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  •  thank you!!! (3+ / 0-)

    as a gay man i am fucking thrilled with Obama. best president ever on LGBT issues.

    liberal pragmatist. artist. obama supporter.

    by hardart on Fri Mar 22, 2013 at 06:56:30 AM PDT

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    •  I am a history major (1+ / 0-)
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      What Obama and others have done in the past four and a half years lines up exactly to how the Civil Rights Movement went. Most people don't realize how completely crafted the Civil Rights Movement was. A lot of events which looked completely spontaneous were actually very well thought out. A lot of the stuff said publicly, even stuff LBJ said, was based not so much on complete honesty but with the ultimate goal of moving racist white people towards believing black people should be treated equally.

      As a straight women, I fervently hope that DOMA will be overturned in a few months. Oppression is fucking wrong. If it is overturned, I will not say Obama is the primary reason, as I know that so many have been involved in this movement. So many have bled and even died in this movement. The Civil Rights Movement did not achieve success because of LBJ. But he did help carry the baton over the finish line. I firmly believe that if DOMA is overturned in the next few years, then in fifty years Obama will be seen as the LBJ of the gay rights movement.

      Time is of no account with great thoughts, which are as fresh to-day as when they first passed through their authors' minds ages ago. - Samuel Smiles

      by moviemeister76 on Fri Mar 22, 2013 at 12:21:25 PM PDT

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