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: