Sunday, April 22, 2012
The POTUS Has Still Got This...But
And yeah gay community, y'all need to back up off a POTUS that is not only the best ever when it comes to trans issues but is the best gay-friendly one as well. I'm a little concerned about the hell raising and drama that's being ginned up in White GL World over an executive order that is not going to cover everyone and would be subject to be erased by the next GOP president.
I seem to recall the same screaming from predominately white GL peeps (many who have been either squishy about the POTUS or outright hostile to him even before he got elected) badgering him about doing an executive order to end discrimination against GL people in the military when he (the constitutional scholar) said it was going to take congressional legislative action to repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell.
Turns out he was right then and y'all weren't. Executive orders aren't magic wands that end discrimination instantaneously 'at the stroke of a pen'.
I and many Black LGBT people in general have been just as tired of white GL peeps who are quick to unfairly jump on this president and hold him to standards on GLBT issues you didn't hold Clinton to while refusing to give him any credit for the stuff he has quietly done to help this community already.
Why? Because some of y'all 'all marriage all the time' peeps are upset about his position on same gender marriage.
It's time for a reality check. Same gender marriage is not the end all be all issue for rainbow community organizing and activism.
I and a lot of POC peeps cis, trans and gay are more nervous about this looming presidential election despite the favorable poll numbers so far.
We see on one hand squishy white liberals we barely trust on one side and outright attempts by the GOP to enact voter suppression laws (that I have yet to see many GL persons, much less GetEqual complain or protest about) that could have have deleterious effects on the rainbow community's abilities to even cast ballots on November 6.
In addition, the GOP is playing the only KKKard they can in whipping up racist hatred of the POTUS to help Willard the Robot get elected.
So with a liberal Supreme Court majority in the balance, and to me that is THE issue period in this election cycle, and the GOP going Tea Klux Fascist you damned skippy I'm looking at the big political picture.
Te POTUS has still got this, but I won't relax about this election until November 7.