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Throughout the weekend, I read countless posts on Democratic Underground that praised the brilliance of Obama's decision to feature an atheist-women-and-especially-gay-bashing bigot at his historically historic inauguration.

Such moves, we are told, will enable him to disarm the opposition and lead us to the progressive promised land, because Obama is a master chess player who knows how to sacrifice pawns for the greater good.

If you're gay, female, and/or an atheist (or some other godawful single-issue whiner), please suggest other things Obama can do to insult and marginalize you in order to further strengthen his hand.

It's for the good of the country and the party, so don't be shy.

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herb the verb's picture
Submitted by herb the verb on

As per Tennessee Guerilla Woman who saw the same thing I did.

"Mr. Warren compared same-sex couples to incest. I found that deeply offensive and unfair. If he was inviting the Rev. Warren to participate in a forum and to make a speech, that would be a good thing.

But being singled out to give the prayer at the inauguration is a high honor. It has traditionally given as a mark of great respect. And, yes, I think it was wrong to single him out for this mark of respect."

-- Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass),
CNN Late Edition (12/21/08)

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Submitted by carissa on

I can't think of anything more he could do to let me know that he has no use for my womanly-atheist-PFLAG self. I know that I am shut out of this administration.

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Submitted by TonyRz on

BF's always direct and to the point. (And I saw BF's bf on "60 Minutes". Cute!!)

Even Donna Brazile, of all people (ALLEGED closet case that she is - again, ALLEGED - I don't really like this stuff, either) pointed out to George Will on Sunday Morning (during Village puffing hour) that Warren's POV is not simply a good-natured disagreement about a matter of civic governance. She went on to point out what the good reverend actually claimed. The talking point, apparently, is to NOT let the reich wingers frame the Warren kerfuffle as a disagreement on marriage. Good. I hope this is a sign of baby steps being taken towards aggressively grabbing the framing in the future, and maybe Sunday mornings on the teebee changing for the better. One can only, er, hope.

(And FWIW, it's the bestiality argument that always enrages me. My SO of twenty-mumblety years is not a goddamn dog. FV(k YOU!)

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Submitted by oceansandmountains on

was also in this blog talking well, frankly, about Obama's unreasonable expectations. No pony for Barney!

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Submitted by Iphie on

Ha!

The full interview.

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Submitted by Davidson on

I once joked to a friend that if Obama changed his slogan to "Rape: Great in '08" it would not only be red meat to his dude base but also be defended by feminists. Flash forward months later to the general public reaction to Favreau and Asshat in Obama Staff T-Shirt mimicking how fun gang assault is on an effigy of Hillary Clinton. Jesus! The symbolism!

I'm glad that there's pushback on Obama for his latest drink of haterade. I still hold out hope that Warren will be de-invited, but regardless, I won't be watching the inauguration, which will just be a celebration of bigotry (misogynistic, homophobic) and the Village. Fuck that.

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Submitted by gqmartinez on

Historic historiocity.

Awesome awesomeness.

Amazing amazingness.

Bold boldness.