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Gays stand up against Obama! Don't you feel betrayed?

Many Americans fooled themselves into believing that Barack Obama's embrace of anti-gay bigots during the 2008 election was just a ploy, a tactic in order to get himself elected. Now that Obama is President, we're seeing him engaged in the very same politics of targeting gays as a convenient scapegoat. Obama has broken his promise to end Don't Ask, Don't Tell, and is opposing efforts to overturn the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act.

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgendered Americans and their heterosexual allies won't fall for Barack Obama's cynical politics of triangulation through discrimination again. If Obama won't support equality, then we won't support him in 2012.


Asked by Anonymous at 10:25 AM on May. 12, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (26)
  • In case you haven't noticed, everything in the world that COULD go wrong, IS GOING WRONG!


    Mr. Obama probably wishes, at this point, that gays didn't exist, as the whole issue is just another meaningless pain in the azz, that never seems to go away and is completely inconsequential to anything of substance, one way or the other.

    Answer by mustbeGRACE at 2:48 PM on May. 12, 2010

  • Obama has been President for one year now, during which time the Democrats have had a super-majority in Congress. Candidate Obama presented himself as a harbinger of change: the anti-Bush, if you will. Yet over the past year, Obama has (1) continued and/or strengthened a range of the very Bush administration policies that, as a "liberal/progressive", you once ardently opposed; (2) Enacted (or threatened to champion) paleoconservative policies that, had they been enacted by Bush, would have pissed you off so much that you might have thrown down the gauntlet and attended a peaceful protest or a candlelight vigil!

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:33 AM on May. 12, 2010

  • That's only ONE of his MANY MANY lies...

    Answer by Mandy211 at 10:34 AM on May. 12, 2010

  • Get outta here Mike! Always trying to start drama up in here.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:37 AM on May. 12, 2010

  • Of course I feel betrayed! He has lied to us so many times. He doesn't give a rat's ass about gays, he used us and then tossed us out like a used condom.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:39 AM on May. 12, 2010

  • Sorry, but I am all for - Don't Ask, Don't Tell!

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:41 AM on May. 12, 2010


    Used condom? Ewwww!!!! Since I'm all for don't ask, don't tell, that was a pretty nasty visual! LOL!! But anyway... I made your link "hot" for you!! :)


    Answer by Anonymous at 10:43 AM on May. 12, 2010

  • Obama was a surprise to many of his voters. You are in good company.

    Answer by mancosmomma at 10:53 AM on May. 12, 2010

  • He has not broken that promise. He is just delaying it to gain a better prospective. Considering how much of a hot button it is; I could see why. Here is an article that explains better.

    For the record Facebook and a site that is 100% biased does not count as sources.

    Answer by Mom2Just1 at 11:07 AM on May. 12, 2010

  • As far as I know he still supports repealing Don't Ask Don't Tell. As for marriage rights, he maintained throughout the campaign that he personally does not support gay marriage, but that it is a State matter and supports the rights of the states to legislate on that issue.

    Answer by beckcorc at 11:16 AM on May. 12, 2010