Originally Posted by Daniel
His exaggeration is just that- an exaggeration. So he says most of the right stuff. What has he done for gay rights so far? Nothing! (oh...the rejoinder will be he's not in office yet....ok...what has he done at the State or Federal level? Anybody know? Not a thing that I know of. All we have is a platform on which he made promises.)
You all can get your panties in a knot a MONTH BEFORE THE MAN IS EVEN INAUGURATED if you want to. Go with God. I believe that I will wait and save my outrage, disappointment, sense of betrayal until I see how PRESIDENT Obama actually proceeds to work through his stated agenda. We have elected this man to do a superhuman task. We want him to save the planet from Global warming so that gay people of the future will have someplace to live. We want him to save the global economy from a decades long depression so that gay people will have jobs. We want him to save the American health care system so that gay people will have hospitals in which to visit their spouses (assuming that they are allowed to). We want him to re-invent the world energy system so that gay people don't have to pay $10 a gallon to get around. We want him to solve world hunger so that poor gay babies in other countries don't starve.
This is a rather tall order and I think that he will need some wiggle room to accomplish it.
Now... If we are looking back two years from now and he has done nothing about eliminating DADT or repealling DOMA or if he has declined to sign the hate crime legislation, then I will join you all in your outrage. Until then, give the man some room to work.