Dan Blatt, an old friend and gay conservative, notices something:
I have to say that while I do delight in mocking gay leftists for their sometimes seemingly slavish support of Democrats, I have been most impressed with the integrity of many left-wing gay bloggers. They haven’t marched in lockstep with an Administration, even one they helped elect. And it’s not just in dealing with a Democratic Administration. While most gay organizations have been silent on the persecution of our fellows living under oppressive Islamic regimes, many gay bloggers on the left have covered their plight, with one blogger even organizing rallies on behalf of gay victims of Islamofascism. These bloggers are hardly a fringe of the gay community, indeed, they may well be representative of it.
Nearly every gay Democrat I talk to has expressed the same frustration as do these left-of-center bloggers. They may agree with a number of thing the President has done these past nine months, but they’re appalled at how he has failed to act on the promises he made to the gay community. So, we should be grateful for the blogosphereit may well be more representative of our community that the heads of the various gay organizations with their fancy offices and titles and more ready access to the mainstream media.
And we have yet to see what Rachel Maddow and Anderson Cooper and Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert will air on the subject. They get it.
Obama, it seems to me, has made a very dumb mistake: he thinks the Human Rights Campaign is the gay community. Well, he's in for a big surprise.