Human Rights Campaign calls out the White House
...and once again the leadership on ending 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' has disappeared.
I would suspect that HRC gave the White House a heads up that this statement was going out, and it's even quite possible that they told the White House "we don't really mean it, it just provides us cover with the angry Netroots." But there's the thing. HRC just came out and accused the President, publicly, of not providing leadership on the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." For a lot of people, the fact that HRC, a long-time defender of the President on gay issues, is now criticizing that same President, means that Obama must REALLY be bad for HRC to say something negative.
And on the heels of Congressman Barney Frank's admission last week that the White House is "ducking" the repeal of DADT, and "not being supportive," this statement by HRC becomes only that much more serious for the White House.