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The title at the left-leaning Huffington Post says it all, Obama, At LGBT Fundraiser, Gets A Pass For Punting On Same-Sex Marriage. But, of course he does, it’s that all-purpose (D) after his name, the (D) that makes a political candidate immune to criticism from and subject to adoration by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and other gay activists to whom being loved by the Democrats means achieving your most sought-after goal, even if said lover only pays lip service to his affection.
Sure, he said yesterday “at a Manhattan fundraiser. . . geared specifically to the gay community” (the “Gala With the Gay Community”) that he believes “gay couples deserve the same legal rights as every other couple in this country,” but what has he done to make that a reality? Did HRC head Joe Solmonese ask his BFF why the Democrat failed to press Congress to act on the Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations Act when his party held an overwhelming majority in the House and a filibuster-proof margin in the Senate? And when they held that legislative majority, his Democrats didn’t even bring repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) up for a vote, crossing their fingers and hoping unelected federal judges do what they were afraid to do.
Even though he was in the Empire State, where at this very moment, the legislature is considering state recognition of same-sex marriage, the HRC-endorsed Democrat “did not personally endorse the pending New York bill — which is nearing passage in the statehouse — or same-sex marriage itself.” And still HRC head Joe Solmonese and company just couldn’t keep themselves from swooning.
Face it, guys, Obama just wants your money, like the cute boy who sweet talks you at the bar while ordering a $20 cocktail, then reaches for his wallet, only to feign shock when he just can’t find it. “Maybe you can help me look for it,” he says as he puts his hand on your knee and looks into your eyes, but once he’s taken a few sips from the pricey drink you’ve bought him, he manages to slip away. And you don’t see him again, until having run up a $100-dollar bar bill (somehow he managed to slip another drink on your tab), you stumble out of the night spot and discover him talking with some hunky fitness model. He tries to avoid making eye contact, but when you do, he promises he’ll get back to you just as soon as he catches up with his “old friend” whom he just “happened” to run into.
Face it gay Obama donors, you’ve been had. Obama pretends to be your champion, but he had to be dragged kicking and screaming into moving forward on DADT repeal and doesn’t seem to be in any great rush to move forward on civil unions.
But, heck, you got to have a photo opportunity the President of the United States. I’m sure the photo will look nice right next to your autographed picture of Lady Gags.
(At least some gay lefties had the integrity to protest the speech; they know this man hasn’t kept his promises.)
FROM THE COMMENTS: Duncan offers:
Marriage, as a concept, should be removed from the sphere of government control. There are just too many religious connotations involved. The bland term of civil union or domestic partnership is a sensible route to go for all contractual arrangements between people who wish to make formal legal arrangements of this manner. Be it man and woman, man and man, or woman and woman.
Well said, read the whole thing.