The South used to be a Democratic stronghold. Now, not so much.
Blacks once consistently voted for the party of Lincoln. Not anymore.
Tennessee was considered a swing state as recently as 2000- now it’s so red candidates don’t even bother trying.
How long until gays give up on the Democratic party that clearly feels no need to keep promises to them? Could Obama spark the change?
White House press secretary Robert Gibbs was asked twice during Thursday’s press briefing about the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. Both times, he reverted to his standard talking points on the subject.
When would the White House push Congress to repeal the policy, asked on reporter?
Gibbs reiterated the president’s support for repeal, then added, “He does not think the policy is working in the national interests and is working with the Joint Chiefs, the Pentagon, and others to bring about a change in that policy.”
Another reporter noted that although Gibbs keeps saying the president is working for repeal, he had been told by staffers for the chair of the subcommittee (probably the military personnel subcommittee) that the House repeal bill isn’t likely to come up for a vote until next year.
“Sometimes the legislative process doesn’t move that quickly,” Gibbs responded.
Update: Gay Patriot more, including a round up of reactions, and:
Hey, Gays Who Support Democrats: You are suckers. Hopeandchange, hopeandchange!