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09 September 2009

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TheRevKev

I AM REALLY SICK OF THIS WHITE GAY "WE GAVE YOU OBAMA NOW GIVE US OUR RIGHTS NOW" TONE IN THESE NEW CONVERSATIONS ABOUT GAY CONCERNS!

THIS IS STARTING TO MAKE ME FEEL SOME KIND OF WAY! I HAVE TO GO INTO SOME MEETINGS THIS WEEKEND ABOUT MARRIAGE EQUALITY AND I SWEAR TO THE LORD ABOVE, IF ONE OF THEM GOES IN THIS DIRECTION, THERE ARE GOING TO BE PROBLEMS!

WE ARE 8 MONTHS INTO THE MAN'S ADMINISTRATION AND EVERYONE IS SCREAMING "NOW!!!!"

AS MY MOMMA WOULD SAY, SIT YOUR HAPPY A** DOWN! WE'VE GOT A COUNTRY TO RECOVER AND THEN WE SURELY CAN BE VEHEMENT AND VORACIOUS ABOUT ISSUES (AND I DO MEAN NOW AND NOT AN ASSUMED SECOND-TERM), BUT JESUS...8 MONTHS IN...ALL OR NOTHING?! COME ON!

DeShaun

Steve Hildebrand is right. Obama has dragged his feet on gay rights. He could do so much more. There are no excuses. Legistlation is writen and signed left and right. Remember the fierce urgency of NOW!

Call and email your Senators to get them to vote YES on ENDA and the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes bill.

kayman

Uh DeShaun, Hildebrand is not criticizing Obama, he's criticizing Congress. Read the excerpt...

You can't give Obama a pass 100%, but the lack of action is more to do with Congress than the White House. You can lobby all you want, but if the legislative branch does nothing what can you do other than condemn?

DeShaun

The president sets the agenda. Obama has gotten congress to pass on several important pieces of legistlation like DOMA and DADT. He also has passed on several very qualified gay people for high level positions, obviously because he doesn't want a public battle with conservatives who will fight to the death to block any gay person from getting a major position.

Right now we need to lobby congress to get ENDA and the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes bill passed. I think Obama will sign them.

Chitown Kev

Hildebrand is criticizing all of the Democrats in this article which would include both President Obama and the Congress. And he's not simply criticizing the Dems for their inaction now but for their relative inaction over the past "22 years."

If Hildebrand's comments were simply a criticism of Obama, I might agree with you RevKev but it's not.

In Hildebrand's statement that Rod quoted above he especially notes the inability of the Congress to deliver on the "critical issues" of our time, meaning HCR, I assume. If they can't deliver on that with the huge majorities that they have, it will be difficult to deliver on gay rights issues as well.

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