Rachel Maddow on Obama Throwing Gays Under the Bus...
I'm really glad I'm not going to the inauguration anymore (though it might have been nice to do some protesting). I'm saddened and enraged and I'm not listening to one more word of that lying fake's goddamn audiobook.
Obama had the GALL to defend his choice of a hateful fundamentalist bigot who compares being gay to pedophilia and bestiality by talking about "diversity", "inclusivity" and "the magic of this country" or some nonsense. Really? REALLY? It's MAGICAL and INCLUSIVE to give a prominent role in your inaugural ceremony to a hatemongering misogynist bigot? This quote is priceless--and scary, as he indicates that the makeup of his inaugural is a foreshadowing of how he plans to govern:
That's part of the magic of this country, is that we are diverse and noisy and opinionated,” he added. “That's the spirit in which, you know, we have put together what I think will be a terrific inauguration. And that's, hopefully, going to be a spirit that carries over into my administration.”
Rick Warren doesn't just have nice little opinions he shares in a nice respectful way. Rick Warren was a MAJOR force in a successful campaign to discriminate against millions of Americans (Prop 8, obviously).
Also, Obama has the gall to claim he's still a "fierce" advocate of gay equality--apparently extending to allowing a gay marching band to participate in the festivities.
Where was his inclusivity and magic and diversity and fierce advocacy when he decided NOT to appoint any openly LGBT people to a cabinet or staff post in his administration?
Are any of you still full of Obama hopes and dreams? Hell, he hasn't even STARTED yet and I'm already sick to my stomach with Clinton deja vu.
Hate is not magical. Much much more analysis, links and so forth on this topic on Pam's House Blend.
Hope and change, my ass.