I just recieved an email from the DNC via Barackobama.com
. Like many such emails I get on a regular basis, it was talking about what the Adminstration is doing and asking me to "Donate Now" This particular email was on health care reform and the subject was :
"This is why"
Here is my response:
Date:Tue, Jun 16, 2009 10:25 am
I read the email you sent me entitled "This is why". I am not responding to your email's subject. On the issue of health care reform you and I largely agree. You have even met with my boss, George Halvorson, to discuss that issue on a number of occasions.
I am writng to tell you that I cannot donate any more money to you, nor can I give any money to the Democratic party.
This is why...
You have said loudly and clearly that, even though I was born here, I am not an equal citizen of the United States. You have said loudly and clearly that my relationship with my partner, is no different that an incestuous relationship between an Uncle and his niece.
In the brief your administration filed last week in full throated defense of DOMA; you made it clear that you were lying when as a candidate you said you felt the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was abhorrent. You have also made it clear that all your statements about LGBT equality were nothing more than campaign rhetoric to enlist my financial support.
Mr. President, if you truly think that in the space of less than a week, you can call me unworthy of equal protection under the law then, turn around and ask me for money? You are either compeltely out of touch with reality, or the smarmiest poltical opportunist since Karl Rove.
Not much hope there Mr. President, but a lot of audacity, I'll give you that.
So no, Mr. President, I will not "Donate Now!", or ever again. Nor will any of my family or friends "Donate Now", until we hear from you, an equally full throated apology for the hateful, bigoted and discriminatory things your Adminstration has said about me, about my family and about millions of Americans just like me.
Doctor Howard Dean, last night on MSNBC was very careful to emphasize how much better the LGBT community is with the Democratic Party in power than we were or would be under the GOP. To be honest, I am not so sure anymore.
Your actions last week, have given me cause to think It might actaully be better to fight honest enemies, who I know are going to try to stab me in the front, than have to worry about a dishonest friend who I never know when they are going to stab me the back.
This, Mr. President is why, I no longer trust you.
San Francisco, CA