05-18-2010, 02:19 PM
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on Brettcajun's blog, you seem like a person I'd like to get to know. I tuhoght what you said was right on the money, much as I still love Brettcajun and his blog. I can't get over how many people think that, regardless of how obviously inappropriate it would be for a US President to try to influence the outcome of a state Supreme Court decision, it’s amazing to me how many gay people are upset that just four months into ANYBODY'S Presidential admin that gay rights would even be on the radar yet, let alone this one with all its unprecedented clusterflock of problems left by Obama’s incompetent predecessor. Last time I checked, a President is elected for a four year term to accomplish his or her goals, not four and a half months. I wouldn't talk impeachment just yet.And yes, Bill Clinton did bring up the right of gays to serve openly in the military right off the bat when he took office in 1992, and it was a disaster for him. He was successfully prostrated by the right wing, and had to retreat into Don't Ask, Don't Tell , which I've heard over and over by many gay people was a huge failing on Pres. Clinton's part. I'm sure, besides the obvious problems Obama has had to deal with since January 20th, that Obama took Clinton's early office missteps into account on this and other matters. There is a time and place for legislation to be effective, and this ain't it for a Federal stands on gay rights.Regarding Hillary's recent stand in favor of gay rights in the state department, she was appointed by, and reports to Pres. Obama. As the article that Brett linked in his post points out, Hillary's promulgation on gay rights is the de facto official Obama position on the subject, so in effect Obama has made some progress for gay rights already through his appointee. Hillary isn’t operating completely on her own agenda. Her efforts on this are absolutely in accord with the Obama doctrine.Anyway, it was SO refreshing to read your comments and know that there are other gay people out there who actually get it. I live in Orange County, California, which is a lovely, lovely place, but not because of the politics. I’m constantly getting into scrapes with my fellow gay friends out here because of my political views, which were formed in the Washington D.C. area where I grew up. But I chose to live here because after going to college here, I learned to love it so, in spite of the political landscape. I will continue to make a stand based on logic and realistic expectations. Orange County politics have changed for the better in over the years I have lived here (since 1990), and they continue to do so, but it will probably always be more conservative than liberal. I can stand that as long as I have my Coffee Klatch of like-minded friends. I would have emailed you this instead of writing it as a comment, but didn't see an email link.
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