From Log Cabin Republicans National Office (via email):
President-Elect Barack Obama hasn’t even taken office yet and he’s already using the Bill Clinton playbook on gay issues.Â Politics over principle. Not exactly change you can believe in.
Exhibit 1:President-Elect Obama didn’t appoint even one openly gay person to his senior staff. 21 senior staff positions in the White House. Not one LGBT person. (You’ll recall that Sen. John McCain has a long record hiring openly gay people to senior positions both in his presidential campaign and senate office.)
Exhibit 2: No openly gay cabinet appointees. Maybe it’ll still happen, but with only a couple slots left, don’t hold your breath unless you want to pass out. Read more about grumbling from the gay left about the lack of appointments.
Exhibit 3:Lowering expectations on Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. News reports say Democrats won’t consider the issue in 2009. Of course, in 2010 it’s easy to predict that congressional Democrats will say, â€œSorry, but we have to wait until after the mid-term elections.â€<
Obama supporter Andrew Sullivan writes, â€œ”[It’s] shrewd politics, but if anyone is under any illusion that Obama is interested in advancing gay equality, they should probably sober up now.”
As the New Year begins, Log Cabin will continue reminding gay and lesbian voters that actions speak louder than words.
EXCEPT… what Log Cabin (and the entire The Gay(TM) Establishment) forgets is that OBAMA OPPOSES GAY MARRIAGE.Â So picking Rick Warren IS sticking to Obama’s principles.