House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rakes in tons of dough from the gay community - and she represents a very gay district. She is invisible when it comes to the anti-gay marriage amendment proposal in California: Proposition 8.
Pelosi would change her tune if gays would write checks to the No on 8 campaign, and send a copy of the check to the DCCC - with a sharp note to Pelosi to explain the reason for this.
Read more at the Washington Blade. It goes without saying that Obama is doing nothing either, while gladly gobbling up gay money.
With less than two weeks remaining until California votes on a proposal to ban same-sex marriage, some gay rights advocates are questioning whether the “No on 8” campaign is doing everything possible to win.
Several high-profile political leaders that previously came out against Proposition 8 — such as Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) and U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) — have not recently spoken out against the proposal.
But Gil Duran, a Feinstein spokesperson, said, “something is in the works,” referring to a television ad campaign featuring the senator urging a “no” vote on the amendment. He declined to provide any details about the ad or when it would start airing.
Obama has been largely silent on the issue, although he came out against the amendment in a June letter to the Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club in San Francisco.
The Obama campaign this week declined the Blade’s request for comment on the issue.