Comments on: Election results put LGBT advocates back on defense http://www.washingtonblade.com/2010/11/03/election-results-put-lgbt-advocates-back-on-defense/ America's Leading LGBT News Source Wed, 14 Feb 2018 13:55:00 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 By: Sara’s News Roundup 11/7/10 | Bent Alaska http://www.washingtonblade.com/2010/11/03/election-results-put-lgbt-advocates-back-on-defense/#comment-49080 Sun, 27 May 2012 19:51:05 +0000 http://www.washingtonblade.com/?p=14364#comment-49080 […] Election results put LGBT advocates back on defenseWashington, Washington Blade, November 3, […]

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By: Tim http://www.washingtonblade.com/2010/11/03/election-results-put-lgbt-advocates-back-on-defense/#comment-7114 Sat, 06 Nov 2010 23:34:52 +0000 http://www.washingtonblade.com/?p=14364#comment-7114 At this point we should all be calling our Congressional representatives and asking them to vote in favor of the Domestic Partnership Benefits & Obligations Act that Congresswomen Baldwin is sponsoring. The bill has already been passed out of committees in the House & Senate and is just waiting for a vote on the floor of each chamber so it can become law. That should be the Dems first act of business in the lame duck session, before they lose control of the House. NEWSFLASH – this is the Dems last chance to pass Pro-LGBT legislation for the next two years. They must call the bill for a vote now while they still can, and frankly it is appauling that neither chamber has voted on this bill which cleared committees more than ten months ago. Why havn’t Pelosi and Reid called for a vote on this legislation?? If they were worried scared Dems wouldn’t vote for it because of the upcoming election, then there is nothing to worry about now. It must get a vote during the lame duck session!

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By: Mombian » Blog Archive » Weekly Political Roundup – Election Edition http://www.washingtonblade.com/2010/11/03/election-results-put-lgbt-advocates-back-on-defense/#comment-7058 Fri, 05 Nov 2010 21:23:25 +0000 http://www.washingtonblade.com/?p=14364#comment-7058 […] Chris Johnson takes a broad look at what the election results mean for LGBT rights. […]

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By: Skeeter Sanders http://www.washingtonblade.com/2010/11/03/election-results-put-lgbt-advocates-back-on-defense/#comment-7046 Fri, 05 Nov 2010 17:47:47 +0000 http://www.washingtonblade.com/?p=14364#comment-7046 About the only good thing to come out of the Republican tsunami from an LGBT perspective is that 1) they failed to take control of the Senate, and 2) even if they did take the Senate, the Republicans still lack the two-thirds majorities required in both houses to pass a revived version of the Federal Marriage Amendment and to overrride presidential vetoes.

If this election proved anything, it’s that liberals/progressives are indeed a minority of the electorate — a 22 percent minority, according to pre-election opinion polls and election day exit polls. They’re outnumbered by both conservatives (38 percent) and moderates (40 percent).

Progressives — especially LGBT progressives — MUST FACE UP TO THE REALITY OF THEIR MINORITY STATUS and seek common ground with moderates in order to get anything done. This is the brutal political reality that progressives can no longer deny or ignore. the progressive community — like the Democratic Party — MUST APPEAL TO THE CENTER, whether they like it or not.

Barack Obama literally owed his 2008 election to moderate voters, without whom he could not have won the White House. Now, he’s lost them — and is going to have to work exceptionally hard to win them back if he has any hope of winning a second term, especially if the Republicans learn from their past mistake and not read their 2010 victory as a mandate to take the country back to the Bush years.

Of course, the GOP must likewise appeal to the center and jettison its hard-line right wing ideologues — or else, they, too will get kicked to the curb in 2012.

America really is a center-right nation, with progressives holding sway only in the Northeast and the West Coast. Progressives can’t deny this reality any longer and must act accordingly.

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By: El Dorado http://www.washingtonblade.com/2010/11/03/election-results-put-lgbt-advocates-back-on-defense/#comment-7044 Fri, 05 Nov 2010 16:35:22 +0000 http://www.washingtonblade.com/?p=14364#comment-7044 Don’t forget to thank Nancy Pelosi and the gay leadership in general like HRC for nothing, too! Barney Frank and Tammy Baldwin should have demanded action from Pelosi and refused to take no for an answer! They squandered precious time last year and this year on putting up ENDA for a vote with endless excuses! It was unacceptable to hold ENDA hostage for the sake of passing healthcare first! Pelosi and the Dems were incapable of doing more than one thing at a time, like walk and chew gum. As a result we got screwed….again!

Further, instead of concentrating on one major piece of legislation at a time, like we did on Hate Crimes, you tried to push through everything under the sun and as a result ending up with NOTHING! It’s outrageous that lifting DADT took priority over ENDA! If you had just simply put ENDA through only it would have finally be up for a vote but instead you wasted all the political capital and resources on DADT knowing full well that it was a long shot! When will the gay leadership ever learn its lessons from history?! Are they clueless or just blind and stupid? Did you think we would have an endless opportunity to get ENDA through? We know back in January that the GOP would like take back control of Congress!

Yes, now you can expect nothing but anti-gay bills again! That’s what groups like the Family Research Council will push through with their allies in the GOP! You blew it faggots…..now we all pay the price for it! It will likely be another generation or so before we get any chance like we had and lost to pass ENDA or anything else!

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By: Pete Giaquinto http://www.washingtonblade.com/2010/11/03/election-results-put-lgbt-advocates-back-on-defense/#comment-6992 Thu, 04 Nov 2010 12:31:53 +0000 http://www.washingtonblade.com/?p=14364#comment-6992 GD worthless democrats. Hey Tammy, it was real nice of you to introduce the domestic partnership bill, then sit back and not push to get it passed. You are all worthless pieces of shit. Thanks for nothing.

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