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  1. “Losing control of Congress may make it difficult for President Obama to repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell in the next year”

    Big deal.

    Obama had 2 years to repeal DADT and DOMA but he pissed away his chance. He never had any intention of advancing LGBT equality. His promises to the LGBT community were barefaced lies.

    Therefore it does not really matter that the Republic**ts won the House.

    The most generous description I can think of for the Democratic Party in the US is the ‘lesser of 2 evils’. They are certainly not committed in any sense to LGBT equality. They promise the world in order to get LGBT votes and donations, but as soon as it is convenient for them, they will throw us under the bus.

    Obama is a slimy, opportunistic career politician like all the rest. I cannot believe what a failure he has been on his pre-electtion promises.

  2. yeah plain will look after you

  3. I agree David. Obama is a fraud just like all politicians.

  4. Obama’s not superman. He can’t just make laws whenever he feels like it – he has to have the approval of a whole bunch of senators, many of whom are Republican d**ks who will just veto anything that is good for the world.
    That said, you do have to wonder what the point of having a President is if he’s doing all he can and this is the result.

  5. Peter In Brisbane 3 Nov 2010, 10:10pm

    Like most pollies, he was an orator-windbag but a non doer.
    Voters fall for oral jobs at every election.

  6. Peter in Brisbane; I fall for oral blow jobs every time! Vote for me, Leo the Queero!

  7. chris in new england 3 Nov 2010, 10:42pm

    I’m tempted to say the only real difference will be that the Democrats will have someone else to blame now for not getting anywhere on our issues, but the truth is we lost some valuable allies in the House who actually did do a lot for us, or at least tried to.

    A record 106 openly gay candidates were elected to public office this year, so there’s some good news at least.

  8. The House voted to repeal DADT. So Democrats did try to do somthing. Repeal could still happen in the Senate if moderate Republicans agree to vote for cloture.

  9. The U.S. President is not a dictator. He need Congress to work with him.

  10. SilenceIsGolden 4 Nov 2010, 1:12am

    And we binational couples can kiss our hopes goodbye of getting an immigration reform were we will not end up as the first casualty on the negotiation table. If it will come at all to that, very doubtful now — and maybe it’s a good thing. Better not have voted on something this important than having a bad vote — or worse: than having it passed and your own hopes dashed pretty much forever. :-(

  11. The Democrats had 2 years to make advances on LGBT rights before this election.

    Obama made specific promises to the LGBT community before he was elected.

    He failed to deliver ANY of his promises.

    He was, and is full of meaningless hot air.

    Nothing WILL be achieved under the Republicans. Nothing WAS achieved under the Democrats.

    I suspect that a massive LGBT civil rights uprising, like the African-American uprising in the 1960’s will be required to achieve LGBT advances in the undemocratic USA.

    Politics has failed.

  12. He is a just a typical deceiving black man, what do you expect????!!!!!

  13. Paul is a typical racist, what do you expect?

    Not that I like obama in any shape or form, the man is a corporate puppet – reading from a tele prompter and designed to deceive the people and prop up wall street. But saying that his genetics which give happen to give him a slighter darker skin pigmentation is the reason he is incompetent is stupid as hell. It’s like calling bush a typical deceiving white man.

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