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  •  Not sure what country you're calling from.... (0+ / 0-)

    ..but here in America we have a long and proud history of public demonstrations and street rallies for causes we believe in.  

    •  The question was more about... (1+ / 0-)
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      wondering why they felt it necessary to heckle, when AIDS research funding has increased under Obama.  My guess is that it was more of general LGBT angst protest.  I disagree with the view, but I do understand it.

      A person's character is measured by how they treat everyone. Not just your pet group.

      by Tempus Figits on Sat Oct 16, 2010 at 11:41:04 PM PDT

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      •  You know the unions could demonstrate (3+ / 0-)
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        too because he didn't get to the Free Choice Act. But they don't because they know what side is going to do better for them. And they know it's too close to an election to heckle, making people think his own base does not support him, which is untrue. As for "pet group", that describes the militant gays who keep screaming about aids funding, when he already increased it.

        •  <chuckle> (6+ / 0-)
          Everyone has a reason they could heckle President Obama if they were so inclined.  The funny part is that if you support any liberal cause, it would be the same as what you posted.  I know they are tired of hearing it, but there is only so much time in a day/legislative cycle and with the rules as they currently are most of it was eaten up by Republican intransigence.  If they were truly paying attention, they would be amazed that as much got through as did.  But then the Republicans knew that the majority, both Democrats and the populace in general, wasn't bothering to pay attention and would blame Obama for it.  

          The truly sad part is so many, even some FPers, that fell into their trap and are only now realizing how deep they fell for it.  Too many of which who's egos won't allow them to admit it and apparently blame Obama for that as well.

          A person's character is measured by how they treat everyone. Not just your pet group.

          by Tempus Figits on Sun Oct 17, 2010 at 12:58:41 AM PDT

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      •  Do you have a link for ... (0+ / 0-)

        ..the claim that AIDS funding has increased under Obama?  

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