coolarmydude saidI've already decided that I will not donate or vote for him again until he does something for our community. We did our part, now it's his turn.
What is he supposed to do though? If he goes into the military trying to get them to change the don't ask, don't tell policy, that could get him into a mess, like it did Clinton, and a mess he does not need right now.
Again Gays can get civil unions, and have all the benefits a traditional couple has with those, they just don't' get to have the title a traditional couple has, because as I said, the majority of Americans view it as 1 man, 1 woman. Though I do not care about gay marriage, I don't think the gov should be involved in any kind of way in telling 2 adults who love each other, they can, or cannot be married.
You guys are acting as if gays are being treated the same way blacks, and other groups were treated, in America's dark days, and its nothing like that at all. As I said yeah you're gonna have people who hate, and act stupid, but policies and laws cannot change the hearts of men, who have such hate.
I keep hearing people say "what is he doing for us?" What is it exactly you want the man to do? What is the gay community doing for itself actually? We live in a time where it is no longer seen as ok, or right, by a large majority of Americans, to do, or have negative feelings towards another group of people.
All of the civil rights battles were fought and won yesterday, but there are still people who feel they have much to fight for today, mostly because it makes them feel relevant, and then they try to throw in their own little agenda which is more often than not very to the left, which has negate effects in the long run. Like for example what Sotomayor did with those fire fighters who clearly were more qualified for the job, and did better on the test, but because of some PC, over the top affirmative action crap, they didn't get it. I'm all for putting the best qualified in, and don't give a damn about their race, sex, sexual orientation, religion ect, just as long as they do the damn job, damn good.
Which is why I say, all of those civil rights groups of the past, that did do good work, and helped bring about very much needed change. Today are all bullshit. Another great example is the womens right groups. You don't hear a peep from any of them, with the way Muslim women are treated, even here in America. You don't hear a peep from them if a Conservative female politician, or a woman with just a bit more Conservative views gets torn down, and ripped apart. I was cracking the hell up when I watching this episode of O'Reilly and he made a little joke on that very ancient female reporter, doing a witch laugh, which was funny. Next day you had tons of womens rights group slamming him for it saying he should apologize.
Meanwhile the girl who gave her answer on gay marriage, which by the way the president shares the same views, she's called a bitch and cunt, and has a photographer she trusted put photos of her out for all to see, photos that he not only should not have taken (he took photos of her changing), but photos he should not have released out, then of course the photos that got photoshoped, not one peep from the womens rights group. So basically all of these once good and needed groups, today have their own little agendas, and are just crap.
Its the same with the black community in the country, that is having some problems. The race hustlers, and poverty pimps go on and on about how the gov should do this, or things haven't changed much, meanwhile the problems are due to the fact that a lot of young people in the black community idolize street culture far too much, and anyone who steps up and addresses this problem when it is very much the problem, are called "Uncle Toms" or "Racist".
Obama's got a lot to deal with, and as someone in the military,I think you should be more concerned with him doing what is right to keep the country safe, in the times we are in today, and as a citizen of the country thinking about the economic growth and prosperity of the country, those issues are far more important. If gays were being treated the same way blacks, and other ethnic groups were in the ugly days, I'd be agreeing with everything I'm seeing in here 100%, but they aren't.
And by no means am I saying everything is all peachy keen, I believe all people should be treated equal, and fair. But going on as if this is more important than everything else, especially when as I said they aren't being treated no where near as bad as certain groups were back in the day. I find it to be silly and selfish.