ultimatums

What If Congress’ Gays Threatened to Withhold Support for Healthcare Reform Unless Obama Acted on Gay Rights?

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus, which is made up of 24 members (23 Dems and one Independent), is reportedly threatening to withhold its support of healthcare reform unless the White House also promises to take up immigration reform this year. If true, that’s a freakin’ huge ultimatum. So: Imagine if the Congressional LGBT Caucus (which doesn’t exist, but would likely comprise of just three members), threatened to do the same unless Obama took up gay rights legislation?

Haha, nothing. If Reps. Tammy Baldwin, Jared Polis, and Barney Frank all turned their cheeks, Obama’s big healthcare overhaul wouldn’t be dead in Congress. Now if we had a trio of gay senators …