Monday, January 11, 2010

Quote Of The Day


"Shouldn't there be safeguards against the majority voting on the rights of a minority? If people voted on civil rights in the 60s, it would have never happened. It took somebody like [President] Lyndon Johnson going, 'F all of you! I'm going to do this.' Obama won't do it. He's a huge disappointment to me."

Jane Lynch on Obama's lack of promise to the LGBT community

8 comments:

Larry Ohio said...

Nail. On. Head.

Michael Rivers said...

Very interesting quote!

Paul Benjamin said...

God, i love her! She is so right on about this.

I'd like to see Obama really stand up for something, and be the agent for 'change' that he preaches so heavily about!

robertga99 said...

Go Jane!

Wonder Man said...

Love Jane, but you know I feel differently. Also the Johnson was a tad bit different than this issue. But that's for another time

Kyle said...

I know this quote is just a sound bite and does not have full context, so I can't be hard on Jane. I agree with Jane on all but her last two statements. Obama's presidency isn't over. If somebody has a crystal ball, they should loan it to him, because he really could use it right now.

I think it may be unlikely for President Obama to accomplish many of the GLBT goals we want him too, given the nation's overall poor health right now. We really need to do this work ourselves, farming it out isn't working so well for us. It would be nice if we had help for the GLBT community, but I wouldn't hold by breath waiting for it. We need to get our collective house in order and get each and every GLBT citizen on board before we start casting stones at people who are our allies.

libhom said...

The interesting thing is that many queer issues (e.g., ENDA, lifting the military ban) have strong majority support, yet Obama hasn't done much on those issues either.

Mark in DE said...

Amen! Obama needs to read a few pages from the LBJ playbook and make equality happen on a Federal level.