Audacity at its Finest?
“There has not been a stronger or more consistent advocate on LGBT issues than I have been.” – Barack Obama
Obama’s skills as a politician are phenomenal. In just four years he has not only captured the national stage, he has created (with the barest of records) a messianic image among the LGBT community. He can now tell us: ““There has not been a stronger or more consistent advocate on LGBT issues than I have been,” and we collectively nod our heads in adulatory agreement. Obama’s skillful aura has the potential to be an inclusionary force for our community – keyword being potential.
The simple truth about Obama is that we just don’t know. His messianic view of himself and the LGBT community is not supported by a record of action. Further, the record gives us clear grounds to be skeptical.
This blog will serve as a record of accountability. We will track what Obama says and contrast it with what he does. Ultimately, these efforts will either serve as a testament to achievement or an accounting of duplicity.