Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Quote of the Day, Double Dish Edition

A Quote of the Day Two-Fer:

None of the leading Democrats really believes that our civil rights are being trampled on; including president Obama, who has still achieved nothing substantive whatsoever for gay Americans.

Oh, I forgot the cocktail party. Always great to throw a cocktail party for the gays. That's what they really want, isn't it? Just give them some cocktails, ask for more money and they'll forget about their civil rights.

Andrew Sullivan, 7/27/09

If you're a Republican, a lot of things are logical: the entire debt began the moment Obama took office; Bush and Cheney never tortured anyone, but Obama is about to; the WMDs really are in Iraq; the president has the constitutional power to send tanks into the streets to arrest any American without charges; deficits don't matter; Obama is a Kenyan Muslim impostor; and Sarah Palin was qualified to be president of the United States at a moment's notice.

Andrew Sullivan, 7/28/09
There are more than a couple issues I disagree with Sullivan on, but I think he, Greenwald, and Maddow are really sticking it to both parties, and rightfully so.

And I didn't realize until I typed the three names, but is it just a coincidence that three of the most thoughtful critics of Obama are openly gay journalists? (Also worth noting, the most forgiving of the three is the self-proclaimed conservative, Sullivan.) I think this probably has a lot to do with their open support of Obama's platform, and--like many of us less Left-inclined--their profound disappointment with the lack of "Change" on so many important, non-DNC issues. The rest of the Left refuses to come to terms with this, and that is to the detriment of all of us.

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