He’s talking about ‘gay’ adoption — putting children in homes that are intentionally fatherless or intentionally motherless, and using the White House bully pulpit to do that.
Someone get the pitchfork!
LaBarbera goes on to point out that Obama, unlike rival John McCain, congratulated California’s newly wed gays. This, of course, only fuels LaBarbera’s reactionary outrage:
[This] makes Obama…the first presidential candidate to actually support homosexual marriage. When you’re congratulating homosexuals for their supposed marriage, that’s being for and celebrating homosexual marriage.
Obama, in fact, does not support gay marriages – not explicitly, at least. While he prefers civil unions, he does, like McCain, support a state’s right to determine their own nuptial laws. Both men choose to define marriage as between a man and a woman. Mentioning that inconvenient truth, however, would severely deflate LaBarbera’s misguided anger.
What kind of schizophrenia is he suffering that he can use the phrase “bully pulpit” against Sen. Obama with no irony or self-awareness?
The only thing “Gay” about Obama is the fact that he didn’t preface it with “That’s So…”
Is it Christmas yet?
An Unscientific Presidential POLL (kinda like Fox)
[ ] McCain is this yearâ€™s Bob Dole
[ ] Obama is the â€œBlackâ€ John Kerry
[ ] McCain will pick Condi as Veep for Checkmate
[ ] Obama will be a Bill Clinton two-termer
[ ] McCain will be like Papa Bushâ€™s third term of Reagan
[ ] Obama will be ousted by Big Oil in one term
[ ] Bush will declare Martial Law to stay in Office
[ ] Obama will have an Affair in Office
[ ] Bill Clinton will hit on Michelle Obama
[ ] Hillary will run for President in 2012
[ ] McCain will Die in Office
[ ] Al Gore will return to complete his 2000 elected term as a result of civil unrest
[ ] Paris Hiltonâ€™s Thong will Run Up her Ass
Multiple answers allowed (and encouraged!)
Peter your new butt plug is too big or too tight.
Must be sad for Peter’s side seeing their culture war lost when MA allowed every same sex couple in America to marry. He can’t even blame judges, a legislature and executive passed equality FAIR and SQUARE.
Must suck more than usual to be you Petey.
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