Fierce Advocate’s Administration Cites DOMA, Denies Immigration Benefits to Gay Married Couple

By: Tuesday August 9, 2011 4:00 pm

The Obama Administration has denied the request of a married couple in San Francisco, ordering the expulsion of one spouse who is the primary caregiver of his legally married husband with AIDS.

Team Obama is incapable of valuing our actual relationships, while making pretty speeches about DOMA’s unconstitutionality.

 

Sunday Late Night: What Fierce Advocacy Looks Like

By: Sunday July 10, 2011 8:01 pm

We queers tried to tell you: having President Fierce Advocate on your side wasn’t a winning play.

A Tale of Two Acronyms: What Fierce Advocacy Actually Looks Like – START vs. DADT

By: Friday December 17, 2010 6:01 am

President Obama, like all presidents, often says he “wants” or is even “fighting” for something, but in fact puts no real effort into actually making it happen. It could be he doesn’t want to spend political capital because he thinks it is a lost cause, thinks it is fairly unimportant, or even doesn’t really want it, but thinks it is smart politics to pretend he does.

That is why it is important to recognize what a president acting as a “fierce advocate” actually looks like so you can distinguish the real thing from empty rhetoric. We are seeing a what a real full-court press from the administration is when it comes to the START treaty.

GetEqual to Deputy White House CoS Messina: “What’s Your Plan?” (VIDEO)

By: Wednesday November 17, 2010 7:45 am

This is the kind of direct action the cocktail-weinie set finds most unsettling: real people yelling real questions about real issues while they dart in and out of elite DeeCee hotels for secret meetings with issues lobbyists and White House staffers who aren’t doing much of anything at all to advance the issues they are raising money on throughout the year.

Fierce Advocate Jarrett Won’t Call DADT Unconstitutional; Choi to WH: “You’ve Lost My Trust”

By: Thursday October 21, 2010 11:47 am

Valerie Jarrett says the president wants Congress to repeal DADT. But she won’t say the law is unconstitutional.

Judge Tentatively Rejects Administration Request for Stay on DADT Ban

By: Tuesday October 19, 2010 7:00 am

The final ruling should come out of the Riverside, CA courtroom this morning. But based on yesterday’s hearing, we can expect a rejection of the stay. The judge said the government failed to show proof of “irreparable harm” to the military if the injunction goes forward.

Pentagon Issues Lavender Alert: We Can’t Protect You; Omits Warning to Straight Buddies to STFU

By: Friday October 15, 2010 4:30 pm

The Pentagon, in its continuing bumbling response to federal District Judge Virginia Phillips’s possible overreach, issued a memo directed at gay and lesbian troops currently serving, which essentially said “Careful, now, nothing’s really changed.”

Late Night: Dear “Advocate” Obama, Not Only is it Possible for the GOP to Obstruct More, It is Guaranteed

By: Tuesday August 17, 2010 8:00 pm

The Senate Republicans have made it clear since the beginning of 2009 they had no desire to reach bipartisan compromise with the Democrats. Instead they choose the surprisingly successful strategy pure obstructionism using a set of broken and arcane Senate rules. By effectively preventing the Democrats from governing (or preventing the Dems from governing effectively, take your pick), the Republicans have been able to tarnish their opponents in the eye’s of many voters, and therefore improve the GOP’s own election prospects.

Accountabilitiness

By: Friday August 13, 2010 6:01 pm

So let me see if I have this straight: The White House’s official spokesman criticizes “the professional left” for pointing out that Obama has broken his promises on the public option, Medicare drug reimportation and price negotiation, EFCA, DADT, closing Gitmo, restoring government transparency and respect for the Constitution, challenging “the broken system in Washington” and, arguably, immigration and climate reform… and then tells us that Obama wants us to push for change and “hold him accountable”?

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