Sunday, June 14, 2009

Save the Drama for Obama

I once posted comment on some guy's blog (I forgot who) saying this:

"i'm pretty sure obama doesn't give a shit about gays. the fact that he defends civil unions does not offset the fact that everyone he is connected to believes we should die in a fiery pit."

Immediately, a catty bitch (I remember who) sent me an email telling me how stupid I was and how I should read a book or something. He even devoted an entire blog entry to me, saying, "If one makes that sort of inflamatory claim, there ought to be some evidence, IMHO."

Nevermind that this schoolteacher can't spell inflammatory and uses a few too many preteen-esque abbreviations. He has other things to feel stupid about right now.

Becauuuuuuuuuuuuuse

Obama has chosen to actively defend the Defense of Marriage Act, saying it saves taxpayer money. After all, marriage benefits shouldn't be doled out willy nilly in these tough economic times and everybody knows gays are an unnecessary extravagance. (Or is it they are unnecessarily extravagant?)

Obama also stated that the DOMA protects against things like incest and child rape. Although the fact that he likened gay marriage to incest and child rape is irksome, the real question is: How was his trip to Paris? Did he find time to visit the Louvre and the Arc de Triomphe? Did Sasha and Malia have an enjoyable time?

Lastly, Obama warned that gay marriage laws should not be compared with interracial marriage laws (you know, the ones that allowed his parents to get married) because the civil rights of blacks are inherently more important than those of gays. I would think the similar plights would give gays and blacks some common ground. But if Noah's Arc (the tv series, not the boat) is any indication, gay themes and black people don't always mix and mesh.

So all of this has occurred even though he pledged to repeal the DOMA while campaigning. As I predicted, Obama talked up all the wide-eyed, overly-optimistic gays just to get their votes. Now that he's in office he can do whatever he wants. He can go on late night talk shows all the time. Which isn't really unexpected. You win elections on the far left but you certainly can't govern effectively over there. You govern by betraying your supporters and going on late night talk shows. Either way, he has thrown gays under the bus and this just shows that he really doesn't give a shit about gays. IMHO.

8 comments:

x! said...

Well, this is rather disappointing.

x! said...

*Also you just totally BURRRRRRN whatshisface.

Aek said...

I'm curious as to why the media isn't making a huge fuss out of this . . .

Drew said...

Aek,

It's because so few people really care about gay people unless it is to get votes or raise their ratings.

I hope someone who really cares about lgbt causes gets into office someday.

mike said...

Who the hell have time to care about Obama, when there's so much free porn on the internet...

Jeff said...

i think my favorite part of the last couple of months has been seeing all of these people show buyers remorse. it's kinda great to say "i told you so" because he really is just like any other politician.

Allen said...

Obama has run on a homophobic platform since the beginning. Civil Unions, DOMA and the "re-evaluation" of DADT are all separate but equal institutions that he has, since day one, shown he is partial to.

Anonymous said...

While I agree with you that Obama has not done much for gay rights, I would rather have him than McCain. At least Obama pretends to care.