Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Amid Growing Furor, Gays Begin Pulling Out of DNC Fundraiser

Tired of being screwed by the Obama Administration, a number of high profile gay politicos are pulling out of next week's DNC $1,000 a person gay fundraiser.

John Aravosis writes:

It's over, folks. A lot of us have been saying that if Marty Rouse, the Human Rights Campaign's National Field Director, were to pull his attendance from next week's DNC $1,000 a person gay fundraiser, then the fundraiser would effectively be dead. Well, HRC official Marty Rouse just pulled out as a result of the White House's homophobic DOMA brief in which they equated gay marriage to incest. . .

Rouse's departure ups to four the number of high profile gay politicos who have now dropped out of the event following the Justice Department's filing of a homophobic brief defending the Defense of Marriage Act last week. The other three people to pull out of the fundraiser are famous "friend of Bill Clinton" David Mixner, Alan Van Capelle (Executive Director of New York's largest gay group, the Empire State Pride Agenda), and top gay blogger Andy Towle. I've also just been told by former top Clinton aide Richard Socarides that he today informed the DNC that he will no longer be attending either.

The Obama Team is scrambling to offer some bribes -- which look more like pathetic bones of appeasement -- before the LGBT ATM machine shuts down altogether.