Obama Disappoints Again

So. Saturday, President Obama gave a speech.

In that speech, to the Human Rights Campaign at their National Dinner in D.C., he promised, yet again to repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell—and then failed utterly to offer a time table, a strategy, or any other details that differentiated the promise this time from any of the other times he's made it before.

Pam Spaulding says, "the low expectations I had regarding LGBT policy were unfortunately met," and Andrew Sullivan describes the speech as "much worse than I expected."

And then there was this: After promising the LGBTQI community in his speech "I'm here with a simple message: I'm here with you in that fight," it was reported by CNBC's Chief Washington Correspondent John Harwood that a White House adviser told him that consternation with the failure of movement on LGBTQI rights issues is viewed by the White House with utter contempt: "Barack Obama is doing well with 90 percent or more of Democrats so the White House views this opposition as really part of the 'Internet left fringe,' Lester. And for a sign of how seriously the White House does or doesn’t take this opposition, one adviser told me today those bloggers need to take off the pajamas, get dressed and realize that governing a closely divided country is complicated and difficult."

Well. I guess that's us told.

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