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Watch: GetEQUAL Rips Gay Orgs, Elected Officials Over Obama's, Democrats Broken LGBT Promises


GetEQUAL takes HRC, Frank, Pelosi, Reid, and Obama to task in a new web video highlighting failure to pass ENDA and DADT as promised — so many times.


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  1. How old are these individuals? Taio Cruz's "break you heart"? Seriously?

    I'm all about venting your frustration, but a "remix" version of past speeches set to a pop song about heartbreak misses the point by a mile. In no way does this video advance the conversation on GLBTQ rights.

    Girl Talk and the entire remix-movement would be ashamed of this video.

    Posted by: LD | Sep 23, 2010 11:46:33 AM

  2. Why anyone gives the HRC a dime is a mystery to me.

    Posted by: justiceontherocks | Sep 23, 2010 11:49:33 AM

  3. Do the tea party do this to the Republicans? Or is it only the democrats who are bright and far sighted enough to cause war in their won battlefield, so therefore theree is less cohesion and would lead to loosing...again?

    Divide and conquer eh?

    Posted by: Rowan | Sep 23, 2010 11:54:40 AM

  4. Justice, I have recently found out that several straight family members who don't know any better have been supporting them through donations thinking they were helping me. I told them they'd be better off giving the money to orgs that help gay youth. I suspect I'm not alone in having people who are my allies giving to them without knowing the truth, so get the word out.

    Posted by: gaylib | Sep 23, 2010 11:56:41 AM

  5. Don't kids... these days... know the first thing... about... punctuation?

    Posted by: ohplease | Sep 23, 2010 12:38:22 PM

  6. Totally fuckin' awesome. Majorities in both houses, and the executive...disgrace.

    Posted by: TANK | Sep 23, 2010 1:00:07 PM

  7. Frankly my position is somewhere in between HRC and GetEQUAL's stances. If they were to cooperate and take the good parts of both, disgarding the bad, that would be much better.

    Posted by: ravewulf | Sep 23, 2010 1:02:47 PM

  8. No it wouldn't. We'd be right where we are. Cooperation between the beltway insiders and GE would, if anything, dilute GE's message delivery. Of course, there are criticisms of the effectiveness of GE from many gays (usually older and useless), but what has the HRC's cozy relationship with the establishment achieved?

    Posted by: TANK | Sep 23, 2010 1:07:55 PM

  9. GETLost

    Posted by: veg | Sep 23, 2010 1:31:27 PM

  10. The Republicans are the ones blocking repeal of DADT. Obama has not abandoned us anymore than he has abandoned the global warming issue by the Republicans blocking Cap & Trade. We Democrats have to be careful about attacking our own. There is a joke that the only difference between a liberal and a conservative is that conservatives will attack liberals 100% of the time, but liberals will only attack liberals 50% of the time. Or as Lyndon Johnson once said, "The difference between a liberal and a cannibal is that a cannibal won't eat its own." We should take all of this anger and direct it toward electing Democratic Senators in November.

    Posted by: JimSur212 | Sep 23, 2010 1:49:38 PM

  11. Um, Veg, we already have - did you not see Tuesday's lost vote for repeal of DADT and all our previous lost votes? I'd say it's time to GetEQUAL and hold our elected officials responsible, especially those who proclaim to be our friends but continue to work against us. So, you go on, GETLost and I'll continue working to GetEQUAL. Enjoy your second class citizenship while the rest of us fight for our rights to prevent the next 4 decades of the same old, politics as usual. Freedom ain't free, honey, sometimes you gotta upset the status quo.

    Posted by: Dan Fotou | Sep 23, 2010 1:52:40 PM

  12. "but liberals will only attack liberals 50% of the time."

    You mean like people like you who are attacking members of their own community for holding Obama accountable? Everything you said could be applied to those in the gay community attacking their own and remaining loyal to a political organization that has repeatedly lied to, dodged and stonewalled our community for decades. maybe you should take your own advice.

    Posted by: gaylib | Sep 23, 2010 1:56:45 PM

  13. "Do the tea party do this to the Republicans?"

    Yes, they do! In case you haven't noticed, the Tea Party has taken down Republicans they consider insufficiently committed to whatever the hell the TPers are for. See: the wonderfully loony Christine O'Donnell recently took out *nine-term* Rep. Senator Mike Castle in DE for just one example.

    "Divide and conquer eh?"

    Yes, trying to get party unity for Democrats is like trying to herd a bunch of feral cats, but still. I wish the Dems had even 1/10th of the Repubs smashmouth political style, where party leaders bluntly tell their underlings "Vote this way or you're dead to us, we'll make SURE you lose the next election by spreading rumors about you and that goat you had sex with". Oh no, it's "Let's talk some more (ZZZZZZZZZ) and see if we can work out a compromise that pleases neither of us".

    You know why a lot of straight men I've met won't vote for Democrats? Because they think they're pussies, that they won't fight for what they believe in. Yes, there's some misogyny and homophobia involved, but definitely not always. Who can blame them? We've had 30 years of the Democrats acting like abused spouses, the slightest bit of Republican push-back and they cave, all the while saying "Sorry, sorry we made you mad, sure we'll strip that bit of legislation out if you'll just stop running negative radio ads on the Limbaugh show!".

