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  •  Let me say it again (1+ / 0-)
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    See, specific PLAN on healthcare. Specific PLAN on working toward closing Gitmo. On this he has done nothing but write a hand-written note to a woman and say, "Gee that sucks, it's change someday.."

    How about him starting with a moratorium today saying that IN A TIME OF WAR we cannot afford to lose important military personnel. No more firings are to occur until this issue is resolved in a year or 2.

    Until Obama does something tangible for the GLBT community, beyond pretty speeches, he is just "All-Talk Barack"

    by gladkov on Tue Jun 09, 2009 at 07:03:54 AM PDT

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    •  I see from your sig line (0+ / 0-)

      that I'm wasting my time with you.

      Good luck, I believe in my heart that you'll be surprised.

      •  He did it to himself. (0+ / 0-)

        When can we expect to see a plan on DADT?

        •  When Congress is ready. (0+ / 0-)

          I've heard next year, but that's in the real world.

          •  When you say you are a dragon (0+ / 0-)

            You are far from the real world. If you would learn something about politics, you would learn about kicking the can. No, can't do it now - too politically risky. Can't do it in 2010, mid-term elections. Can't do it in 2012,  Obama is being reelected.

            Open a fucking history book and you will see many of the promises Clinton made to the GLBT community fizzled too. He was safe in office, then didn't care about his promises.

            Well, the GLBT community is much stronger now. If Obama doesn't act, he can expect several million votes in his favor in 2012. I will simply not vote for president. And not a dime to congress until they start acting on this issue. It's much too volatile a time for me to be spending my money on political campaigns and activism, maybe 2010, no 2012...

            Until Obama does something tangible for the GLBT community, beyond pretty speeches, he is just "All-Talk Barack"

            by gladkov on Tue Jun 09, 2009 at 07:23:45 AM PDT

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      •  I don't care what you think (0+ / 0-)

        I stand by my sig completely.
        All you folks say is "It will happen" yet can not point to one scintilla of evidence that this is happening besides pretty speeches. A nice start would have been not scrubbing whitehouse.gov to remove the words REPEAL or maybe telling the Pentagon not to have press conferences that nothing is happening. Or how about Obama campaigned on something less ambitious if he didn't intend to deliver.

        On Gitmo. Healthcare. Torture. The economy. The environment. EFCA. We see evidence of moving forward on all of these issues. On DADT, the only thing we've seen is backtracking and lack of action.

        Until Obama does something tangible for the GLBT community, beyond pretty speeches, he is just "All-Talk Barack"

        by gladkov on Tue Jun 09, 2009 at 07:16:55 AM PDT

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