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Advice for John McCain and Prop 8 Opponents

Via the Jewish Athena, I come across this comment from Rick Moran, “People who don’t take responsibility for their own failures aren’t worth spit. And there seems to be a lot of them in the McCain campaign.

He points out that McCain’s campaign pollster called Frank Luntz a “moron.” Gosh, sounds just like the kind of name-calling we hear from the sore losers of the Prop 8 battle.

While some on the McCain campaign seem to be trying to pass the buck, thankfully, those likely to run the next Republican campaigns do seem to be engaged in serious reflection and self-examination.  We’re trying to grapple with why McCain lost–and what Republicans could have done to prevent it. Now, if only the leaders of gay organizations would try to consider why Prop 8 won — without calling their adversaries “haters.”

If a Republican did this, MSM would demand he be fired

Haven’t heard much about Charlie Rangel’s failure to pay taxes on property he owns?  Barack Obama’s campaign fundraising shenanigans?  Of course not.  The MSM seems to ignore or bury scandals when the participant has a (D) after his name.

I guess that (D) provides some kind of shield against unethical or illegal behavior.

Well, now, as more information comes out about the extent to which Ohio officials investigated Joe the Plumber because he dared asked a tough question of then-Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama, at least the Columbus Dispatch is taking notice.  An inspector general’s investigation found that Helen Jones-Kelley, director of the Department of Job and Family Services

. . . had no legitimate reasons to check on Toledo-area resident Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, who was popularized as “Joe the Plumber” by Republican presidential candidate John McCain. It also confirmed she improperly used her state e-mail account to raise campaign money for President-elect Barack Obama.

Ohio’s Democratic Governor Ted Strickland is standing by Jones-Kelly, announcing that she’ll be “placed on unpaid leave for one month.”  State Auditor Mary Taylor urged “Gov. Strickland, who campaigned on the promise of running an ethical administration, to ask for the resignation or terminate Ms. Jones-Kelley immediately.”

I mean, c’mon, the governor “issued a directive to state agencies to better control access to information the state holds on Ohioans.”  State employees would realize he means business if there are consequences for improperly accessing such information and using state resources for partisan purposes, such as losing your job.

Can you imagine the outcry if a Republican governor has failed to fire an official who improperly investigated a critic of a Republican?  The MSM would have canonized the critic as a courageous man who speaks truth to power.  So that any investigation of this noble soul would smack of heresy punishable by excommunication.  Or worse.

(H/t Instapundit.)

BREAKING: Obama To Delay “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Action

Thanks to GP reader Sean A for this hat tip, worthy of a lead post today….

EXCLUSIVE: Obama to delay repeal of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ – Washington Times

President-elect Barack Obama will not move for months, and perhaps not until 2010, to ask Congress to end the military’s decades-old ban on open homosexuals in the ranks, two people who have advised the Obama transition team on this issue say.

Repealing the ban was an Obama campaign promise. However, Mr. Obama first wants to confer with the Joint Chiefs of Staff and his new political appointees at the Pentagon to reach a consensus and then present legislation to Congress, the advisers said.

“I think 2009 is about foundation building and reaching consensus,” said Aubrey Sarvis, executive director of the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network. The group supports military personnel targeted under the ban.

Mr. Sarvis told The Washington Times that he has held “informal discussions” with the Obama transition team on how the new president should proceed on the potentially explosive issue.

Once again, the lilly-livered Gay Left gets punched in the face while their tongues are firmly up the backside of the Democrat Party Establishment.

High-larious politics…. yet very disappointing, however predictable, from a gay rights policy perspective.

Just HOW many issues does the Hypocrite Rights Campaign and their fellow gay comrades have to lose before they are just laughed at and completely ignored??

-Bruce (GayPatriot)

UPDATE (from Dan): Uncanny, yet again. I had seen this news as well and intended to blog on it to show Obama’s pusillanimity and his indifference to gay issues despite the enthusiasm the gay groups offered for his candidacy and campaign. Not just that, this is probably the one issue facing gays where the tide has clearly turned in our favor. If handled properly, we could repeal this discriminatory and gratuitous legislation. Looks like I’ve have to do a followup on that last point. 🙂

Obama The Hawk?

Conservative Punk thinks so....

Sez ConPunk:

Fri Nov 21, 2008 – Is Obama turning into a hawk? Hillary voted for the war in Iraq…she’s in line for Secretary of State. Gates to remain at Defense. Looks like the doves got thrown under the bus.

One wonders… and hopes.

-Bruce (GayPatriot)