posted on Jun, 14 2013 @ 07:12 AM
Lots of aspects to discuss with this story ....
Obama Slated to Name Five Openly Homosexual
On monday, the president announced the nomination of Daniel Baer as ambassador to the Vienna-based Organization for Security and Cooperation in
Europe (OSCE). If confirmed, Baer would be the first open homosexual to serve as ambassador to a multilateral institution.
Next on the list is HBO executive James Costos, who together with his boyfriend, decorator Michael Smith, fundraised over $1 million for President
Obama’s re-election. He is expected to be named ambassador to Spain as early as this week.
After that, at least three more homosexuals are slated to be announced as ambassadorial picks, including former Office of Personnel Management
director John Berry (Australia), former Democratic National Committee finance chairman and Obama fundraising director Rufus Gifford (Denmark), and
hedge fund manager James “Wally” Brewster, a high-dollar Obama fundraiser whose assignment is as yet unknown.
- It's a good thing that people are not discriminated against for top spots because they are homosexual. that gets a
- It's NOT a good thing that people are given top spots based on who they have sex with in the privacy of their own home. That should be irrelevant.
Don't reward people for their sexual orientation - no matter which way it goes. This gets a
- It's NOT a good thing that these people are being rewarded with top spots based on how much money they donated to the Obama campaign. Obama
certainly isn't the only one to do with, but he was supposed to be 'hope and change' and 'different' and 'transparent' etc etc but it turns out he's
just more of the same .. paying off big donors with top high-paying high-visibility spots. This gets a
- So far, no openly homosexual person has been assigned ambassadorial duties to a country that has religious rule of law against homosexuality. If
per chance an openly homosexual person was to be assigned to a foreign country that discriminated against homosexuals, it could force that country to
evolve which would be good.
or it could end in a terrorist attack and death of the person we send.
So this is a sticky area ...
The big thing I see with this story isn't so much that there are openly homosexual people getting positions, but more that there is a payoff by Obama
of big donors. 'Hope and change' .. not happening. Instead, same ol' same ol' payoff of bundlers and donors. These just happen to be homosexual.
Washington Post - Gay Donors Now Pressing for Top Spots in Obama Administration
Washington Post - The Influence Industry/Obama Top Fundraisers
Various supporters of President Obama — the ones who pulled out their wallets and turned out their constituencies for his reelection — will
soon be coming to call at the White House. ...
here’s a grand tradition of presidents rewarding their biggest donors with choice ambassadorships. And Obama would have plenty of gay donors (like
power couple Michael Smith, the famed decorator, and HBO exec James Costos, who were among his biggest bundlers) to choose from to fill some of the
choicer embassies around the globe.
A review of Obama’s top bundlers, who have brought in $500,000 or more for the campaign, shows that about one in six publicly identify
themselves as gay. His overall list of bundlers also includes a number of gay couples who have wed in jurisdictions where same-sex marriage was legal.
I try to find something interesting to talk about each day.
I thought this would be good for a rainy day discussion.
(yes .. it's another rainy day)
Anyways .... discuss as you wish ....
edit on 6/14/2013 by FlyersFan because: (no reason given)