“Good article-I agree that the message is not geared to the right audiences. Also to hold gay marriage & Don't Ask Don't Tell and DOMA against the President is not helping the cause. The majority of people in America are Christians, like it or not, so you catch more bees with honey than salt.
Stop making demands and stop considering gay rights as civil rights-they are not the same. Doing the Jim Crow era white gays always had the right to vote, sit in front of the bus, and eat at at the Walgreen's lunch counter. Blacks did not have these rights period until the Civil Rights Act and to me the plight of Gays is not civil rights it is more domestic benefits that is the difference. This is where the emphasis should be on everyday domestic rights.
I believe if you got rid of the "elitist" people running things and concentrated on this area you would have better results as everyone can identify with visiting your loved one in the hospital or leaving your loved one property or posessions.”
terentz on Nov 16, 2009 at 13:43:36
“Actually, gay rights are civil rights. Moreover, non-stop whining from blacks about how 'victimized' they've been, and are therefore somehow uniquely deserving of equal treatment, sounds particularly hollow in the context of tremendously pathological behavior among blacks. Up until just seven years ago, you could go to JAIL for being gay in this country. (The plain fact of the matter is, most blacks who are in jail are not in jail for being black, but rather for being criminals -- and most of the problems in the black community, are caused by behavior of individuals in the black community. And I know, because I was born and raised in the black community.)
Being treated equally by the government is not a 'demand' -- it is a constitutional right, shared by gays and blacks alike. ALL citizens of this country are entitled to civil rights and blacks are no more uniquely deserving than anyone else. And no, despite widespread misconception to the contrary, blacks do not have a trademark on the term 'civil rights'.”
aftershock on Nov 16, 2009 at 13:19:57
“"Stop making demands and stop considering gay rights as civil rights-they are not the same."
So equal opportunity housing and employment aren't civil rights? The SCOTUS erred when they called marriage a "fundamental right"? Gee, who knew...”
“I agree with you but this is not the time, I believe that later on is best for dealing with the racial problem. Also, they want him to go off message of health care reform and he is not playing their game.
President Obama cannot solve hundreds of years of prejudice for this nation, it is deep rooted as you can see by the GOP/teabaggers, anti-healthcare reform idiots.
I believe that this entire Republican racist agenda will collapse in on itself, sooner if not later. Americans just are not that dumb to fall for the right's vindictive rants.”
TakingTime on Sep 18, 2009 at 12:34:08
“I'm sorry...but ARE YOU KIDDING???? Of course America is "dumb enough" to fall for the rights vindictive rants. Look at how many Americans believe Obama is a Muslim, wasn't born in this country, or is a racist. And what do you think these people who believe these things do....they go and tell it to their children, their friends and you get a ground swell of Americans who even if they don't fully believe these things about Obama...they question it!
You know when is the best time to talk about a problem..THE PRESENT!!! As President there is no such thing as "I'll deal with that later" because usually that means he or she WON'T. Especially when it comes to an issue as political dangerous as this.
I understand your sentiment and apprehension...but you can not let this issue that is such a driving force in our country and goes down to our core, continue to surge without intervention, because trust me...with the people out there who are bringing guns to his appearances...it can reach a point of no return if Obama does not act!”
“The apology was long overdue. To you that are offended & are making jokes-I ask you how would you feel if you were stolen from your country and brought to America and treated like S--T? This is still the problem in this country-You Do Not Understand. Everyone on slave ships were not SOLD by their countries many more were STOLEN!!”
Creeker11 on Jun 19, 2009 at 12:37:03
“If I was stolen from here and brought somewhere to be treated to like s--t. I would fully expect, 150 years from now, my great great great grandchildren to get an apology from people that had absolutely nothing to do with it..”
IGNSTHMD on Jun 19, 2009 at 11:39:25
“it is unfortunate we do not have the records to see which was more prevelant”
hoosier96 on Jun 19, 2009 at 11:17:22
“Do you honestly believe any living African American would even want to live on that disfunctional continent today?”
“Thanks for the TRUTH-she is qualified but nobody thinks this will work. I hope she turns this down so that maybe somone like Hagel can get in there and do some good. HRC is all wrong for this job. Too much drama surrounding everything she does-she will simply stay in the NEWS.”
“I agree-it is sad that a Presidential candidate has to admonish her own supporters. She started this PUMA crap and it may be that whenever she runs for anything again others may use the name PUMA to protest against her.You reap what you sow. Her speech was good but NEVER once did I hear:Obama is ready from DAY ONE to become Commander in Chief.”
Redrose on Aug 27, 2008 at 16:27:44
“Your right Appledown, not only did she never say "Barack Obama is ready to be President
from day one!" No one is ready to be President on day one...not even her darling husband.
Hillary also didn't call out and reject the adds in which John McCain... "used" her, by not
objecting she sent a thousand messages! Hillary said what she had to say for her own political
future, the old saying "You can fool half the people some of the time, but you can't fool all
the people all the time.!" I have lost all respect for the Clintons!!”
olivia on Aug 27, 2008 at 15:09:34
“Her speech carried a subliminal message to the PUMAs but it was not the right one.
PumaPac.org claims "never give up" was directed toward them. It struck me that way when I heard it, too, and it alluded to one of her own campaign mantras.”
“Thank you for a well written article that speaks for the "other 18 million" plus voters. I agree with every word and I do not understand why she cannot get it thru her brain that "We do want a woman-JUST NOT THAT WOMAN". The Obama policies are struggling to be heard over her "four words" that are being used by the Repubicans daily.”
“Thank You, this hits the mark. Also, where are her 18 million "supporters" to clear her debt? The MSM kept her going even though she lost back in February. She shoul've bowed out with class but instead has disgracefully taken the Low road to the convention.”
“I agree with: Luvienne-TheOneironaut-Dustee. She is not fully vetted because there is the Pres. Library & the deals with Foreign officials. This is a LIE. I am old enough ti remember all the scandals surrounding her and you can bet the Repubs will just pull out the old archives & have a field day.
I don't understand the older women-you also lived through this mess!. SORRY no can do agin!”