Sunday, August 16, 2009

Why I interrupted Bill Clinton's speech at Netroots Nation

I agree with Lane's reasoning 100%, and I don't think his question was unreasonable. What is unreasonable is the Democrat elite, Bill Clinton included, thinking that they do not owe us explanations for their acts. Bill Clinton is the worst offender in this category, and has been ever since his presidency. He did not engage the GLBT community in the discussion of his many options as President. He made decisions and demanded that we acquiesce and support him because, well you know, the other side is worse. It's called "betrayal" because it's done by someone you trusted. I have not cared for Bill Clinton since the March on Washington in 1993. He treated us like we were a strange disease and avoided us. Fast forward to 2009: nothing's changed, really. Bill Clinton thinks we should be thankful for his magnitude. Well, I'm not. Now here's my personal peave about DADT: the homophobes in the military never stopped asking. The witch hunts continued. No one in Clinton's administration ever tried to make them keep their part of the bargain. Ask anyone of the ten thousand or so Gays and Lesbians who were discharged since DADT if they did anything to call attention to themselves.

Bill Clinton owes the GLBT community a sincere apology for fucking us over when he was President.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost