Jun 04, 2009 11:40 PM GMT
Red_Vespa saidChris Matthews is just a spoiler, and I almost never watch his show anymore. He rarely lets his guests get a word in edgewise, and when he does it's so they can assassinate someone for the sake of his ratings.
He went after Hillary Clinton last year, because he has a grudge with Bill, and became a big Obama cheerleader during the election. Now he figures he can help his ratings by turning and attacking him. A treacherous snake, I simply ignore him. He has nothing to say, just raises issues for the sake of self-serving controversy.
TexanMan82 saidSoooo....do you have anything of substance to say of the topic of their conversation, or just about the host who is apparently pro-gay rights?
steltom saidKinda funny TM, you jump all over RV for not sayin anything on topic and you didn't contribute anything towards the topic cept for sayin that RV wasn't on topic. I thought RV's comment tells something about Chris Mathews and he IS the subject of the topic...
ErikTaurean saidSeems to me that RV was the only one actually listening to the video. [SNIP]
Calson, Red Vespa and a few others have also said in so many words in different threads that our issues are important to the white house, but they, in my opinion, are not forefront issues.
Red_Vespa saidAnd so when I observe President's Obama relative silence on gay rights, I have to consider whether he's waiting for the right moment, and the right battle, when our enemies, the Republicans, are at their weakest. Plus Obama has other urgent issues that the majority of Americans want him to consider first, regarding the economy and the war.I am not RUSHing to judgment either. My gut feeling is that he is waiting to play his hand.
coolarmydude saidtobyb said, "I wish our gay rights groups would spend more time counselling suicidal gay teens, housing homeless gay teens, free healthcaring for uninsured gay people, etc. It may be more fun for them, but I think they spend too much time awareness-raising, Tshirt-selling, TV-appearing, and gala dinner fundraising."Also, the stuff mentioned are not gay rights but rather gay outreach or charity. There are numerous groups and organizations that do that .. gay centers, trevor project, etc ... and they are more than happy to get donations.
Where do you get all that from? Have you heard of local strategy and national strategy? I feel that your criticisms are disingenuous.