Friday, December 10, 2010

Pam Spaulding, Joe Solmonese and DADT

Via Joe.My.God.:
"Joe Solmonese should do the honorable thing and step down. It is shameful to cash all those checks without the follow through on the job. The White House was never put under serious pressure; the late calls now in the e-blasts for the President to do something ring hollow after the toadying that has gone on for two years.

"As we saw, Reid couldn't get it together in the Senate and the wingnuts will have more control in January. The watered-down repeal doesn't do much of anything at this point (even if it passes as a separate bill during the lame duck session -- good luck with that), and we're still dealing with all the GOP squawking by McCain and others who want a 'do-over' of the Pentagon's implementation report. It's a big f'ing mess because there has been piss-poor leadership by those who are lobbied in government.

"In turn it's the unelected, highly marketed, well-tailored representative of the entire LGBT community, Joe Solmonese of HRC, who also has to be held accountable for these failures. It's clear that those in power had no fear of the vast war chest of HRC being used to turn up the heat." --Pam Spaulding, calling a Solmonese resignation a "New Year's wish for the community."

I don't typically repost verbatim this much of someone else's post, but without more pressure from the gay blogosphere, I doubt Solmonese won't curl an eyelash, let alone, resign.

So if you feel the same way as Ms. Spaulding (and I) do, then repost this, let everyone repost this, until Mr. Solmonese gets the message!

2 comments:

Schweigsame said...

I don't understand why this is a surprise. As far as I know (going back to the 1980s) HRC has never actually DONE anything but hold fund raisers, cash checks and hobnob with a few folks in Washington, being very, very careful to never rock any boat, lest it upset folks in power.

Based on their actions, their main goal has been to bilk the gay community of money and that they have done very well indeed.

Writer said...

I guess now with the flattening of the community and the Internet allowing for more voices to be heard, the gay community is - maybe not newly sick of it but - unwilling to let it continue.