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NorthCarolina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-12-09 05:46 PM
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22. We no longer need to scratch our heads in wonder over why
he has remained so silent on gay issues since taking office.

Video from the campaign trail...The good old days, when Obama was a fierce advocate for the gay community: /

My my, how time can change things. Personally, I supported Kucinich in the primaries, and only voted for Obama as a *lesser of two evils* thing (as it always seems to boil down to for me), so I guess I can't really say I feel "betrayed", as I never expected much from him. In politics, talk is cheap.
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  -Gay-rights Groups Blast Admin. Brief FreeState  Jun-12-09 04:01 PM   #0 
  - Fan Fucking Tastic....  SacredCow   Jun-12-09 04:07 PM   #1 
  - DOMA--Bush leave behinds  youngharry   Jun-12-09 07:46 PM   #36 
     - Are you saying Obama isn't in control of his administration?  MNBrewer   Jun-12-09 09:09 PM   #44 
        - He is only responsible for the good things that happen.  QC   Jun-13-09 11:40 AM   #77 
  - Be quiet and keep chanting "Hope, Change", the Blue Wizard will make dreams come true.  jody   Jun-12-09 04:15 PM   #2 
  - And until the legislature changes the law let's all just equate gay with incest and pedophila. nt  glitch   Jun-12-09 04:20 PM   # 
  - For the record: Obama DID NOT compare Gay marriage to Incest  ClarkUSA   Jun-13-09 01:55 PM   #85 
     - Deceitful, and very ugly indeed. You should not try to obfuscate and defend this brief.  glitch   Jun-13-09 08:36 PM   #91 
     - Anybody who trys to defend this crap is INEXCUSABLE  TankLV   Jun-13-09 11:25 PM   #93 
  - yep, blame everything on Congress  Neecy   Jun-12-09 04:20 PM   #3 
  - Some of the comments under the article are pretty unfortunate.  Deep13   Jun-12-09 04:27 PM   #4 
  - Until the Obama admin steps up to the plate, homophobes will continue  Mari333   Jun-12-09 05:07 PM   #15 
  - Like I keep saying:  howmad1   Jun-12-09 10:21 PM   #52 
  - Yeah, because with friends like ours, we've obviously got a long row to hoe  jhrobbins   Jun-13-09 03:26 AM   #66 
  - What a kick in the teeth  Merryweather   Jun-12-09 04:34 PM   #5 
  - Welcome to DU!  Strong Atheist   Jun-13-09 10:38 AM   #73 
     - Thanks! Your sig line is indeed true n/t  Merryweather   Jun-13-09 12:38 PM   #79 
        - I am trying. I luck out when I find someone to welcome; this is a big place...  Strong Atheist   Jun-13-09 02:44 PM   #86 
  - Well People really...  humbled_opinion   Jun-12-09 04:37 PM   #6 
  - This is one of the issues I where I believe Obama is lacking  mvd   Jun-12-09 04:55 PM   #7 
  - I'm not afraid of the Repukes here. No, because it's not the repukes to be afraid of  jhrobbins   Jun-13-09 03:35 AM   #67 
  - I'm hoping that is the case...  Deep13   Jun-12-09 04:56 PM   #8 
  - My optimism is still high, but I'm like that by nature  mvd   Jun-12-09 05:01 PM   #11 
  - Wow...  WillBowden   Jun-12-09 04:59 PM   #9 
  - thats not what I said...  humbled_opinion   Jun-12-09 08:36 PM   #42 
     - No, you effectively told gay people to shut the hell up  TommyO   Jun-12-09 09:30 PM   #49 
     - Well, you did say that -- it's your opinion, so own it  LostinVA   Jun-13-09 01:50 PM   #81 
  - That's right, we have to get to the back of the bus  TommyO   Jun-12-09 05:00 PM   #10 
  - I was just going to post the back of the line statement  Mari333   Jun-12-09 05:05 PM   #13 
  - Obama is NOT getting a fucking BREAK on this one.  Rockholm   Jun-12-09 05:06 PM   #14 
  - That's a bit much,  damonm   Jun-12-09 08:35 PM   #41 
     - Try seeing this from my perspective.  Rockholm   Jun-12-09 09:15 PM   #45 
        - You're damn right it is...  damonm   Jun-12-09 11:17 PM   #58 
  - I agree to a point, but this brief is making it more difficult for the Obama admin to undo DOMA  lindisfarne   Jun-12-09 05:10 PM   #17 
  - No.  EFerrari   Jun-12-09 05:22 PM   #19 
  - ...aren't you comfortable under that bus?  dropkickpa   Jun-12-09 05:50 PM   #23 
  - I think he has people to help him with that. They're called a STAFF.  MNBrewer   Jun-12-09 06:37 PM   #28 
  - Did you forget a sarcasm icon?  donco6   Jun-12-09 07:25 PM   #34 
  - I don't think it works like that-like he is in sixth grade doing his homework  jhrobbins   Jun-13-09 03:02 AM   #65 
  - Now is the time:  Strong Atheist   Jun-13-09 10:39 AM   #74 
  - This site has a good, section by section analysis of what it really says (it's not kind to the Obama  lindisfarne   Jun-12-09 05:04 PM   #12 
  - Can't think of a better way to spit in the gay community's face  Politicub   Jun-12-09 05:07 PM   #16 
  - And on the eve of the bulk of the pride celebrations.  ronnykmarshall   Jun-12-09 06:50 PM   #31 
  - k  Mari333   Jun-12-09 05:20 PM   #18 
  - Sad indeed...  JBear   Jun-12-09 05:35 PM   #20 
  - That does not explain why the administration defends Bush court  MasonJar   Jun-12-09 05:35 PM   #21 
