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Maureen Dowd: "It is time for the president to come out of the closet."

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Wow.  Hell of a tour de force by Mo Dowd in the Sunday Times.

But for the president, “the fierce urgency of now” applies only to getting checks from the gay community, not getting up to speed with all the Americans who think it’s time for gay marriage.

As with “Don’t ask, don’t tell,” Obama is not leading the public, he’s following. And worse, the young, hip black president who was swept in on a gust of change, audacity and hope is lagging behind a couple of old, white conservatives — Dick Cheney and Ted Olson.
Sometimes, as Chris Christie put it, “the president has got to show up.”
He should draw inspiration from the gay community: one thing gays have to do, after all, is declare who they are at all costs.

On some of the most important issues facing this nation, it is time for the president to come out of the closet.
Please read the entire piece. An excerpt cannot do it justice.

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