Maybe those GetEQUAL activists were right to handcuff themselves to the White House fence. Maybe that kind of drastic action is needed.
Up until last week, I was pretty confident we would see Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell (DADT) repealed this year. But, just now via Instapundit, some fears that started taking shape in my mind were realized: “Robert Gibbs finally admits the Obama Admin has no intention of pushing DADT repeal in 2010.”
Those gay activists have every right to be upset. Obama the candidate made a promise which Obama the president is pushing to the back burner — and turning off the heat.
UPDATE: (From the link above): I don’t frequently agree with Pam Spaulding, but she nails it when she writes:
Well it will be interesting tomorrow at the LGBT Town Hall when we get to ask Mr. Solmonese about that bold promise he made at the HRC Carolinas dinner to a bunch of donors with their check books…guess the administration felt it was time to go ahead and toss Joe and Co. under the bus with the rest of us.
Joe, when you make it a practice to fix your lips to the back side of any Democratic politician just because of that fancy (D) after their name, they’re going to take your support for granted, knowing that it’s given for their partisan affiliation and not their record of accomplishment.
Once again, the gay left bloggers deserve a lot of credit for holding the national gay organizations to account on this.