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Response to Reply #115
118. Exactly. So why is heckling needed?
Edited on Sun Oct-31-10 03:23 PM by political_Dem
Why can't the same activists choose a more dignified way to get their point across in a manner afforded to the corridors of power?

Or is approaching Mr. Obama in a dignified manner beneath the protesters?
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  -Gay Activists Heckle at Obama Connecticut Rally NoodleyAppendage  Oct-30-10 02:31 PM   #0 
  - Maybe they are republicans?  proud2BlibKansan   Oct-30-10 02:31 PM   #1 
  - exactly. thank you. I love how people just assume Gay activists means Democrat. Ever heard of the  Divine Discontent   Oct-30-10 05:00 PM   #54 
     - you mean the same Log Cabin folks who sued the feds over DADT  davidinalameda   Oct-31-10 07:35 AM   #81 
  - I'd call it protesting, or free speech.  asdjrocky   Oct-30-10 02:32 PM   #2 
  - You can heckle anyone.  jaxx   Oct-30-10 02:35 PM   #6 
  - But, it's counter productive to their wants to heckle Democrats.  NoodleyAppendage   Oct-30-10 02:35 PM   #7 
     - What tripe. You do not know that those activists were Democrats  Bluenorthwest   Oct-31-10 12:03 PM   #95 
     - If Democrats are friends of gays than why don't we have DADT?  spin   Oct-31-10 05:10 PM   #132 
  - He tells them go heckle the GOP who won't fund HIV like the Dems do.  jaxx   Oct-30-10 02:32 PM   #3 
  - Exactly! That's my point too. Why aren't these people acting like Code Pink and targeting properly  NoodleyAppendage   Oct-30-10 02:33 PM   #4 
  - "these people"  Bluebear   Oct-30-10 02:59 PM   #18 
  - +1 (nt)  Kurovski   Oct-31-10 09:26 AM   #88 
  - Progressives really shouldn't refer to gay people such as myself as "these people"  terrya   Oct-30-10 03:13 PM   #38 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-30-10 04:59 PM   #53 
     - Why do you people go out of your way to be offended?  USArmyParatrooper   Oct-31-10 12:02 PM   #94 
        - We know exactly what he meant. n/t  donco6   Oct-31-10 01:50 PM   #107 
        - yes, of course, those  mitchtv   Oct-31-10 03:53 PM   #123 
        - b/c our party is going out of its way to alienate us? and by 'us' i mean US -- i'm not gay  nashville_brook   Oct-31-10 07:00 PM   #134 
           - All fine and good  USArmyParatrooper   Oct-31-10 07:11 PM   #136 
  - HIV... teh gay disease.  demmiblue   Oct-30-10 02:38 PM   #11 
     - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Oct-30-10 02:49 PM   #14 
     - Huh?  demmiblue   Oct-31-10 07:14 PM   #137 
  - I so totally disagree with you on this  lunatica   Oct-30-10 02:35 PM   #5 
  - Why are they using HIV when the Dems fund it?  jaxx   Oct-30-10 02:36 PM   #8 
  - At least you're always concerned, very concerned, about any gay thread  Bluebear   Oct-30-10 02:59 PM   #19 
     - Of course I am. Always.  jaxx   Oct-30-10 03:04 PM   #24 
        - Yeah, I got homo friends too.  superduperfarleft   Oct-30-10 03:05 PM   #28 
        - Oh jeez here we go again.  jaxx   Oct-30-10 03:10 PM   #34 
           - Yeah, like I said, I got homo friends, too. n/t  superduperfarleft   Oct-30-10 03:10 PM   #35 
              - You are purposely putting me down for what reason?  jaxx   Oct-30-10 03:12 PM   #37 
                 - It's not funny if you have to explain the joke. n/t  superduperfarleft   Oct-30-10 03:14 PM   #39 
                    - It's no joke.  jaxx   Oct-30-10 03:17 PM   #41 
                    - My brother in law is Korean. I'm now an expert on Asian affairs.  Bluebear   Oct-31-10 12:54 AM   #76 
