For all the talk from the MSM about a “civil war” in the GOP, it would appear that there are quite a number of “angry” liberals in the Democrat Party too. The liberal America Blog is calling for a boycott, or “pause” as they prefer to call it, of the DNC, Organizing for America and the Obama campaign due to broken promises on gay rights:
We are asking voters to pledge to withhold contributions to the Democratic National Committee, Organizing for America, and the Obama campaign until the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) is passed, Don’t Ask Don’t Tell (DADT) is repealed, and the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is repealed -– all of which President Obama repeatedly promised to do if elected.
America Blog’s “pause” is being echoed by other prominent liberal blogs and bloggers, including: Daily Kos, Dan Savage, David Mixner, FireDogLake, Michelangelo Signorile, Pam’s House Blend & Towleroad.
It’s not just a failure on gay rights by Obama/Pelosi/Reid that has liberal Democrats upset, the Stupak amendment to the recently-passed House version of ObamaCare has angered the prominent Open Left blog enough to likewise call for a boycott of the DCCC:
It is time for progressives to pass a Stupak amendment of our own. We need to stop giving money to organizations that spend money on John Boccieri, Bobby Bright, Travis Childers, Parker Griffith, and Harry Teague. We are better off without spending a single dime on most, if not all, of these 23 Democrats.
Their call to boycott the DCCC is being echoed by DailyKos.
With all the angst out there on both sides of the political spectrum it appears that we do indeed live in “interesting times“. How’s that hopeychangeyness coming along, Mr. President?
— John (Average Gay Joe)