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We here at GayPatriot never tire of showing how many leading of the national gay organizations show greater loyalty to the Democratic Party and its candidates than they do to gay people and our issues. This goes back at least to 1996, when the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) refused to rescind its endorsement for then-President Clinton when he, in the dead of night, signed the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
Look at how Charles Kaiser (just after the 2:30 mark) tries to excuse Clinton for signing Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell (DADT), the ban on gays serving openly in the military. He blames a Republican instead. Nor does this activist and author have a problem with the Democratic candidates’ position on gay marriage (this was during the run-up to the 2008 Democratic primaries). And see how Endora-winning blogress Tammy Bruce takes him to task:
This gay activist, like the heads of the gay organizations, give Democratic leaders a pass for taking the same stands for which they would excoriate Republicans.
It seems celebrity blogger Perez Hilton has learned a thing or two from them. Everyone who owns a computer or television set knows by now how he insulted Carrie Prejean, Miss California, calling her response “awful,” “the worst in pageant history” when, during the final round of this year’s Miss USA pageant, she said she believed “marriage should be between a man and a woman.” Incidentally, she holds the same position on marriage as does the President of the United States.
Shouldn’t he then call the Democrat’s stand an “awful” position?
Of course not. That (D) after Obama’s name renders him immune from criticism for taking the same stands which might earn a tongue-slapping for a Republican (or Republican-appearing pageant contestant).
From Jehuda on the Rhetorican, we learn that “Perez Hilton is giving Obama a pass for his anti-gay marriage stance.“On CNN’s April 26 “Reliable Sources,” while justifying his insults “just part of the vernacular he uses on his Web site,” Hilton tried to explain away Obama’s opposition to same-sex marriage because the Democrat, he claims, “believes gay and lesbian couples should have the same rights that heterosexual couples [have].” Actually, he doesn’t. The President believes we should have “equivalent rights.”
While Hilton is outraged that Miss Prejean tells him (as he puts it) that he’s “a second-class citizen” who doesn’t “deserve the same rights that heterosexuals get,” he rewrites Obama’s rhetoric so he doesn’t have to criticize the Democratic President. She, he believed, spewed “hate” while Obama gets a pass for saying nearly the exact same thing she has.
Gosh, maybe he should apply for Joe Solmonese’s job at HRC. He’d say pretty much the same sorts of things, but he’d be far more entertaining.
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