Reading about the President’s myriad broken promises in my post yesterday on the subject, reader Jana alerts our readers to Allahpundit’s post on the “thunderous applause” the Democrat received when he welcomed gay activists to the White House to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising. I’m sure HRC’s, the ever obsequious (when it comes to Democrats) Joe Solmonese was among those clapping the loudest.
Despite some gay left bloggers daring to criticize a Democratic President, it seems a good number of gay activists remained enamored with the incumbent, perhaps due to his left-wing credentials or that (D) after his name which, for many gay leftists, is the equivalent of a “Get out of Jail Free” card, excusing a politician of misdeeds and broken promises.
This applause shows that all too many gay activists will give the benefit of the doubt to Democrats. For them, left-wing ideology and partisan loyalty seem more important than integrity on gay issues and a record of achievement. They’re partisans first. So, bear that in mind when they criticize us of being “self-hating” for not toeing the liberal line and supporting the Democratic Party.
At least, we, consistent with the ideals of modern American conservatism, have the sense to expect little of our politicians on gay issues. They mask their partisan fidelity in the Democrats’ supposed commitment to gay people.