Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Obama Heckled by the Left
"And yes, the hecklers were attacking the president from the left. 'Repeal "don't ask, don't tell"!' the protesters yelled, referring to the 1993 military policy that bans gays and lesbians from openly serving. Obama responded, 'We are going to do that; hey, hold on a second, hold on a second.'"
I like President Obama, though my enthusiasm for his administration has waned with each passing month. I think it's time that he holds on a second! He's had plenty of time to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" either through an executive order or by pressing Congress to work on legislation. How long are we holding on? Until the Democrats have less seats in Congress after the fall elections? I've said it before several times on this blog: GLBT Americans shouldn't have to wait any longer for equal rights in this country.
I guess part of the problem is the gay community as well. We align ourselves with organizations like The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) which seems to be more concerned with cocktail party fundraisers than actually getting people organized and to the streets or to the ballot box. Dan Choi chaining himself to the White House fence has done more to whip up my enthusiasm for the cause than any fundraising email I've received from the HRC.
That's just my opinions, what's yours?