The old saying, “With friends like this, who needs enemies?” comes to mind when I recently dealt with the DCCC. You see, I took the “Don’t Ask Don’t Give” pledge from AmericaBlog.com. It means that I will not give money to the DNC, DSCC, or the DCCC until I think that there is actual movement on GLBT issues. We need the Obama Administration to stop comparing gay marriage to incest and pedophilia. We need Don’t Ask Don’t Tell repealed. And we need the Employee Non Discrimination Act passed. These aren’t hard things to do. But 18 months into the Obama Administration, it appears that Dick Cheney was better on GLBT issues than Obama.
I got a phone call from the DCCC on Friday, asking me if I stood with Nancy Pelosi, and if I did, would I donate to the DCCC to continue Democrats in making progress. I REALLY wish that I recorded this conversation, it left such a bad taste in my mouth.
The conversation started like normal. I let the guy speak for a minute, and when I got time to respond, I told him about the “Don’t Ask Don’t Give” pledge. He asked why. I told him all of the basic reasons, but stressed on the gay marriage being compared to incest and pedophilia. The guy LAUGHED.
I said, “Excuse me?” and the guy continued to laugh. He then giggled through a “thank you for your concerns” and hung up. It was INFURIATING. Like I need any other reason not to give to the DCCC.
This whole thing reminds me of the time the DCCC sent out emails calling supporters “Slackers”.
UPDATE: I just talked to the DCCC. They outsource the fundraising to another company, and they’ll be investigating what happened last Friday.