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  •  waiting ... waiting ... (20+ / 0-)

    For the apologists in yesterday's rec list diary to protest this, claiming, as they did yesterday, that the President is everyone's President, so bigots deserve representation too.

    •  You're so correct. (6+ / 0-)

      It made me sick to see "progressives" spouting such crap. I've seen a few comments in this diary that makes me scratch my head though.

    •  Who apologized Adam? (0+ / 0-)

      I read no one who thought his selection was a good idea. I only read people who did not get as upset as the diarist as well as those of us who believed his work on sex slavery and poverty were worthy of consideration as much as something he said 15-20 years ago.

      Then again, I only stayed around for a couple of comments because someone wanted to bring up Hitler. We all know what that means.

      I'll be anxious to read the comments from the "apologists". I look forward to your list.

      "There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.".. Buddha

      by sebastianguy99 on Thu Jan 10, 2013 at 09:39:59 AM PST

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      •  Go read the comments. There's dozens of "this (2+ / 0-)
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        doesn't matter" and "It's ok if the President does it" and "You should have voted for Romney then".

        With a nice smattering of "The abuse of LGBT people was started by Bill Clinton in 1992 because he got a bad haircut.   Gays had it pretty good before that".

        "Furthermore, if you think this would be the very very last cut ever if we let it happen, you are a very confused little rabbit." cai

        by JesseCW on Thu Jan 10, 2013 at 09:47:33 AM PST

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      •  Sure. (3+ / 0-)
        He's president of the whole country, not president of the democrats.  I don't think it's unreasonable for him to toss evangelicals a fig leaf.   He's their president too.
        Honestly - I don't care about who's praying (15+ / 0-)

        I really don't. The President has proven himself a great friend of LGBT people and all the rest of this shit - Rick Warren or Chuck Hagel or blah, blah, blah - is immaterial at this point....

        A politician making political calculations (6+ / 0-)
        Imagine that!!

        But like i said...this Presient has had us LGBTs at the table for dinner and fine wine.  If he throw a couple scraps of meat and fat on the floor for my enemies my enemies to scrounge up. So what!

        If you think about it...scraps (like leading meaningless benediction prayers) is about all the religious right can get out of this President these days.  I can live with that..

        For the last four years, while everyone pretended it was about spending.  I'd findit odd if Obama said no TP elected official could be a part of inauguration.  The GLBT community can't begin to tell this sistah she doesn't understand.  I get it, shit welcome to the party.  I remember welcoming Arab Americans to the party. Still doesn't change Obama's job title. POTUS.  Not POTGLBT, POTDEMS, POTBLACKS. It's always been POTUS.  Homophobes, gay supports, racist, tolerant, athiest, bible thumpers, black, white and in between, we all Americans and should be able to participate in our government and its activities.  It's not like the separate the homephobe tax dollars get separated from the gay supporters tax dollars to pay for this thing.
        You think homophobes 'didn't' vote for Obama too? (1+ / 0-)
        You think it was all democrats and gay supporters huh?  Obama hit what, 90% if the black vote right?  I promise you at least 70% of them are 'homophobes', the other 30% were under 35, gay blacks or blacks like me who don't dig the denial of civil rights under any circumstances whatsoever because if the history (the arguments I always give to my stubborn aunts and uncles).
        His inauguration poet is a hot gay man (0+ / 0-)
        and Beyonce's singing. What more do The Gays need? ;-)

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