Here's a good pandagon entry by Pam Spaulding on the reaction of too many "progressive" bloggers to being reminded that when it comes to equality for all citizens, President Barack Obama thus far has been cowardly (at best).
The response of those bloggers is best described as "Now is not the time," which more than ever, begs the classic response if not now, when?
There are many things that he could be doing, and isn't, things that would help this nation. Things like putting a halt to "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," which he promised to do during the campaign.
And which more than 70% of Americans now want repealed, BTW, so it's not like there'd be any heavy political cost.
Talking of cost, he could also put much-needed money into our coffers, and regain what goodwill he's lost here, if he believed in totally equal marriage rights.
But, at least he's been honest (I think) about the fact that he doesn't.
Repealing "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," on the other hand...