at this point, it would do something. Like I said previously, dude has A LOT on his plate and a lot of issues that I see more important then LGBT issues like the economy and health insurance, mainly because those things effect all of us while LGBT issues only effect a minority of people (that's not to say they aren't important to me because they obviously are, but I see other issues as a higher priority).
Yeah, but still, it's not like his administration is neglecting the gay rights issue...they're actually speaking out against it/taking (non-)action on it (see: DOMA brief, the administration's active refusal to interfere in DADT firings, the President's apparent support and promised defense of DOMA, etc.) and that's why I don't think that the "he's busy" argument works. And, like already pointed out, this whole executive order business is completely symbolic and is constructed primarily to dangle a carrot in front of the gay community so they don't turn their back on Obama. I dunno, I just feel it's reprehensible for him to be playing politics when he got elected on the premise of "fixing Washington". He's essentially bought into the game that he said he would stay above.
|I would love quick action in regards to LGBT issues, but I can be patient. I'm not expecting him to get rid of DADT or DOMA tomorrow.|
Do you really think that he has plans to? I mean, he's already said that he won't interfere in DADT firings and there's this from the AMERICAblog article
(not exactly unbiased, and hasn't been confirmed yet, so take it for what it is):
|One more thing. The President will reportedly say tonight that he opposes DOMA. He's not going to oppose the law however, he's going to keep defending it in court. But in his heart he opposes it. Aw thanks. |
|With that in mind, that is why a statement would appease me at this moment in time. I've read other website proclaiming that people shouldn't be so up in arms about the brief as they are and I understand, but some of that language...whether it was meant to be hurtful or not...was completely unnecessary. Incest and pederasty? REALLY? It's saving the government money. HONESTLY? That was some of the most fucked up an ignorant bullshit I have ever heard come from a President's administration in regards to LGBT issues. Now, granted, I was told that the individual who wrote the brief was actually someone from Bush's administration, but still...what the fuck?|
Doesn't surprise me that he was a holdover from the Bush admin. Still, even if the admin thought that way...why would you say it? The ignorance and inanity of the statement aside...it's not politically smart. Plain and simple.
i like the fact that these benefits really aren't anything at all. yeah, no health care, no retirement benefits, just some minor things. yet another thing democrats can say they did for the gay community without doing something for the gay community. it's really making me sick.
It blows my mind that people like the daughter of John fucking McCain are out-liberal-ing the President on this one.