“One of them said, “Obama keep your promise,’ ” the president said. “I thought that’s fair. I don’t know which promise he was talking about.”
Which lead Andrew Sullivan, normally an Obama fanboy, to post this.
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.
This seems to be a recurring theme where Sullivan takes up for President Obama on all things except for issues related to gay rights. So I guess its not all that suprising.
But the funny thing about that is Sully fashions himself a journalist. But I would think a real journalist might try to actually track down, ya know, footage of the actual quote.
"One of them started to chant, “Obama keep your promise,’ ” the president said. “I thought that’s fair. I don’t know which promise he was talking about. But I thought to myself, you know, I like that."
So in a situation where President Obama is in fact welcoming accountability, rather than cracking jokes on gays in California as the Caucus Blog tried to portray him as having done, Sully has decided that this is why he isn't a Democrat.
Well from his fucking overreaction I say we don't want your fickle ass anyway.