That’s basically the question that I read into a post over at AmericaBlog.com. Specifically, John Aravosis wrote:
Joe and I got an email the other day from a well-connected gay friend, and he said he was hearing rumors that the Obama administration, in an effort to woo back the gays, was thinking of possibly announcing the following this month:
1. Something on Hate Crimes.
2. Federal benefits for partners of gay federal employees.
3. A gay ambassador.
First of all, I would really like to tell the DOJ to drink a nice big cup of STFU. I mean, trying to buy our silence and let the calls of incest, child rape, and child marriage stand? Not only is the White House insulting, it seems to be actively working at making sure the reprehensable DOJ brief stands, without any apology or explanation.
For some reason, this reminds me of the very first episode of The West Wing when religious leaders storm the White House and, besides demanding the firing of a staffer, come out with “What do we get? School prayer, pornography, condoms. What’s it going to be?”. Except in this case, it’s the Obama Administration offering to hand us a trinket, and the GLBT community tell him to get his fat ass out of our White House.
Here’s the original clip; it’s powerful.