    Posted by: Henry Holland | Sep 23, 2010 2:07:58 PM

  14. Where are you going to go GAYLIB? How are you going to hold Obama and others accountable? Refuse to vote? Refuse to fund their campaigns? Take to the streets (remember how well the Equality March last October worked?) All this anger at HRC and the "establishment" is justifiable, and maybe in theory turning your back on every elected official or powerful organization that has ever worked on our behalf seems like the right idea. But my question, as it has always been, is WHAT WILL THAT CHANGE? More republicans will be elected. So not only will I not have my rights, but we'll let the most fiscally irresponsible morons take over our economic policies, deregulate the fuck out of every major industry, and wage wars that cost our country thousands of its citizens and trillions of dollars. No thanks. You think once we "hold their feet to the fire" they won't think us expendable? Democrats get elected without us all the time, and if we give up on them, they'll only be too happy to give up on us. And that's not self-loathing, that's just politics. It's mean and dirty.

    Oh and by the way, HRC has youth organizations too, including Generation Equality and the Coming Out Project. Just so you don't keep spewing misinformation.

    Posted by: anthony | Sep 23, 2010 2:11:20 PM

  15. My God, this is brilliant. I'm making a contribution to GetEqual today!

    Posted by: LincolnLounger | Sep 23, 2010 2:21:11 PM

  16. Rock, meet hard place. If we refuse to support the Democrats, we get Republicans or, worse, Tea Party morons. The Democrats know this. If all queer people voted for a third party, it would only allow the right to take control again, and worse it would never be known that the mass abandonment by gays of the Democratic party led to their defeat in this hypothetical situation. We (LGBT community) are not organized enough politically to make such a statement, and pollsters don't ask about whether your sexual orientation impacts your political decision.

    Unless we were to start our own party...unless we were to all agree that our sexual identity is also our political identity...

    But there are many LGBT people out there who just want to pass, to blend in. Either because it is easier, or because they are scared or both.

    So, yes. Rock, meet hard place.

    Posted by: Andalusian Dog | Sep 23, 2010 2:27:20 PM

  17. In Kansas works to elect equality minded candidates. We send out questionnaires and objectively rate the responses. We then compile an endorsement list and work actively to get those persons elected or re-elected. We also have our own full time lobbyist at the Kansas State House. We are making progress in a very red state.

    Posted by: Top_Ks | Sep 23, 2010 2:28:38 PM

  18. More S T U P I D from GetEQUAL.

    This is just an attempt to raise money because they've already spent their $700,000 gift. They need donations to maintain their $100,000 salaries. It is a huge waste of money and counterproductive. Give money to local groups that actually do something helpful.

    It's also a great contribution to the upcoming "mid-term massacre."

    These childish clowns think Obama or Pelosi or Frank has some kind of "magic wand" they refuse to use. It is juvenile thinking. We don't have enough support in the US Senate and we never have - pissing on our allies - even if they are not the best of "friends,"doesn't help anyone... well except the Republicans.

    They should ask Republican to fund their silly organization.

    Posted by: AndrewW | Sep 23, 2010 2:31:25 PM

  19. That is a GREAT video!

    The "have patience" crowd who keeps making excuses for those political clowns have no credibility whatsoever.

    "'Wait' has almost always meant 'Never.'"

    It's time to get mad and GET EQUAL!

    Posted by: FunMe | Sep 23, 2010 2:33:27 PM

  20. LOVE THIS VID!!! 'Bout time someone had some balls around here!!

    Posted by: Woot! | Sep 23, 2010 2:53:01 PM

  21. Love it. It's time people spit the kool aid out.

    Posted by: Shane | Sep 23, 2010 3:07:02 PM

  22. What exactly has GetEqual accomplished? They pressured the Dems into proposing a wishy-washy bill. It passed the House. Months later, with incessant complaining about the very people they expected to support us, drawing all the attention away from jackasses like McCain, they got a big, fat failure.

    And they have the gall to blame the organizations that created none of this.

    Dozens of protests in the congressional offices of OUR ALLIES. Don't sit on Pelosi's floor, SIT ON BOEHNER's.

    Posted by: BobN | Sep 23, 2010 3:59:02 PM

  23. Ladies and gentlemen, a war is never won with dissension in the ranks. Start stirring this up and the battle will be lost come November, by voter apathy!

    Anybody who thinks that the Republicans will be better than the Democrats, has been smoking dope!

    Posted by: Brains | Sep 23, 2010 4:43:48 PM

  24. 1) Obama is not our ally. 2) HRC has NEVER accomplished anything. Except throwing cocktail parties to congratulate themselves. They are an albatross, a complete waste of valuable political advocacy space.

    Posted by: justiceontherocks | Sep 23, 2010 4:55:23 PM

  25. GetEQUAL hasn't accomplished anything except pissing of Democrats. Maybe they are not as effective as we want them to be, but we don't have enough support in the US Senate - that doesn't change because we try to humiliate or embarrass people. These misfits are willfully ignorant.

    The LGBT Media is getting it:

    GetEQUAL Gets Stupid, Again:

    Posted by: AndrewW | Sep 23, 2010 5:17:57 PM

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