Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Obama's Pathetic Stance

Kerry Eleyveld's piece on Advocate.com is along the lines of what I've been saying on the show, particularly today. They're out of touch, still thinking in campaign mode on the gay issue and just don't get it. There was Obama in Turkey, boldly saying he comes from an Islamic background, and even using his own middle name "Hussein." It was ballsy for someone who was demonized by the right as a "muslim terrorrist," but he is now appearing comfortable showing his origins, backgrounds and beliefs. And yet, on marriage equality -- which he claimed to have supported, don't forget, in a questionnaire in the 90s that surfaced weeks ago -- he doesn't seem to be able or want to simply drop the caution and embrace the future. That's pretty disappointing and a bit pathetic.