[quote]It did not impede the equality movement at all. We're really clinging to straws now. And the economy is in bad shape? Are you aware of the unemployment figures of the past two months?
Wow. Just wow.
The Republican House shot down all additional stimulus and job creation legislation.
The 2010 losses meant Obama's economic agenda was essentially dead.
The Republicans were not going to do anything to let him succeed, even at the nation's expense.
The fact that you refer to the last two months of job creation rather than the total number of jobs created under Obama underscores your ignorance of facts.
[quote]2010 happened because of an inactive democratic and because of people like you. You've done nothing for the past four years except whine and throw tantrums.
So, on the one hand you concede that 2010 happened because of an inactive Democratic base which includes, of course, the boneheads who advocated sitting out the election and starving the Democrats of money - i.e., you.
Your lack of action in 2010 contributed to the inevitable failure of both DOMA repeal and the passage of ENDA.
You contributed to the weakening of unions and the redistricting which meant we could not take back the House this cycle.
Are you arguing that your failure to do everything in your power to win in 2010 did not contribute to these setbacks?
As to who did what, you just cannot avoid that trap, can you? People who criticize you certainly can't be champions of Equality. They certainly could not have told other members of the LGBT community that their decision to withdraw support was a major tactical error. Right? That's your point?
They couldn't possibly have been briefed as major donors re SLDN's DADT repeal efforts and Lambda Legal's legal battles. Of course not! Preposterous!
And if you are dull enough to think that people engaging at those levels haven't earned their stripes through years of activism and fundraising...well, actually, you probably are.
You reek of the worst sort of keyboard terrorist...ill-informed and filled with unearned righteous indignation.
[quote] You accepted mediocrity and laziness. Some of us didn't. Those who didn't are responsible for where we are today.
And where are we exactly at the national level?
Clearly you have advanced the cause for cornerstone pieces of federal legislation, right?
Wake the fuck up.
We lost in 2010 because people like you gave up. You didn't get everything you wanted in 22 months so you just picked up your marbles and walked away in a huff.
And now you try to say that, hey, that never mattered anyway and look at all the great things you've done since.
The mind boggles.