Monday, June 29, 2009

Sorry. Words are good but I'm not hearing the right ones.

I read three newspaper articles and one blog post on Obama's queerfest at the White House tonight. (I'm queer; I get to call it that.)

Two of them mentioned the gratuitously nasty brief defending DOMA that was filed by the Obama DOJ, but none of them focused on it.

Obama acknowledged that he cannot ask us to be patient and that he expects to be held accountable for what he does.

But I did not see anything about him saying - "You know, we really blew it on that brief. I am unhappy with the language and reasoning used in it and I have instructed the Department of Justice to redo it without the offensive portions about incest and pedophilia."

That, frankly, is what I am waiting to hear and see happen. With that, I could hang loose with it taking a while to address the other issues.

But for a now a vile insult remains in this Administration's legal work. It stands unchallenged and uncorrected.

And because of that, nothing else he promised means jack shit as far as I am concerned.

Update: graphic from Pam's House Blend added
--the BB


Марко Фризия said...

I am not an A-list homo and so I don't get invited to those events. I did respond to invitations to contribute money in 2008 to the Dems. Apparently, they invite everyone to do that. I can only wait-and-see so long. I don't know which emotion is stronger right now: betrayal or bewilderment. I don't think the administration realizes the political liability of having a bunch of very fags and dykes so angry at the president.

Ellie Finlay said...

Definitely a great graphic!

Göran Koch-Swahne said...

I so agree.