Just as Christians (hopefully) learned a lesson after the disclosure that top advisers to President Bush privately ridiculed prominent evangelicals, now the GLBT community is in for some schooling from “their” president:
Following Sunday’s high-profile gay rights march on Washington, D.C., CNBC’s John Harwood reported that while many LGBT activists are split on their approval of the Obama administration, the president is still polling extremely well with Democrats.
“The White House views this group [gays] as part of the Internet left fringe,” he said, explaining why there has not been more swift action to bring equality to an otherwise sidelined segment of American society.
The comments come less than 24 hours after President Obama reaffirmed his support for ending the “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, which prohibits homosexuals from serving openly in the military. However, he did not provide a timeline for repealing the measure, which he has called “discriminatory.”
“If you look at the polling, Barack Obama is doing well with 90 percent or more of Democrats,” Harwood continued. “So, the White House views this opposition as really part of the Internet left fringe. … For a sign of how seriously the White House does or doesn’t take this opposition, an adviser told me today those bloggers need to take off the pajamas, get dressed and realized that governing a closely divided country is complicated and difficult.”