“I never doubted his resolve on this issue. Any of the pius loud mouths that did didn't listen to anything he said during the campaign or certainly didn't understand the man they voted for.
His position on this has been clear and unwavering. The impatient sorts can stress all they want...it will get you nothing but exhausted hands (from wringing) and a dead brain (evidently).”
admiralsonasongbird on Jan 27, 2010 at 17:37:19
“No is not. Tell one congressman or woman that goes to his/her district and Don't ask, don't tell is the issue on people mind? Democrats will flee obama if he proceeds with this agenda. this is not the right time for it.”
Frustrated in PA on Jan 27, 2010 at 17:37:04
“From Gust Avrakatos in "Charlie Wilson's War":
"And the Zen Master said we will see"
I hope it is an exec order stopping enforcement of DADT and applying pressure to Congress to repeal it. Anything less and it will not do much to energize the base. I will wait for the SOTU tonight and hope for the best.”
“I am deeply confused.
The President is set to make an announcement that could likely end DADT
I fail to understand why this is anything but a moment for joy.
Do we want a repeal of DADT or not?
I know I do.”
daltexman on Jan 25, 2010 at 23:26:27
“Mr. Kaufman, why do you like attacking your own? Obama has been a fierce advocate of the status quo -- doing something that he should have done a year ago changes nothing. Once a fraud, always a fraud.....”
FearlessFreep on Jan 25, 2010 at 22:45:50
“Do we want to hear Obama say what he's said before and treat it as a bold step forward?”
kassandrasduplex on Jan 25, 2010 at 22:34:44
“Alex, I'll take "Extension of Federal Benefits to Domestic Partners of Federal Employees- over- DADT Rhetoric" for $200.
In other words, Obama is full of it. He is USING the LGBT community with an absolutely cheap offer to let the LGBT lose their lives WITHOUT ANY OF THE BENEFITS that ight actually cost the Treasury something. He gets to look lib but is really just offer little to nothing.”
LuvzAmerica on Jan 25, 2010 at 22:29:25
“bc him making an announcement does not put an end to DADT... and there will be no follow through after his BIG announcement”
GayMark on Jan 25, 2010 at 22:25:45
“Why announce it now? What about the past year, which is RIFE with LGBTs being discharged, losing their income and careers. If he does it NOW, it'll feel really greasy, as though it's a response to the increased anger among his base.
He's a crushing failure on this. He's been sitting on gay rights for A YEAR. Why now?
Change we can believe in?”
antaeus on Jan 25, 2010 at 22:24:20
“Professor Obama has a history of letting his rhetoric soar past his practical intentions. We'll be celebrating when it's real.”
meko on Jan 25, 2010 at 22:23:56
“Because every time the White House has leaked that such a thing is coming, there was no followthrough.”
Halfwit on Jan 25, 2010 at 22:20:03
“I will rejoice when I hear him say that. So far he is an empty suit on the subject.
A mention of the need to repeal it doesn't do sh*t if he doesn't have plan.”
“Electing a Black man to the White House is electing a Black Man to the White House.
Gay marriage is Gay marriage.
No need for the comparing and contrasting.
Each can stand on its own merits.”
oafishcad on Jan 18, 2010 at 22:17:19
“And no need to NOT compare. The bigotry against gays and the bigotry against blacks come from the same pit of venom in the soul.”
Rosewood1923 on Jan 18, 2010 at 22:04:53
“Co-sign, Mr. Kaufman.”
oafishcad on Jan 18, 2010 at 21:58:39
“Gay civil rights is not about marriage any more than black civil rights was about sitting at the same lunch counter as whites. It's about equality and human dignity. It's about all the things Rev. King for. And whatever color our President is, he should understand that.”
DenverJim on Jan 18, 2010 at 16:59:56
“And electing a gay person to the White House just wouldn't happen. Maybe gays face more discrimination than black people?”
Busbydav on Jan 18, 2010 at 16:14:24
“Yes, don't dare to compare the two struggles or draw the ridiculous "Wrath of Kaufman"”