Obama May Be Losing A Key Democratic Constituency
Courtesy conservative and gay blogger GayPatriot (I’m preserving the links in the original):
Seeing how many gay Democrats were lickspittles, more eager to support a Democrat than stand up for their issues, Obama’s team surely assumed playing nice would be enough. But, they didn’t take into account the bloggers. In 1993, when Clinton backpedalled on his promise to repeal the ban on gays in the military and in 1996, when he signed DOMA*, there was no blogosphere, that is, there were fewer means for gay people at odds with our (supposedly) “official” representatives to make themselves heard.
Now, there is. I have to say that while I do delight in mocking gay leftists for their sometimes seemingly slavish support of Democrats, I have been most impressed with the integrity of many left-wing gay bloggers. They haven’t marched in lockstep with an Administration, even one they helped elect. And it’s not just in dealing with a Democratic Administration. While most gay organizations have been silent on the persecution of our fellows living under oppressive Islamic regimes, many gay bloggers on the left have covered their plight, with one blogger even organizing rallies on behalf of gay victims of Islamofascism.
These bloggers are hardly a fringe of the gay community, indeed, they may well be representative of it. Nearly every gay Democrat I talk to has expressed the same frustration as do these left-of-center bloggers. They may agree with a number of things the President has done these past nine months, but they’re appalled at how he has failed to act on the promises he made to the gay community.
Now, as he says, gays have pretty much been “slavish” (his word) in their support of Democrats… but if Obama’s policies start to push them away from that, that’s all to the good from a conservative point of view. It’s even better if we can show them that on many issues they actually agree with conservatives, which is something GayPatriot appears to be attempting to do (and good for you, sir!).