I saw this video the other day, it is of the “It Gets Better” theme, made with White House personnel. It really pissed me off, but maybe not for the reasons you think, give it a look:
First off, I think the whole “It Gets Better” concept is effing brilliant, but damn it, why does the left always co opt compassion? I understand the play book involved, divide and conquer, marginalize your opponent by making them out as bigots racists, homophobes , and general all round reprobates, by showcasing your compassion, tolerance, and humanity, I get all that. But this was really a clever concept and I wish my side had thought of it first.
When I was very young I had a slight speech impediment, I had difficulty in pronouncing “R”‘s and for a few years it was no fun. After some time with a speech therapist I managed to lick it but I knew what it felt like to be different and to be made fun of. This in context is really minor compared to those other “different” types, I had the help and assurance of a supporting family but someone who is young and gay? good luck with that. Being different is always a tough road to hoe but being different and alone? ouch. This is why the “It gets Better” movement is so useful, it provides instant support and validation.
You can see the president’s IGB speech here. Taking ideology out of it, it was a great message. Now the cynics of us will spot the panderer a mile away and declare that this was done strictly for political effect, of course it was, but does it resonate with caring human beings? you betcha. Oh, and it’s first speech of his that I could really see his eyes moving across that teleprompter, almost 3 years in and the tell is still there.
I also did not like that shot at rural America, you know, that place that clings to their guns and religion. This really needs to be hit hard at the next election, his total disconnect with the common folk outside of the big cities.
I hope the president will view the honest tax payer, that guy that makes all his social programs work, as the next special interest target and explain to me how its going to get better. A few suggestions, work with the House in adopting Ryan’s Path To Prosperity, listen to your debt commission and adopt some of their recommendations, quit the class warfare, cut corporate taxes and make it easier for businesses to prosper and more tax revenue will grow naturally, and please, get out of the way and unass those drilling permits so we don’t have to keep felating the Saudis for our oil.
The day is approaching when the gay community will feel just as at home in the right’s tent as they do in the left’s, we aren’t there yet, but we’re working on it.
Any other feelings about this video?