30
Jun
11

“…the most pragmatic, quickest way to do the right thing”

BroadwayCarl: …. that idea grew to fruition with two tweets by Lt. Dan Choi: “. . . .sad that Barack Obama would have voted no” and “Obama: ‘I have plenty of gay friends. Some of them work for me. I just feel they are inferior to me, and they don’t deserve marriage.’”

That set me off in an ugly old cranky rant on “Tweeter”. I called Lt. Choi a self-made martyr and a media whore….

His crusade became about himself and his rising star on MSNBC, not the greater good. In my opinion, President Obama became the target of “his” movement, and he lost sight of the LGBT movement….

As you know, Lt. Choi, Rachel Maddow, and Michael Moore all have the opinion that Obama would have voted against the gay marriage bill in NY. This is simply, unequivocally false…..

….his positions on issues are not based on his religious beliefs or political scheming but the most pragmatic, quickest way to do the right thing for people of the United States. Thus, he has used and is using his executive powers to make it easier for unions to organize, to implement parts of the DREAM Act, and to obtain civil rights for LGBT’s. If Congress won’t get the job done, then Obama looks for other avenues.

….He is a complex man. And don’t you ever forget it.

Full post here


32 Responses to ““…the most pragmatic, quickest way to do the right thing””


  1. 1 Fred
    June 30, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    f*ck Dan Choi.I really would not feel alright with him around President Obama.This has turned personal for Choi and with his history of rage and the fact that Choi checked himself in a mental institution this past winter ;he makes me afraid for the President’s safety

  2. 2 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    June 30, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    OFF THE SUBJECT…CNN’S ELLIOT SPITZER SPENDING ALOT OF TIME INTIMATING SEVERE PROBLEMS IN THE PRESIDENT’S ECONOMIC TEAM AND OUTLOOK. VERY BUSY TRASHING RIGHT NOW!

    • June 30, 2011 at 8:33 pm

      It’s his job. Corporate msm has found a way to attack the president from the left and right. On the right msm, everything he does is wrong!
      On the liberal msm, if the president only does 80% of what they want, they focus on the 20% he does not do! Sigh!

    • 4 Dorothy Rissman
      June 30, 2011 at 9:09 pm

      Sue it is interesting that Spritzer, Choi and Rachel have one thing in common. Big overblown egos. Spitzer is an ahat.

      I just saw Ezra Klein say that Obama has already bid too low in reaching an agreement on the Debt Ceiling. At least Lawrence did not jump on it and run. I am getting mighty sick of Ezra. What is he–the new boy on the block. That will be the news for the new few days.

      • 5 utaustinliberal
        June 30, 2011 at 9:33 pm

        Spitzer needs to STFU. Everytime he absurdly criticizes the POTUS for some crap or another, I just want to say .. dude you caught with a fucking prostitute!!! If you live in a glass house, don’t throw stones.

        • 6 hopefruit2
          June 30, 2011 at 9:44 pm

          That’s why he can’t stand the President. Like Weiner, he knows that he simply doesn’t measure up to this President when it comes to character.

        • 7 nathkatun7
          July 1, 2011 at 12:25 am

          “dude you [were] caught with a fucking prostitute!!! If you live in a glass house, don’t throw stones.”

          Thank you Utaustinliberal for speaking TRUTH! I am sorry, but if I were in Spitzer shoes I would not be out there moralizing. As for Don Choi, I suppose he thinks that Presidents Bachmann, Romney, Gingrich, Cain, Santorum, Palin, Perry, and Pawlenty, would be out there campaigning for gay marriage, or would have pushed for ending DADT, or would have refused to defended the Constitutionality of DOMA. Choi, like Beck, has learned that you can make quick money and name recognition bashing President Obama. He may be gay, but I honestly doubt that he is at all concerned with advancing gay rights. Choi just loves the limelight. Thankfully, serious gay activists still support the President.

          • 8 lisalovesobama
            July 1, 2011 at 12:32 am

            Choi can go shut the fudge up and commit himself to the nearest psychiatric hospital before he gives himself an f-ing heart attack. Dumbass Loud mouth. Karma is a bitch and she’s got Choi, Maddcow’s and Hapless Halperin’s names tattooed on her ass.

