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Irritated with Gays Bashing Obama

What's up with the gay/trans population bashing Obama these days? OK, so lots of us have been marginalized and mistreated. OK, so he hasn't overturned DOMA or DADT yet. Is this more important than stabilizing the middle east and preventing another nuclear war? Is this more important than getting healthcare for ALL Americans in the works? Is this more important than stopping or at least delaying national and international financial collapse? Not to mention, he will need some backing from Congress to get these things done, and so far Congress is still mired in stupid partisanship and unwilling to really address the issues openly. So we are waiting for the entire system to shift, not for one man to miraculously cure it all because he said he is a "fierce advocate". He has been advocating for us all the time, everywhere he goes. And he will bring about deeper and more permanent changes than most people realize.

What I see in the gay population bashing Obama is a certain self-righteousness that I usually see more in the social conservatives. Don't start sounding off with ill-informed criticism like Rush Limbaugh, you'll loose all credibility. Take it easy on the guy! He is on our side, us being all the people of every flavor and preference. If you cannot see that, then you have not been paying attention. And if you go around saying evil things about Obama because you don't think he cares one whit about you, you are saying more about yourself than you are about him. Remember that kindergarten lesson: wait your turn.


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Jun. 19th, 2009 07:39 pm (UTC)
...he just did the thing to extend insurance rights to domestic partners, with a promise to do more, and declared this 'national glbtq (or whatever order they're in today!) month'...I mean, really...
Jun. 19th, 2009 10:20 pm (UTC)
Yeah, the crowds I interact with are po'd at him BECAUSE he did the domestic partner gesture, saying it isn't enough. It is as if they haven't noticed how hard he is working to change the direction of our nation, species and planet! This particular social injustice is minor relative to the slate before him, yet folks act as if THEIR issue is the ONLY issue, or the most important one of all.
Jun. 19th, 2009 07:39 pm (UTC)
...it's not world dominion, but it's not dumbass aboliton of rights...
Jun. 19th, 2009 07:46 pm (UTC)
Very well put.
Jun. 19th, 2009 11:59 pm (UTC)
Obama also walks a fine line. He seems to be trying to bring warring groups together (those favoring abortion versus those who don't comes to mind), and if he comes out seeming to be too in favor of one group or another, he loses the ability to deal with the other side. Which may not satisfy the true advocates of each side, but may nudge other parts of the country into looking at things like gay rights as something to consider logically as part of life rather than screaming one way or another about it.
Jun. 20th, 2009 04:35 pm (UTC)
I agree. It seems to me his strategy is to dissatisfy hardliners on all sides, and encourage moderates and those who are willing to see both sides and compromise. A fine line indeed.
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