There is a lead over at AMERICAblog Gay with the headline:

Did the White House really just threaten to cut off the entire gay community?

Now here’s the thing.  The story talks about how Obama’s Chief of Staff Rahm Emanual and Deputy Chief of Staff Jim Messina are PISSED at the LGBT community for actions they have taken on trying to end Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.  You know, actions like bringing it up in the President’s face.  They are pissed that the LGBT community are not just sitting back and being quiet, towing the company line, so according to John Aravosis of AMERICAblog, the LGBT community may be cut off.

This is not a far-flung idea.  After all, it was Emanuel that killed the 70%+ approval rating public option from healthcare legislation, even though we had the votes to pass it.  People are saying Emanuel is a behind-the-scenes king of compromising that waters down legislation to where it becomes meaningless.  You know what?  They are right.

The LGBT community was thrown under the bus under President Clinton.  President Obama promised to be our “fierce advocate”, but we know how that has turned out.  So fine.  Let Emanuel throw a temper tantrum.  We can get what we want out of the Congress, and leave the dillydalliers at the White House in the dust.

By walterh

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