Bitchy Queens over that the Independent Gay Forum
What Did They Expect?
Two headlines from this week's Washington Blade: Gay, AIDS groups oppose Alito and Bush declines to name [openly gay D.C. Attorney General Robert] Spagnoletti for judgeship. Only in lesbigay political never-never land would gay activists think they can vehemently oppose all of the president's judicial nominees, and then expect he should reward our community by appointing a gay judge.
I sometimes think gay activists are the only people in D.C. who don't have a clue how politics works—or, more depressingly, they do know but care more about being on the left and losing (which is actually better for their fundraising efforts), then making progress.
More: From reader Curtis:
Bush doesn't owe the critics of his judicial nominations anything, that's for sure. And LCR's failure to support his re-election pretty much rules them out as effective lobbyists.
So Bush gets a free ride with all those gay Bush voters who have no institutional lobbyist in Washington.
Gay activists to Bush: We will never, ever, EVER support you. Now, here's what we want!
Thing is that people like Steve Miller and Curtiss are giving the message to Bush that it doesn't matter what he does on gay issues, because we will support you no matter what. That's as bad as the message the gay liberal groups give to Bush.
A pox on both sides.