I cannot stand our politicians - whether it's the revolting, lying, shameless, hypocritical-beyond-belief, malevolent Republicans, or the maddeningly craven, pathetic, spineless Democrats. (Feingold and Grayson excepted, I guess.) Ugh - just being in this town gives me the creeps.
I saw JMG's post with that video by his very funny reader - The HRC Gala in Four Minutes - but I did not know that BFF and "Senior Advisor to the President" Valerie Jarrett had the temerity to co-opt Dan Savage's "It Gets Better" theme. (Mr. Sullivan told me that.)
Savage's response is so excellent, I'm just re-printing it here to have it on my blog and to save anyone a click just in case.
Fuck you, you pack of co-opting cowards.Word.
Seriously. You can do a lot more than offer hope. You have the power to make it better. Right now. Suspend enforcement of DADT. Don't appeal the decision by a federal judge that declared DADT unconstitutional. Stop defending DOMA in court. Keep your promises. Make it better. And if you're not going to keep your promises or do what you can to make it better, White House, then you could at least have the simple human decency to shut the fuck up.
State-sanctioned discrimination against LGBT people legitimizes the kind of anti-gay attitudes and beliefs that lead directly to anti-gay bullying at the ballot box and anti-gay bullying in schools. You can do more. Enough with the speeches. Enough with the pretty words—particularly the lifted ones.