So after Obama’s gay rights speech on Sunday, this LGBT White House person suggested that maybe everyone would try hitching a repeal of DADT to Joe Lieberman, a grape that rolled under a couch like 50 years ago and in the interim transformed into a malign raisin and also, somehow, a Senator from Connecticut. Why Lieberman? Um.

Well, look at this thing he did back in March, that time he introduced a bill that would give spousal benefits to the same-sex partners of federal employees. And also Lieberman is friends with Olympia Snowe, a chimerical New England ice deity who decides what ideas become facts. Plus, Lieberman has always loathed DADT, his staff is saying, as if even they think this means anything. Anyway, this would work out well for gays, who really do need someone in the Senate to push this thing through, and also Lieberman, who is so despised at this point by his own constituents that actual adults are purchasing ninja costumes because they think this will help them cause him physical harm.

[The Advocate]

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  1. This cannot be so. Lieberman to the left of Obama? The earth will tumble from its axis should this cosmic brain fart not dissipate soon. Then again, everybody loved Uncle Joe Stalin during WW2.

  2. The outer homo in me wants to believe that Jumpin’ Jehosophat is sincere about helping out us gehz by wanting to repeal DADT. The inner cynic in me, however, thinks that Jo-El is doing this because it’s politically expedient (DADT has been dying a slow death for quite a number of years now) and because he wants to be on the front side of the political bandwagon when DADT finally keels over.

  3. Heh heh, its Obama McHopey playing droopalong for an asshole is what it is. All innocent and like “maybe that Joe Liebermen feller will help push this along, he’s always been a great champion of teh gays, why Joe loves the homos, we here, oh yes, they go way back, Joe and his support for the homosexual agenda.” Joe is getting all redder and redder, because Obama is embarrassing him in front of his new friends, the republicans, his new friends, they aren’t much for gays and gay agendas and all, and since the only career opportunity at all for backwater pigfuckers is the military, they certainly don’t want their darling pigfucking sons and daughters going off to serve alongside cocksuckers and rugmunchers, any more than they want to see their offspring going to school alongside those lazy coloreds. Oh, Joe is gonna have a lot of explaining to do, hell, his new friends might not even want to talk to him anymore.

    Thats some fine politicking, getting all liberal cred for being pro-gay, while fucking over Joe Lieberman at the same time by directing Republican homophobia against him.

  4. [re=432989]hobospacejunkie[/re]: Lieberman is not to the left of Obama. Obama has been saying he’s in favor of repealing DADT since the election.
    The difference is that Lieberman can actually do something to repeal the law, since he’s in the senate.

    Which means that I now have to be grateful to Joe Lieberman for something. I think what I’m feeling right now is akin to what skoalrebel feels when he dips unflavored snuff. It does the job, but damn that shit is repulsive!

  5. Everyone who thinks Lieberman is a bigger lefty than Obama for attempting this – you guys do realize Barry can’t do shit about DADT without Congressional approval, right? And guess where Lieberman works?

  6. “Joe Lieberman, a grape that rolled under a couch like 50 years ago and in the interim transformed into a malign raisin and also, somehow, a Senator from Connecticut.”

    Heh heh, thanks for starting my day with that.

  7. And doesn’t Connecticut allow gay marriages now? So if Joe wants to be re-elected it might behoove him to do something positive for the gay community, considering how much the rest of the state hates him?

  8. [re=433118]AxmxZ[/re]: This is going to be all pedantic, be warned.

    Actually, Obama could issue an executive order that would put an end to the prosecutions under DADT. However, said executive order could be overturned by the next president.
    There are lots of people pissed that Obama hasn’t issued the executive order because we are continuing to prosecute and discharge gay soldiers.
    There are also strategists who argue that an executive order would take the pressure off of Congress to actually repeal DADT, so we’re better off waiting for Lieberman et al to push through legislation.

    And then there’s the internet, where this complex issue can be reduced to a convenient, bumper-sticker sized slogan. Yay internet!

  9. This still doesn’t vindicate Al Gore’s selection of Liebermann in 2000. Though, given the next best option was John Edwards, I guess we should be grateful for ticket-balancing (regionally, anyway).

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