I posted this comment over on John Scalzi‘s website in response to a post that he made in which he linked to another blogger that was having an absolute shitfit that DOMA was being quazi defended by the current administration.:
Iâ€™ve seen this kind of reaction on other blogs that cover nitche topics, they all seemed to be under the impression that within the first 100 days that their specific topic was going to be addressed and omg obama is the devil for not passing new drug laws, shutting down gitmo, getting a national health plan, adjusting marriage rights, and just all around saving our country from the hole that weâ€™ve been dug into over the last 8 years.
My opinion? Three major things at once is more then enough, with the withdrawal from Iraq, shutting down gitmo and trying to get a consensus on a national health plan. These are things that needed to be handled immediately after his move into the white house. Gay marriage, while yes, is very important is not as important as some of the other issues, and is ultimately going to be much much more difficult for the American public to swallow. Remember, Obama won by a landslide in the Electoral (365: 173) but only won by 7.2% of the popular vote. Recent polls our fellow countrymen indicate that only 42% of americans support gay marriage.
So please remember, those that want America to stop torturing, weâ€™re in the majority. Those of use that support gay marriage? Weâ€™re in the minority. Itâ€™s not the presidentâ€™s job to convince our fellow countrymen that this would be a good thing for us, thatâ€™s our job. His job is to represent would his people tell him they want in their country. Want equal rights for the gays in our country? Get out there and educate people that gay people are perfectly fine and will not eat their babies. Thatâ€™s the atheistâ€™s job anway.
TL;DR stop complaining, itâ€™s not the presidentâ€™s fault heâ€™s doing what heâ€™s supposed to do. go do your job. Also: is that blogger right off his meds?