“The Enemy of My Enemy…”

Jim Burroway

April 21st, 2010

Bob Ellis runs the extreme right-wing website Dakota Voice. He loves Sarah Palin and the Tea Party, and is against everything Obama and everything gay. But in his latest post, he poses as the rare right-winger who, when pushed to choose between the Obama and the gays, sides with the gays.

Writing about the latest protest in front of the White House and the unusually swift and heavy police response it elicited — Police aggressively cleared media, tourists, and other onlookers from the area in front of the White House — Ellis, who is no stranger to protests himself, decides to defend the “apparently compliant and nonviolent homosexual protesters”:

Did President Obama feel so threatened by these homosexual activists that he had to call out 10 or more police officers to deal with six compliant homosexual activists and run off the public and the media? Was it embarrassing for him? Could this be considered a homophobic reaction by President Obama?

While it’s extremely unlikely that the President personally got on the phone within minutes of the start of the protest to call Park Police and have them run off the media, the unusually swift and aggressive response did come as a surprise to reporters and activists alike. And at least one Paul Cameron-citing anti-gay activist who dislikes Obama more than he does the gays.

Timothy Kincaid

April 21st, 2010

Interestingly, the barring of media from the area got more press than did Got Equality’s protest.

From Fox News:

In an unusual move, police pushed reporters away from the White House Tuesday afternoon during a gay rights protest in Washington, D.C.

During the small demonstration, six gay and lesbian military veterans handcuffed themselves to the gate on the north side of the White House, in protest of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy banning gays from serving openly in the military.

But as reporters tried to cover the event, police pushed them — as well as tourists and others walking around — halfway into Lafayette Park across the street from the White House.

The policeman shouted, “Back up! Park’s closed!”


April 21st, 2010

I don’t think he’s siding with the “compliant homosexual activists” so much as trying to paint Obama as some kind of hysterical, overreacting wimp.

“Compliant homosexual activist” = sissy, punk, or girly-man.

President who needs ten cops to deal with six girly-men = President who is not a Real Man (TM).

Bruce Garrett

April 22nd, 2010

Any news yet on how the protesters were treated?

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