When it comes to Democratic politicians, all but a few gay activists swoon when a politician in (or pursuing) power pays lip service to “gay rights” or “equality” or whatever is the gay leftist watchword of the day. And while they may grouse and they may grumble when that Democrat with soaring rhetoric fails to follow through on his campaign promise(s), that failure won’t dampen their enthusiasm. Recall how HRC refused to rescind its endorsement of Bill Clinton even after he signed the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in 1996.
And now they’re all but tripping over themselves to sing President Obama’s praise despite that Democrat’s failure to follow through on his campaign promise to repeal Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell. Even the unhappy Barney Frank, supposedly an advocate for gay issues, has been so captivated by Obama’s charisma that he’s defending his party’s plan to go slow (i.e., ignore) action on that promise.
Former Vice President Cheney frank remarks on gay marriage further expose the Democrat’s mealy-mouthed record on gay issues (“equivalent rights” anyone?), some, including blogress Dr. Melissa Clouthier, are wondering why gays don’t get mad at Obama:
President Obama knows [gay marriage] is a political loser. So do gay activists. For the greater good, gay activists won’t push the President. They will hypocritically maintain their silence. They will be willingly silenced by the President because it serves the Democrat’s purpose.
Is anyone astonished and appalled at the hypocrisy around this issue? We shouldn’t be. The Left has a long record of political expedience around this and other social issues. Remember President Clinton’s treatment of women? Yeah. And they love, love, loved him!
To the gay left, it’s not about ideas, not about principles, not even about gay people, it’s all about keeping Democrats in power. And when those Democrats take power, all too many gay activists fawn on elected Democrats as do the mind-numbed peasantry in a monarchy no matter what abuse the monaarch heaps out.
At the close of this song, Deborah Kerr well describes how gay activists react to Democrats in power, always “bowing” and “kowtowing”: