Had it not been for the time it would take to organize a Tea Party to protest outside the fund-raiser the President was hosting earlier tonight for one of his least accomplished former Senate colleagues, I might have put something together. Well, it seems like some gay activists beat me to the punch:
A group of gay rights activists disrupted President Obama’s speech at a fundraiser here for Sen. Barbara Boxer Monday night, decrying what they describe as Mr. Obama’s inaction on overturning the military’s ban on gay service members and calling on him to submit repeal language to Congress.
Something tells me these protesters have nothing to do with the various gay organizations, but are more likely affiliated with the leftist blogs, holding the Democrat to account for the campaign promises he made to the gay community.
While I respect them for standing up for their beliefs,they should have showed the president more respect, waiting for him to complete his remarks before raising their concerns.
UPDATE: Just got this release in my in-box. The group GetEQUAL (whatever that means) claims responsibility for the interruption:
Moments ago, several GetEQUAL activists interrupted President Obama during his speech at a fundraising reception for Senator Barbara Boxer in Los Angeles, expressing anger over the slow progress on repealing ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ this year and demanding that he repeal it.
GetEQUAL activists shouted, “what about ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’” and “it’s time for equality for all Americans.” The President, at one point bringing his remarks to a halt, said, “Barbara and I are supportive of repealing ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’.” [Read more…]