Francis Di Domizio wrote:I'd like to think you are right, but the candidate I voted for has definitely failed to show up and serve as President.
Unless you voted for McCain this is nothing but the statement of a simpleton.
Did you honestly expect Obama's presidency was going to deliver on an order of magnitude commensurate with the soaring tenor of the campaign? If so, one has to wonder if you were actually old enough to vote in the last election.
Campaigns are all about vision. Then the election comes and the POTUS finds himself having to govern with a gaggle of assholes in the legislative branch. Fact is, if everyone who supported him in the general had shown up for the midterm and supported him by giving him a Democratic majority in the House and a wider majority in the Senate, he'd have been better positioned to deliver on all those promises. But no, too many so-called Democrats are easily disaffected and pissed and moaned when they didn't get their way right out of the starting blocks. So as my wife says to her kindergarten class, "You get what you get and you don't throw a fit." Except most of you and yours do. Well boo fucking hoo. Don't show up at the polls in November. See where the fuck that gets ya.All other accomplishments aside
, Obama has appointed two Supreme Court Justices, both women and one of them the first Latina. Unprecedented enough for you? Progressive enough for you? Apparently not. Who would McCain have given you? Another Scalia? Another Roberts? This much is sure: The Court today would look a helluva lot more grim than it does now and would be hellbent on stripping away every last gain the gay community and everyone who has ever struggled for equality made under Obama and prior.
Anyone who thinks Obama is "still evolving" on this issue doesn't know his political ass from his elbow. Obama knows it's only a matter of time before the gay community achieves civil rights parity, but he's playing it politically safe. While that may not seem the most moral or courageous stand and is ultimately disappointing to the gay community and supporters like me, it's impossible for any of us not sitting in his chair to say that it's not the most politically expedient move. Because without a second term, not only will gay rights make no progress at all, it will be set back by a significant measure.
My guess: Obama's playing chess to your game of checkers. Talking out of turn may not be new territory for Biden but it's not exactly something Arne Duncan is prone to do. I'd be willing to bet this was all a calculated tactic to signal to supporters of gay rights that if they hold tight, major change is right around the fast approaching corner.
Or you can just bitch and take your ball and go home and good fucking luck making anything akin to progress of any sort for anyone under a Romney administration. I hope to hell the disgruntled don't stay home in November thinking Obama has a lock on this thing, because they may well help usher in a new era of oligarchy in this country where disenfranchisement of minority groups of every sort is the norm. Political realities are a bitch, ain't they?