Thursday, June 4, 2009
“I think gays and lesbians have a friend in the White House because I’ve consistently committed myself to civil unions, making sure that they have to visit each other in hospitals, that they are able to access benefits, that they have a whole host of legal rights that they currently do not have. I don’t think it makes sense for the federal government to get in the business of determining what marriage is. That isn’t traditionally the federal government’s role.”
Mr. President, Barack, Barry, what are we going to do with you?
Back in Chicago, not only were you a friend to the LGBT community but you supported gay marriage. What the hell happened? I have an idea: it became politically expedient to throw the gay community under the bus. It made you stand tall in the eyes of the religious right and social conservatives. If I had known Mr. Obama would kowtow to these people I never would have voted for him in 2008.
I don’t know about the rest of you but I’m weary from all the prevaricating by cowardly politicians but, I’ve learned my lesson and I won’t make the same mistake in 2012.