These latest hijinks by [Servicemembers United founder Alex] Nicholson are part of a troubling pattern of irrational, unprofessional, and unproductive behavior. [His] rant is also without substance. The Administration helped to craft the legislation that was successfully voted on by the House and the Senate Armed Services Committee. Never before has a Defense Secretary or a Joint Chiefs chairman publicly supported repeal. This president got them there, and for that, he deserves our gratitude. [We should be going after] Senate Republicans who will no doubt once again try to scuttle this issue during the lame duck session.
—HRC lead flack Fred Sainz, criticizing Alex Nicholson’s pre-HRC dinner demand for Valerie Jarrett to meet with gay troops, and cementing any wavering question about whether HRC is just Democrats Inc.’s little puppet. Meanwhile, Sainz attacks Nicholson for “unproductive behavior,” and then follows suit. This is the same guy who couldn’t even explain why HRC was continuing to tell gays to support Target.
When the spokesperson for the largest gay organization stoops to vicious personal attacks against committed, unpaid staff of the smallest gay organization, you know there’s a problem with the former. While I have more professionalism, rationality, and class than to return the favor and attack Sainz personally, I think this official ‘response’ from the Human Rights Campaign speaks volumes as to who is truly holding the adminstration’s feet to the fire on “don’t ask, don’t tell.”
—Nicholson responding to Sainz. Remember when these two folks worked hand-in-hand together before falling out of love?
Alex Nicholson: HRC Hasn’t Done Everything It Could to Pressure White House on DADT