Nope – they surely are not. Seems the LBGT community wants Obama to keep his promise about DADT. Yes, seems they believed him when he said he would get rid of it tout de suite (and I say “they” because I never thought for a second that he gave a damn about our community).

This week has brought two actions from GetEqual highlighting the need for Obama to get off the mark and DO something already. The first was at a fundraiser Obama attended for Barbara Boxer:



You’ll notice Obama just deflects the cries of the protesters and does not really address the concerns. Nope, he was just his usual arrogant self. And that changes DADT not one whit.

It is precisely that lack of concern which spurred a number of military personnel to protest outside the White House, including decorated Iraq War veteran and West Point graduate, Lt. Dan Choi. I might add, Lt. Choi is a veteran now after being discharged from active duty for being gay. Still, he fights on:

You won’t believe how the White House dealt with this protest. It is shocking:

Police chased reporters away from the White House and closed Lafayette Park today in response to a gay rights protest in which several service members in full uniform handcuffed themselves to the White House gate to protest “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

People who have covered the White House for years tell me that’s an extremely unusual thing to do in an area that regularly features protests.

Here’s a video of the police chasing the reporters away:

WOW. This is just difficult to believe, even from Obama. I knew he was no friend to our community, and is he ever proving it.

These people have served their country proudly and with valor. And they have done so despite their country not valuing that service or their willingness to lay their lives on the line. Yet, they want to serve. Still, despite it all, they want to continue to serve their country in the Armed Services.

Isn’t it high time we just let them?

**UPDATED** NQ Reader, Meileen, supplied the following video of Obama’s Spokes(weasel)man, Robert Gibbs, essentially acknowledging that Obama will NOT be doing anything on DADT this year:

As savvy readers have guessed, Obama will not take advantage of his Democratic Majority, but will wait until after the elections, to try and “push” for DADT. He knows that, most likely, Republicans will be taking over at least one part of Congress, and then he can blame them for not changing the law when he runs for re-election. Oh, you can see it now, “Oh, I wanted to fulfill my campaign promise to end DADT, and I tried, I really, really tried, but those MEAN Republicans just wouldn’t let me! Vote for me again, and I PROMISE, this time, I will get it through. Promise!!” Blech.

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  • Arrowyn

    This guy was abusing the Tea Party for what he *thought* they stood for – and he was showing a bad attitude toward developmentally disabled folks.  On top of that, he was behaving like a 10-year-old crank phone caller, and not even bothering to hide his identity or his contact information.  Geico was right to fire this a-hole, and I think better of them because they did.

  • Arrowyn

    It might be a good idea to quote the content of a post, if that poster (like dead lark) has a habit of ‘hit and run’ posting – trolling for comments, then deleting the post that started the ruckus. 

  • Patience

    As Ani would say, ding, ding, ding, ding — we have a winner!!!  YES,  that’s probably the strategy.  Great thinking WMCB. 

  • bayareavoter

    The Lafayette Park incident is SO BUSH-like. Can you even imagine how the so-called Left would have responded if it happened during the previous regime?

  • Rabble Rouser Rev. Amy

    I had similar experiences with my sister who CHASTIZED me for not supporting The One since I had been involved with NOW.  She is still high on Hopium, though.  Nothing will dissuade her from her Obot love…

  • Rabble Rouser Rev. Amy

    I hear ya, creeper – I try not to discuss politics with my family anymore, either.  My mom and I were HUGE Hillary supporters surrounded by these Obots.  It makes me so sad that Mom died without ever having had a woman president, especially since Hillary was the obvious ONLY choice…

    And yes – Aravosis seems to have opened his eyes some now.  Shame he bought into all of the Obot BS before, though…

  • creeper

    That’s frightening, helenk.  Even more so when you realize that, as written, it seems to apply to anyone, even an American citizen, the government deems an “enemy belligerent”.

    And what’s up with putting the adjective before the noun?  Do they think that’ll make this look more scholarly? 

    We are so screwed.

  • kenoshamarge

    I love that saying too FLDemFem! It says it all for me too.

    The left, and their mouthpieces in the media need to be reminded from time to time that those who seek to silence “dissent” are the ones that are “seditious”. They are the ones that undermine the freedom upon which this country is based.

    We were, as a country, “born” out of dissent. And only by allowing it, whether we agree with it or not, do we have any chance to retain the things we gained at that birth.

  • Bonnie

    It is odd to me he kept Gates as his Secretary of Defense. Bush appointed a man who was ideologically in line with him and one who was also involved in the Iran Contra scandal. Now the Pentagon is being blamed for a decision which was clearly Obama’s to make. Don’t most presidents want their own man/woman in the important cabinet positions? I don’t buy the argument of not changing due to the wars and I don’t see how openly gay soldiers would demoralize the troops. Ten years of war is demoralizing, particularly given there is no end in sight. Please forgive misspelled words. I always read your posts Rev Amy, seldom comment. Thank you. Eise

  • lorac

    But it was clear a couple of days after those alleged slurs that there was no evidence and they never happened.  Guess he didn’t get the memo….  or maybe MSNBC never bothered to cover “the rest of the story”….

  • lorac

    When you guys first floated the idea of this new system, a link was posted where we could read about the new system.  I remember reading that if a post was flagged 5 times, it would be deleted….?

  • lorac

    When people berate them, it only engages the bots.  A few times recently Ani confronted FF, calmly pointing out that his comments had nothing to do with the post or with the comments he was responding to, and I noticed he ran away each time….

