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  •  None of which.... (8+ / 0-)

    ...should, in my view, stop us from relentlessly urging him to take the action that will give LGB full civil rights in this matter (and others, of course). I take the same view on every issue on which I think he should take some action he has not taken. Frederick Douglass gave Lincoln excoriating reviews but he never stopped pushing him to take actions that Lincoln finally did take, to his credit.

    Don't tell me what you believe. Tell me what you do and I'll tell you what you believe.

    by Meteor Blades on Tue Sep 21, 2010 at 11:10:59 PM PDT

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    •  I agree fully . . . (4+ / 0-)

      but I view the prospects of success as small at best.  This is an issue on which Obama enjoys the support of a supermajority of the public, and yet he still refuses to act.  Obama's stance is an example of what Alec82 (I believe) has dubbed "political homophobia."  

      Obama obviously has no principles on this issue, and he's acting (or not acting) based purely upon his fears of what the political consequences might be.  The president may not be personally biased against LGBTs (except on marriage equality, where he clearly is), but he's terrified of being seen as too close to us politically.

      Maladie d'Amour, Où l'on meurt d'Aimer, Seul et sans Amour, Sid'abandonné

      by FogCityJohn on Tue Sep 21, 2010 at 11:33:21 PM PDT

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