'WWJD' - about healthcare reform?
Home invasions would occur under Obamacare
Illegal aliens trump veterans at U.S. medical offices
Obama tack on NKorea wrong, misguided
These are the headlines to this morning's edition of the phony news service One News Now. As you can see, One News Now is waging a huge war against President Obama.
Subsequently the lgbt community, a reliable victim of One News Now's campaign of misinformation, has been pushed to the side for the time being.
It's the same way on the conservative site Town Hall. And even the Family Research Council and its head, Tony Perkins has gotten into the act.
I venture to say that almost every right-wing news site and blog are trying to engage in a Barack Obama feeding frenzy.
Now far be it from me to spin conspiracy theories but a case can be made that there is a coordinated effort to give President Obama as much hell as possible.
And I hope that the lgbt community is paying attention to what's being done.
I like the fact that we are singleminded and determined to grab what belongs to us.
But sometimes we miss out on a lot.
When I read these articles and columns and see how those town hall meeting protests were coordinated via astroturfing, I have to wonder if the lgbt community gets what we are up against.
These same entities that are now focused on President Obama have been fighting us for years and will continue to do so after this situation with health care passes. And with some of the same methods they are now using to try and make President Obama's life a living hell.
This is a perfect opportunity to study their methods. All good battle plans involves studying "the other team." But for some reason, the lgbt community will not do this. Instead, a lot of us minimize the power of the religious right and the right-wing in general.
We tell ourselves that they are "prejudiced" or "ignorant" so as to make ourselves feel superior towards them.
We think that hurtling the words "haters" and "bigots" or marching in angry crowds are going to get us over.
And we miss the big picture because we need to embark on more than these lazy efforts.
While we are name-calling or marching and chanting, people like Michelle Malkin, Glenn Beck, and Sean Hannity will be distorting our viewpoints from coast to coast.
People like Peter LaBarbera will be filming our actions with misrepresentations in mind.
And right-wing bloggers, columnists at Town Hall, and phony news articles on sites like One News Now will take incidents out of context to spin the image of "angry, pushy homosexuals."
The right-wing noise machine is so ingrained that until we attack it at the roots, all of our actions (i.e. marches, protests) will be used against us.
President Obama will survive this feeding frenzy. But I just hope that the lgbt community will learn as much as he does about the "nature of the enemy."