  • Senneth

    My whole family is one big obot.  My partner and I voted McCain/Palin.  I went out of town with my sister to keep her company, and the whole way back she poured out her obot love for That One.  I told her what he’d done to the women’s rights community – Nothing, set us back decades; what he’s done for the LGBT community, minority rights.  Wouldn’t believe me.  I’ve been a NOW state and chapter president and been in the front lines most of my adult life and she told me I was mistaken and how That One was good for everyone.  Blech!  Another break from the family is in order.  Sigh.

  • candymarl

    Here’s my beef with what Palin said. Traditional marriage as we know it today is fairly new. There were arranged marriages and power marriages in this country too.

    In case Palin doesn’t know it, in some acient cultures, it was also traditional to marry a woman/man while having a same sex partner on the side. But let’s not talk about that.

  • creeper

    Oh, geez…I am SO dense.  St. PETER!  LMAO

  • creeper

    Thanks, R3A.

    I’ll not be referring my sisters to Aravosis’ site.  In the interest of maintaining some vestige of a family relationship we don’t talk politics any more.  The last time we tried that it was nine months before either of them would speak to me.

    But I sure enjoyed reading it.  I remember Aravosis’ stuff being cited in Cheetohville a couple of years ago.  I would imagine he’s not much welcome there after this latest.

  • PssttCmere

    Back in the day, if you were a Log Cabin Republican, gay dems thought you had lost your mind.  Problem is that they are too invested in the dem doctrine that they haven’t caught on that they are being played for suckers.  Time for them to wise up, like many of us have….”party fever” gets you nowhere….learn the facts and decide who can do the best job.  It is NOT always a dem, I am VERY sorry to say.  Gays stood up for themselves at Stonewall….time to do it again!!

    (Disclaimer:  I would say these things in front of all my gay friends 😎 )

    “Say What You Will…It Feels So Good”

  • helenk

    I saw this at uppity woman. commenter jp49 posted it. I looked it up and bookmarked it.
    This has to be made public. I am sure many people do not know about it. It could be used against Americans.
    senate bill S3081 ENEMY BELLIGERENT, INTERROGATION, DETENTION, PROSECUTION ACT

    http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c111:s3081:

    This really scares me. Look how all of a sudden peaceful protests are being called sedition.

    WOMEN WITH INTELLIGENCE AND EXPERIENCE,MEN WHO SUPPORT THEM AND COUNTRY BEFORE PARTY ALWAYS

    PUMAS,BUBBAS,EQUALISTS AND THOSE PEOPLE RULE

  • getfitnow

    Well I wish the msm and partisans on all sides would heed what my beloved grandmother never let me forget. She said “You may be mine, but when you’re wrong, you’re wrong.” She never twisted and contorted to defend me when I was obviously wrong.

  • Senneth

    Yes Creeper, and many of us were too stupid to actually look at his record and his campaigning.  Thank you RRRAmy for the article.  I’m going to say that if it weren’t for the stupid LGBT/women’s rights community I doubt if That One would have been able to steal the election.  As a lesbian and a women’s rights activist I will never get over this selection – NEVER.

  • Ani

    FF, I call b.s. 

    I’ve got lots of gay friends and not one of them uses that phrase to describe anybody!  And they are all politically aware.

  • Retired

    Interesting video on the press being pushed back.  I can only surmise that the Obama’s handlers didn’t want video cameras around when the bolt-cuttered Iraq War vets off of the White House fence, then recuffed them and stuffed them into black Suburbans for their free rides to various stockades and brigs.  We missed that story, of course, of what happened to the service men and women after the press was shooed away.  Anyone know what did happen to them?

  • getfitnow

    This hasn’t passed the full legislature yet.

  • getfitnow

    When this was floated about Clinton, seems I read, leaders from the countries on the security council are  not eligible.

  • getfitnow

    What has this guy every accomplished? Even as a community organizer (agitator) what did he actually do. Were people in Chicago, better off  because of That One? I have a friend that’s been in Chicago all her life. She never heard of him before ’04 convention.

    Everytime he ran for something, he couldn’t run on experience/accomplishment/set of principles. (I would really like to see the debate between he and Bobby Rush). He ALWAYS brought a gun to the fight and that’s how he won.

  • getfitnow

    Mine too, Cindy. I needed it.

  • getfitnow

    Fabulous, helenk. This sounds like his “99 problems.” 😛

  • getfitnow

    And the third story is the inability for That One to act presidential. What’s all the hollering  on his part? His voice seems to be getting higher.

    Remember the Coakley rally? He was mildly heckled; lost his place,  on the telepropter; lost control; stepped away from the podium for a moment. “Yes, We Can” is so yesterday. The audience needs to grow up

  • getfitnow

    Blacks need to wake up too.

  • Rabble Rouser Rev. Amy

    Thanks for the link, Meilieen – I added the video of the Spokesweasel above.  Thank you!! 

    And yes – there are any number of countries that have already implemented the change.  There is ZERO need to reinvent the wheel on this issue.

  • Rabble Rouser Rev. Amy

    You got it, candymarl.  And don’t forget Florida, too.  Obama’s associates are most definitely NOT gay-friendly, and neither is Obama.

  • oowawa

    The various GEICO ad campaigns are stupefying in their relentless ubiquity.   Note that GEICO is owned by Warren Buffet company Berkshire-Hathaway.  Some of the ads are clever (urbane cavemen), and some are mind-numbingly stupid (talking money ads).  At any rate, the extent of the GEICO campaigns is astounding:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GEICO_ad_campaigns

  • confused American

    My youngest is obot all the way through…but she is now thinking a bit outside of the box

  • sowsear

    Me too,,,I’m not going to wade through all of that bot garbage.

  • Rabble Rouser Rev. Amy

    Exactly, oowawa!