Monday, April 19, 2010

The Rainbow Disconnection

You have to love this. Obama was down in LA for a fund raiser, where he was heckled by a group of gay rights protesters who find the One has been too slow to repeal "Don't Ask/Don't Tell." Gay Rights Protesters Disrupt Obama Event With Boxer
Gay-rights protesters — angered by President Obama's failure to repeal the Pentagon policy that bars out-of-the-closet gays from serving in the military — repeatedly disrupted a fund-raising event where the president was appearing. Tonight's Los Angeles event was designed to raise campaign cash for Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer, a leading critic of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy.
several protesters among the crowd interrupted POTUS' speech, expressing anger over the slow progress on repealing the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy on gay service members. The crowd tried to hush them. "What about 'don't ask, don't tell'?" one protester shouted.

POTUS yelled back "we are going to do that."

POTUS kept talking, increasing his volume to speak over the protesters. The crowd then erupted into chants of "Yes, we can."

He later said, "we are going to repeal 'don't ask, don't tell.'"

Your pooler has learned the protesters are from GetEQUAL, a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender group that also orchestrated protests outside the fundraiser. The group was also behind a protest last month at the White House, where activists Lt. Dan Choi and Capt. James Pietrangelo handcuffed themselves to a gate.
Honestly, these clowns all deserve one another. DADT is hardly the most important issue in the world, no matter how much the Left might want to decry the injustice of it all. But, the Left is all about identity politics and DADT is one of the few areas in public life where liberal politicians can get some cheap applause about fighting discrimination. The best part: applause is all they want. No one actually wants to be the one to lead the repeal of DADT. That is was a policy put in place by a Democratic congress and president, and apparently will remain in place despite there being another Democratic congress and president makes Obama's discomforture all the more entertaining.

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