“One of them said, 'Obama keep your promise.’ I thought that’s fair. I don’t know which promise he was talking about,” - Barack Obama mocking gay protesters at a celebrity-packed fundraiser in LA. Yes, we all know Obama opposes marriage equality. But milking that opposition for laughs a day after the court ruling upholding Prop 8?
But since he asked, how about an end to the HIV ban, an end to the military ban and a federal recognition of full civil equality for gay married couples? Three clear promises. After this quip, by the way, the NYT reports:
The people in the audience who paid $30,400 per couple to attend laughed as they ate a dinner of roasted tenderloin, grilled organic chicken and sun choke rosemary mashed potatoes.
And then I remember why I'm not a Democrat.