        - Let's be clear about something:  Creideiki   Oct-31-10 09:03 AM   #84 
           - That comment is out of order.  jaxx   Oct-31-10 09:25 AM   #87 
              - I'm sorry you consider it inconsiderate to point out that feeling you're better than your sister  Creideiki   Oct-31-10 10:48 AM   #90 
                 - What a shame.  jaxx   Oct-31-10 10:59 AM   #91 
                    - Odd. I didn't put your family down. At all.  Creideiki   Oct-31-10 06:54 PM   #133 
  - Well, you might be right in theory, but don't come crying when the Repukes get power...  NoodleyAppendage   Oct-30-10 02:37 PM   #10 
  - Oh I'm definitely going to cry if the Republicans get power  lunatica   Oct-30-10 02:48 PM   #13 
  - The "don't come crying" meme emerging on DU towards GLBT posters  superduperfarleft   Oct-30-10 02:55 PM   #16 
  - Of course, "us people", the gays, will be blamed for election losses.  Bluebear   Oct-30-10 03:00 PM   #21 
  - "It gets better" vs. "Don't come crying to me/I told you so/I PWNED you in an internet argument."  superduperfarleft   Oct-30-10 03:04 PM   #26 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Oct-30-10 05:06 PM   #58 
  - Wait just a derned minit here... you can't claim that all by yerselves!  bobbolink   Oct-31-10 02:04 PM   #111 
  - Hey we did such a great job on Kerry in '04  mitchtv   Oct-31-10 03:59 PM   #124 
  - Sorry, you don't like it. But, heckling Obama during a tough season is NOT helping the cause.  NoodleyAppendage   Oct-30-10 03:05 PM   #29 
  - You said what you said. Own it. n/t  superduperfarleft   Oct-30-10 03:07 PM   #30 
  - You should make a calendar explaining when protest is HELPING, OK?  Bluebear   Oct-30-10 03:08 PM   #31 
     - Odd numbered years = give them time to work, even numbered years = shhhhh election time  JVS   Oct-30-10 03:28 PM   #45 
     - February 29th for any public protests.  Change has come   Oct-30-10 05:31 PM   #73 
     - Literally lol. nt  ZombieHorde   Oct-31-10 01:11 PM   #101 
     - !!  bobbolink   Oct-31-10 02:05 PM   #112 
  - It's startling to see such cavailer disdain for us on an allegedly progressive message board  terrya   Oct-30-10 03:26 PM   #44 
  - How can we be startled anymore?  Bluebear   Oct-31-10 12:47 AM   #75 
  - omg...+100000000000  nashville_brook   Oct-31-10 07:02 PM   #135 
  - "reigns of power"...  awoke_in_2003   Oct-30-10 03:00 PM   #20 
  - congratulations  davidinalameda   Oct-31-10 07:39 AM   #82 
  - Polite and patient isn't yelling out shit while Obama is speaking.  liquid diamond   Oct-30-10 05:03 PM   #56 
  - Global Aids Activist are not all gay and it's not only a GLBT issue n/t  FreeState   Oct-30-10 02:37 PM   #9 
  - How does undermining Pres. Obama advance their cause in any way? Beyond clueless. nt  Cognitive_Resonance   Oct-30-10 02:42 PM   #12 
  - "undermining" lol  Bluebear   Oct-30-10 03:01 PM   #22 
  - If you have to ask that it doesn't sound to me like you even know what "their cause" is  leeroysphitz   Oct-30-10 03:02 PM   #23 
  - They are clueless Democrats  social_critic   Oct-30-10 03:05 PM   #27 
  - Protesting gays = Rand Paul head stompers. Got it.  Bluebear   Oct-30-10 03:09 PM   #33 
  - It doesn't. You have to ask what the fuck they would prefer:  liquid diamond   Oct-30-10 05:10 PM   #60 
  - Ditto  elleng   Oct-30-10 02:51 PM   #15 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-30-10 02:58 PM   #17 
