Joe Solmonese just keeps digging that hole deeper...
Witness his public statement for Martin Luther King Day:
”The Human Rights Campaign salutes the enduring legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. His courageous leadership continues to inspire us in our work to fully realize his vision of fairness and justice for all people.
This weekend, the GLBT community joins the rest of the world in remembering the great work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., whose life helped move our country closer to realizing the true meaning of “equality for all”.
As we remember Dr. King, let's reflect upon our solidarity with the continued fight for civil rights and equal opportunity for all Americans.”
Yes Joe, let's reflect on that solidarity, shall we? Let's contemplate and remember how the Human Rights Campaign has willfully and enthusiastically turned its back on that solidarity and Dr. King's vision by actively supporting legislation that leaves some Americans excluded from protection against bigotry and discrimination to make it easier for politicians to offer those rights to wealthier and more politically popular American minorities.
Let's also make sure to never forget, Joe, how you came to Southern Comfort, stood before a thousand assembled Transgender-Americans, promised us HRC would stand up for us, and then reneged on that promise when the going got tough.
And most importantly, let us make certain that we always remember how you, your organization, and the Democratic leadership turned a deaf ear to the righteous outcry of over 350 civil rights organizations and their millions of members, and willfully ignored Dr. King's warning:
"...This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy.”
Yes, Joe, let's make sure to never forget these things, and the part you and your organization have played and continue to play now in helping to ensure that our Congressional leaders will continue to pander to the wealthy and powerful at the expense of the poor and disenfranchised.
Let's all make sure that none of us ever forget that in the cause of true equality, the dream that Dr. King envisioned, you, the Human Rights Campaign, and the Democratic Congressional leadership are not a part of the solution, but the biggest obstacles to making that ideal a reality.