11 responses

  1. Ben in Oakland
    May 9, 2012

    I also sent a contribution today, and one yesterday to the Democraats. I sent my first contribution to a politician in 20 years after DADT went.

  2. Tony
    May 9, 2012

    “I just sent $100 to President Obama’s campaign fund.”

    I will be doing the same very shortly. I think the DNC could also use a contribution.

  3. Patricia Kayden
    May 9, 2012

    I always knew that President Obama, as sensible as he is, supported marriage equality. Very glad that he stopped pretending otherwise. He may lose a few votes, but will gain a lot of respect for taking a principled stance on this important civil rights issue.

  4. DN
    May 9, 2012

    GodDAMN that fifth paragraph is a great summary of what coming out was like for me. Nevermind the way you made me guffaw with your opening line.

    As always, an on-point analysis from Rob. Great job!

  5. CPT_Doom
    May 9, 2012

    As far as timing is concerned, this may be the best for Obama. Had he done this before the NC vote, the fundies would have claimed the vote was a rejection of the President.

  6. jpeckjr
    May 9, 2012

    Watched the video clip and just kept saying “Wow.” Over and over again.

    I told you people the other day Biden and Duncan were signaling the President’s position and testing the waters for a DNC platform item. Oh, I just love being right! Not that it happens very often.

  7. jpeckjr
    May 9, 2012

    We should also send contributions to the MN and ME marriage equality efforts. A vote in favor of marriage equality is necessary for the game to truly change.

  8. Rob Tisinai
    May 9, 2012

    jpeckjr, I got a call from the group in Maine a few weeks ago, and he was about 5 seconds into his pitch when I surprised him with, “Yeah, is $20 okay?”

    (Hey, I have a mortgage!)

    Seriously, anything to break the opposition’s mantra of “Every time it’s been put to a vote by the people…”

    And Maine is our best bet for that.

  9. Richard Rush
    May 9, 2012

    I also donated to Obama’s campaign fund today. This is the first time I’ve ever donated to a political candidate in my 67 years of life!

  10. CPT_Doom
    May 9, 2012

    I dumped $250 into Obama’s re-election today. I had vowed to refrain from contributions until Obama came out for same-sex marriage, therefore believing I would escape without any hit to my bank account this election season. Damn that BHO!

    Seriously though, the very fact that the fundies are fuming shows this was the right move.

  11. Reed
    May 11, 2012

    Like Ben in Oakland (hello, up there) who I actually knew for a short time a million years ago . . . I’m in with my dollars.

    And I’m grinning like an idiot – except at that last sentence, which made me tear up excessively. I shall blame that on allergies.

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