Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Harvey Milk gets ignored while religious right try to unsuccessfully feast on President Obama

Tomorrow (or today - depending on when you read this post), Harvey Milk gets his due.

Personally, I am surprised just about how quiet the religious right and others have been about Milk receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Then I look at the conservative site Town Hall and the religious right phony news site One News Now, and I realize why they are so quiet.

These are just a few stories from today's One News Now:

Town hall meetings = democracy at work

Real 'grassroots' show out in New Hampshire

Obamacare meets Twitter

'Politics of hope' reduced to name-calling

Liberal media bias continues unchecked

And then there is Town Hall:

Dirty Secret No. 1 in Obamacare

Obama's Seven Deadly Political Sins

I Thought 'Dissent Is Patriotic'

Pat Buchanan: Angry White Men

Phyllis Schlafly: Obama Brings Chicago-Style Intimidation

So apparently Harvey Milk and the rest of us are off the menu and President Obama is the main course.

Although according to Daily Kos, there is about to be a shift of entrees that ranks up there with the ending of the Three Little Pigs where the last pig ate the wolf.

Daily Kos is claiming that President Obama is actually benefitting from the town hall madness:

The President's already-solid approval ratings have started to climb. The increase in the President's poll numbers can be traced back to when conservative protesters stepped over the line at town meetings; the public, apparently, doesn't like people who quash civilized discussion by rudely screaming ad nauseam. But the media has a "dramatic" story line that they must stick to at all costs, so they aren't reporting the rise in the President's poll numbers, and are instead citing two-week old polls to keep their story line going.

So I guess this means that thanks to all of the health care madness, lgbts can enjoy a moment in the sun uninterrupted by the religious right (at least I hope so) when Milk gets his long awaited due as an American hero.

But do we have to put up with the following for it.

It's a clip of an interview with a protestor of the New Hampshire town hall meeting with the President; the guy who brought the loaded gun.

Chris Matthew eviserates him but still . . . ugh:

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Unknown said...

Alvin, Harvey Milk is an historical figure. The sweeping changes that will happen if the Democratic health bills in their current form are something that will impact this nation for decades to come. You are in the healthcare service sector. What do your fellow workers think? What do the doctors that you have contact with think?

I believe that we need reform, but the reform that I believe we need is more in line with what Charles Krauthammer outlined in one of his recent columns.

BlackTsunami said...


I make it a point not to mention details about my job on my blog ;p

Unknown said...

I can understand your position on my questions. However, I do believe that our Congress (Democrats/Republicans) is not answering honest questions about the impact of the healthcare bills that have been proposed.

Buffy said...

Funny. When GWB was president we were told that questioning him was un-American, even treasonous. When the Patriot Act came out we were told "if you haven't done anything wrong why are you worried"? Now they're insisting once again that dissent is patriotic and every bill should have 100% approval from the American public before it's approved. What the....?

As to the health care reform itself, why do people who cry about "bureaucrats" rationing health care not worry about corporate beancounters doing so? Why do they have a problem with the distribution of healthcare being determined by need rather than who has the most $$$? Why do they trust corporate hacks who put profits above all and insist government employees would throw them in the streets to die?

Again I say; I don't understand the RRRW mindset.

Alex said...

They weren't the quiet. They said something along the lines of it will be the 1st time some one is awarded for their sex life.