As AMERICAblog has reported, NBC's chief Washington, D.C. correspondent John Harwood says that—according to the White House—the president doesn't take today's Equality March seriously:

Barack Obama is doing well with 90% or more of Democrats so the White House views this opposition as really part of the Internet left fringe.

For a sign of how seriously the White House does or doesn't take this opposition, one adviser told me those bloggers need to take off the pajamas, get dressed, and realize that governing a closely divided country is complicated and difficult.

And here's the video:


Arnold Altamirano at the White House
  • Joe Grande at the White House
The photo on the right shows Joe Grande, who lives in West Seattle, in front of the White House today. It's weird, though, because he's not wearing pajamas and there's no laptop in sight. Yet there he is, part of "the opposition."

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I'll take this with a grain of salt—since we're listening to Harwood's characterization of "one adviser." That said, the Obama Administration isn't simply being calculated in addressing one issue at a time—he's so busy with everything on his plate, you know, he can't deal with DADT—but he truly doesn't give a shit about LGBT people. His administration chose Rick Warren to give his inaugural invocation, his lawyers filed a homophobic legal brief defending DOMA, and now his advisers are marginalizing scores of Americans—people including Grande—as pajama-clad fringe bloggers. And when did it become such a sin to be blogger in pajamas?

Via Pam's House Blend.

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