Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Obama and Don't Ask, Don't Tell

With the Supreme Court refusing to hear the appeal of the decision to uphold DADT, one has to ask what ever happened to Barack "Fierce Advocate" Obama?

Apparently, we are fair weather friends when he needs votes, and a bother when he doesn't.

Candidate Obama came out strongly against DADT while running for President, but President Obama gives lip service and nothing else.

The biggest slap in the face to the LGBT Community that has been advocating for a change, is the Obama White House sending a lawyer to the Supreme Court to support the current policy. WTF!

I for one refuse to be treated with this much contempt. It's high time the Obama administration jumped on the same band-wagon as the rest of the country. Recent polls show the American public is ready to repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell. When will Obama show leadership on this issue?

Current polling shows where America is at in their support for repealing DADT that has cost us over 13,000 highly trained military personel since it's passage in the Clinton administration.

  • 69% of all Americans
  • 58% of Republicans
  • 58% of Conservatives
  • 60% of Church Goers
Gallup Poll May 7-13

Rachael Maddow said it best on her show last night

Failure by President Obama to meaningfully address this issue may become NMNS (no money, no support) in 2010. It takes more than votes to win elections.

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