Originally Posted by tdogg
I agree with you that it's not a sign of what is to come but it does act as an affront to GLBT people. Not a wise choice, at least from my point of view and I didn't see anything in Obama's justification that leads me to believe it is a wise choice for any reason. Perhaps he is wooing the conservatives, but either way it does end up as a reward for Warren's anti-gay stance. Especially with the timing to close to Prop 8 winning (and all the other homophobic ballot initiatives.
I will put more weight on Obama's actions than his choice in this matter. However, I'll be watching a bit more diligently and grading a little more harshly because of this choice. Obama has publicly said he will work to repeal DOMA and DADT, and that he is committed to passing a Federal hate crimes bill. If those get delayed too long, it will make me suspicious and lose some respect.
With the backlash from the GLBT community, I also feel Obama owes us a better explanation and some recognition of how we feel about his choice. His "I'm the dad thats why" isn't going to work with me on this one. But again, I'm not going to judge his first term by this one decision. I've lost all respect for Warren with his outspoken anti-gay opinions, his arrogance and self-righteousness and his support for Prop 8. He's just the second coming of Jerry Falwell.
In his own words, Warren is more of a Dobson.
I agree. We shall see what happens in the first term... though I will probably be in Canada or the Netherlands at that time...