Some gays are starting to get it.

“It” being the fact that the Democrats talk big about gay issues at election time, but consistently fail to make any serious effort to deliver once they’re in office.

“Once they’re elected, they’re not fighting for things like civil unions or same-sex marriage or ending ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ because they’re hot-button issues,” said Wyatt, who usually supports Democrats. “We’re just used as a piggyback for them to get into office. It’s absurd.”

That last line is the clearest statement of the general attitude of the Democrat Party. “Use gays to get into office, but don’t actually follow through on any talk about equal rights, because it’s too controversial.”

The Republican Party is all but openly hostile to gays, using opposition to “the Gay Agenda” as a rallying cry anytime they think they can get away with it, while Democrats claim to support gays. This leads many gays to believe they have to vote for Democrats simply to oppose Republicans on gay issues. It’s the old “the enemy of my enemy is my friend” fallacy, and it gets us nowhere.

Remember Rule 29: The enemy of my enemy is my enemy’s enemy. No more, no less.

The Democrats are not fighting for gay rights, they’re fighting for gay votes. They have their own objectives, and don’t care about us except for how we can help them meet their objectives. As long as they can keep getting gays to vote for them just by promising to help without actually having to give us results, they will.

[Source: AP article on Yahoo! news, retrieved 10/24/10]

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