As for the topic here is how I look at the whole thing.
The "Democrats" held full power for awhile, and did nothing for gays which is why so many were getting worked up and angry at Obama.. Then he threw some scraps , because these gays who get all worked up and angry are also liberals... His base and well if he fully loses his liberal base then he's even more screwed than he already is.. In other words he only cares about your numbers, not you but that's not too different from any other politician right or left. I strongly doubt he'll be re-elected, because he's just a horrible president overall... *programs response* "Oh so you think McCain would have been better?" No I do not think McCain would have been better, and my vote didn't go to him either... I don't like progressives and they are in both parties by the way.
While there are progressive liberals within the Republican party. They haven't been totally devoured by them like the "Democrats" (there is no Democratic party anymore)have and there are more conservatives within the Rep party than the "Dems".. Most of which aren't too into the gay marriage thing, or repealing DADT [newer younger ones though care less about social issues however and want to move away from the more rigid stances older conservatives have but it aint happening overnight.]..Here's where we have a problem.. The majority of Americans in this country don't like liberal progressive policy, which is what the "Dems" push. The Republicans who were headed where the "Dems" are and have been going, got their asses kicked, and now are watched hard by the Tea Party, and all Americans so they're under pressure to do good on the issues people are most concerned with... DADT and gay marriage aint 2 of em... The country is center right, and conservatives and moderate conservatives, or conservative only in policy/economics but mod to lib on social issues.. Outnumber liberals.
If the Republicans do a good job at this, trust and favoritism will go up among the Republicans and drop further for "Democrats" and if the Democrats don't pull themselves together and maybe a an activist group comes up that makes the more moderate liberals, and conservative Dems stand up, and take their party back from the uber left and progressives... Then well don't be surprised if we see less and less Democrats in office.
Both parties are still in the dog house, equally unpopular. Whoever messes up now is finished. You may hate the Tea Party people all you want, and believe whatever lies of them you wish from MSNBC (poor Keith got suspended
... LOL ) Media Matters, Huffington Post and the other failing media outlets.. The fact is average Americans independents which make and break elections, agree more with the economic protest of the Tea Party.
So the lesson is.. For those of you who believe the Dems love you, and the Reps hate you.. Get ya asses out there and start working on reclaiming the Dem party, because progressive liberal ideology doesn't go over too well with the mods, and independents. Dems (the prog libs) are all well and good with illegal immigration, because they see future votes.. Unfortunately for these Dems who don't stop and think.. While they may vote Dem... They are more conservative on social issues so they will vote no on gay issues.
And as some of you may know of me already.. I do not vote for party, and I do not and will not vote just for gay issues.. I vote for people who have the best ideas in moving the country forward especially in these dangerous times where everything can all go to hell... I'm not thinking about DADT or gay marriage when I vote... There's a lot of people like me out there too.. Gay, straight, and bi.