. . . Obama proposes repealing Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell tonight in the State of the Union address. While the heads of most of the gay organizations were playing patsy with the White House, gay leftie bloggers would have none of the president’s inclination to put gay issues on the back burner.
They criticized him for not keeping the promises he made to our community, with a push to boycott the Democratic National Committee which began among bloggers making the cover of the latest Advocate. As Jamie Kirchick put it in his cover story:
In the wake of the Maine defeat, a coterie of liberal bloggers and activists called for a temporary moratorium on DNC donations. The fledgling movement, which has adopted the motto “Don’t Ask, Don’t Give” and has attracted the likes of legendary gay rights activist David Mixner, hopes to discourage donations to the party until the passage of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act and the repeal of both “don’t ask, don’t tell” and the Defense of Marriage Act.
With scuttlebutt suggesting Obama plans to push the passage of DADT tonight, their threatened boycott may well have served as the spur which pricks the sides of Obama’s intent. They will have accomplished more blogging in their pajamas on second-hand laptops than have the well-heeled lobbyists of HRC in their swank offices in downtown D.C.