  - Do you know how many times gays have been told to wait or that now is not the time?  lunatica   Oct-30-10 03:04 PM   #25 
  - GIVE ME A FRIGGIN' BREAK. Are you seriously stating that there hasn't been progress?  NoodleyAppendage   Oct-30-10 03:10 PM   #36 
  - Did I say no progress has been made?  lunatica   Oct-30-10 03:14 PM   #40 
     - I understand that homosexuality runs directly into the wall constructed by Christian conservatism.  NoodleyAppendage   Oct-30-10 03:20 PM   #42 
        - Yeah! 80 years is way too soon to expect equality!  Creideiki   Oct-31-10 09:17 AM   #86 
        - What is this "overnight" thing I keep hearing about?  donco6   Oct-31-10 03:50 PM   #122 
           - I wish we could get our civil rights ourselves and not have to depend on the politicians.  terrya   Oct-31-10 04:04 PM   #127 
              - +1  donco6   Oct-31-10 04:48 PM   #131 
  - my friend, you are so right  AngryAmish   Oct-30-10 03:56 PM   #48 
  - It's a disgrace that anyone thinks any person should wait to be considered equal  lunatica   Oct-30-10 04:45 PM   #51 
  - Do you deny progress has been made for the gay  liquid diamond   Oct-30-10 05:13 PM   #61 
  - Right On  Scruffy1   Oct-31-10 04:16 PM   #130 
  - 'At least the Dems are giving lip service to gay issues.' - what an endorsement :)  Bluebear   Oct-30-10 03:08 PM   #32 
  - ENDA is essentially dead.  terrya   Oct-30-10 03:21 PM   #43 
  - "lip service" is actually worse.  donco6   Oct-31-10 12:10 PM   #99 
  - How dare uppity gays hold public servants accountable!??!!  Tierra_y_Libertad   Oct-30-10 03:36 PM   #46 
  - They need to STFU and leave the fierce advocacy to him!  JVS   Oct-30-10 05:05 PM   #57 
  - Its a shame, the Presidents response. Its also a shame the response many here have to the protest  The Philosopher   Oct-30-10 03:50 PM   #47 
  - No. Obama fucked up that issue (and fucked its supporters) *BIG TIME*. (NT)  Tesha   Oct-30-10 03:59 PM   #49 
  - Sadly, the biggest single advance in gay rights in the past two years was achieved by Republicans.  Donald Ian Rankin   Oct-30-10 04:33 PM   #50 
  - sickening of the party, isn't it? Log Cabin gets done what the Democratic leaders fight against -  Divine Discontent   Oct-30-10 05:02 PM   #55 
  - Their immature behavior won't get them what they want. n/t  liquid diamond   Oct-30-10 04:57 PM   #52 
  - Shouldn't it be what WE all want?  Metric System   Oct-30-10 05:08 PM   #59 
  - One would think so, but... nt  demmiblue   Oct-30-10 05:15 PM   #62 
  - I don't think THEY give a shit.  superduperfarleft   Oct-30-10 05:17 PM   #63 
  - Yes. I just don't agree with their childish tactics. n/t  liquid diamond   Oct-30-10 05:18 PM   #64 
  - Oh please do tell us...  Flubadubya   Oct-30-10 05:23 PM   #68 
     - Obama doesn't run from criticism or questions like Bush.  liquid diamond   Oct-30-10 05:28 PM   #71 
  - There are plenty of people here who do not wish us well.  QC   Oct-30-10 05:27 PM   #70 
  - Any true progressive supports equality for gays. Where  liquid diamond   Oct-30-10 05:33 PM   #74 
  - Exactly. nt  ZombieHorde   Oct-31-10 01:15 PM   #102 
  - "Them" and "they"  cordelia   Oct-30-10 05:18 PM   #65 
     - You know, straight people do stupid things too when it comes to fighting  liquid diamond   Oct-30-10 05:20 PM   #66 
     - They certainly do. n/t  superduperfarleft   Oct-30-10 05:24 PM   #69 
     - I'm glad we agree on something. n/t  liquid diamond   Oct-30-10 05:29 PM   #72 
     - and yet sadly, they continue to instruct LGBT s  mitchtv   Oct-31-10 04:11 PM   #129 
