Gay Activists Launch Boycott of Dems
A group of prominent gay-rights bloggers, activists, and fundraisers, led by AMERICAblogGAY, is launching a boycott on contributions to the Democratic National Committee and Obama’s campaign apparatus:
We are asking voters to pledge to withhold contributions to the Democratic National Committee, Organizing for America, and the Obama campaign until the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) is passed, Don’t Ask Don’t Tell (DADT) is repealed, and the so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is repealed -– all of which President Obama repeatedly promised to do if elected….
Democrats should not have promised to support gay civil rights rights in exchange for our votes if they never intended to keep the promise. If we’re not controversial during the campaign, when politicians are happy to accept our votes and our money, we cannot accept being labeled controversial after our candidates win. We kept our part of the bargain, we voted for Barack Obama and a Democratic Congress. It’s entirely reasonable for us to ask our elected officials to keep their part of the bargain too.
I doubt that this boycott will have any more success than the ill-advised boycott of Mormons by gay rights activists in response to the passage of California Prop. 8. But I understand their anger at the Obama administration.
It’s an anger so many people feel over broken promises, false promises, double-talk, sales puffery masquerading as deep concern, and smoke and mirrors packaged as hope and change. And I’m referring to Obama supporters, such as the women’s movement, who were part of Obama’s core constituency but have been thrown under the bus in order for Obama to make history.
Now I hope you all realize what those of us on the right have known all along: It’s all about him.
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> Democrats should not have promised to support gay civil rights rights in exchange for our votes if they never intended to keep the promise.
Idiot, they've been doing that to every one of their victimhood groups for a century. From their power base in the South, supporting "oppressed white ex-slaveholders" to modern times, they've been playing every damnfool idiot in the nation telling them how they "feel" for them.
Bullworth said it best:
Angry black woman: Are you sayin' the Democratic Party don't care about the African-American community?
Bullworth: Isn't that OBVIOUS? You got half your kids are out of work and the other half are in jail. Do you see ANY Democrat doing anything about it? Certainly not me! So what're you gonna do, vote Republican? Come on! Come on, you're not gonna vote Republican! Let's call a spade a spade!
[Loud, angry booing]
Bullworth: I mean – come on! You can have a Billion Man March! If you don't put down that malt liquor and chicken wings, and get behind someone other than a running back who stabs his wife, you're NEVER gonna get rid of somebody like me!
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