Somebody forgot their Koolaid this morning


From Nutroots Nation:

The activist renowned for chaining himself to White House gates in protest over “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” made tongues wag on Thursday for his harsh reaction toward an Obama campaign volunteer over the president’s lack of support for same-sex marriage.

Dan Choi, a gay activist and former Army officer discharged last year under “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” was approached by an Organizing for America campaign volunteer during a Netroots Nation panel discussion titled, “What to Do When the President is Just Not that Into You.”

Choi and others on the panel — including John Aravosis, the gay editor of AMERICAblog — discussed their frustration with how President Obama hasn’t moved forward on many promises to the LGBT community.

During the question-and-answer portion of the session, Nick Tschida, an Obama campaign volunteer who looked to be either a teenager or in his early twenties, approached the stage and handed Choi and Aravosis campaign material promoting President Obama to the LGBT community. Tschida asked the two for greater support for the president during the 2012 election.

Making his case for Obama, the worker said he couldn’t offer support for same-sex marriage, but noted the president has accomplished other things for the LGBT community. Choi asked the volunteer to clarify that Obama doesn’t marriage equality, to which the worker responded, “No,” and continued to make his case.

At this point, Choi ripped the campaign pamphlet handed to him in two and flung the pieces toward the campaign worker.

Here’s the LOL quote:

Upon returning to his seat, the volunteer told those who sat near him, “That didn’t go well.” Another female attendee who was sitting near him said, “I don’t think they understood what you meant.”

Ya think?


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15 Responses to Somebody forgot their Koolaid this morning

  1. ralphb says:

    The problem is they understand quite well now.

  2. lisadawn82 says:

    Kids are stupid.

  3. Too funny. If they had only listened.

  4. OldCoastie says:

    Dan Choi always demonstrates courage….

    The kid? A little idiot…

  5. ralphb says:

    Speaking of Koolaid, this is OT but …

    AARP sells out, again.

    WASHINGTON—AARP, the powerful lobbying group for older Americans, is dropping its longstanding opposition to cutting Social Security benefits, a move that could rock Washington’s debate over how to revamp the nation’s entitlement programs.

    The decision, which AARP hasn’t discussed publicly, came after a wrenching debate inside the organization. In 2005, the last time Social Security was debated, AARP led the effort to kill President George W. Bush’s plan for partial privatization. AARP now has concluded that change is inevitable, and it wants to be at the table to try to minimize the pain.

    Obama must be offering a “deal” to AARP. People should realize that AARP, like the rest of the Dem apparatus, is no longer a people lobby but a crooked business.

    • Yep, I figured that when they sided with Dubya’s medicare subscription crap which immediately was followed by them offering lots of different kinds of cards where they made big profits. They sold out big time years ago.

  6. DeniseVB says:

    You can follow all the fun here:

    http://netrootsnation.org/blog

    Olbermann was their keynote speaker ? Last I heard he was hoping someone would beat up Hillary…..hmmmmm?

  7. glennmcgahee says:

    I originally joined AARP when I became eligible. It wasn’t too long before I realized they were just another business lobby working to employ themselves rather than advocate for anything or anybody. Many my age have awakened from our slumber since the 2008 primaries, then election showed the agenda of groups like AARP and NARAL. There are plenty others. I’ll save my dime. Who need’d a 10% discount at the Super8 motel anyway.

  8. djmm says:

    Maybe Dan Choi would run for President. We could do worse!

    djmm

  9. ralphb says:

    Weiner eligible for sizable pension

    Under federal pension rules, Weiner could begin drawing down reduced benefits 10 years from now, when he turns 56. Under that scenario, he could collect up to $32,357 annually, totaling $1.12 million over his lifetime, NTU estimates.

    If he opts to take the full pension — which kicks in at age 62 — he could receive $46,224 each year, totaling $1.28 million over his lifetime, NTU found.

    Weiner will not qualify for lifetime healthcare benefits through the Federal Employees Health Benefit Plan, NTU reported, because lawmakers must currently be receiving a pension to do so.

    Lots better than Social Security for sure, and he didn’t have to work a lifetime for it. Shame about that lifetime healthcare though.

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