- Slog on NBC's report - the "pajama-clad 'internet left fringe'"
- AmericaBlog on the same "White House official"'s comment
- Pam's House Blend: "The White House just called LGBTs part of pajama-clad 'Internet fringe' for asking for civil rights"
(This whole "but we are helping you by doing all this other stuff" line from Mr. Obama's speech is identical to old Republican apologetics on civil rights. The "queer rights = lefty fringies" is right out of 1990s fundamentalist radio. There's no school like the old school...)
I kind of like Pam Spalding's comment, because it does address something that many Obama supporters hate - the idea of protesting Mr. Obama or Democrats at all. Specifically:
I guess all of that "support" he doled out last night at the HRC dinner and the fact Candidate Obama said to hold him accountable was conditional if you're LGBT. Or maybe civil rights matters don't qualify for the "keep up the pressure" policy.btw, Slog reports that the Seattle protest today included anti-Obama chants. Maybe that's part of the plan; he's been dancing with the bigots for a while, maybe if he can convince them that queers oppose him, they'll start liking him. Mmmmm, triangulation.