Oh those pesky, impossible-to-satisfy gays! Give 'em an inch and the next thing you know, they want a mile.
Despite President Obama's best attempts to placate the gays with hilarious Lady Gaga jokes and empty promises of his "unwavering commitment," the queer community is done giving Obama any more undeserved rainbow-colored feathers in his cap until he actually accomplishes something and starts taking their needs seriously. Aside from always putting their best fashion-foot forward, not wearing white after labor day and never mixing patterns of course. Stripes and polka dots = major no-no.
Frustration has been brewing among these forsaken Democrats over the Obama administration's unwillingness to make the struggle for gay rights a first-year priority, or in some cases, to even acknowledge that pink people exist, outside of fancy fund-raising dinners that is.
So these feisty queers have finally decided to hit Obama where it hurts: (get your mind out of the gutter people!) his wallet, in the hopes that when it comes to changing hearts and minds, green is a more effective argument than the constitution or silly indivisible truths like liberty and justice for all.
Gay and lesbian activists and other rabble rousers like Americablog's John Aravosis and Joe Sudbay have announced that they're organizing a temporary donor boycott of the Democratic National Committee--and financial support for Democrats more broadly--until the administration starts to treat them as more than invisible (albeit well-dressed) piggy banks who should be grateful that someone's still willing to accept their sinful money.
"This campaign is temporary, and is only meant to help some friends - President Obama and the Democratic party - who have lost their way. Candidate Obama promised during the campaign to be the gay community’s 'fierce advocate.' He and the Democratic party have not kept their promise."
"Until the Democratic Congress passes, and President Obama signs, legislation enacting Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell (DADT), and repealing Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)--all of which he repeatedly promised to do if elected--we ask you to join us in pledging to postpone contributions to the Democratic National Committee, Organizing for America, and the Obama campaign."
You hear that Obama? The gays are onto your tricks. No more broken vows, glamorous celeb-filled soirees, or "wait-and-see" approach to handling the delicate subject of denying one group of people the same rights and privileges even the God damn teabaggers enjoy.
Until you're ready to put their money where your mouth is, you can just take your adorable smile and fancy words and waltz your charming self right out the door, mister!
Wow. Feels good to throw someone else out of the closet for a change!