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RUSH: As we told you yesterday, ladies and gentlemen, there is much, much news in the gay community regarding the Obama administration. They’re very upset out there about the Defense of Marriage Act being defended by Obama and the way he’s doing it, and now The Politico is reporting the following headline. ‘Gay Figures Pull Out of Biden Fundraiser.’ We here are trying to figure out what body part on Biden the fundraiser is that gay figures have pulled out of. Here’s our update theme, Klaus Nomi sings.

(playing of gay community update theme: You Don’t Know Me by Klaus Nomi)

RUSH: We can say Obama would hurt a fly.

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RUSH: Let her rip there, Klaus. The late great Klaus Nomi, folks.

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RUSH: The gay community update theme here. This is the bridge where we do the first part of the update. ‘Gay Figures Pull Out of Biden Fundraiser.’

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RUSH: By the way, Klaus Nomi looks exactly like you would think he would look based on this song. ‘Two prominent gay figures, activist David Mixner and widely read blogger Andy Towle, have pulled out of a Democratic National Committee fundraiser,’ and there’s a great quote in here from Mixner. ‘I am so tired of being told by Democratic operatives to ‘suck it up’ because so many other profound issues are at stake.’ That quote is actually in The Politico story! Gay leaders tired of being told by Democrats to ‘suck it up’ because of other issues at stake.

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RUSH: I told ’em that yesterday.

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RUSH: Suck it up. Man up. They don’t like it.

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RUSH: Let her rip, Klaus!

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RUSH: Ah, Klaus Nomi, our official gay community update theme: You Don’t Know Me. President Obama is getting slapped silly on this. Los Angeles Times editorial: ‘Obama’s Gay Rights Gap.’ Okay, they’re pulling out of Biden’s fundraiser. They’re tired of ‘Democrat operatives’ telling them to ‘suck it up’ and now there is a gap. ‘The president has done precious little to advance gay rights, despite campaign promises. … The gap between Obama and gay rights activists appears to be growing. True, the current federal lawsuits against the marriage act and Proposition 8 fail to recognize that a hasty march can be damaging to gay rights.’ A hasty march? ‘The current composition of the US Supreme Court makes it highly unlikely that such lawsuits will succeed, and adverse decisions could set the same-sex marriage movement back by years.

‘From an ideological viewpoint, gays and lesbians are entitled to their rights now. But well-planned timing gives them the best chance of securing those rights soon. Obama, though, has shown a dishearteningly pragmatic willingness to allow the issue of gay rights to languish. The many Americans who support these rights expect better of him.’ They’re tired of being told to man it up, suck it up. You know, we did an update on this the other day and I said to you guys, ‘How does it feel now to know that you are not a priority? He’s a lib just like you are. If you’ll just bide your time, he’ll get around to it.’ New York Times today: ‘United States to Extend its Job Benefits to Gay Partners.’ This is Obama tired of being slapped silly on this so he has responded in a way. He ‘will sign a memo today that extends some federal benefits to domestic partners of federal workers [but] will stop short however of pledging full health insurance coverage to those partners.’

The Defense of Marriage Act, he supported figures into this, of course. ‘Mr. Obama will be weighing in for the first time on one of the most delicate social and political issues of the day: whether the government must provide benefits to same-sex partners of federal employees. While he will announce a list of benefits, officials said, they are not expected to include broad health insurance coverage, which could require legislation to achieve.’ Why would that require legislation? Nothing else he’s done is requiring legislation. (interruption) No addadictomies. No redactadictomies. Not covered anyway by health insurance, that’s right. That’s a good point, Snerdley. I forgot about that. Now, in California, San Francisco, the health insurance coverage there does cover addadictomies and redatadictomies, or redactadictomies, but not the federal case. ‘The initial reaction from some gay rights advocates was mixed.’ They’re not happy about this in any way, shape, manner, or form, ladies and gentlemen.

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