The Obama Administration pushed for a repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and ordered the Justice Department to stop defending a key provision of the Defense of Marriage Act. But that doesn't matter because the President been "a real disappointment" on LGBT issues and must be defeated in 2012, claims Log Cabin Republicans former national chairman Bob Kabel, quoted in a report at Raw Story.
“I, frankly, was one who really believed that perhaps we were at a moment in history where his sort of optimism and sort of self-stated ability to bring people together would actually make a difference," [Kabel] said.
"But what we've seen in the execution during his administration has really been very disappointing – it's actually the opposite. He's extraordinarily partisan, he's extraordinarily liberal, he's really made very little effort, if any, to bring certainly Republicans and more conservative people together to resolve the nation's issues."
Kabel warned that the Republican Party needed to avoid social issues and instead focus on the economy if they wanted to defeat Obama in 2012.
Gay and lesbian voters' support for Republican candidates increased by over ten percent since 2008, according to a survey taken after the November 2010 elections. National exit polls for the midterm House races showed that 31 percent of gay and lesbian voters backed the GOP, compared to only 19 percent in the 2008 elections.
Oh and asking the GOP avoid gay-basing and other "social issues"? Not going to happen.