  - We no longer need to scratch our heads in wonder over why  NorthCarolina   Jun-12-09 05:46 PM   #22 
  - "... in the absence of a new law, the government is duty-bound to enforce the laws of the land..."  ClarkUSA   Jun-12-09 05:51 PM   #24 
  - Here's the telling quote from the article you cite.  Jakes Progress   Jun-12-09 06:33 PM   #27 
     - SNAP!  ronnykmarshall   Jun-12-09 06:48 PM   #30 
     - Telling? Not really.  ClarkUSA   Jun-12-09 07:55 PM   #37 
        - Yeah, we don't want any activists out there  Jakes Progress   Jun-12-09 08:01 PM   #38 
           - lol! You're pasting this strawman argument again? It's as ridiculous now as it was the first time.  ClarkUSA   Jun-12-09 08:04 PM   #39 
              - Oh goody .. the famous straw man cop-out  ronnykmarshall   Jun-12-09 08:39 PM   #43 
              - Getting my popcorn out for this one.  Rockholm   Jun-12-09 09:17 PM   #46 
              - Well *others* don't give a shit and won't admit it.  ronnykmarshall   Jun-12-09 09:32 PM   #50 
              - I agree totally  HillbillyBob   Jun-13-09 08:09 AM   #70 
              - It's a fact not "a cop-out". Logical fallacies are easy to spot in baseless rhetoric.  ClarkUSA   Jun-13-09 01:51 PM   #82 
              - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-12-09 09:26 PM   #48 
              - No, I am stating facts. If that's bothering you, then you must be against the rule of law, too.  ClarkUSA   Jun-13-09 01:52 PM   #83 
              - It appears you have been snoozing over just about every  ooglymoogly   Jun-12-09 10:57 PM   #55 
              - Really? Enlighten me then. What's your proof? I want sourced linked fact not dime a dozen op-eds.  ClarkUSA   Jun-13-09 01:54 PM   #84 
              - My goodness, clark  Jakes Progress   Jun-12-09 11:57 PM   #61 
                 - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-13-09 01:46 PM   #80 
                    - We all are glad he won.  Jakes Progress   Jun-13-09 03:00 PM   #87 
                       - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-13-09 03:33 PM   #88 
                          - Ooooh. im's gots a big ol' lizard. Im's so tough now.  Jakes Progress   Jun-13-09 04:07 PM   #90 
  - Obama gets a ZERO rating  Swede Atlanta    Jun-12-09 05:56 PM   #25 
  - RIght behind you!  Liberalboy   Jun-12-09 07:07 PM   #32 
  - You know what really pisses me off?  Merryweather   Jun-12-09 06:15 PM   #26 
  - Don't they have to defend federal law?  stevietheman   Jun-12-09 06:45 PM   #29 
  - No, they don't. (NT)  Tesha   Jun-12-09 07:23 PM   #33 
  - Yes, they do. The executive branch are not a law unto themselves.  NorthernSpy   Jun-12-09 07:36 PM   #35 
     - OBEY is one thing, DEFEND in court, is another  MNBrewer   Jun-12-09 09:51 PM   #51 
     - He has to  DissedByBush   Jun-12-09 11:27 PM   #59 
        - It's not a case of "just following the law"  mvd   Jun-12-09 11:37 PM   #60 
        - You're so cluelessly wrong.  Political Heretic   Jun-13-09 12:36 AM   #63 
        - Very good evidence and argument behind your assertion  DissedByBush   Jun-13-09 10:31 AM   #72 
        - Not in agreement with you there....  Swede Atlanta    Jun-13-09 12:00 PM   #78 
     - Does the law require him to liken us to uncles who fuck their nieces?  QC   Jun-12-09 11:10 PM   #57 
     - No. Actually they DO NOT have to do ANYTING in court.  Political Heretic   Jun-13-09 12:36 AM   #62 
     - Despite what some say..  mvd   Jun-13-09 11:27 AM   #76 
     - ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^  Starry Messenger   Jun-14-09 01:22 AM   #96 
  - Blast away.  sarcasmo   Jun-12-09 08:08 PM   #40 
  - Good - keep the PRESSURE ON!!!  TankLV   Jun-12-09 09:23 PM   #47 
  - Hate to say I told you so  Clintonista2   Jun-12-09 10:40 PM   #53 
  - It's his duty to execute the laws on the books. I don't have an issue as long as he upholds his  Infinite Hope   Jun-12-09 10:42 PM   #54 
  - See this post - there's more to it  mvd   Jun-12-09 10:59 PM   #56 
  - This has ZERO to do with executing the law. The DOJ is not bound by anything to make arguments  Political Heretic   Jun-13-09 12:38 AM   #64 
  - FUCK YOU, Obama, you fucking BIGOT  Zhade   Jun-13-09 07:02 AM   #68 
  - My words exactly...  TankLV   Jun-13-09 11:27 PM   #95 
  - Good, Obama deserves the heat.  Vidar   Jun-13-09 07:28 AM   #69 
  - I hope to hear something from Obama, as he and the DOJ..  mvd   Jun-13-09 11:14 AM   #75 
  - Um, Obama is NOT defending DOMA. By law, the DoJ does NOT communicate w/Pres. Obama on cases.  ClarkUSA   Jun-13-09 08:36 AM   #71 
  - I look forward to him standing up and criticizing this outrage.  readmoreoften   Jun-13-09 03:42 PM   #89 
     - There is nothing - nothing -  Jakes Progress   Jun-13-09 10:33 PM   #92 
  - Obama fails to uphold the law by not prosecuting the torturers and Bush war criminals  IndianaGreen   Jun-13-09 11:26 PM   #94 

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