I'm sick and tired of "asking" for our civil rights. I am appalled at LGBTQ kids getting murdered or committing suicide because they are "queer" to their classmates. I am more than disgusted at having the "voters" decide who I can and cannot love, all the while taking our tax dollars to pay for our nation's schools, infrastructure and ever-expanding needs.
And I am livid many American politicians are comfortable with gay and lesbian servicemembers serving, and dying, for our country in silence - simply so either the Democratic or Republican incumbent gets re-elected.
Rachel Maddow, keeping the political establishment's feet to the fire, had Representative Rush Holt (D-NJ) on her show recently, speaking of President Obama's ability to issue an executive order to ensure no more gay and lesbian servicemembers are kicked out of the military simply because they are gay.
I'm tired of LGBTQ issues being "kicked down the political road" while we suffer and die for "the greater good."
The world is changing, and American's attitudes are changing also. The Republicans are losing grip of more than just power, they are losing grip of public opinion and - importantly, elections. And if the Democratic leadership doesn't understand the political ground is shifting under their feet, they may also be out of a job.
It's time for the president and congressional leaders to give our servicemembers the respect they deserve, and get off the fence - as our soldiers, airmen, seamen and Marines are serving in silence - and not sitting on the frikkin' fence.
It's time for the Democratically-controlled Congress to Repeal Don't Ask Don't Tell, and for President "fierce advocate to repeal DADT" Obama to issue an executive stop-loss order NOW.
Otherwise our political leaders - from the president on down the political ladder - are looking, and acting, like cowards. And that is beneath contempt.