  3. 9 GGail
    June 30, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    Forget at your own peril

  4. June 30, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    OT: Hey guys, tomorrow Tom Hanks’ latest movie opens — let’s show him some opening weekend box office love? 😛

  5. 12 SUE DUVALL SMITH
    June 30, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    HE WAS TRYING TO ESTABLISH DOUBT AND A STATE OF ECONOMIC DENIAL WITHIN THE ECONOMIC TEAM…RUMORS OVER GEITHNER SPURRED THE CONVERSATION.

    • 13 dotster
      June 30, 2011 at 8:31 pm

      That was a false rumor. Geithner staying “for the forseeable future”. Sounds like Spitzer’s joined the Jon Stewart Bash Obama fan club—-both full of themselves, think they know better than Obama, green with envy.

      • 14 hopefruit2
        June 30, 2011 at 8:46 pm

        Hi dotster, do you have a link debunking the rumor? I need to post it on Old Orange. There is a snarky diary about Geithner leaving.

  6. June 30, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    More like Lt. Dan, on forest gump!

  7. 18 dotster
    June 30, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    Obamas are departing for Camp David tomorrow, spending part of 4th weekend there.

  8. 20 hopefruit2
    June 30, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Michelle Bachman’s husband (a mental health professional) referred to gays as barbarians who need to be disciplined.
    Where’s Dan Choi on this? Crickets. Where are his snarky tweets?

    Someone wrote diary on this very topic on Old Orange. Not a peep from Clarknt67, who has attacked the president countless times, and who also wrote at least 2 outrage diaries about Tracy Morgan’s (stand-up comedian) antigay comments.

    • 21 Tally
      June 30, 2011 at 9:26 pm

      “barbarians who need to be disciplined”???

      Sounds like a fetish.

      • 22 utaustinliberal
        June 30, 2011 at 9:38 pm

        That’s exactly what I thought Tally, when I heard him say that. Someone sounds like he would looove a good spanking and discipline from a male dungeon sex master!!!! 😉

        • 23 Tally
          June 30, 2011 at 9:43 pm

          Princess Potty Mouth would like to volunteer to be Dungeon Mistress if I can choose my prisoners.

          😀

        • 26 lisalovesobama
          July 1, 2011 at 12:34 am

          Uhm, UT? ……… gurl, what do you do in your spare time? cause, uhm……. I’m just wondering is all. If it’s what im thinking, then I knew there was a reason I liked you so much 😉

    • 27 nathkatun7
      July 1, 2011 at 12:44 am

      Good question hopefruit2! IMO, Don Choi hates the President. It really doesn’t matter what President Obama does. He just hates him. Period. He is trying to manufacture outrage at the President by using the gay marriage issue. Most thoughtful gays I know are absolutely convinced that President Obama is a strong supporter of gay equality. After all, he has done more than any other President in history to advance gay rights. Even more impressive is that he has been to do all that in just two and half years in office.

  9. 28 Tally
    June 30, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Broadway Carl = BRILLIANT. Just followed him on twitter @BwayCarl.

  10. 29 utaustinliberal
    June 30, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    President Obama doesn’t have time for nitwits like Choi and Maddow. While they spew nonsense and froth at the mouth, the real LGBT community appreciates the results the President has accomplished.

  11. June 30, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    Wow I didn’t know that Choi lied about POTUS on twitter like this.. omg to say this and pretend it’s President Obama’s words is just beyond the pale. I already have little good thought for Choi, but this lie is so awful.

    Make no mistake, Dan Choi is a republican, he has every intention of turning any vote he can away from POTUS. And obviously he is willing to lie on POTUS to make that happen. A truly smarmy creepy human.

    • 31 lisalovesobama
      July 1, 2011 at 12:38 am

      sherijr, any dumb ass who read that mentally unstable man’s tweet and thought for a minute that a politician, much less a smart man like PBO would say that is seriously too dumb to breath 🙄 Karma is going to get that fool sooner or later and boy am I gonna be laughing my ass off.

  12. 32 Desert Crone
    July 1, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    Broadway Carl should be followed but actually I wrote post. (-: He turned a FB note I wrote into a post a while back, but this was my first “real” post. Finally got up courage. I am on “Tweeter”. Thank you for your kind comments.


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