Yup – The Carebear spoke to the Human Right’s Campaign and said some pretty words to the cocktail and canapé activists that should get them to turn on the money tap again.
While saying that he was committed to repealing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, and the odious Defense of Marriage Act (both enacted by the best GOP President ever, Bill Clinton), Obama did not say what steps he was taking to accomplish this, a timeline for it, or anything else useful or definitive. He basically said the same things he said on the campaign trail.
OBAMA: This story, this fight, continues, now, and I’m here with a simple message: I’m here with you in that fight. (APPLAUSE)
For even as we face extraordinary challenges as a nation, we cannot and we will not put aside issues of basic equality. I greatly appreciate the support I’ve received from many in this room. I also appreciate that many of you don’t believe that progress has come fast enough. I want to be honest about that. (APPLAUSE) Because it’s important to be honest amongst friends.
“Now gimme your money,” he did not add.
UPDATE 1: March on Washington
UPDATE 2: The White House is now calling the gays protesting today “the internet left fringe,” and suggests that “those bloggers need to take off the pajamas, get dressed, and realize that governing a closely divided country is complicated and difficult.”
Gosh, and I thought The Carebear won a super-majority with the White House, the Congress, and the allegedly fillibuster-proof Senate. Where’s the closely divided? (Hat Tip: Tex)
UPDATE 3: Buzzfeed has some of the best signs from the weekend. This is my favorite: