Why Is HRC’s Fred Sainz Defending Democrats While Attacking Lead Advocates Of DADT’s Repeal?

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?

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  • the crustybastard

    HRC is like gay student council.

    It’s where self-important twits go to pretend they’re accomplishing things and impose their nonexistent “leadership qualities” on each other.

    It may have started off as a worthwhile organization with a worthwhile purpose, but it’s become a self-perpetuating political networking vehicle for HRC staffers to score better beltway gigs.

    The HRC is no more going to take a shit on the Democratic Party than the student body president is going to stand in front of the assembly and call the principal a jagov and the school board a bunch of monkeys fucking a bowling ball.

    No matter how true it is.

  • the crustybastard

    One other thing: HRC is the organization who thought it was a good idea to escort the notoriously impolitic Kathy Griffin around the halls of Congress, “lobbying” to repeal DADT, whereupon Griffin seized the opportunity to refer to the House Majority Whip as a “big ol’ queen.”

    If that little stunt was not the very definition of “irrational, unprofessional, and unproductive hijinks,” and irrefutable evidence that HRC didn’t take the issue seriously, then you should realize that you cannot be persuaded by mere proof.

  • Thomas Johnson

    I think Fred is absolutly adorable! This site gets so many hits on the pin up pics….I WANT FRED!

  • Thomas Johnson

    I think Fred is absolutly adorable! This site gets so many hits on the pin up pics….I WANT FRED! Call him and get the pics Queerty!

  • Michael @

    Of course Sainz is just another overpaid Hilary Rosen Champagne fund clown misrepresenting the reality of Obama having SABOTOAGED REAL repeal that included a guaranteed end to discharges, and, THEN, didn’t even fight for his PHONY “repeal” bill.

    But the irony is that Nicholson and his partner who, I believe, was on HRC’s payroll himself for a number of months during which time Servicemembers United neither publicly criticized HRC nor revealed what they knew about the President’s intentions to leave us hanging in the wind, are just as kneejerk vicious and irrational toward any critics of THEIR actions.

    And, BTW, where was SU [and SLND] today while GetEqual once again was the sole group demanding Obama keep his promise to end discharges?

  • AndrewW

    HRC is so 1980s. Why do we give them money?

  • TimW

    @AndrewW: AndrewW works for the Republicans. He is trying to kill HRC and GetEqual the only two organizations that are making progress. GetEqual is negotiating with Obama while GetEqual is making his life miserable by embarrassing him. This is the answer. This is how we will win.

    Before the elections Obama will give us DADT repeal and approve ENDA because of this concerted effort. Donate to HRC and GetEqual if you want your equality.

    Robin McGehee is our MLK. Get active. Get Equal. Get excited. We are about to conquer our weak enemies, they are running scared.

  • matt

    Well da…. these guys at HRC and GLAAD are working their own political campaigns for theor own political gain. They have shown repeatedly they could actually care less about the LGBT community that pays their salary/funds these organizations. It is time to stop sending donations to these two groups and support Lambda Legal!

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