"Get EQUAL" Gay Rights Protesters Heckle Obama at Barbara Boxer Rally in Los Angeles

by the Left Coast Rebel

Who can blame them? Obama promised the group-identity gay activist crowd the sky and hasn't even delivered table scraps a this point. Perhaps they feel like free market conservative/libertarians under George W. Bush's prolifigate spending years? Check 5:10 on the needle to avoid the rest of Oblah-Blah's, blah-blah(ing):

Analysis: Anyone notice how flustered and arrogant the Obamanation seemed to be when the hecklers started chiming in? Note that he ratcheted up the volume, it sounded kind of like the real radical leftist Obama in the uncovered SEIU video.

A leader that can tell the truth! Even when it's not convenient!:

Also, he seemed to need to consult with Barbara Boxer and her position on the non-issue-issue of the century - Don't Ask/Don't Tell. Hah! Gay Patriot has this on the group behind the protest:

Just got this release in my in-box. The group GetEQUAL (whatever that means) claims responsibility for the interruption:

Moments ago, several GetEQUAL activists interrupted President Obama during his speech at a fundraising reception for Senator Barbara Boxer in Los Angeles, expressing anger over the slow progress on repealing ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ this year and demanding that he repeal it.

GetEQUAL activists shouted, “what about ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’” and “it’s time for equality for all Americans.” The President, at one point bringing his remarks to a halt, said, “Barbara and I are supportive of repealing ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’.”

Activists David John Fleck, Dan Fotou, Laura Kanter, Zoe Nicholson, and Michelle Wright were then escorted out of the reception by security officers.

“President Obama has been AWOL on DADT,” Fotou. “We had to reminded him of the promises he made to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community during his campaign and several times during his Presidency – that DADT will be repealed because, as he’s stated, ‘it’s the right thing to do.’”

“We made it clear our community will hold accountable our President for unkept promises,” said Wright. “Denying LGBT service members and personnel the ability to serve their country is unfair.”

Today’s action took place nearly one year after a similar protest outside an Obama appearance in Los Angeles, when Lt. Dan Choi asked the President for a response to a letter signed by 136,000 people to repeal DADT.

“These empowering and brave activists feel so strongly about our rights they were willing to confront the President of the United States on his lack of leadership on DADT and to hold him accountable for the promises he has made to our community,” said Kip Williams, co-founder of GetEQUAL.
Via Memeorandum, here, here.


  1. I find it strange that they want to "fight" for and/or "serve" a country that they hate and find bigoted. Anyone really believes this is about equality in the military, I have swampland in the middle of the Pacific to sell you. Better yet, how about an Obama promise to sell you?

  2. Pretty soon, Obama will be stealing lines from Rodney Dangerfield. That is he can remember that one famous Dangerfield line without a teleprompter.


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