Thursday, January 28, 2010

I'm in love with Obama all over again!

I have to admit. I’ve done my share of public speculation over the way that President Obama has handled the LGBT issues that he promised to address. I realize now that my complaints were premature. Now that he has been in office for a full year, I have to give him credit for what he has done, not for what I wanted him to do. Obama’s State of the Union speech last night reassured me of his commitments, not only to the LGBT community, but to all Americans. Now a lot of people are going to get pissed off at me for this. They love it when I get all political and point out hypocrisy and un-kept promises. I’m done with that for a while. I realize that we handed Obama a plate full of crap, and he’s had to prioritize each and every chunk of it. So gay rights is like a chunk of corn stuck at the bottom, but it’s rising it’s way up to the top of the pile. I can smell the equality coming people! Can you smell that?

I am in love with Obama all over again. He is standing up to the right wing nut jobs who, for too long, have hidden behind their majority party. Now that Republicans are in the minority, they are showing their true colors. When the party unanimously voted against health care reform, it told the whole country that Republicans in the House and Senate don’t give a damn about the average American citizen at all. They are the corporate whores of health insurance companies, and the lobbyists are lubing them all up. 5 Republican Supreme Court judges voted to allow corporations to hijack our democratic election system with unlimited campaign financing potential. Clearly, these judges are a part of the Republican corruption that has been killing America for the past decade, or longer. When will America wake up and smell the corruption in the current Republican party? What will it take for us to realize that any government party with the ability to influence every member, including Supreme Court judges, cannot be trusted? People are always talking about a New World Order and a Zeitgeist which would involve some kind of secret, underground club filled with elite members, consisting of the wealthiest and most powerful politicians in the world. An Order so powerful and secretive, that it controls, literally, thousands of people. A New World Order that is hell bent on the destruction of America, in order to weaken us all into submission to a One World Dictatorship. If such an order exists, I submit to you, my intelligent reader, that it is most likely to exist within the U.S. Republican party than anywhere else on Earth. You want a New World Order? Vote Republican!

Now I’m not saying Democrats are perfect, because they are clearly not. Dems can’t keep a secret to save their lives, so you know their not mixed up in this New World Order business. Every word of every Presidential speech is leaked before it leaves his lips. I am using the President as my example of what this country needs in a Democratic president. It’s easy to look at what he hasn’t done yet, but have you taken the time to look at what he HAS done? He has successfully drawn down our troops in Iraq, and pledged an end to that war by this coming August! Had Mc Cain been elected, we would still be funneling money into Iraq, and healthcare reform wouldn’t even be on the table. He’s also vowed to end the war in Afghanistan next year. Mc Cain wouldn’t have done that either. Obama has passed the hate crime law that includes protection of all LGBT Americans! Mc Cain wouldn’t have signed that! Obama has given tax incentives to first time home buyers, opening up the stagnant real estate market, increasing the value of many homes. He has gotten most of the money back from the bank bail outs. Obama has repeatedly stated in his speeches that he wants DADT (Don’t ask Don’t tell) repealed, so that gays can serve openly in the military. No Republican will want to sign that bill. The Supreme Court won’t even touch it. Like Obama said, he didn’t take on any of these issues because they were good political moves, he took them on because the American citizens deserve better than what we are getting. He’s even increasing Pell grants, and taking out the middle man in student loans to save students even more on tuition. He announced government spending cuts in programs that are overloaded with fraud and inefficiency. He is not the fiscally irresponsible president that Republicans are accusing him of being. I believe that President Obama is sincere and motivated to restore democracy to this great nation.

And so I still continue to support our president. I’m cutting him some slack. He may not have accomplished everything I wanted him to, but what he has accomplished far exceeds any Republican or Democrat ever in his office. No other sitting president has ever cared as much about LGBT equality, or LGBT hate crime laws, or civil unions that would include the 1049 legal rights associated with Federally recognized marriage.

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