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05 November 2009

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Eddie B

so much for those who said we should 'wait for healthcare'. now its gonna be 'we should wait for financial reform ... we should wait for the midterms.'

and no, i sincerely doubt the house and senate will give the president an enda bill next year.

reggieh

This is some BS here....if not now, when -- Obama's 2nd term? I'm not down with putting it off that long. Pressure needs to be put on Congress to act now.

T'realist One

I think we as Gay Brothas & Sistas need to come into a realization of two things

1: Gay Rights will have a LONG way to go before any real type of Legislative action prevails(probably more than 10+
years )

2: Obama may very well serve as a one term President

The statements coming from Congress now signals to me that the writing is already on the way and is trying to condition us for the blow.
THE POWER IS IN THE VOTE!
IF THEY DON'T HEAR OUR DEMANDS, THEY DON'T GET OUR SUPPORT!

That is how you win folks.

fneh

The answer is never.

"Wait till we have the house!" ok, we waited.

"Wait till we have the senate!" ok, done

"Wait till we have the presidency!" ok, fine

"Wait till health care is done".. sigh, fine

"Wait till 2010"

"Wait till 2014"

wait wait wait wait wait

WAIT MEANS NEVER

fneh

"I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the gay's great stumbling block in the stride toward freedom is not the Straight Citizen's Councilor or the Religious Right, but the straight moderate, who is more devoted to 'order' than to justice who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice who constantly says 'I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I cannot agree with your methods of direct action' who paternalistically believes he can set the timetable for someone else's freedom, who lives by a mythical concept of time, and who constantly advises gays to wait for a 'more convenient season.'

With apologies to Martin Luther King, i just switched out 'black/white/ for 'gay/straight'

T'realist One

With apologies to Martin Luther King, i just switched out 'black/white/ for 'gay/straight'


PROFOUND STATEMENT!!!!

ff

not surprising. I dont think Obama wants to do anything controversial in his first term so he has a better chance of being re-elected for a second term. Bad idea IMO but I understand the position.

The problem is nothing is guaranteed either for Obama or those in Congress. Next year, more conservatives will likely be elected and then change will never be made.

Too many scared people up in Washington who only care about re-election and staying in their cushy positions instead of actually getting stuff done

Charlie

We as a gay community have not yet proven in California, New York, in Maine or anywhere else that our voice is more powerful (not just loud marching in the streets) but actually more powerful to defeat those that are aginist are interests. Untill we actually defeat ballot initative like Prop 8 or the the one in Maine or similar items by the power of our VOTE our elected officals are not going to move very much if at all on our agenda

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