Alan Cumming boldly came out swinging at the Obama Administration and all I can say is “two snaps up” to that. Alan says that Obama has done, and I quote, “Didly squat for gay rights.” Well, kids, as sad as all this is, what can I say besides I told you so, long ago when everyone was taken by Obama’s smile on the campaign trail, while turning their backs on Hillary Clinton. It was June 29, 2007, early on in the game at the Howard University hosted debate for the Democratic nominees. I’ll never forget it. The question came to Joe Biden about what he would do for AIDS funding, and he mentioned that he had recently gone and tested for HIV. Actually he said, “I am a strong supporter of getting tested, I recently got tested, so did my colleague Barack Obama“. When the moderator asked Obama about this, he immediately chimed in, “Let me be clear, Joe and I did not go get tested together”, awkwardly cracking a smile. As in…what…like we thought you two were lovers and he wanted to be sure your safe sex life was being properly monitored…you ass. It was a small comment, but my freind Melanie and I were dumbstruck by the subtle homophobia in that little remark. I am a firm believer in where there is smoke there is fire. Why would Barack, as much of a schmoozer as he is…duh…he is a politician…fight for gay rights if his knee jerk reaction is to detach himself from what has long been considered a “gay issue” like he did that day. Look, maybe I am wrong about this…but it stuck in my craw. For the gay community to be up in arms about Obama’s less than stellar support of our causes, well, you get what you paid for.
Gays are now stuck between a rock and a hard on…I mean…a hard place. There is no way on Earth that the gays cannot come out and vote in droves in this mid-term election for the Democrats. A win for a Tea Bagger in any race is a swipe against this administration. And whether he is our champion or our absentee parent (let’s face it, you all put unprecedented amounts of faith and hope in him) we still have no choice but to mobilize now. One thing I know for sure and implore all the Democrats and Independents, is to get off your apathetic asses and vote on November 2 for a Democrat. We are a critical crossroad in our nation’s history. Somehow anti-everything is the new black. While we have all been Facebooking and Twittering how great Kim Kardashian‘s new purse is, the Right Wing Conspirators have effectively messaged their scary ideas, which have taken hold. So here’s what we have to do. Tell all your Facebook friends and Twitter followers to get out there and vote. Hey, Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher, how about sparing us your nudie shots and use your Twitter account for the good of mankind. Your gay fans will thank you later.