     - And particularly telling with that one.  donco6   Oct-31-10 12:08 PM   #98 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-30-10 05:21 PM   #67 
  - Now that the activists have Obama under their belt why not try the leaders of Russia or North Korea?  political_Dem   Oct-31-10 02:32 AM   #77 
  - Why should they respect him when he doesn't respect them?  Donald Ian Rankin   Oct-31-10 05:32 AM   #78 
     - You don't have to respect Mr. Obama. But you have to remember he is POTUS.  political_Dem   Oct-31-10 06:26 AM   #80 
        - Everyone here cheered when that guy threw his shoes at Bush.  donco6   Oct-31-10 12:26 PM   #100 
           - You're right.  political_Dem   Oct-31-10 01:25 PM   #103 
              - As soon as Kum Jung Il has a big rally here, I'm sure they'll be all over it.  donco6   Oct-31-10 01:38 PM   #104 
                 - No. They need to do it in North Korea. That would make great television watching.  political_Dem   Oct-31-10 01:42 PM   #105 
                    - Well, I'm sure glad it's not that way here in America.  donco6   Oct-31-10 01:48 PM   #106 
                       - I agree. And no, I'm not advocating for anti-free speech laws.  political_Dem   Oct-31-10 01:59 PM   #110 
                          - And my point is that you protest those who present themselves.  donco6   Oct-31-10 02:07 PM   #113 
                          - I agree that the message should get out there.  political_Dem   Oct-31-10 03:13 PM   #116 
                             - Maybe.  donco6   Oct-31-10 03:45 PM   #120 
                          - Many people are internationally active fighting HIV/AIDS you  Bluenorthwest   Oct-31-10 02:08 PM   #114 
                          - I know.  political_Dem   Oct-31-10 03:15 PM   #117 
                          - 'I just think the heckling Mr. Obama thing is getting dull & montonous.' - IT'S ONLY BEEN 2 YEARS!  Bluebear   Oct-31-10 02:59 PM   #115 
                             - Exactly. So why is heckling needed?  political_Dem   Oct-31-10 03:19 PM   #118 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-31-10 05:35 AM   #79 
  - Yes, please! Let's shelve the First Amendment until it's more politically convenient!  Creideiki   Oct-31-10 08:59 AM   #83 
  - Uppity, ain't they?  VMI Dem   Oct-31-10 09:04 AM   #85 
  - Quie right, my good man!  QC   Oct-31-10 09:42 AM   #89 
  - These people are idiots.  Democat   Oct-31-10 11:06 AM   #92 
  - "These people" again.  BlueIris   Oct-31-10 04:00 PM   #125 
     - What an incredibly phony post  USArmyParatrooper   Oct-31-10 07:17 PM   #138 
  - Your entire OP is incorrect. These were AIDS activists, not gay rights activists  ruggerson   Oct-31-10 11:54 AM   #93 
  - Link?  donco6   Oct-31-10 12:04 PM   #96 
  - We'll be sure to be at the first post-election Obama rally, then.  donco6   Oct-31-10 12:06 PM   #97 
  - So, you want everyone to just shut the fuck up, is that it?  bobbolink   Oct-31-10 01:52 PM   #108 
  - Gee, the articles I read say 'AIDS activits' but you say 'gay'.  Bluenorthwest   Oct-31-10 01:54 PM   #109 
  - Did we somehow time travel back to 1982?  terrya   Oct-31-10 03:32 PM   #119 
     - You ain't seen nuthin' yet.  donco6   Oct-31-10 03:46 PM   #121 
        - I will be skipping the DU on Tuesday evening.  BlueIris   Oct-31-10 04:02 PM   #126 
           - I think the Daily Kos will be a good place to hang out on Tuesday night.  terrya   Oct-31-10 04:06 PM   #128 
  - Locking  Heddi   Oct-31-10 09:11 PM   #139 

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